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:
3,560
Reviews:
726
Avg:
4.18
pDev:
9.81%
 
 
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597
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593
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16
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Photo of kkleu357
4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Light hazy orange straw body. Citrus smell. Very hoppy. Just finished an Apocalypse Cow, and this is much lighter, but still hoppier tasting. Grapefruit and citrus taste. Good stuff

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Photo of hansenm72
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.1/5  rDev -1.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of Immortale25
4.41/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Dogfish Spiegelau glass. No freshness date.

A- Pours a semi-hazy medium amber color with a 1/2 inch off-white head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a full sheet of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves a broken ring behind.

S- The pungent hop character is nicely balanced by the sweet malt backbone. The more I sniff, the more I see that the hop aroma is more grassy and earthy rather than citrusy.

T- Earthy hop flavor, sweet malt and an alcohol presence that's not too noticeable but certainly there all the same. This is treading on barleywine territory but the assertive bitterness keeps me from fully realizing that sentiment. There's even some raisin and other dark fruit flavor that would suggest this is closer to an ageable ale rather than an IPA that needs to be drank fresh.

M- Smooth. That's the only word that comes to mind because this 100 IBU beer is not sharp, tingly, bitey or anything, just smooth. I would almost say that's the coolest thing about this beer. Medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the fuller side.

O- I must admit, I was expecting more of a bitter hop bomb than what actually ended up in the glass. Dare I say, this is almost like an English-style DIPA with its sturdy malt presence and subtle hop usage.

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3.4/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of jwenzel019
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of porter_collie
4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Poured from 22 oz. bomber into a wine glass (I was in a hotel at the time, so glass options were limited...)

A - First off, what a magnificent haze to this beer! The body is a radiant golden orange color reminiscent of wildflower honey or a sunset. The head is thin and white.

S - Musky tropical melon and white grapes sneak in with a wave of ripe orange.

T - Ripe tangerine, cantaloupe, musky tropical fruit, and spice. A flavor to behold.

M - For the ABV, refreshingly medium bodied. A lively carbonation lifts up a fairly dry finish.

O - Such a fantastic beer - a true standout from 3 Floyds. The ripeness of the hop flavors and the buoyancy of the light mouthfeel makes this beer stand out from the ever-growing pack of DIPAs.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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3.76/5  rDev -10%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.84/5  rDev +15.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of Shroud0fdoom
3.65/5  rDev -12.7%

Look: Beautiful shade of sunset gold, 1 finger white head. Smell: Citrus, pine needles, some spice, lavender. Taste: Sweet malt, then pine resin, little citric acidity, tamed bitterness. Feel: Medium-light body, par carbonation.

Overall: This comes off as a single IPA Vs. an IIPA. The flavor is a little let down. For this being an IIPA, nothing really screams I'm great. Still worth a try.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.2/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.04/5  rDev -3.3%

Arctic Panzer Wolf from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
4.18 out of 5 based on 3,560 ratings.
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