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War Mullet | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This double IPA will make you want to grow a mullet (if you don’t already have one) and go to war (if your’re not already).

Added by sleuthdog on 09-19-2013

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Photo of Phyl21ca
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured an amber color ale with a nice large foamy head. Aroma of citrusy and grapefruit notes are quite astonishing. Taste is a mix of floral citrusy hops notes with some grapefruits and light residual sugar notes are also perceptible. Body is pretty full with good carbonation. Love the floral hoppy aspect of this beer and the fact that there is not much bitterness in the aftertaste that is noticeable.

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Photo of Ozzylizard
3.47/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Rescued from a room temperature shelf at Gay’s Hop-N-Schnapps in Angola, IN, price unknown. Straight into ice chest then refrigerated.
Bomber bottled on 4/19/16 at 42 degrees into a hand washed and dried JK snifter
Aroma – initial burst of fruitiness, dies almost immediately
Head average (Maximum three cm, aggressive pour), off white, frothy, diminishing to one mm ring and frothy partial layer
Lacing good – irregular frothy rings with some large bubbles interspersed among the mostly tiny
Body light orange, cloudy
Flavor – lightly bitter, no particular flavor, just vaguely fruity; no malt, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate – light to medium, watery, lively carbonation

Overall, an inoffensive IPA which hides the alcohol well – deceptively sessionable. Nice label art. If I ran across it again and it was fresh and cheap, I’d buy a couple.

Appearance 4, Aroma 3.25, Flavor 3.5, Palate 3.5, Overall 3.5

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Photo of Flounder57
4.23/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22 oz bottle was poured into a snifter.

Appearance: A one finger head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is an orange color with great clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Spotty lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Stone fruit, peaches, apricot, nectarine, citrus, tangerine, caramel, and slight alcohol.

Taste: Nice stone and candied fruit hop flavor, complimentary malt bill, light bitterness, and light alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, light to medium bodied, medium carbonation, light bitterness, and light alcohol.

Overall: I look forward to more of this in the future if I can track it down again.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.14/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Golden apricot, moderate head that retains a paper thin layer, with sticky peaks of lacing.

Sticky pineapple and apricot on the nose.

Sharp and intense bitterness in the taste, where the rating decreases for me. There is some citrus still present, but it's not as abundant as the nose would suggest. A little caramelized peach cobbler in the background.

Smooth and slightly dry on the palate.

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Photo of farrago
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Yields a finger’s worth of off white foam, fairly dense and the retention in notable, the lacing is on the wispy side though. The liquid is fully opaque and murky, can’t really see any sediment in the dark orange color, yellows some along the rims, a few trace bubbles are visible. Heavy and close to reduced nose, orange marmalade, pine sap, honey, molasses, apricot paste, possesses an equally strong herbaceous, dank funk, peppery, like a blow to the back of the head. Full-bodied, resinous mouth feel with low carbonation which is more fluffy than anything. Here that herbaceous stank beats the orange, pink grapefruit citrus to the punch, albeit not to diminish the strength of the latter. The pineapple, peach, mango fruit sloth-like in its progression through the palate. More breadiness here to pair with those honeyed notes. The piney and floral elements relieve some weight as it finishes. The overall flavor profile is there and one has to assume it was not positioned as a “refreshing” style of DIPA, however, this is a bomber to share as finishing a pint becomes wearisome.

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Photo of rodoubleb
4.51/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A: Cloudy Golden
S: Pineapple
T: Has that lovable FFF signature flavor. The fruit taste really pops.
M: Almost too easy to drink.
O: Impressively smooth four a double IPA with a fairly high (8.15) ABV.

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Photo of JamesBell
4.32/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

I really enjoyed. The citrusy sweet flavor lays nicely under the hop bitterness and lingers on the finish. I would certainly buy it if given the oppurtuniyt

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Photo of angrybabboon
4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Consumed 12/18/15

A: Medium orange-gold, with a blend of honey and tangerine tones - hazy - pours with a medium-large off-white head, gradually fades to a small, nearly solid but mostly wispy cap - keeps a medium sized cap, leaves streaks of lacing

S: Citrusy and juicy, and not as brutally agressive as some other FFF DIPAs - orange and grapefruit flesh, juice, pith - straight-up orange juice - dank and resinous notes - sticky tropical fruits, tropical fruit juice, touches of mango - herbal aromas, some pine, some mint - pale and caramel malts at the base, with some caramelized malts and sweetness

