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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: 3,566 |  Reviews: 726
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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.

And...as 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%

Photo of brystmar
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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Photo of Zachtheporter
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%

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Hachiman
4.74/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours orange with an off-white head. Disorganized lacing.

Wonderful citrus aromas. Lemon, orange, passionfruit. Outstanding.

Very sweet bisquit-y malt followed by massive, lingering bitterness that is not harsh at all. Some hop oil vaporizes into fruity overtones. Hop head rejoice!

Strong carbonation, light, refreshing mouhtfeel.

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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3.92/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle (2012)

Acquired via trade
Thanks, dannyfrost!

Clear apricot in color with very little visible carbonation. This leaves irregular, webbed lines of lace down the glass.

Big notes of citrus, floral elements, and melon combine in the aroma. There's also some alcohol present.

Hugely bitter, with lots of citrus (pineapple), melon, and a bit of cracker. Some alcohol present. Though I love the style, and there's nothing wrong here, I can't drink a lot of this.

Medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation. Some alcohol harshness.

Decent enough, though I can't drink much at all of this. Above average.

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2.75/5  rDev -35.4%

Photo of jordanblaskey
4.19/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz. bomber into a tulip.

Pours an extremely cloudy golden copper. A bubbly one finger head slowly drops to half a finger.

From the moment you crack the seal of the cap on this bottle, Panzer Wolf permeates the room with it's dripping fangs. As with every other FFF brew, this smells amazing. Pine, citrus, grapefruit, slight malt dominate the nose. Nothing out of line with this DIPA.

The initial bitter bite at the beginning of the mouth on this beer is fantastic. A moving truck full of hops slides into second after said bitterness recedes. It finishes off nicely with pine and citrus.

A little lighter than other DIPA's I've had. Not necessarily bad, just a departure from the norm. Finishes hop-dry in your mouth.

Three Floyds never fails to impress. APW is extremely clean, well-rounded and refreshing. It's simple yet effective. A very solid attempt at the style.

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of thydarkprevails
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bomber into a duvel tulip. Pours a hazy orange yellow with a 2 inch thick white head that shrinks to a finger with nice laxing. Aroma is strong pine with a light breadiness. Flavor is pine resin, some tropical fruit, grapefruit, and a mild bready caramel malt. Mouthfeel is medium to thick, sticky and dry. One of my favorite dipa's.

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3.75/5  rDev -12%

Photo of jdhende
3.95/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz Bomber into a New Belgium Globe

A: Pours a nice copper orange. Very nice white head with lots of sticky lacing.

S: Very floral with nice pine and huge bitterness.

T: Very bitter beer off the bat. Following the nose tons of pine and citrus notes. Very fresh and juicy hops.

M: Medium bodied with a slight presence of alcohol on the finish

O: A solid, but not great offering from 3 Floyds. Can't complain though as my local grocery store had this priced at $7.99. Clearly a mistake as it is $10 at the brewery but who am I to complain.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Arctic Panzer Wolf from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.26 out of 5 with 3,566 ratings
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