War Mullet
3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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IPA - Imperial
Ranked #1,099
Ranked #3,957
4.1 | pDev: 9.51%
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States
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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).
Reviews: 117 | Ratings: 1,108 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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trevormajor from Ohio

4.57/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a Daily Growler pint glass at 43 degrees F:
L - yellow-orange and murky with a white head that lingered
S - citrus, orange peel, hint of grapefruit
T - notes of orange and grapefruit with a malt backbone, bitterness on the finish
F - juicy flavor, medium mouthfeel with adequate carbonation throughout
O - really good beer that has many flavors well balanced

Feb 20, 2021
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feloniousmonk from Minnesota

4.11/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Three Floyds War Mullet Double India Pale Ale.
8.1 % ABV. 80 IBU.
Three Floyds Brewing, Munster, IN.

Mostly clear, dark amber/near golden color, slim white head.

In the nose: Big, citrus hop explosion in the nose, lovely stuff.

In the mouth: Powerful hop attack on the palate. Wonderfully bitter, and just a little juicy. Alcohol peeks out early, shows it's claws with each new juicy, dank sip. Clean, but sharp and bitter. Big malt, too, ripping with flavor.

Good double IPA, and I can dig it. Not about to knock over Dreadnaught, but an able replacement.

Oct 17, 2020
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jlindros from Massachusetts

4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to falloutsnow
Pours a smaller frothy head with med retention, touch of lacing, very hazy dark-burnt-orange color

Nose is fairly sweet, candy malts, toffee, a bit of fruit syrup, lots of citrus, orange marmalade, some candied dried tropical fruit, sweetened pineapple, pithy, a little vanilla orange-cake icing

Taste more sweet malts out front, lots of candy-like sweet flavors, general rich malts with a little alcohol flavor, and some toasty flavors with touch of caramel and toffee, hops bring more citrus and tropical, candied dried pineapple and mango, sweet orange juice, a bit of bitterness with some grapefruit pith, touch of spicy hops late as bitterness ramps quite a bit to a med-higher citrus rind bitterness, sweet orange zest, and flash of perfumey alcohol late

Mouth is med to fuller bod, a bit of alcohol warmth, med-higher frothy carb

Overall a pretty good DIPA, somewhere between D-NEIPA and D-West Coast style, and enjoyable as usual from 3Floyds

Oct 16, 2020
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dave_j_mke from Wisconsin

4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Yellow-orange, hazy, fluffy off-white head.
Smell: Orange peel and a little floral.
Taste: Orange, pineapple, malt. Resin and earth too. Drying bitterness immediately after sweet oranges and flowers.
Feel: Drying with medium body.
Overall: thoroughly enjoyed. The dry bitterness makes me want to take another sip and the sweet orange, flowers and pineapple make that sip enjoyable.

Sep 26, 2020
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mschrei from Illinois

4.38/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Over two months old, so I have no idea how hoppy this is supposed to be, but it’s got a hell of a malt presence. Big, bad, bold, and boozy. It’s a butt kicker of a beer. Good IPA to have with a cigar.

Sep 13, 2020
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nicholas2121 from Ohio

4.43/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

War Mullet brewed by 3 Floyds Brewing Co., With an ABV of 8.10% This Imperial IPA pours out of a 12oz glass bottle into a pint beer glass. The color is a deep Golden amber color with a nice white head. There is also a nice amount of lacing to this brew, it stick to the side of the glass well. The smell is Rich with citrus notes, an hop bitterness. There is also a nice amount of earthy grains and malts in the smell as well. So far War Mullet is a nice inviting brew. Now for the taste, it is Bold with flavors. Lots of citrus notes with rich hop bitterness at first. Then the earthy notes in the grains and malts tone it down. There is a lot going on in this brew. The body of War Mullet is a solid medium. There is nothing overpowering about this brew, it has a super nice balance to it. I can't get over how smooth this brew goes down. It is really hard to pick up on the 8.10% ABV in this brew, it is just that smooth. This brew would go nice with dinner or some kind of a meal. The mouth feel is Bold, Rich, Hoppy, Clean, Smooth and Refreshing. Overall I am going to give War Mullet a 4.50 out of 5. I would definitely look this brew up again givin the opportunity too. 3 Floyds Brewing Co. Did a super nice job with this imperial IPA.

Aug 22, 2020
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beersampler6 from Michigan

4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very strong imperial IPA from the great 3 Floyds. 6/29/20 date printed on bottle. Pours a darker murky yellow-orange color with some fluffy white head and small rings of lingering lacing. Aromas of crisp grapefruit, orange, lemon, malt, vanilla, bread and weaker herbal hops. Taste follows the nose, great bitter hoppy bite at the finish, crisp, bracing, almost West Coast style. Smooth sticky mouthfeel, coated the palate, good carbonation. Very enjoyable!

Aug 03, 2020
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jkblr from Indiana

4.22/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottled 06-29-20 (18 days ago) poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass at fridge temp, no ABV listed on label. The beer pours slightly hazy orange amber in color with light khaki head. The head recedes slowly to a half inch cap and leaves plenty of lacing. The aroma is caramel, pine & citrus rind. The taste is semisweet caramel & grapefruit with some pine, lemon & earth popping up in between. Heavily bitter, but not tongue buckling. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with average carbonation and a mostly dry finish. Lots of sticky hop oil and a bit of residual sweetness, but well proportioned for the style. Overall, very good. I come to it time and time again, but this is what I like. Caramel malt, bitterness & C hops.

Jul 17, 2020
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bret27 from California

4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Fresh bottle from brewery courtesy of JohnnyHops.
Look: deep amber, cloudy, fluffy off-white head.
Smell: Orange peel, floral.
Taste: Orange, vanilla, sweet malt. Grassy piney resiny soil bitterness.
Feel: Perfectly medium.
Overall: even though 3 Floyd’s tends to go heavy on the malt, I enjoy the way they do it which seems to bring a balanced affect.

Jul 16, 2020
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KevinHill from Illinois

3.83/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle pour into 16oz bar tumbler. Orangy amber with lots of white froth. Floral nose finishes with citra, and huge hoppy bitter. Crisp. Cant get enough of this and Zombie Dust. Winners both.

Jul 13, 2020
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GuyFawkes from Illinois

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.

Dec 05, 2019
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BlackBeerPirate from Illinois

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.

Nov 28, 2018
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macrosmatic from Florida

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.

Jun 24, 2018
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D9sus4 from Missouri

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.

Jan 11, 2017
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BigGold from Mississippi

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.

Sep 01, 2016
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glass_house from Ohio

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.

Aug 09, 2016
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BierRunner from Ohio

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.

Aug 06, 2016
SPLITGRIN from Kentucky

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.

Aug 04, 2016
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Weisenbeer from Ohio

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!

Jul 06, 2016
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WesMantooth from Ohio

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.

Jun 20, 2016
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Masonz223 from Michigan

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!

Jun 19, 2016
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robbmotiwalla from Georgia

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

Jun 18, 2016
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Phyl21ca from Canada (QC)

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.

May 25, 2016
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Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

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

May 16, 2016
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Flounder57 from Massachusetts

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.

Apr 01, 2016
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