War Mullet - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 74
Hads: 880
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 9.14%
Wants: 55
Gots: 143 | FT: 6
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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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Photo of Garrett19
4.96/5  rDev +22.5%
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. (199 characters)

Photo of dmgeng
4.75/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I've seen this 3-F's beer several times and could never pull the trigger. I finally owned up to this one after seeing it was only 2 weeks old.

A - Vibrant orange color. Quite opaque from all the dry hops but not as cloudy as some of their DIPAs with a rocky white head and moderate lacing.

S - Extremely strong hop fragrance with tons of dankness and citrus fruits. There is some orange, apricot, pineapple, resin, and pine too. Could smell it as I opened the bottle. If you like the big West-Coast IPA vibe this one is excellent!

T - BIG hop flavor with a full Yakima Valley hop character with an expansive host of flavors. Again the huge dankness really hits strong along with the typical citrus and then some apricot fruit flavor that makes this one unique to their others. There is some malt but it's all masked by the hop explosion. The bitterness is strong which I believe probably accentuates the dank and resin characteristics.

M - Medium to high mouth-feel with medium carbonation. It is definitely balanced but the massive amount of everything from the sweet flavors to the bitter bite just makes it sit heavier than some other DIPAs.

Overall, a very delicious beer. Amazing aroma, flavor, feel, appearance, and anything else you would desire in a DIPA. Though I couldn't drink more than two of these bombers in one sitting. This one isn't quite as good as some of their other DIPAs but if you like dank, resin, citrus, and apricot this one is very good. I would opt for one of their other DIPAs but if you've already had all the others and are given the opportunity, you should try this one.

Glass- Imperial Nonic (1,631 characters)

Photo of smakawhat
4.72/5  rDev +16.5%
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. (1,473 characters)

Photo of BellsFan
4.72/5  rDev +16.5%
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 (310 characters)

Photo of Ri0
4.71/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

poured 22oz bottle into Teku. This was bottled 2-3 weeks ago, so it is fresh.

A - All of FFF IIPAs look perfect. Always a beautiful golden, sun-kissed orange color and a 2 finger white head. Good retention and tons of spiderweb lacing.

S - Big Tropical and sweet citrus of pineapple, mango, kiwi, tangerine, and grapefruit. Some honey for sweetness and a bit floral. I pick up traces of pine.

T - As I would expect it follows the nose. I love this flavor! Notes of tropical pineapple, mango, kiwi that blend with sweet tangerine and grapefruit. There is a light sweet malt and honey flavor and it finishes with a light pine bitter.

M - Medium bodied and full carbonation for the style. A nice sticky and dry mouthfeel.

O - Just another World Class IIPA from FFF. I'm not sure how much different this is from Apocalypse cow, but it is very good and I really enjoyed it. (878 characters)

Photo of MarriedAtGI
4.69/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A: Amber and hazy. One finger of white foam – half dissipates quickly then the rest lingers

S: Oranges and cranberries

T: Citrus with sweetness from the hops

M: Lots of carbonation. Feels like a pillow on the tongue.

O: My favorite DIPA from Three Floyds. I would definitely buy again. (291 characters)

Photo of RamboII
4.59/5  rDev +13.3%
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!! (173 characters)

Photo of jegross2
4.53/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewing the War Mullet from Three Floyds Brewing Company out of Munster, Indiana.

Score: 96

Tap pour from the source, served in a footed beer glass and enjoyed on 04/12/14. Review is from iPhone notes.

Appearance: Pours a translucent tangerine yellow color with a thin layer of white head that settles to a foggy cap. Crazy lacing and retention. 5/5

Smell: The aroma is an orange/tangerine/grapefruit-forward citrus explosion, with a resiny fruity hop character and touch of earthiness. Absolutely awesome. 4.5/5

Taste: Juicy and bitter fruit and citrus flavors -- grapefruit and orange, with an earthy bitterness. Lingering earthy hop and orange rind flavors. Not an overly intense nor scorchingly bitter palate wrecker. Starts off with a nicely sharp bitterness that quickly mellows, but lingers. Has a nice underlying sweetness with a little fruity mustiness. 4.5/5

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, low carbonation. Bitter with an underlying sweet juicy maltiness with lingering fruit character. Oily on the tongue. 4.5/5

Overall: Another home run hoppy beer from one of the midwest masters of hops. Seek this one out with confidence.

