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War Mullet - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
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808 Ratings
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Ratings: 808
Reviews: 85
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 10.07%
Wants: 52
Gots: 121 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co. visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: sleuthdog on 09-19-2013

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).
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Ratings: 808 | Reviews: 85
Photo of beerchic
3.42/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I am drinking this with three weeks on it, so take that into consideration. I like it, a little pineapple, bitter dankness. I have had this twice now, and Arctic Panzer Wolf twice. I think the Arctic beats this one on richness and balance, but I'm not going to war over it.

Photo of Hoppity1
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

For 100 IBU this was very drinkable. Very good.

Photo of twoody
3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Almost a deep gold cloudy looking brew. Smells like citrus. Doesn't taste at all citrusy though. Interesting round bitterness that dances on the tongue. Relatively smooth finish. 8.5% but doesn't feel overly boozey.

Photo of Mooslerfitness
4.67/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Yumm this is a great dipa only complaint is the aftertaste everything till then perfect

Photo of madelfonatree
4.49/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Look - Not see through but not opaque. Dull, darker gold. Pretty thick white head with good lacing.

Smell – Pineapple or other tropical fruits. Bread. Dank hops.

Taste – Pineapple transfers to the taste. That transfers to a breast taste that. There is a faint bitter, dank hop taste in the finish. It isn't what I expected but you don't want all of them to be the same.

Feel – Very smooth and creamy. This is where this beer shines.

Overall – I like how different it is from other Floyds IPAs. How many ales/IPAs/DIPAs/IIPAs can you make? Pineapple.

Photo of mendvicdog
2.53/5  rDev -37.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Month old bottle. Taste is terrible. Stale sweaty sweet booze.

Photo of ajcuster89
4.49/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

There are few DIPAs that can top fresh War Mullet.

Photo of BWH3
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

More body and malt than hops in the nose or palette. Good but from from best 3F Double IPA

Photo of Cyanmonkey
3.21/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Muddled and grassy. Really bitter with no real distinguishable flavors. Nice mouthfeel and nose is nice, but I couldn't get over how unpronounced the hop bill was.

Photo of BarrytheBear
2.47/5  rDev -39.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A cavity inducing chore of a beer

Photo of Mikemeyers
2.5/5  rDev -38.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Not great, funky finish, 12.99? Time to get off fff's jock... Stop chasin rainbows...

Photo of ZachDow7
3.82/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Not my favorite from FFF, nice tropical notes...bit bitey aftertaste that wasn't as well balanced as most FFF IPA's are...very nice beer none the less

Photo of SierraFlight
3.6/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle poured into nonic. Hazy golden-orange with floaties and a stiff finger plus of white head that lasts nearly the entire drink. Some streaky lacing. Aroma is citrus hop, grapefruit, bready malt, maybe a hint of caramel. Taste is medium bitterness with citrus and floral notes, spicy rye (some say onion; I don’t get that), and light sweetness from that bready/caramel character. Medium bodied, slick, resinous texture, moderate to soft carbonation, bitter drying finish.

Photo of EuellGophar
3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not your winter ale. Put it away until it warms up outside.

Photo of MLDucky
4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

At two months old I get the impression this is s slight shadow of itself. The hop aroma has faded a bit but still the juicy elements comments through. Citrus and a bit of pine. Look is a cloudy haze of orange, 1/8 inch head retention. Taste follows the aroma, very citrisy, orange, maybe a bit of grapefruit rind. Definitely a change from other three Floyd dipas I've had, and very welcomed. I'll revisit fresh and adjust ratings accordingly.

Photo of ONUMello
3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle dated 10/31/14 poured into a FFF Teku glass
A: Vibrant orange color with a lingering one+ finger head
S: Lots of tropical fruit, citrus (especially orange) with pine and herbs in the background
T: Quite herbal; a couple months old yes but it tastes like it's lost quite a bit of freshness. Few of the fruit flavors come through
M: Medium-bodied, bitter
O: The nose is the best part. I'll try to drink my next bottle fresher and see if it's better- overall solid but not my favorite FFF DIPA

Photo of Immortale25
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had a very lemony aspect to it. Reminded me of Sweetwater Hop Hash

Photo of smakawhat
4.72/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from the bottle into a Spiegelau IPA glass.

Pale amber body, and slightly clear nearly crystal, but with some light fine carbonation, and a nice big lemon hue to it. Head is off white, thick and tall at four fingers easily but not out of control. Big retention and thick clumping and lots of staying power. Real good looking brew.

A fantastic hop aroma hits the nose wonderfully. Lots of juiced fruits and herbs coming off this. Hints a sort of wood and cedary herbal fruit tropical note, nicely set with a very mild sweetness that almost comes off like powdered sugar. Almost hits a toasty malt note somewhere behind as well, but as expected a big hop forward note, and a great one. Excellent hop bouquet.

Palate comes just wonderfully. Juiced front and neutral controlled lime bitterness, then opens up with a great spicy note slowly with big aromatic hints of wood and juice. Leafy green and black like tea herbs seem to come off with a juiced tropical subtle note or is that tangerine?, and a hint of mild caramel. Big oily and controlling finish, with a huge mint mouthwash hop breath left over. Juiced mouthfeel, even just a light touch of peppery like carbonation that just makes everything pop on the palate. Hints of light caramel manage to come out even as well.

Wonderfully unique and different hop angled brew that is well in control, with a diverse range of flavors that joyfully bounce around. Really love this beer and it's hop angle.

Photo of RamboII
4.59/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is an Epic Double IPA with an even more epic name. Tons of hops flavor with the perfect balance of bitter and malt. I would crush bombers of this every day if I could!!

Photo of MamaNess
4.65/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Want to know what kind of hops/malt makes this deliciously tangerine scent and taste

Photo of BryanCorrell
4.38/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Transported a few bombers via plane from IN to Austin, TX. Still delicious :)

Photo of BellsFan
4.72/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Amazing. Pours a cloudy Amber with a finger of head in a snifter. Head quickly dissipated. The nose is of an orange peel. I can't place the hops in the flavor but just know it's way good. Mouthfeel is lighter/thinner than expected, perhaps because it's 8%. This is a great beer that I wish I regular access to

Photo of kkleu357
3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap. Hazy pale body. Huge pungent aroma. Almost like onion. Big hoppy flowery taste. This beer is just about the pungent hop taste. Not much of a malt presence at all. Reminds me of a single summit hop beer I made last year.

Photo of SlothB77
4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Not the citrus end of ipa spectrum. not the pine end of ipa spectrum. on the super bitter, super hoppy, dank end of ipa spectrum, just like all 3 floyds are.

Photo of RoamingGnome
4.14/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

War Mullet Three Floyds Brewing

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a FFF Teku glass. Served chilled...

A) A nice looking Amber. About a finger of soapy white head. Decent retention and lacing.

S) It's a pleasant aroma. I'd say some sweet apricot and light pine. A rather nice combination actually.

T) I think you'll find that the nose is sweeter than the flavor. Not to say that there isn't a pleasant amount of tropical fruit and a hint of peach in the taste of this beer. I guess it's really just the finish, which leaves you with a fair amount of bitterness, just kind of a resinous Hoppy quality. Good malt backbone here. The alcohol content is well hidden.

M) It's slightly oily. Very smooth and nearly full bodied. Moderate carbonation. The hoppy finish is a mouth coater. In a good way.

O) Another solid hoppy offering from Three Floyds Brewing Company. The only drawback was probably the price. A well crafted brew. Glad to recommend...

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War Mullet from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 808 ratings.