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:
3,561
Reviews:
726
Avg:
4.18
pDev:
9.81%
 
 
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598
Gots:
595
For Trade:
16
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.17/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked this up in Chicago on one of my journeys.

A: Poured a fluffy one finger head that settled to a small island of foam in the middle. Some streams of carbonation can be seen rising to the top. Color is a tangerine orange. Some sediment can be seen floating around the glass. Lacing and retention appear to be on the lighter side.

S: Citrus, vanilla, grapefruit, floral. Really balanced for this style. Light and airy.

T: Tangerine, lemon wedge, and HOP POWER. My palate is dominated by hops almost to the point of cringing from the bitterness. Some butterscotch, pine cone, and fresh cut grass round out the flavor. The boozy burn hits at the end to finish me off.

M: About perfect. Just enough carbonation and stickiness to keep the party going.

O: Cracked this one open to celebrate a new chapter in life for a sibling. Cheers!

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of cfrances33
4.48/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at The Mark in South Bend on 8/12/12, served in a tulip.

Pour: Mostly clear pale bright orange with two fingers white head. Great lacing.

Smell: Oranges, grapefruit, pine. A nice honey sweetness.

Taste: Huge bitter grapefruit and orange. Really bitter. A nice pine in the background. Orange flavors takes an orange rind spiciness. Honey sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Super bitter, almost too much so, even for me. Still, goes down easy, and no hint of alcohol.

Overall: A great DIPA from Three Floyds, though not quite as delicious as Dreadnaught.

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4.47/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a tulip- pours a bright golden orange color, somewhat hazy, two finger head, doesn't stay very long, only a few spots of lacing.

Nose is very hoppy- citrus and pine. Grapefruit, lemon, balanced evenly with the pine. Lovely.

Taste is consistent- grapefruit up front, followed by a little bit of pale malt, then great resiny bitterness and pine hops towards the end. Has a long, dry finish. Excellent.

Great mouthfeel as well- light, closer to medium body, moderate carbonation, a great does of resin. I really like this one- it's fresh, and it definitely lives up to the Three Floyds reputation. Try it if you love hops and see it!

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4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Whenever I saw this beer on the shelves, I passed it by – a DIPA that had no bottle date was never appealing to me. This time, though, the cashier assured me that the bottle had been sitting there for “no more than two or three weeks,” so I finally pulled the trigger. Cheers to (hopefully fresh) beer!

A: Pours with quite a bit of chill haze over an orange juice-colored body; this one has been refrigerated for most of its lifetime. Head is all off-white bubbles, sudsy as can be. Small chunks of bubbled lacing.

S: Starts with a blast of resiny hops: grapefruit, pine, mango. Grains are syrup-heavy, with lots of caramel, biscuit, and dark honey; standard for the style. Moderately potent, but not 100 IBU strong.

T: Thick palate with a bold taste of chewy malts: lots of sweet, natural caramel tastes and grainy bread. Big malt backbone, but with an earthy touch to it all; fortunately, it’s more graininess than sweetness. Lightly toasted tastes transition into heavy hop resins, full with pine and grapefruit rind tastes; quite dark in its bitterness, only showing traces of light, flowery tones. It’s really impressive how wonderfully the hops and grains are balanced, shown by how mild the aftertaste is: the finish is really just a touch of herbal dryness. It leaves me wondering how such a brutally hopped beer can end so peacefully.

M: A pop or two of carbonation is felt as it goes down, but not much else. Full-bodied is the word here, and it’s very well-done.

O: One hell of a DIPA; I enjoyed it more than their beloved Dreadnaught. I have a feeling that it wasn’t perfectly fresh, but I definitely liked what I got – and one of the signs of a great beer is that it can stand the test of a few weeks’ time. Would definitely buy again.

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of JDizzle
4.53/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ha on tap at Three Floyd's pub.
Got a 10oz snifter for $5.

Pours a beautiful gold copper cooler with a sweet white head. Looks like the perfect DIPA.

The aroma consist of grapefruit, pineapple, and mango. Very hoppy smelling. Soooo good!!

Yeah Buddy!!! This is one badass DIPA. A blast of citrus upfront that is bitter and a nice biscuity malt on the finish so it's not a one sided monster.

Mouthfeel is huge. Syrupy with nice carbs.

Totally different than Dreadnaught, but just as good.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

We pour a dusky, pumpkin orange brew. It holds a two finger tannish head, showing great retention. Thick sheets of lacing are left around the glass, with a thick foam across the top of the beer for the remainder of the tasting. There is a thick haze, but no sediment, and carbonation appears robust. The aroma is glorious with huge citrics and soap. Floral, nectary sugars of peach, nectarine, and under ripe banana add fruit, while booze adds pepper and spice. The malts are light, toasty, and metallic. Lemon tannins of a lemony breakfast tea come out with warmth. Our first impression is that this guy is surprisingly bitter. The flavoring opens with toasted malts and citric hops, lemon and orange, and some pine. Sour grain and lactics, along with an added citric sugariness mark the start. The peak shows warm spice, bitter clove, and light medicinals. The bitterness begins, with dirty and muddy pine cones. These carry to the finish, with lactic sours, more clovey phenols, and bittering citric hop cone and rind. The aftertaste breathes of fresh florals, citrus, earthy hop resin, sweet white sugar, and general citric bitterness. Really the aftertaste encompasses most of big aromatics. The body is medium, and the carbonation is medium to high. There is biting metallic astringency down the tongue and hard palate, with a satisfying slurp, cream, and pop to each sip. The final drops are slick and oily, and the beer drinks nicely. The abv is appropriate.

Overall, what we liked best about this beer was the aroma. There was such a great bright hop, and a beautiful mix of sugary sweetness. This is why the first few sips were so surprising in their bitterness. With warmth, however, the spice and hops really cool down, and come to a supreme balance with the malts, for a great representation of the style.

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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