War Mullet
3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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American Imperial IPA
Ranked #833
Ranked #3,347
4.1 | pDev: 9.51%
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States
War MulletWar Mullet
Notes: 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 GuyFawkes
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From old, undated notes. Had on draft at the brewery.

Murky bright orange.

White head; decent lace.

Mango, orange & pineapple nose.

Medium thick mouthfeel.

Grapefruit & mango; nice orange juice middle, a bit tart in the finish. Decent; too bitter.

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Photo of BlackBeerPirate
3.64/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Taste: crisp, grapefruit, apricot notes, to the gentle hops, balanced by the malt. Floral hop nose. Bright honey amber hue, hazy somewhat, with white head and ringed lace. Medium to full body. Smooth than most IPAs.

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Photo of macrosmatic
3.65/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to maximumu13 for sending this one. Reviewed from (very long-standing) notes. Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a Russian River Brewing pint glass.

A: Hazy orangish gold with small floaters wandering around in the glass. A two-finger off-white head with great retention for a hoppy beer.

S: Resinous and orange hops, and bready malts with a fair amount of sweet sticky character. The sweetness is accentuated by the resin hops.

T: Resin, spicy, and orange pith hops. Biscuit and bready malts with some caramel sweetness and maybe a touch of oxidation. More orange-forward citrus in the middle. It finishes with sticky and bitter hop oils and sweet maltiness – not overly bitter at all.

M: A fairly heavy body that’s rather sticky. Alcohol conservative for a DIPA, and average carbonation sensation.

O: I remain not a fan of a caramel-forward malt bill in an American IPA/DIPA. The flavors just don’t mesh well. But this was certainly drinkable.

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Photo of D9sus4
3.44/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Not overly impressed with this brew. It's very cloudy, musky, and tastes like they threw some fermented persimmons in the wort. Had it on draft in Indiana, at a clean pub not too far from the brewery, so no excuses.

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Photo of BigGold
4.31/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

First had War Mullet poured from 22-oz. bomber into tulip. This beer did not make me "want to grow a mullet" or "go to war," but is one huge but balanced IPA.

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Photo of glass_house
3.16/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

22 oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

This bottle is fresh (less than 3 weeks old) and I have no reason to think it was mishandled at all. That being said, it tasted like malty IPA that was well past its prime. Very little hop presence to speak of in either the nose or the taste. Fleeting pine notes can be found, maybe even a hint of citrus peel, but I'm getting predominantly stale caramelly malt and no hop bite. This is only the second 3F beer that has been a let down, but I will most certainly steer clear of this in the future. If I hadn't split the bottle with a friend, it would have been a struggle to finish.

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Photo of BierRunner
4.35/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had this on draft at Three Tigers in Granville OH. My first Floyds sighting in the State. A lovely dark golden color with just a slight haze. A muted citrus nose but a big bold bitter taste of fruit and pepper. Very unusual. Moderate mouth feel and pleasant carbonation.

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3.99/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On draft at Tap on Main. Nose has tons of creamy citrus notes. Peppery citrus hits the tongue right off the bat. Body is creamy and the bitter feel builds as you continue to drink. This is a solid drinking double.

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Photo of Weisenbeer
4.31/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I believe this to be an exceptional DIPA. Found it in a little specialty shop in Sidney, Ohio. They were limiting bomber sales to one per customer which, of course, got me interested initially. Will see out more selections from these fine folks from Munster. Big thumps up!

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Photo of WesMantooth
3.31/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

From a bomber bottled 6/1/16

Pour looks great. A slightly foggy bright orange color. The off-white colored head is very frothy. Looks like you could rest the cap on it. Really good retention. Still a layer of film on top 10 minutes later.

Smells like apricot gelatin, a little citrus, and pretty malty. Syrupy caramel type. Nothing really endearing here.

It tastes a little better. A ton of pithy and sour apricot, mandarin orange, maybe some grapefruit. Really pretty sour overall. A hit and run punch of bitterness. Fairly ripe and zesty with a spicey bite at the end. It has an awful lingering aftertaste that made me drop the taste score a notch. Not sure how to describe it other than a malty mess with bad fruit.

The body is nice until you find out how drying it is in the end.

Overall this one is okay at best. By far my least favorite 3F beer, and it is honestly going to be hard to finish the whole bottle.

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Photo of Masonz223
4.45/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Smell: sweet fruity smell bannana orange peach Carmel floral hops
Taste: upfront a nice smack of malt sweetness followed in the middle with a huge bitter pine needle orange tangerine bannana mango peach finishes with a nice floral hop perfume and more sharp pine needle biterness
Feel: full body pretty dry in the finish
Overall: a great malt sweetness that is balanced out wonderfully by the pine needle biterness. A great fruit presence absolutely fantastic! Wouldn't expect anything else from three floyds!

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Photo of robbmotiwalla
3.96/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled 4/22/16. Received 6/15/16. I'm sure this was better with less than 2 months on it, but it's still good. I get a strong tea taste, similar in the nose. Nice mouthfeel though, good bitterness. A solid DIPA that I'd like to try under 2 weeks old

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Photo of Phyl21ca
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured an amber color ale with a nice large foamy head. Aroma of citrusy and grapefruit notes are quite astonishing. Taste is a mix of floral citrusy hops notes with some grapefruits and light residual sugar notes are also perceptible. Body is pretty full with good carbonation. Love the floral hoppy aspect of this beer and the fact that there is not much bitterness in the aftertaste that is noticeable.

