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War Mullet - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 75
Hads: 896
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 9.14%
Wants: 56
Gots: 149 | 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: 75 | Hads: 896
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! (1,126 characters)

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. (289 characters)

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. (454 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)

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. (240 characters)

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. (844 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 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 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. (930 characters)

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. (286 characters)

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. (769 characters)

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. (453 characters)

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. (270 characters)

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. (641 characters)

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. (811 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 rlee1390
4.12/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Cloudy orange, some carbonation, one finger head that tries to leave some lacing.

S-Oranges, other tropical fruits and a good deal of resinous pine.

T-The tropical notes are there but just not as prevalent as in the nose. Once again the pine is more in the forefront. Some bitterness as well.

M-Medium bodied, crisp, some carbonation.

O-A good DIPA, however compared to other FFF there are much better options. (416 characters)

Photo of larryarms847
4.14/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very soft orange and somewhat cloudy in appearance.

Smells like fruit punch.

Tropical fruits dominate the overall taste of this brew with hints of a very pleasant cotton candy flavor.

A mouthful of this stuff is like a carnival in the tropics.

Overall this is a very pleasant beer, with very original qualities for an IPA. I would most definitely hunt this down again. (374 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 barnzy78
3.68/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Eataly - Chicago, IL
L - hazed tangerine colored ale, thinner off-white head
S - fresh orange rind, caramel
T - orange and tangerine zest, apricot, peppery, piny, caramel malt, slightly herbal, a little odd but not off-putting, definitely unique
F - medium, finishing very dry with lingering orange rind, pepper and pine
O - different but a bit of a let down from Three Floyds. It's not bad, and is still rather good, but it's a beer I would not get again.
On a side note, I'm not big on food pairings, but pair this with Eataly's Panino al Brasato di Maiale. They are a perfect match. (599 characters)

Photo of Dad_of_Rad
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Clear cooper, very attractive looking

S: Pick up mostly the vegetal aromas with some of the sweet, piney orange. This is the aspect of the beer that I'm not a fan of.

T: Flavor pops as it warms. Orange, pine with good malt balance.

M: Medium body, heat comes on in the chest. Sneaky booze....

O: Like the flavor of the beer a lot and the mouthfeel makes it an "easy" drinker. I normally like this style cold, but this beer is MUCH better a bit warmer. The smell is odd, doesn't completely go with flavors. (512 characters)

Photo of barczar
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a chill hazed golden copper with a lingering, frothy cream head.

Tangerine, orange, and resin dominate the aroma. Pine and soft caramel malt surface late.

Flavor is far more resiny and less sweet than the aroma leads one to believe. Apricot, tangerine, and grapefruit accent a bitter, resiny, earthy backbone that lingers in the aftertaste. Bready malts serve only to link flavoring and bittering hops. Notes of onion emerge.

Body and carbonation are moderate, with notes alcohol warmth.

Not as complex or malty as dreadnaught, and far more resin. A little too much bitter hop focus for my liking. But the citrus flavoring hops that are there are yummy. As it warms, the bitterness subsides. Could use more malt. (722 characters)

Photo of drdiesel9483
3.93/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

With this review I'm drinking from a bomber poured into a tulip. I've had this before on tap as well.

Look - light orange/goldish color. Fairly cloudy. Slight boules with ok head that went away fairly quick.
Smell - hoppy alcohol smell with a hint of citrus.
Taste - pretty hoppy taste with a alcohol taste and slight citrus maybe orange taste.
Feel - good amount of carbs, some what thick, but pretty smooth.

Overall - when I first had this I loved it but the more times I've had it the least I like it. Before this review that last time I had it was on tap at fff and that's when I realized I didn't like it as much as I always thought. I'm glad I reviewed it to give me a better understanding on what I think about this double ipa. Not worth the money. (757 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 mynie
3.79/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

God help me, I've reached a point where 8.x% DIPAs no longer excite me, even if they contain enough alpha acid to strip away herpes rashes. We are all junkies. Or worse. We're like a bunch of zit-faces at one of those sci-fi conventions (the kind where you can meet real-life Yodas). We consume and consume and consume, consume so much we can't separate our identities from our consumption, become so monstrously and emotionally involved in the scene that constitutes our selves that we will never be happy, every little thing our overlords do is met with contempt and complaint. But we keep consuming. We have to. We don't know how to exist if we're not consuming.

So then there's this. It's good. But so are the twenty five thousand other beers that are just like it that have come out in the last two years. The bottle art is pretty shitty, so there's not even that. But the once-outrageous price of ten bucks a bomber is now kinda reasonable, so there's that.

Bright orange. Smells like sugary, thick malt (almost like extract syrup, minus any offputting medicinal nodes), caramel, orange, and grapefruit. Tastes exactly like the aforementioned smells, only the thickness becomes a wee bit offputting as it hits the back of your throat. (1,242 characters)

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War Mullet from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.