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War Mullet - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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85 Reviews
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Reviews: 85
Hads: 951
Avg: 4.05
pDev: 9.88%
Wants: 53
Gots: 173 | FT: 7
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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Photo of Treyliff
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
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 +5.2%
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 +9.6%
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 -0.7%
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 +6.2%
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 -1.5%
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 +12.3%
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 -43%
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 -3.5%
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 +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!

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Photo of mfnmbvp
4/5  rDev -1.2%
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 -6.7%
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 +1.2%
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 +22.5%
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.

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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.

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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

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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!

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Photo of beerchic
3.42/5  rDev -15.6%
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.

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Photo of twoody
3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
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.

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Photo of kbwalters
4.07/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured cold into a tulip glass. Bottled on 7/25/14 and consumed on 9/19/14.
Look = 3.75 Pours a cloudy golden orange color (pretty) with three fingers of off white, frothy head. Great retention and good lace. Some type of brown floaties in it though.
Aroma = 4.25 Hop forward for sure. Lots of citrus notes, grapefruit and orange peel. Also some floral and spicy hop notes. There is some sweet caramel or bread malt balance there, but not much. Smells great.
Taste = 4.0 Hop forward but more balanced than the aroma. Citrus and tropical fruit notes balanced with some sweet caramel and bread malt. There is a moderate bitterness in the finish and aftertaste. Some mild booziness.
Feel = 4.25 Medium to full bodied with medium to high carbonation, resiny. Resin coats the mouth and bitterness intensifies as you drink.
Drinkability = 3.75 Somewhat reduced by the alcohol presence (despite the relatively low ABV for a DIPA) and the resiny bitterness.
Overall = 4.0375 Another solid DIPA from three floyd’s. Nobody does it as well. Great aroma and taste but more balanced than some of their other offerings.

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Photo of madelfonatree
4.49/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

First review from tap. Edit from a May 20, 2015 bottle enjoyed August 13, 2015 in a Hopslam tulip/snifter.

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

Edit - Bottle might as well be opaque. Fine to medium bubbles.

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

Edit - Grapefruit. Kiwi.

Taste – Pineapple transfers to the taste. 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.

Edit - Pepper. More diverse tropical fruits.

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.

Edit - Pepper. Not as drinkable as I would hope.

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Photo of Cyanmonkey
3.21/5  rDev -20.7%
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.

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Photo of ZachDow7
3.82/5  rDev -5.7%
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

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Photo of SierraFlight
3.6/5  rDev -11.1%
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.

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Photo of MLDucky
4.13/5  rDev +2%
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.

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War Mullet from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.