Cost: $5 for a 10 oz pour. (1,167 characters)

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I hope to God this label is being approved, the Zombie Crusaders with mullets adorn the beer with some serious death metal artwork with the heading War Mullet. Welcome to Three Floyd's Zombie Apocalypse beer, pours a golden orange into my Tripel Karmeliet chalice glass slightly hazed with massive amounts of yeast in the bottom of the bottle still hanging out. Big biscuit textured head floating above the rim of the glass, leaves chunky sporadic lacing layered all day. Aroma is citrus bomb all day, it's like the sweet juice of freshly squeezed oranges minus bitter pith. Very aromatic orange citrus maybe a bit of peel spraying my way, but damn it smells fresh. Flavors keeps it in check with big citrus layers of hops and a spicy element that I've never met in an IPA, I can't put my finger on it but dare I say ginger or something akin to that root spice. More spicy character that's hard to put my finger on with each sip, yet those hops have an irresistible flavor profile, maybe a bit more spiciness from green onions or some other Summit hop addition, either way it's there almost vegetal with the clash of citrus hops might rub some folks the wrong way, alcohol is way too well hidden. Big beer in all it's glory drinking like your favorite flavorful standard IPA. Smoking the L'atelier Surrogates Tramp Stamp from Pete Johnson and his brother with this one, it's a fantastic combination sure to please any hop head and cigar lover. I'm a fan of this beer big hop character keeps rolling with every sip, it's just that good...remember some beers are meant for enjoyment by themselves others to share with friends, this one you should drink every last drop because there's no telling the next time you will be able to grab another bomber of this stuff. I got it in Newark, OH at Beverage Source a great little store that me and WVsabbath had to drive a couple hours to, well worth the stop excellent selection with every bottled tagged with the price. They also had a small bar side where rare taps where meant to be enjoyed. Carbonation and mouthfeel are perfect bready layered notes of hops with each sip, it's resinous and oily just like any good DIPA should be these are some gifted brewers overall please seek this one out it's that good. (2,253 characters)

Photo of madelfonatree
4.49/5  rDev +10.9%
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. (562 characters)

Photo of PorterLambic
4.42/5  rDev +9.1%
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. (520 characters)

Photo of kawilliams81
4.39/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a snifter.

Pours a dark golden with a huge 3" off-white head. Thick clumps and trails of lacing ring the glass.

Caramel, biscuit, pineapple, orange, big floral aromas with a herbal/menthol note as well.

Sweet caramel malts, oranges/tangerines, pineapple, again big notes of floral/herbal flavors.

This is a very different beer from the usual FFF dipa's. More floral and herbal notes that's usually not prevalent in their beers. Has some sweetness and nice citrus, and enough bitterness to balance. (533 characters)

Photo of sully11277
4.38/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Orange with a nice white head on it that stays with the beer.

S- Smell very piney and citrus. The hopes slap you in the face, you can smell the bitterness in the beer.

T- A lot like the smile, it is very piney upfront with a nice citrus blast that comes right behind it. It also has a nice malt taste that comes through kind of bready.

M- Very light with a good amount of carbonation.

O- It is a great DIPA, I well diffidently pick up some more next time I see it. (472 characters)

Photo of koutkid41
4.37/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: hazy and golden in color. Nice head.

S: very fruity and citrusy, apricot and pineapple.

T: Citrus up front, pineapple and apricot. Then a bready mealtimes in the backend.

M: Some extra sugar but still really nice.

O: Really enjoy this beer, wish I could have gotten bottles of it (287 characters)

Photo of ThePorterSorter
4.34/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

bottled 4/2
The beer pours a clear amber/golden orange with a thin, loose, off-white head that settles around the glass's circumference without lacing. The nose is sugary sweet with aromatic notes of tropical fruit, tea, and slightly resinous pine. There is almost no hint of booze in the nose. The taste is near cloying, heavily hopped without being overly bitter, and has a lingering floral/herbal hoppiness in the finish. This beer might be most comparable to APW in hop-profile and drinkability. The mouthfeel is bitter, but not abrasive, medium bodied, sugary sweet, well carbonated, with minimal alcohol, finished by a lingering and flavorful hoppiness. This beer doesn't differ too significantly from other FFF offerings, but still has a distinct uniqueness that I dig in all their beers. (795 characters)

Photo of brewskis
4.33/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy sunset orange color with a two finger head that dissipates slowly. Smells of grapes, grapefruit, lemons, orange zest, pineapple, hint of carmel. Really sweet and fruity aroma. Taste starts with grapes, grapefruit, and some pineapple. The middle brings sweet carmel and slight breadiness, as well as more fruit flavors. The finish brings a lot more bitterness, as lemon, orange zest, and grapes come in; as well as a slight sweet maltiness. Relatively clean finish, but leaves a nice lingering bitterness. High medium body with a creamy and slightly oily mouthfeel. Great job of using the sweetness to cut the bitterness. A dangerously drinkable double ipa. They don’t make a bad one. (698 characters)

