Arctic Panzer Wolf | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States
3floyds.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A massive IPA that will leave your palate its hapless victim. Scorched earth is our brewery policy.

100 IBU

Added by paco1029384756 on 09-10-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
3,552
Reviews:
723
Avg:
4.18
pDev:
9.81%
 
 
Wants:
598
Gots:
593
For Trade:
16
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Photo of IndyHopHead
4.34/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mwvman
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Arstowe
5/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of rodoubleb
3.89/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Cloudy golden orange.
S: Grape fruit, grain.
T: Appealing fruit flavor on the front end. Bitter bite that stands in front of the mild citrus flavor.
M: On the light side and carbonated, but dry on the back end.
O: Again the signature FFF citrus flavors are present, but with less synergy than other top shelf offerings. The after taste department in particular left something to be desired.

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Photo of parkead2
4.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of firkingroovin
4.82/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of neutralaction
4.23/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sabtos
2.69/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Having this fresh on draft at the brewpub was a different experience than the first time I had it, at which point I did not like it at all. Either way, it's still a very aggressive IPA despite the not quite 'triple' status of the ABV.

Orange hue with a creamy head and smoothly fluid lacing.

Powerful hoppy aromas of fresh orange zest are featured prominently.

Some nutty, maple and caramel like malts come in to support the heavily bitter orange rind that comes over from the aroma. It's nice at least that there is that linear flavor profile from those hops coming over from the nose.

Boozy heat rises up through the nose, which in addition to the overwhelming bitterness, can become absolutely devastating to the palate after only a few minutes.

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Photo of Jfishe13313
4.54/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of suckaj
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AmeriCanadian
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chucker17
4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jpuetz
4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of hophead7117
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of NolaHopHead
4.06/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber. Pours hazy orange-apricot with 2-finger head that fades leaving little lace. Sweet malty aroma with floral n citrus notes. Big flavor in this one, caramel malt dominates with heavy pine and citrus peel bitterness to offset the sweet. Piney bitterness continues thru the end. Medium mouthfeel. Overall big flavorful malty hop bomb.

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Photo of Mikexw
4.19/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wdberkley
3.63/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Simply put, FFF puts out much better examples of IIPA's. Looks great in a glass, tastes just fine, nice mouth feel, well carb'd, but when there's other FFF IPA's to be had, this doesn't measure up.

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Photo of JustinJaime
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of injectr
4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DMcGirr
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Brian29
4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JNForsyth
4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bmf5581
4.04/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Back_in_the_Saddle
3.77/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured into a snifter.
The appearance was a hazy burnt orange color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated at a nice pace leaving some light stringy and speckled lacing.
The smell started off with a big burst of sweet and bitter grapefruit rind. Floral hops play in with the previously stated hops and then a light caramel maltiness comes to balance nicely.
The taste was bitter initially and then the sweetness of the malts come in to balance nicely. A light lingering aftertaste of the grapefruit hops and the malts lead into the finish.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a slight sessionable feel about it. Carbonation runs good for the DIPA style allowing the malts to stick to my tongue adequately.
Overall, old school DIPA, yup, I'd say so and you know, I don't mind it at all for me. Its good. Thanks Kayley.

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Photo of captainkrad
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Arctic Panzer Wolf from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
4.18 out of 5 based on 3,552 ratings.
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