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War Mullet - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 766
Reviews: 76
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 10.1%
Wants: 52
Gots: 111 | FT: 5
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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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle pour at Woodshop 8 held at The Hermosillo in Los Angeles, CA.

Thanks to drewone for sharing this one.

Pours a hazy honey orange with a foamy bone head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, onion, garlic, and herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with vegetal and herbal hop flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that has a very vegetal hop presence all around.

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3.85/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

High school in the late '80's were the best! Everything was bigger, flashier, more carefree and lavish. What better beer to celebrate those years than an IPA that does the same (sans cocaine).

But as War Mullet uncaps, it might as well crawl out of the bottle itself. A tight hiss and a turbulent pour eventually settles with a brazen amber-orange hue. Only moderately hazy early but snow globe-like with the second pour as the flakes of yeast float about. Could be a beer that you eat with a spoon. Its head structure is withstanding with ivory froth and its lace is like spiderwebs all about the glass.

Hop dominant to the nose, the common citrus acidity greets the nose but does so with a winy, grassy, and herbal undertow. Its "juiced" up a bit by the understated caramel and honey notes that act as hop support more than a leading role. Its strong hop character is easily mistaken for sourness or tartness as its mere scent evokes a teeth churning behavior.

Tart orange juices, grapefruit juice and the tangy taste of fruit punch and sherbet all play out on the early palate. Its earthy grass taste slices through the fruity acidity with a gin-like, chardonnay-like, and sassafras tea-like taste. All that taste fluidly morphs into a dry bitterness with slim caramel and biscuit malt support that slowly drifts from the tongue and leaves the finish totally reliant upon a grassy-tart and resinous pine closure.

Medium bodied, the beer's beauty lies in its drinkability. Not utterly complex to taste, its own power creates its intrigue. But even as the taste wrestles with its enormity in taste, the texture is inviting and irresistible; causing a quick rate of consumption that's simply not recommended. Gliding over the middle palate, its creamy and semi-sweet upstart concludes with dominant dryness- assisted by alcohol and hops. Despite its alcohol content, its alcohol taste and feel is surprisingly restrained.

Sure, taking this beer down was a look ahead to what's great about the tomorrow of IPA as Three Floyds is on the cusp of hoppy trends. But its label makes me think of the 17-year old would-be BEERchitect. And I miss that world, as my mullet was the pride of Belfry High! Perhaps me and the Mexicans can single handedly bring it back.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

excellent big ipa here, three floyds has got these beers down pretty well! a nectary sticky ipa, loaded with hop resins and IBUs. its hazy orange in color, extremely heady, and bursting with high alpha aromatics. the hops to me are a little green, a little vegetal and leafy, not in a bad way, but in a way that not all hops are. its not a freshness thing, maybe to do with timing? its oily and supercharged with carbonation, an odd mouthfeel experience for the style. the bitter finish is long lasting and has some fruity notes of apple and orange as it goes down. gets even more bitter on the second sip, and has successfully made my palate useless. i like the amped up carbonation in it, makes it lighter than it is. i dont think i would choose this over some of the other hoppy beers these guys put out, but its darn yummy, no denying that.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.31/5  rDev +6.2%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.32/5  rDev +6.4%
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.

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4.72/5  rDev +16.3%
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.

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