Arctic Panzer Wolf | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

Arctic Panzer WolfArctic Panzer Wolf
BA SCORE
4.26/5
3,564 Ratings
Arctic Panzer WolfArctic Panzer Wolf
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
Ranking:
#707
Reviews:
726
Ratings:
3,564
pDev:
9.39%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
598
Gots:
596
Trade:
16
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.22/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving Type: Bottle

Appearance: Medium-sized head typical for 3F beer. Nice lacing... Pours with a nice orange color and a mild haze. Yeast still sits on top after the head starts to fade away.

Smell: You can really smell the hops and the citrus throughout. Also, a touch of pine resonates throughout... especially as the beer stays in a nice IPA glass longer.

Taste: The alcohol is definitely present, but the tastes of citrus and pine are strong the whole time. The carbonation is perfect... it really adds to the overall taste of the beer. As with all 3F beers, the hops are very strong.

Note on Taste: Getting fresh Artic Panzer Wolf is huge! As with any of the "big name" IPAs, the fresher, the better!

Mouthfeel: To me, this seems lighter for an Imperial IPA. There is some bitterness, but it is equaled out by the alcohol. Smooth all the way to the finish.

Overall: Fresh, this is one of the very best Imperial IPAs out there. If it has been on the shelf for a few weeks, it's still as strong as anything else... just loses a little kick. As with any Three Floyd's beers, this is top notch.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.49/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Interesting, I did not know 3F was unfiltered. I poured half my 22oz bomber into a very cold glass, and got an extremely clear, mid amber-to light+ copper color, with less than 0.5 fingers of very fine head. When I poured the second half of my bomber into a (now) warm glass, I got very cloudy apricot/orange color with about 1.5 fingers of creamy, off-white/slightly beige head. In both cases the bubbles settled down into a thin film very quickly (less than a minute) inviting me to imbibe.

S: Smells very big. First pour had bits of sweet/sour grapefruits, grasses, malty breads, and tons of hops. My nose is a bit stuffed, but it still smells big. Second pour still smells big, but there are more sweets/malts than the first time.

T: Woaaah hops. First pour started with a muted sour/sweet start (less than it smells) but was quickly overtaken by light, biscuity malts. It finishes with big damp, sticky, piney hops. The second pour had a more pronounced apricot/grapefruit start, with the same malty and hoppy finish. Neither pour had any hints of alcohol at 9.00% abv.

M: Despite a pretty decent sheen on the liquid, it remains medium bodied, comparable to a heavier single IPA. Also fairly quick through the mouth (consistent with the body.) It's still an IIPA, but a little less tiring than others.

O: Great brew, and a great brewery. 3Floyd's gets a lot of craft-brew love, and they deserve it. Not my favorite 3F brew, but still a great DIPA. I just wish they distributed to my area :-(

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4.19/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Big boy served in a DFH IPA glass.

A - Pours a cloudy burnt orange with one finger of white head. Average retention with nice lacing.

S - Citrus and apricots jump right out followed by pine, honey bread, sweet alcohol.

T - Pine, citrus, and floral hops, bitter up front, there's a tangy citrus/fruit note in there that is very pronounced. Lots of apricot with spicy tropical fruit gaining ground as it warms. Spearmint shows up along with spicy greens. Light but sturdy malts underneath blend right in added a candy sweetness. Pine and citrus continue with a peppery bitterness but the bitterness dies down toward the finish.

M - Moderate creamy carbonation, light side of medium body,

The yeast throws out some odd esters and the bitterness is all upfront, dying gradually toward the finish. Heavy spearmint really and spicy greens really add to the diversity of this beer.
I like that this isn't the(run of the mill)DIPA. There's a mix of flavors that make this stand out among it's peers. Try to get your hands on one of these.

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.17/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Cloudy and hazy golden orange. Three finger, foamy, off-white head starts atop this one. This eventually calms,but keeps about a 1/4" cap the entire time.very good lacing.

Not as aggressive as I assumed it would be. Actually fairly light in the nose. Get pine right away before fruitier notes show up. Apricot, green grapes, and some mango.

Almost identical to the nose. A little more of a floral presence shows up. Bready malts balance it out well enough. Medium bodied and very crisp. Fairly clean finish with only a mild pine lingering effect.

Rather enjoyed it and would recommend.

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Arctic Panzer Wolf from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.26 out of 5 with 3,564 ratings
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