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War Mullet - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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85 Reviews
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Reviews: 85
Hads: 947
Avg: 4.05
pDev: 33.09%
Wants: 53
Gots: 174 | 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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Reviews: 85 | Hads: 947
Photo of ONUMello
3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
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

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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.

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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!!

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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

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Photo of kkleu357
3.83/5  rDev -5.4%
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.

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Photo of SlothB77
4.13/5  rDev +2%
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.

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Photo of RoamingGnome
4.14/5  rDev +2.2%
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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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.

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Photo of Bowers-Brew
4.19/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled on 10-30-14

A - Cloudy Amber body with clean white ~2" head. Lacing holds well throughout tasting.

S - Smell was a little less pungent than most 3F's DIPAs. Citrus, malt, and hops seemed well balanced.

T/M - Malt, sweet burnt sugars, citrus (orange more than pineapple/lemon), pine/grass. Good creamy/chewy mouth-feel. Low ABV makes for a very clean and drinkable beer.

O - Sweet malt forward taste with nice citrus and pine finish. Good DIPA with a little more malt and pine than other offerings. Not my favorite 3F DIPA, but they have so many good ones to choose from. Still quite tasty and worth checking out. Prost!

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Photo of aleigator
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%

Bottle from Lothore, thank you very much Tyler!

Pours a peach, amber color, with a small white head.

Fruity aromas of peach, papaya and lime, with hints of raisins and malt, also subtle pine is detectable.

Fruit flavors straight from the beginning, relying much more on zingy citrus peel, than the aromas actually revealed. A fitting, lively carbonation adds a metallic hint to the palate, as unripe orange and papaya become detectable. Malt plays only a supporting role, comes along dough and bready, helps unfolding the fruit flavors. Mouthfeel is smooth, with a very dry, lime defined, long lasting, bitter finish. Unlike other DIPAs, this one is throughout on bitter, pleasant hops, along with wooden malt and slick pine, while it never tends to loose its overall balance.

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Photo of deadonhisfeet
3.48/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

(I think I reviewed this beer 2 weeks ago and forgot to upload this. Oh well, I guess it didn't make much of an impression on me). Poured from a bottle into a Goose Island tulip. The pour is a hazy apricot color and sports a nice tight white head which has good retention. The nose is not as punchy as I anticipated, but still has some fresh citrus-like notes of lemon, peaches, and sweet oranges.

Medium body with a wonderful creamy feel and a lot of flavor, but unfortunately the flavor does not agree with me. An ample malt bill really sweetens things up and, mixed with the resin and hemp-like hops, gives a strong marmalade-like character to the beer. I don't think the sweetness goes all that well with the hop character and an unpleasant medicinal note tends to linger on the finish. The flavor improves a bit for me as the beer comes closer to room temperature.

Definitely not my favorite IIPA from this brewer and not one I'd seek out or buy again. I'd rather have more Dreadnaught. Perhaps some other BAs will really like this one, but I'm just not crazy about it. At least the artwork on the bottle is super-cool!

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Photo of cpetrone84
3.3/5  rDev -18.5%

Pour is clear deep amber with a tight white head. Nose is a lot of melon rind, honeydew, and hop oils with a light sweet malt backbone. Taste is similar, hop oils, slick feel, honeydew and melon, a bit dusty, malts are sweeter, flavor is sweeter overall, syrupy body, softer carbonation.

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Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.01/5  rDev -1%

A - Pours a hazy orange with a one-finger off-white head.

S - Aromas of orange, grapefruit, floral hops, and light onion.

T - Lots of grapefruit and orange peel upfront. There is a strong caramel malt backbone. The resiny hops come through in the finish producing a lingering bitterness.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Very crisp mouthfeel with a dry finish.

O - A very nice DIPA, but not Three Floyd's best. Very enjoyable nonetheless.

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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.

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Photo of Flight317
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

This one was ok but I feel like Three Floyds gets a lot of regional love. This one, to me, isn't that special. I think I could choose a handful of local stuff for much cheaper and be content. Wouldn't pay the price tag again for this beer.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4/5  rDev -1.2%

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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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.

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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.

