War Mullet | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States

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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3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.12/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.5/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle pour at Woodshop 8 held at The Hermosillo in Los Angeles, CA.

Thanks to drewone for sharing this one.

Pours a hazy honey orange with a foamy bone head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, onion, garlic, and herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with vegetal and herbal hop flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that has a very vegetal hop presence all around.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4/5  rDev -1.7%

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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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.19/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.07/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.85/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

High school in the late '80's were the best! Everything was bigger, flashier, more carefree and lavish. What better beer to celebrate those years than an IPA that does the same (sans cocaine).

But as War Mullet uncaps, it might as well crawl out of the bottle itself. A tight hiss and a turbulent pour eventually settles with a brazen amber-orange hue. Only moderately hazy early but snow globe-like with the second pour as the flakes of yeast float about. Could be a beer that you eat with a spoon. Its head structure is withstanding with ivory froth and its lace is like spiderwebs all about the glass.

Hop dominant to the nose, the common citrus acidity greets the nose but does so with a winy, grassy, and herbal undertow. Its "juiced" up a bit by the understated caramel and honey notes that act as hop support more than a leading role. Its strong hop character is easily mistaken for sourness or tartness as its mere scent evokes a teeth churning behavior.

Tart orange juices, grapefruit juice and the tangy taste of fruit punch and sherbet all play out on the early palate. Its earthy grass taste slices through the fruity acidity with a gin-like, chardonnay-like, and sassafras tea-like taste. All that taste fluidly morphs into a dry bitterness with slim caramel and biscuit malt support that slowly drifts from the tongue and leaves the finish totally reliant upon a grassy-tart and resinous pine closure.

Medium bodied, the beer's beauty lies in its drinkability. Not utterly complex to taste, its own power creates its intrigue. But even as the taste wrestles with its enormity in taste, the texture is inviting and irresistible; causing a quick rate of consumption that's simply not recommended. Gliding over the middle palate, its creamy and semi-sweet upstart concludes with dominant dryness- assisted by alcohol and hops. Despite its alcohol content, its alcohol taste and feel is surprisingly restrained.

Sure, taking this beer down was a look ahead to what's great about the tomorrow of IPA as Three Floyds is on the cusp of hoppy trends. But its label makes me think of the 17-year old would-be BEERchitect. And I miss that world, as my mullet was the pride of Belfry High! Perhaps me and the Mexicans can single handedly bring it back.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.31/5  rDev -43.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

Brief impressions from a 1 pint 6 fl oz bottle purchased 2 weeks ago at 3 Floyds. Served cold into a tulip/snifter hybrid glass. Reviewed live as an imperial IPA.

No bubble show forms as it's poured.

APPEARANCE: Head is 1-2 fingers wide. Off-white colour. Average characteristics. Leaves no lacing on the sides of the glass as it recedes.

Body colour is copper-gold of average vibrance. No yeast particulate or hop sediment is visible.

AROMA: Pale malts. Heavy sweetness. Caramalt. Hop profile is underwhelming - floral notes, pine. Off-putting lavender.

Suggests a simple, shallow, overhopped beer with an obnoxious hop profile.

Aromatic intensity is average.

TASTE: Pale malts. Lavender. Caramalt. Hop profile is lackluster - floral hops, vague citrus, some pine, a hint of resins, peach...it's not as complex as it sounds. Poorly balanced and badly built. I'm not liking this much at all. Poor depth of flavour. Average duration and intensity of flavour.

TEXTURE: Smooth, wet, unrefreshing, medium-bodied, overcarbonated. Doesn't elevate the beer as a whole or accentuate specific notes. Mediocre execution.

OVERALL: Downable for what it is, but it's blatantly overhopped and has a really lackluster overall flavour profile. I wouldn't recommend this to others or buy it again. A major disappointment given 3 Floyds' high reputation.

Low D+ (2.31)

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of superspak
4.32/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into signature teku glass; no bottle dating, but is a recent release. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy golden orange color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of huge peach, mango, pineapple, tangerine, lemon zest, spicy rye, light honey, floral, grass, pine, bread, and floral earthiness. Fantastic aromas with great complexity of hop notes with moderate rye malt balance; and great strength. Taste of big pineapple, mango, tangerine, peach, lemon zest, floral, pine, grass, spicy rye, light honey, bread, and floral earthiness. Good amount of rye spiciness and earthy pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of pineapple, mango, peach, tangerine, lemon zest, floral, grass, pine, spicy rye, light honey, bread, and floral earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity of citrus/tropical hop flavors with moderate rye malt balance; with a great crisp malt/bitterness balance with zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a crisp, sticky, and lightly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic rye DIPA! All around awesome complexity and balance of hop and rye malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to sip on. A highly enjoyable offering.

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4/5  rDev -1.7%
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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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.96/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.85/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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