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War Mullet | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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).

Added by sleuthdog on 09-19-2013

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Photo of Domvan
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
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 +22.8%
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 +9.4%
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 +17.6%
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 +5%
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 -15.3%
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%
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 +0.7%
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 +11.1%
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 -20.5%
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 -5.4%
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 -10.9%
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 +2.2%
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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Photo of ONUMello
3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
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 +16.8%
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 +13.6%
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 +16.8%
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 -5.2%
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 +2.2%
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 +2.5%
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 +4.2%
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 +3.7%
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 +1.5%

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 -13.9%
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 -18.3%

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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