T: Citusy, hoppy fruit juice cocktail - huge citrus flavor, with orange juice, grapefruit juice, oil, zest, and pith - tropical flavors, fruit juice, mango, and something like banana - dank and resinous flavors - herbal notes and dry pine - hints of mint - medium level of bitterness (tame for FFF standards) - pale and caramel malts - some sweetness from caramel malts, touches of toffee, but dry overall

M: Medium body, smooth, a bit oily, sticky, medium to low carbonation

O: Into the mouth for war

Three Floyds makes a lot of DIPAs. War Mullet is memorable because of it's slightly lower ABV and its interesting blend of hops. As with everything FFF brews, it is definitely worth trying.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by Dave. Thanks man. Orange body with an inch of white head. Aromas include pineapple, pine resin, dank hops. Assorted tropical fruits, medium sweetness. Robust, malty body. Moderate alcohol presence. Pretty tasty.

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Photo of wdberkley
4.56/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of FFF's better IPA's. Beautiful pour, bubbly head, massive nose of dank hops, grapefruit, orange, mango, sweet malt. Taste follows nose profile, adds more fruit and a little hop resin. Nice mouth feel. Great IIPA.

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Photo of Treyliff
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle poured into FFF teku, bottled 10/27/15

A- pours a hazy golden orange with a ruby hue, small foamy white head that retains for a while before settling to a film

S- citrus hop-forward aroma with notes of tangerine & grapefruit peel. Also picking up tropical notes of mango, papaya, guava & pineapple. Underlying pine & grass

T- big citrusy hop flavors up front with a punch of tangerine & citrus peel, followed by a huge tropical mango flavor, with highlights of papaya, melon & grass. Dry finish with a linger of more tropical hop

M- medium body and carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a slightly sticky and foamy finish, ABV is hidden well

O- loved the tropical and citrus hop dominate flavors and is very drinkable

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Photo of do_ob
4.26/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bomber into a New Belgium snifter. Pours a light golden and settles about the same in the glass - maybe a bit darker than on the pour. Slightly hazy in appearance, but still good clarity. 1 finger of off-white foam on top. Very nice juicy aroma - mainly tropical fruit (mango, pineapple, grapefruit), with strong notes of citrus, pine, and hop resin. The taste follows in the same vein with citrus and sweet, bready malt taking the front lines. Lots of juicy fruit as well with a faint dankness. Very nice balance with a creamy , full mouthfeel.

Not their best IIPA but incredibly solid.

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4.44/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Gorgeous orange yellow with nice pillowy head dissipating somewhat quickly. Lots of sweet malts and hops n the nose. Taste follows. Bright citrusy floral hop display. Great mouth feel. Very good DIPA.

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Photo of bluejacket74
4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle, bottled on 10/05/2015. Served in a tulip, the beer pours a hazy amber/orange color with a couple inch frothy off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both good. I like the aroma, the brew smells like citrusy (tropical fruit, melon, apricot) and pine hops, along with some sweet malt. I think the taste is pretty much like the aroma, but there's also some herbal hops and tangerines noticeable. It's a fruitier DIPA, the bitterness isn't too strong in this one. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit creamy and coating, and is well carbonated. I liked this, it's certainly worth picking up if you've never tried it before.

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Photo of jwc215
4.3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On-tap at Milwaukee Burger Company, Franklin, Wi:

Poured into tulip glass:

Pours slightly hazed golden with thin lasting white head. Trailing lace sticks.

The smell is of citric and tropical fruits - grapefruit, mango, orange, some banana. Underlying pine mixes in.

The taste is of citric/tropical fruits, some pine - balanced by sweet malt. Some warming alcohol shows in a pleasant way. Long finish.

It has a smooth full body.

Dangerously drinkable. A juicy - fruity with a touch of pine - hop forward but balanced by sweetness - DIPA!

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Photo of Gobearswalter34
3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazed golden orange with a thin, white head. Smells of candied, juicy,citrus hop. More bitter and pony than citrus juice. A decent malt backing that allows the piney hop to dominate. A thin mouthfeel in which the pine lingers. Another good IPA by FFF, but not their best.

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Photo of stephens101
4.55/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

From the source of course of course from the source with no remorse.

Bright orange with plenty of citrus and melon in the nose. Some gum and taffy deeper.

Tastes complex with taffy and orange peel at the surface before a gold strike of a citrus hop finish.

Medium and mostly creamy.