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Photo of DeFaz
3.55/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased a bomber from the brewery for $10

Pours an orange hue, tiny bubbles rush towards the top, and a large head quickly recedes leaving fairly sticky lacing.

In the nose is caramel malt, alcohol, grapefruit and/or orange ride, and more alcohol. Doesn't smell great.

The taste, unfortunately, does not live up to the expectations for a 3 Floyds IPA. Like the smell, the alcohol is overwhelming (despite being a relatively (for a 3 Floyds DIPA) low ABV of around 8%). The grapefruit flavor has an unpleasant herbal quality. It's good, but not great.

Mouthfeel: Burn from the alcohol, fairly heavy, it wouldn't hurt for it to be a bit more crisp. It's a sipper.

Overall: While better than your average DIPA, it's overall a weak offering from 3 Floyds. I'd much prefer their Sabertooth or Dreadnaught DIPAs. Some will love it as it is unique, but the herbal and strong grapefruit flavor make this one quite imperfect for me.

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Photo of NappyB
3.9/5  rDev -3.7%

Good but not quite up to what I've come to expect from 3 Floyds. Nice carbonation and amber color. Hoppiness is quite strong and a bit too bitter for me, but still good with a nice lengthy finish. Overall a good beer but not one I'd go out of my way for with so many others out there.

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Photo of champ103
3.48/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours hazed and cloudy reddish/orange color. A two finger white head forms, and recedes in a minute with light lace.
S: Orange rind, zesty, spicy, and floral. Burnt caramel malts and toast. Lingering bitterness is strong.
T: Orange zest and floral hops up front. Soapy and oily, like most of Three Floyds hoppy beers for me. Caramelized and burnt sugars along with some toast. Then a strong lingering bitterness. Kind of a mess, and all over the place.
M/D: A full body and moderate carbonation. Sticky, lightly resinous, and oily. Plenty of bitterness, and alcohol to go around. Not really hard to drink, just not something I want to come back to often.

Not bad, but I have had much more rounded and enjoyable DIPA's. Nice to try once, but that is about it for me.

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Photo of Vonerichs
4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Starts out nice with a vibrant orange color, slightly hazy, and a soft, persistent white head.

Smells of toast, orange, grapefruit, and faint pineapple.

Hop forward flavor, mostly citrus. Distant floral notes, big cracker malt balance. There's a phenolic band-aid taste I was not expecting.

Mouthfeel is full, a tad bit soapy. Good carbonation.

Good, typical hop forward profile from three floyds, but definitely not one of their best offerings.

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Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4.18/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bomber poured into pint glass

A- Nice golden color with white, fluffy head. Lots of lacing
S - Bready, biscuits
T- Bready and hoppy. A piney, grassy type hops
M- Kind of creamy and smooth

O- I'm digging this offering. Smooth and creamy feel with a good amount of hops.

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Photo of Fcolle2
4.19/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours hazy orange with a little burnt hue to it. Head is fluffy white and retains nicely.

Smell is hop forward with mainly herbal grassy slightly floral hop aromas coming out first before a mild stone fruit aroma of nectarine come through. Caramel malt near the end adds a slight sweet aroma.

Taste follows the nose being hop forward. Lots of grassy herbal hops are first with loads of resin and oils. Bitterness is low letting some of the sweet malt and fruity hops to play off eachother nicely.

Mouthfeel is good. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation cutting. All the hop oils and resin nicely. Very drinkable and soft feeling brew.

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Photo of Florida9
3.97/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Mildy hazy yellow orange in color. Forms a large, fluffy, off-white head. Excellent retention. Moderate lacing.

S: Aroma is hop forward. Mostly grapefruit and citrus with notes of grapefruit pith, and orange zest. There are some tropical fruit undertones and then something odd that is sort of tropical and somewhat "fermented" in aroma.

T: Taste falls off. Starts of with an appreciable pale malt base. maybe some crisp cracker or biscuit. Then a strong grapefruit quality that breaches into an artificial, chemical flavor. Luckily the flavor fades revealing more grapefruit, grapefruit pith, and lesser notes of pine and earth.

M: Medium bodied. Moderate bitterness. Mild "chemical" astringency. Appropriate carbonation.

O: Well this one had potential, but really fell off with that chemical quality.

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