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:
3,559
Reviews:
725
Avg:
4.18
pDev:
9.81%
 
 
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597
Gots:
592
For Trade:
16
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Photo of CBrodbeck
4.17/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chivermac
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mothmanscott
4.06/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours an opaque but not hazy, deep gold, producing 2 fingers of offwhite, frothy, somewhat lasting head that leaves patches & streaks of lacing. Aroma is bready caramel malt, earthy floral/herbal, pineapple, spicy, grapefruit & pine hops. Taste is caramel malt, orange, grapefruit, tropical fruit, pine & alcohol. Alcohol manifest more as bitterness & spice than warmth. Slightly off balanced as it starts & finishes slightly more malty than hoppy. Aftertaste is caramel malt, tropical fruit, resinous pine & alcohol bitter, lightly astringent & the only portion of the sip that is more hoppy than malty. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with low-moderate carbonation, juicy, wet, slightly slick & lightly drawing.

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Photo of Bogeyman
4.27/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Interesting taste, but enjoyable!

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Photo of cryptichead
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of deac83
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of spartan3186
3.78/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IckyT2012
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Buck89
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mgwagman
4.06/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours orange with haze. Moderate lacing. Tastes of citrus with a hoppy punch. Very similar to Alpha King.

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Photo of JoninVT
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rizzy17
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HippieDave56
4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PUbeer
3.68/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mattycasey
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rfgetz
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mschrei
4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Could not tell the bottled on date, but I believe it was from February. Poured into a Pipeworks NvU snifter. Orange gold in color, super cloudy. Second pour had a lot of particulates. Okay carbonation, good lacing and edges. A slightly sweet hop smell. Very citrusy, lemony taste followed by a bitterness in the back of the mouth. Pretty well-balanced, not as over powering as I expected.

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Photo of akk14
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BootLeg_Pete
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dsl72701
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lemmy187
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of joe1510
4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

22oz Bomber
$10
Three FLoyds kiosk

Bottled: 2/29/16

Arctic Panzer is the most apricot-y of apricot-y oranges I have ever seen. It absolutely glows when backlit. A touch of haze runs throughout the body and up top sits a handsome crown. The foam is pure white and rises easily to a finger in height. The lacing creeps toward 100% coverage as the foam recedes A damn fine looking beer is Arctic Panzer Wolf.

This beer was stinking up the room the second the top was popped. Apricot is the first thing to mind and peach rings are the second, and blueberries are third. Flintstones vitamins add some sweetness while some unidentified tropicals and (gasp) model airplane glue make an appearance. Pine creeps up on the rear along with a candy like citric quality. That airplane glue and artificial Flintstone Vitamin quality I mentioned sounds bad, right? It's crazy delicious smelling actually.

The flavor profile showcases all the same aspects but in a slightly different order. The tropiclas are more upfront than the nose while the apricot steps up mid palate. Blueberry and pine are apparent from the middle to the finish. The pine grows on the finish with each successive sip.WHile there is a drizzle of caramel the malt profile is on the sugar cookie side of the spectrum. There's only a touch of the vitamin quality in the flavor department. This is a great beer.

The mouthfeel is as it should be. The body weighs in around the middle of the spectrum with no hint of viscous stickiness. The carbonation is perfectly dialed in, soft to the point of velvety while managing to keep the beer moving. The bitterness hits upfront but only grows a touch over moderate throughout the drink. This beer drinks like it's a 6%er. I see bad decisions in my future.

Arctic Panzer Wolf has been a favorite of mine since it was first released years ago. I used to roll by Miller's on Wabash just to get $6 pints when it was around back in the day. It's big, bold, unique, and most importantly, delicious. What should be a sipper drinks like something to be drank. If you haven't had this, go buy it.

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Photo of leroybrown10
4.07/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours gold with an orangish tinge. Large cream colored head is quite thick and lasts a good while. Medium amount of fine, sticky lacing.

Aroma is big citrus hops and mild pine. Grapefruit and orange rind. Grainy caramel malt.

Big bold hop assault on the tongue. Strong bitter grapefruit. Pine, orange, and lemon zest. Pepper bite and maybe some licorice(?). Pretty strong malt backbone to counteract the hops. Cracker-y and raw grains.

Fairly thick mouth feel for the style. Medium carbonation. Strong lingering bitterness. Oily, coats the tongue.

Big, bold DIPA with huge grapefruit notes. Probably overly bitter for my tastes.

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Photo of South2NW
4.19/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 4truth
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Arctic Panzer Wolf from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
4.18 out of 5 based on 3,559 ratings.
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