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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Ratings: 3,581 |  Reviews: 727
Photo of apocalypsezombie
4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of rappmann
4.42/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bomber into pint glass

A - straw yellow with one finger head, which dissipates almost completely with a thin layer sticking around for a long time. Decent lace

S - Juicy resiny hops tons of citrus fruit similar to ZD but maltier and boozier.

T - Really well balanced, all of FFF's DIPA's that I've tried have a great balance, where as i find most DIPA's are too malty. This one's got some heat to it.

M - Nice carbonation, somewhat creamy almost.

O - A great DIPA, glad I got myself a bottle of this however I prefer Dreadnaught.

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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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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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

22oz bottle poured into a pint glass

Pours slightly cloudy straw yellow, lots of huge carbonation, medium head that fades fast. Smell is somewhat muted, but dominated by hops. Grapefruit rind with a little hint of orange blossom.

Taste is bitter hops with a surprisingly balanced malt bill. Bitterness is grapefruit rindy again, the sweetness comes across as a bit bready with some orange.

Mouthfeel is dry and somewhat sticky, overall, this is a pretty good beer.

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Photo of BrianOhio
3.83/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a bomber from their brew pub while passing through. Also had a bomber of Dreadnaught, which was an interesting comparison. (Did not drink on the same day tho!)

Pour is a hazy yellow, with a thick 2 finger head that leaves great lacing in the glass.

Aroma is not an all out citrus assault, but nice.

Taste picks up some tart grapefruit, peppery, but with a serious malt backbone...much more than Dreadnaught. Mouthfeel is very slightly syrupy, but not as much as I like in a DIPA.

I've had Panzer Wolf before, and this one was probably not as good. I've learned with DIPA's, drink them as fresh as possible...and I may have let this one sit a few weeks too long. Still a great beer.

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of blackcompg
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from their 22oz bomber...

Appearance - Poured just over 2 fingers of bumpy golden eggshell head, color is a gorgeous cloudy yellow orange that glows in the light, I'm getting some fantastic lacing long into the glass.

Smell - Big red ruby grapefruit, citrus and sweet tropical fruits, with just a touch of floral and pine in the back.

Taste - Wow, this is a really nice bitter, puckering and peppery DIPA! A huge surprise as this really doesn't follow the nose, which is more ripe citrus and tropical. This starts with grapefruit peel and dried tart apricots, there is just a hint of tropical fruits in the back but this is muted and not sweet, then I get alot of peppery herbal and floral hops, finishing with grapefruit peel and whiff of white pepper. The finish is dry and mostly clean with dry puckering hops with very dry apricots long into the finish. Alcohol is very well hidden, but begins to warm half way thru the bomber.

Mouthfeel - This is nearly medium with the boldness of the flavors, but not sweet, syrupy or mouthcoating in the least. Carb is nearly medium and foams just a bit, and provides palate cleansing that ushers in the dry hop characteristics and flavors, i/e herbal, floral, and peppery spiciness. Finishes on the dry side.

Overall - To me this drinks alot more like an IPA vs. a DIPA, which is a pleasant surprise at 9% ABV. Puckering, drying and refreshing - not heavy or sweet at all in my opinion. An excellent DIPA for those who prefer less sweetness and more of the bold, bitter and puckering hop characteristics. A palate destroyer for sure, but in a very good way :)

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4.05/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clerk at the store told me this bottle came in about three weeks ago. I believe him. So it at least it's semi-fresh.

A: Pours a chill hazed deep orange with a two finger cream head.

S: Smells nice and sweet. Deep orange and grapefruit smells with fairly strong malt.

T: Strong hop flavors all around. Goes from fruity, to peppery, to herbal. All supported by a strong caramel malt. This one doesn't pull any punches. It's bitter and very strong. Ends slightly fruity.

M: Pretty good for the style. Medium...oily..not bad.

O: Definitely good overall. There's a nice range of hop characters. In my opinion, it is a bit expensive ($10.99 bomber) but it's one of the better DIPAs out there. usual with 3F...great bottle artwork.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.26/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up at the brewpub the night before DLD.

Beautiful golden pour with orange hues. Plenty of head, great retention. Nose is mostly malts and pretty sweet. Surprisingly lackluster in the hop department; they are here but not in the levels I want (or expect).

Potent hoppy & malty flavors start things off. Huge malt backbone imparts sweetness that balances against the fresh, abundant hop character leaving fruity grapefruit undertones. Super fresh and utterly delicious.

Pretty sure I prefer this to Dreadnaught. I've had this brew a few times before, though none were as fresh as this bottle. Do not sit on your bottles: drink this stuff ASAP!

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Photo of abrand
4.47/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at DLD 2012. Poured into plastic cup

Pours a deep orange color with a huge 3 finger foamy head from the tap. Nice looking pour. Smell is full of fruits and hops. Very big aromas. Taste is amazing. Loads of hops with nice floral notes. No alcohol on the palate. Mouthfeel is medium bodied. Overall this is so good. Well done.

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4.42/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber into a nonic pint glass.

Incredibly hoppy, right from the get-go you can smell the intense aroma of grassy citrusy hops the second you pop the cap off of the bottle. Pours a rich golden yellow with a fat fluffy head. Very well carbonated. The hops completely take over your taste buds and assault your pallet. Truly this beer is made for hop heads. Very intensely grassy and citrusy tasting. Unless you really like hops this beer is probably not for you. Still it is quite amazing, although I prefer Dreadnaught. This is a beer that you would really have to be in the mood for, you wouldn't want to pop this for just any particular reason. Another great selection from three Floyds.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Arctic Panzer Wolf from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
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