Photo of superspak
4.32/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into signature teku glass; no bottle dating, but is a recent release. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy golden orange color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of huge peach, mango, pineapple, tangerine, lemon zest, spicy rye, light honey, floral, grass, pine, bread, and floral earthiness. Fantastic aromas with great complexity of hop notes with moderate rye malt balance; and great strength. Taste of big pineapple, mango, tangerine, peach, lemon zest, floral, pine, grass, spicy rye, light honey, bread, and floral earthiness. Good amount of rye spiciness and earthy pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of pineapple, mango, peach, tangerine, lemon zest, floral, grass, pine, spicy rye, light honey, bread, and floral earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity of citrus/tropical hop flavors with moderate rye malt balance; with a great crisp malt/bitterness balance with zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a crisp, sticky, and lightly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic rye DIPA! All around awesome complexity and balance of hop and rye malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to sip on. A highly enjoyable offering. (1,423 characters)

Photo of MasterSki
4.31/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle picked up at the brewery. Served in a Zwanze 2013 tulip.

A - White foam settles to a thin cap, thick collar, and a few splotches of lacework. Dark orange-gold body with suspended sediment, even though it's been in my fridge upright for a few days.

S - Massive tangerine and ripe grapefruit. A tad floral, but mostly citrus and perhaps a bit of tropical fruit. A bit of onion and dankness as it warms up. Light sugary malt backdrop, but all about the hops here.

T - The is quite similar, with perhaps a bit more fruitiness and less of the zesty flavors. Bitterness is present but restrained. Loads of juicy grapefruit, perhaps a hint of mint and spiciness in the background. Malt is also pretty restrained, with more bready and less sugary although some caramel creeps in late.

M - Dry, medium body, with pleasant active carbonation, and tons of residual sticky and oily hops. Not much alcohol presence; feels more like an IPA than a DIPA actually.

D - Nice beer. Really easy to drink, and different from other Floyds's DIPAs. More like Dreadnaught than Arctic Panzer though. I've had a few bottles and hope this gets made semi-regularly. (1,149 characters)

Photo of larryi86
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks bstyle for this!
22 oz bottle, dated 7/25/14, poured into a teku

A- A clear orange/amber color with a two finger white head.

S- Citrus/grapefruit, hints of tropical fruits, nice caramel malt backbone, some resin.

T- Citrus, grapefruit, hints of tropical fruits, nice caramel malt backbone, resiny finish.

M- Smooth, crisp, light of medium body.

O- This is a fairly fruity, balanced DIPA. Very happy to try this. (423 characters)

Photo of DeanMoriarty
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Picked up a 22 oz bomber in a trade with Macher0. Poured into a Three Floyds Teku stemmed glass.

Pours a slightly hazed apricot hue with a fat white head that lingers for days.......leaving massive amounts of lacing from the first sip to the last. Aroma is dried apricots and fresh peaches, light dank, bready malt and that signature Three Floyds yeast. Flavor is extremely hop forward - more floral and fruity than bitter - stone fruit, jasmine tea, and black liquorish (possibly some El Dorado in the mix) - sweet carmel and bready malts balance the intense hoppiness perfectly. Medium bodied, creamy mouthfeel and nice effervescence, with resinous hoppiness lingering on the palate with each sip.

Great Imperial IPA that doesn't try to follow the footsteps of the West Coast way of brewing this style of beer. (815 characters)

Photo of laketang
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
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! (328 characters)

Photo of CNoj012
4.24/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Looks a hazy light orange. Smells like straight pineapple. Taste is better than smell, sweet at first with a bitter finish. Never understood what "dances on the tongue" meant before drinking this beer. Great double ipa! (219 characters)

Photo of dirtylou
4.22/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

on tap @ the brewery

another high-class DIPA from 3 Floyds...fresh-squeezed citrus, lemon rind, biscuit malt. The ABV is dialed back a few % from the typical 3 floyds DIPA and it shows with a lighter, easier drinking body. Soapy hop notes with a punchy finish. (261 characters)

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

I had it just a touch past it's prime. Still really delicious, and no where near old. My favorite part of this beer is the flavor of the malts. It has an excellent sweet, bready malt profile and blah, blah, blah hops. The hops aren't blah, they're quite good, in fact, but how many times do you need to read someone wax poetic about hops. (338 characters)

Photo of macher0
4.19/5  rDev +3.5%

A: Pours a murky, medium copper. Opaque - thus poor clarity. Fine-bubble egg shell head.

S: Juicy fruit (gum), candied pineapple, grapefruit, and a little resin finish.

T: Well-define malt backbone is on the front. Followed with a moderate hop bitterness with
mostly mellow pine flavor profiles with subtle grapefruit and pineapple. Minor notes of leather
and hay.

M: Not extremely smooth, high carbonation, and light body. A little thick.

O: I assume this beer has a shit-ton of malts which leaves the a cloudy appearance. I'm usually
a fan of clear DIPAs(for some reason), but this still works. Super-duper smell on this piece. The taste
certainly does not dissappoint. Strong on the malts. (703 characters)

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War Mullet from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
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