Arctic Panzer Wolf | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Arctic Panzer WolfArctic Panzer Wolf

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

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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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of williamjbauer
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled bomber, got to love FFF artwork, served in a weizen glass

A - a clear copper amber with a 2 finger fluffy white head with excellent retention and great thin lacing.

S - strong pine and citrus hops notes with a nice malt presence and a touch of alcohol, this olfactory preview is titillating.

T - starts a little sweet with caramel malts the the hop slam insues, heavy on the citrus grapefruit notes but a nice piney presence as well and a hint of grassy meadow. The hops adventure here is complex and the finish is bitterly bold but not overwhelming with a gret smooth etoh to balance the strong hops

M - medium body, mod carbonation, crisp

O - I really loved everything about this beer. Any DIPA fan should appreciate this brew. I'll be sure to pick another bottle up next time I see it.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of PhillyStyle
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle:

The beer poured a hazy orange body with a nice, perhaps slightly off-white head, maybe 1 finger, but settled into a thin cap that lasted pretty much throughout the beer. The beer gave off a big hoppy aroma, citrus and pine. The alcohol was noticeable as the beer warmed. The taste was very good, again, big citrus and pine hops, but also some malty goodness in there and I think that I detected a hint of pepper as well. The beer had a heavy feel to it, sticky and a little like syrup. Overall, I would say that this is a really good DIPA, perhaps I would have liked it more, but I am really over the style.

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Photo of kuestegg
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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

Picked up from FFF yesterday
Poured into FFF Teku glass

Appearance: Very typical looking DIPA with a murky orange-copper color. Pour produced a solid two fingers off white head that did stick around. Talk about sticky...the lacing is very evident on this. It is hazy and I notice some (very slight) floaties.

Smell: Just a shit ton of citrus hops bombards the nose. Grapefruit, orange, mango, lemon and then a caramel sweetness tickles the nostrils. I do also get some grass and pine but the typical FFF hop profile shines here with citrus and more citrus!

Taste: Whew! What a delicious hop bomb this guy is! I get the citrus hops with the above noted (grapefruit, orange, Lemmon, mango) at first. Mid palate I sense some of the sweetness that tries to balance this gem out. Back end is pine and resin hops and that stays well after the swallow. Just a spot on hop heads DIPA!!

Mouthfeel: Well done feel with a great balance of sticky feel and carbonation. Light to moderate in the mouth and goes down way too easy for such a huge DIPA at 9%. Speaking of that 9%, I don't sense it. To me it's very well hidden.

Overall: FFF does it again. They just know their IPA's! I always dig their hop profile in these beers and find them just hard to beat.

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of jdavren
4.55/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful color n the border of golden and amber. Beautiful lacey head that quickly dissipates.

Citrusey and piney nose.

Appropriate and very nice bitterness at the front. Subtle maltiness that belies the 9 % ABV.
Don't taste the expected caramel. Always think a 9% beer that tastes like this is dangerous. Too easy to drink!

Finish as expected for DIPA. Big hoppy bitterness.

Superb beer to my taste. Sad the cask will not last long.

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Photo of brewandbbq
4.32/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle.

Pours hazy gold with a half-inch head of quickly dissipating white. A thin bead rings the surface of the glass with a few errant dots of lacing for the duration.

Aromatics are quite pungent and fruity. Grand Marnier, mango, pine, grapefruit, and tangerine peel. Resinous and tropical with spruce dew.

Medium bodied with a crisp, zingy palate. The hop attack numbs the tongue and leaves a lingering gription on the back.

Citrus pith and pine sap starts the palate. Peels and pulp of grapefruit, tangerine, and spruce resin. Bitterness is lightly aggresive but balancing. The malt is light given the ABV, and the beer is dry except for the sweetish fruit.

Finishes with a lingering hop onslaught, warming alcohol, and citrus pith.

Great, big, hoppy beer. More please.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of gtermi
4.12/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear golden orange body with a thick white head that quickly fades to nothing.

S: Strong hop smell. Citrusy and sort of spicy. A bit of sweet malt too.

T: Like the smell, it has a strong hop presence. The hops quickly fade and have a strong sweet malt that lasts for a long time.

M: The beer has a nice thick body and a strong crispness on the tip of my tongue.

O: This is a very nice beer. It kind of reminds me of Sculpin. Very nice

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of acknight
4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of yamar68
3.88/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to cfrances33 for this one!

Hazy pear gold body with highlights of pale straw yellow - healthy two fingers of eggshell head swell to fill the pint, great lacing.

Big fat nose on this one - sweet mango, tangerine, conifer, thick and focused - a slight suggestion of fusel alcohol at the tail. Great smelling beer.

Massive hops are overwhelmed by bitter alcohol, some pine, citrus nectar, dry grains - very dry finish which doesn't do flattering things for the amount of bitterness and alcohol character. I wish this one was dialed back a bit in that regard.

That said, it really is good and I'm very glad to have had the chance to try this one, but I'll take Dreadnaught over this any day of the week.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Arctic Panzer Wolf from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
4.18 out of 5 based on 3,561 ratings.
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