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

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3,559
Reviews:
725
Avg:
4.18
pDev:
9.81%
 
 
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: It pours a hazy unfiltered bright orange with a little floating sediment.

S: Bright orange, caramel and grapefruit open this thing up. Then comes a touch of sweet pineapple, cantaloupe and more sweet tropical fruit. Subtle sweet cherry. Traces of alcohol burn the nostrils.

T: Huge orange! Blood red orange and even freshly squeezed orange juice. Sweet grapefruit; very juicy. This is tropical but in kind of a different way. A bitter dry pine needle finish. Apricot, and a not quite ripe mango finish this unbalanced beast off.

M: Surprisingly light for everything thats going on here. Medium bodied with some nice springy carbonation.

O: This is definitely an unbalanced beast but it is extremely effective. Great tropics with orange as the standout flavor. Subtle sweetness with a great hop bitter bite that sneaks up on you. / 94

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bought for $10 right at the Three Floyds Brewpub on Sunday... drinking this on Thursday. I'd be surprised if this beer is more than a week old.

Appearance: Absolutely one of the best beers I've ever seen. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with quite a lot of floaters in the glass. The head is about two fingers of a creamy, cream colored head that stays at one throughout the glass. Lacing isn't that great, but easily forgiven. Awesome looking IIPA.

Smell: Total sweetness. Mango, grapefruit, pineapple, and even cherry. A lot of what you'd expect from quite a few IIPAs out there. This just smells fresh as hell... I can smell the beer from over a foot away.

Taste: A rush of bitterness quickly coats the mouth. On the swallow, a slight alcohol burn and bitterness lingers everywhere. The flavor itself is out-fucking-standing. While it is definitely bitter (DEM HOPS), the sweet, tropical flavors absolutely blow my mind. The nasal-cavity alcohol warmth lets you know that the ABV on this is pretty high, but Arctic Panzer Wolf tastes so goddamn good that you just don't wanna slow down.

Even if you're just looking for a beer to "warm you up", this would be a very good option... but not only do I like this more than Dreadnaught (by quite a margin, in fact), but this is the third best beer I've ever tasted. I'd really like to try Dreadnaught again to see if I really like this one that much more, but WOW. Very few can match this IIPA by Three Floyds.

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Arctic Panzer Wolf from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
4.18 out of 5 based on 3,559 ratings.
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