A high caliber, high accuracy DIPA of the sort that comes along rarely.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.31/5  rDev -42.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

Brief impressions from a 1 pint 6 fl oz bottle purchased 2 weeks ago at 3 Floyds. Served cold into a tulip/snifter hybrid glass. Reviewed live as an imperial IPA.

No bubble show forms as it's poured.

APPEARANCE: Head is 1-2 fingers wide. Off-white colour. Average characteristics. Leaves no lacing on the sides of the glass as it recedes.

Body colour is copper-gold of average vibrance. No yeast particulate or hop sediment is visible.

AROMA: Pale malts. Heavy sweetness. Caramalt. Hop profile is underwhelming - floral notes, pine. Off-putting lavender.

Suggests a simple, shallow, overhopped beer with an obnoxious hop profile.

Aromatic intensity is average.

TASTE: Pale malts. Lavender. Caramalt. Hop profile is lackluster - floral hops, vague citrus, some pine, a hint of resins, peach...it's not as complex as it sounds. Poorly balanced and badly built. I'm not liking this much at all. Poor depth of flavour. Average duration and intensity of flavour.

TEXTURE: Smooth, wet, unrefreshing, medium-bodied, overcarbonated. Doesn't elevate the beer as a whole or accentuate specific notes. Mediocre execution.

OVERALL: Downable for what it is, but it's blatantly overhopped and has a really lackluster overall flavour profile. I wouldn't recommend this to others or buy it again. A major disappointment given 3 Floyds' high reputation.

Low D+ (2.31)

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Photo of stakem
3.91/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Thanks Kegatron for the share. Poured from a bomber into a snifter, the brew appears copper in color with a white head.

The smell is resinous with grass and a distinct cheesy pellet hop character.

The taste is bitter, soapy and grassy with almost a vegetal to dirty cantaloupe character and some noticeable grainy character.

This is medium bodied and modestly carbonated. A decent, unique brew but not my favorite in the style.

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Photo of laketang
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

dense orange with 1/2 head turning into paper thin cap

smell the hops, citrus, and yeast I can smell an orange peel

hoppy and fresh, big citrus taste

spongy mouthfeel with no bitterness for me anyways

i'll put this in a cage mqatch with dirt wolf, alpha king , west coast ipa, and enjoy by, and wait till mthe smoke clears!

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Photo of mfnmbvp
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle, bottled on 07/02/2015. Some pretty fresh Warmullet right here. Text seems to appear as one word on the bottle, so I'm going to treat it that way. A new DIPA to me from Three Floyds. No abv listed on the bottle.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - Pours a bright golden orange body with over a finger of foamy beige colored head. Spotty lacing.

S - Fresh, fruity, floral, & earthy. Dirty, earthy piney hops. Stone fruits. Passionfruit. Oranges. A bready biscuity caramel malt backbone is very prominent as well.

T - Fruity & malty. Lots of peach, apricot, oranges, caramel malt.

M - Smooth, crisp, easy-drinking for the moderate abv. Medium-bodied with good carb. Not bitter or piney, but a fruity / peachy / apricot sort of flavor lingers.

Overall, a very nicely balanced and flavorful DIPA from Three Floyds. Recommended.

Three Floyds Warmullet -----4/5.

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Photo of 4thFloyd
3.78/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From notes. Off-white head which maintains a while for such high alcohol. Dark golden and very hazy, almost opaque. Typical nice and strong 3F aroma, with citrus, pine, and some sweetness. Taste has a little more dank resiny pine than citrus and some grapefruit as well. Sweetness doesn't come through much in the flavor. Not as smooth or as well blended as most 3F doubles. Bitterness lingers a little on the backend.

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Photo of Domvan
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Amber colored, hoppy as all 3 Floyd's brews, this wasn't as fresh as I wanted and was still less than a month old, this had a nice hop punch in the mouth.

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Photo of Garrett19
4.96/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This is a fantastic DIPA! This one is worth he effort to get in my opinion. The over the top hoppiness and malty goodness destroys your tastebuds! This is the best 3f's has to offer in my opinion.

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Photo of PorterLambic
4.42/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

An amber/grapefruit color, light comes through it like sunlight through a pulled down shade. A big, slightly off-white head leaves chunks of lace behind as it drops to a rocky, broken film.
Smell is sweet, hoppy, spices and a hint of brown sugar. Great balance.
Taste is a sugary hoppy blend with citrus and herbal notes with just enough spices to add another level of deliciousness. Great balance here, too.
Fairly full bodied, light effervescence. Sticky in the mouth, smooth in the swallow. Wish I had more than one.

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