1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Three Floyds / Surly Urine Trouble - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

Not Rated.
Three Floyds / Surly Urine TroubleThree Floyds / Surly Urine Trouble

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

182 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 182
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 13.04%
Wants: 35
Gots: 23 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

This collaboration beer between Surly and Three Floyds can best be described as an Imperial Brett IPA fermented with the unique strain of yeast Brettanomyces Lambicus. This yeast creates earthy barnyard notes along with pineapple-cherry pie aromas and flavors. Of course with the "IPA" style it's hopped heavily. Simcoe and Chinook are the culprits for the "Cat peed on the Christmas tree" aroma.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 04-19-2013)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 182 | Reviews: 21 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by bulldog91:
Photo of bulldog91
4.66/5  rDev +19.2%

More Brett than IPA but an overall joy.
Appearance is a rich yellow-gold, a tad cloudy and moderate head.
Smell is diverse - rich with fruit but also teeming with musty yeast.
Taste is extraordinary. It's all at once sweet, hoppy, flavorful. A bit of fruit but not dominating.
Overall, incredibly well done brew from two legends. I hesitated because the last couple 3F one-offs were heavy on acetone and priced at $15, as is this one. But I'm now happy I've made multiple trips for bottles, as I suspected these two brewers wouldn't disappoint.
Suspicions confirmed.

bulldog91, Jul 04, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of JJH79
4/5  rDev +2.3%

JJH79, Aug 25, 2013
Photo of joel66
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

joel66, Jul 29, 2013
Photo of warnerry
4/5  rDev +2.3%

warnerry, Nov 26, 2013
Photo of BrandonDZ
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

BrandonDZ, Aug 31, 2013
Photo of thaghost
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

thaghost, Jul 03, 2013
Photo of jeonseh
4.11/5  rDev +5.1%

S - Tropical nose dominated by mangoes with a bit of lemon

T - Mangoes, lemon, light pine near the end. Light Orval-like brett and funk on the backend.

M - Medium body with light carbonation. Dry, funky aftertaste

O - Solid double IPA with lots of mango flavor and a good brett presence. Definitely good fresh

jeonseh, Aug 09, 2013
Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

acurtis, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of Ross79
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

Ross79, Oct 04, 2013
Photo of Gonzoillini
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Gonzoillini, Jun 07, 2013
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.78/5  rDev -3.3%

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Bottled 6/20/13.

Appearance - Hazy orange. Big white head. Lasts quite a while. Thick collar.

Smell - Stone fruits like peach. Brett, but not an earthy brett. Fruitier. Citrusy, but not too simcoe-y.

Taste - Bright citrus here. Orange and then turns more grapefruity. Peachy. Grainy brett flavor. Not overly strong yet. A lot of pale malt as the hops and brett die down.

Mouthfeel - Easy to drink, if a bit sweet. Medium carbonation.

Overall - It's tasty. Be interesting to see how this develops.

Alieniloquium, Aug 20, 2013
Photo of bum732
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

bum732, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of nick_asian
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

nick_asian, Apr 29, 2014
Photo of KYGunner
3.8/5  rDev -2.8%

This poured with a mass of bubbly carbonation that fomented in to a relatively pretty crown. The color was bright, light and golden.

Very tart in the nose there's several sour and tangy aromas. I catch strong tropical fruit along with raspberry, lemon an honey.

The taste makes a mad dash through the palate with a tartness down the center. There's a lot of tropical fruit flavor but it's minerally. It reminds me of the old Flinstones vitamins I took as a kid. The aftertaste has a piney hop flavor.

The feel is very light and crisp but almost too light, almost watery.

I know this is an IPA but it has all the components of a better than average sour.

KYGunner, Sep 03, 2013
Photo of fishmich
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

fishmich, Jul 21, 2013
Photo of jokeefe89
1.98/5  rDev -49.4%

One of the most disappointing beers I've had from 3f. Definitely an appropriate name. However Cat Piss would've been more appropriate. I wouldn't say it's horrible but it definitely is not worth the $15 per bottle. There are waaay better seasonal s out there now

jokeefe89, Jul 03, 2013
Photo of HaveUSeenMyCellar
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

HaveUSeenMyCellar, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of thedarkestlord
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

thedarkestlord, Jul 04, 2013
Photo of EgadBananas
3.81/5  rDev -2.6%

Pours light orange, bright white head, finger, fluffy, lacy. Aroma was mostly all Brett, funky, wet hay, musky. Some floral hops, but the Brett was up front for sure. Tasted wasn't nearly as much Brett, But lacked some complexity. Fairly bitter, floral and piny hops with some jaunts of musk and hay. Body was oily, slick, somewhat bubbly and crisp, not too heavy though, which was good.

Overall, interesting for sure. I enjoyed the Brett in the aroma, but it didn't connect as well in the taste...still a quite good beer. The price tag is a bit unfortunate for what you get though, truth be told.

EgadBananas, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of BuckTuckian
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

BuckTuckian, Nov 20, 2013
Photo of BBrewington
4/5  rDev +2.3%

BBrewington, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of enelson
4/5  rDev +2.3%

enelson, Jul 26, 2013
Photo of PatB1987
4/5  rDev +2.3%

PatB1987, Mar 05, 2014
Photo of wesside89
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

wesside89, Jul 06, 2013
Photo of Fetching
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Fetching, Jul 05, 2013
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Three Floyds / Surly Urine Trouble from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
88 out of 100 based on 182 ratings.