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Photo of Ozzylizard
3.47/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Rescued from a room temperature shelf at Gay’s Hop-N-Schnapps in Angola, IN, price unknown. Straight into ice chest then refrigerated.
Bomber bottled on 4/19/16 at 42 degrees into a hand washed and dried JK snifter
Aroma – initial burst of fruitiness, dies almost immediately
Head average (Maximum three cm, aggressive pour), off white, frothy, diminishing to one mm ring and frothy partial layer
Lacing good – irregular frothy rings with some large bubbles interspersed among the mostly tiny
Body light orange, cloudy
Flavor – lightly bitter, no particular flavor, just vaguely fruity; no malt, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate – light to medium, watery, lively carbonation

Overall, an inoffensive IPA which hides the alcohol well – deceptively sessionable. Nice label art. If I ran across it again and it was fresh and cheap, I’d buy a couple.

Appearance 4, Aroma 3.25, Flavor 3.5, Palate 3.5, Overall 3.5

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Photo of Flounder57
4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22 oz bottle was poured into a snifter.

Appearance: A one finger head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is an orange color with great clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Spotty lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Stone fruit, peaches, apricot, nectarine, citrus, tangerine, caramel, and slight alcohol.

Taste: Nice stone and candied fruit hop flavor, complimentary malt bill, light bitterness, and light alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, light to medium bodied, medium carbonation, light bitterness, and light alcohol.

Overall: I look forward to more of this in the future if I can track it down again.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.14/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Golden apricot, moderate head that retains a paper thin layer, with sticky peaks of lacing.

Sticky pineapple and apricot on the nose. The hops can be quite pungent, a little catty and rug-like at times, also with, grapefruit.

Sharp and intense bitterness in the taste, where the rating decreases for me. There is some citrus still present, but it's not as abundant as the nose would suggest. A little caramelized peach cobbler in the background, starburst, then some musty rug.

Smooth and slightly dry on the palate.

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Photo of farrago
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Yields a finger’s worth of off white foam, fairly dense and the retention in notable, the lacing is on the wispy side though. The liquid is fully opaque and murky, can’t really see any sediment in the dark orange color, yellows some along the rims, a few trace bubbles are visible. Heavy and close to reduced nose, orange marmalade, pine sap, honey, molasses, apricot paste, possesses an equally strong herbaceous, dank funk, peppery, like a blow to the back of the head. Full-bodied, resinous mouth feel with low carbonation which is more fluffy than anything. Here that herbaceous stank beats the orange, pink grapefruit citrus to the punch, albeit not to diminish the strength of the latter. The pineapple, peach, mango fruit sloth-like in its progression through the palate. More breadiness here to pair with those honeyed notes. The piney and floral elements relieve some weight as it finishes. The overall flavor profile is there and one has to assume it was not positioned as a “refreshing” style of DIPA, however, this is a bomber to share as finishing a pint becomes wearisome.

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Photo of rodoubleb
4.51/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A: Cloudy Golden
S: Pineapple
T: Has that lovable FFF signature flavor. The fruit taste really pops.
M: Almost too easy to drink.
O: Impressively smooth four a double IPA with a fairly high (8.15) ABV.

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Photo of JamesBell
4.32/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

I really enjoyed. The citrusy sweet flavor lays nicely under the hop bitterness and lingers on the finish. I would certainly buy it if given the oppurtuniyt

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Photo of angrybabboon
4.04/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Consumed 12/18/15

A: Medium orange-gold, with a blend of honey and tangerine tones - hazy - pours with a medium-large off-white head, gradually fades to a small, nearly solid but mostly wispy cap - keeps a medium sized cap, leaves streaks of lacing

S: Citrusy and juicy, and not as brutally agressive as some other FFF DIPAs - orange and grapefruit flesh, juice, pith - straight-up orange juice - dank and resinous notes - sticky tropical fruits, tropical fruit juice, touches of mango - herbal aromas, some pine, some mint - pale and caramel malts at the base, with some caramelized malts and sweetness

T: Citusy, hoppy fruit juice cocktail - huge citrus flavor, with orange juice, grapefruit juice, oil, zest, and pith - tropical flavors, fruit juice, mango, and something like banana - dank and resinous flavors - herbal notes and dry pine - hints of mint - medium level of bitterness (tame for FFF standards) - pale and caramel malts - some sweetness from caramel malts, touches of toffee, but dry overall

M: Medium body, smooth, a bit oily, sticky, medium to low carbonation

O: Into the mouth for war

Three Floyds makes a lot of DIPAs. War Mullet is memorable because of it's slightly lower ABV and its interesting blend of hops. As with everything FFF brews, it is definitely worth trying.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by Dave. Thanks man. Orange body with an inch of white head. Aromas include pineapple, pine resin, dank hops. Assorted tropical fruits, medium sweetness. Robust, malty body. Moderate alcohol presence. Pretty tasty.

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Photo of wdberkley
4.56/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of FFF's better IPA's. Beautiful pour, bubbly head, massive nose of dank hops, grapefruit, orange, mango, sweet malt. Taste follows nose profile, adds more fruit and a little hop resin. Nice mouth feel. Great IIPA.

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Photo of Treyliff
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
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 +3.9%
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 +8.3%
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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War Mullet from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 1088 ratings