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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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of dpodratsky3
4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bomber poured into nonic pint glass

A: bright but hazy dark gold to orange in color, color is very vibrant, head is like a down blanket and clings to the glass like a soapy car wash

S: smells like hoppy fruit juice, tropical fruits galore, like all high abv beers, as it warms the alcohol comes out

T: 3 Floyds just has their hoppy beers down pat, it's a good balance of juicy fruit and pine hop flavor and tongue tingling bitterness, personally I don't taste any malt flavor, but I know it must be in the background because this beer is perfectly balanced, by that I don't mean 50/50 hops and malt, I mean that I get the hops that I expect in a big IPA but it doesn't overwhelm

M: one thing that pus me off of some DIPA's is that they feel sticky and heavy, this one does not, it doesn't accomplish this by being overly carbonated, which isn't good either, the attenuation was just perfectly designed/monitored

O: I've been really building this beer up and don't get me wrong, it is an amazing beer, however I feel like it fills the void between an IPA and a DIPA, 3 years ago this would be an awesome DIPA, but now with so many newcomers that are bigger, stronger, and just loaded with flavor this comes off as a hoppy somewhat-one dimensional very strong IPA...but that one dimension it has is amazing

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of zac16125
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into a snifter
no born on date but I believe this was picked up from the brewery approximately 3 weeks ago.  

Thanks to Hopsmatt for sending this one over in a trade. 

A: Pours a hazy apricot orange with 1.5 fingers width of sea foam white colored head which dissipates down at a fairly slow rate.  Leaves small patches of spotty lacing.  

S:  Lots of tropical fruit sweetness, with mango, apricot, and overripe banana.  A slight resinous aroma, and some booze, a significant tart characteristic is noted at one point.  Aroma is very unique for the style.  

T: Flavor is different from the aroma.  Resinous notes and big piney bitterness are the main players here, along with a significant sweet component that is quite unique and I cant even place.   The banana characters from the nose come out as well, which I don't think Ive ever picked up in a DIPA before.  Some grassy notes, and a fair amount of booze.  Interesting palate profile here.  

M/D: Carbonation is one the higher side of the spectrum, which I personally dont like, but it settles down as it warms.  On the fuller side of medium bodied with a somewhat syrupy mouthfeel.  ABV is kept in check very well and drinkability is very good.  

O:  Id say the best thing about this beer is how unique it is for the style, especially  the aroma and to a certain degree  the flavor as well.  Overall though, in a style that procudes a lot of home runs, this one is pretty middle of the road in my book, but I give it bonus points for its unique qualities.  I am glad I was able to try this, but in the future if I make an effort to obtain a FFF DIPA its most certainly going to be Dreadnaught.  Definitely worth trying though, if you are a fan of the style.  

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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of cooler4life
4.17/5  rDev -2.1%
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 -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of cfrances33
4.48/5  rDev +5.2%
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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Photo of Hopdaemon39
4.47/5  rDev +4.9%
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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Arctic Panzer Wolf from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.26 out of 5 with 3,575 ratings