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

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88
very good

179 Ratings
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Ratings: 179
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.7%
Wants: 35
Gots: 24 | 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 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)
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djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1.8%

09-05-2013 00:48:07 | More by djrn2
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

06-08-2013 15:06:59 | More by Thorpe429
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.59/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

It didn't take long for the hoppy beer makers at Three Floyds to take on the newly developed Brett-ed IPA. However, it took the prodding along from Surly brewing to jump into this deep water and doing so in imperial fashion.

Living up to its namesake, the color is deep golden and with an unhealthy copper tinge. A light froth bubbles up from the calderon and retains its heady appearance throughout the session. Sticky lacing is random and intricate.

Incredibly pungent and sweaty, the nose is chocked full of citrus, dried limes, sea air, and a big ole bright bouquet of chivey herbs. Hinging on garlic and onion, a catty scent from hops wrap around the light saddle leather character from yeast. Notes of sawdust, weathered wood and cider only complement the mix.

Its dry malt taste is light on sweetness and carries a straw, hay, and whole wheat type of character. Dried citrus fruits ranging from oranges to limes and tropical blends all make their way into the middle palate. Attic-like must takes over from there and introduces earthy wood rot, brine and distinctive herbs that remind me of how closely related that the hop plant is to the cannabis plant. As the beer finishes, its earthen bitterness comes at me like collared greens, fresh sawn pine and pungent cheeses.

Its a complex taste but an effortless body. Its utmost dryness keeps the ale lively and light as the abundance of carbonaiton keeps the beer pushed to the roof of the mouth and adding virtually no weight to the tongue. Its fleeting finish is musty, spicy with alcohol warmth, and arid in a short-lived aftertaste.

With a lot of Berlinerweiss flavor- the ale almost strikes me as an imperial stab at this style. But then we have those hops to contend with and that gets tricky. But leave it up to the madness that is Three Floyds and Surly to devise such a concoction to keep us guessing with each and every sip.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2013 04:06:52 | More by BEERchitect
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

08-03-2013 17:16:46 | More by acurtis
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.8%

09-25-2013 23:34:41 | More by kjkinsey
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Texasfan549

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.8%

09-25-2013 23:36:59 | More by Texasfan549
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spycow

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

07-14-2013 18:35:57 | More by spycow
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.8%

09-29-2013 20:18:29 | More by Knapp85
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MasterSki

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

On-tap at Northdown. Served in a tulip.

A - Off-white foam settles to a solid cap, thick collar, and splotches of lacework. Hazed golden orange body.

S - An interesting mix of tropical funk, a bit of earthiness, pine, and a definite hint of cat pee. Quite zesty and in-your-face, and as exactly as promised. Not a ton of malt character; guessing the brett gobbled most of the sugars. Alcohol is well hidden.

T - The taste isn't quite as good. Starts fruit and sweet early, but finishes with some dirty brett, pine bitterness, and some lingering astringency and medicinal notes.

M - Dry, medium body, pleasant moderate carbonation, light warming alcohol, and a pleasant, clean finish. Actually seems like a smaller beer than the listed 9%, but not in a bad way.

D - Delivers exactly what the description promised, but I'm not entirely convinced by the concept. I think Brett C might have worked better, as it's the dirty and medicinal finish that really fails for me. Solidly executed, as you'd expect from Surly and 3 Floyds, and definitely the best brett beer I've had from the latter.

Serving type: on-tap

06-12-2013 20:37:39 | More by MasterSki
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.3/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Really interesting beer thanks to rudzud for sharing. 7/22/13

Big fluffy fizzy fluffy soapy 2 finger head fades semi slowly with lots if messy lacing, mostly clear lemony yellow color.

Nose super fruity peach and apricot like, some tropical fruit like hops with mango and little papaya, nice Brett funk with little pineapple and juicy fruit, pineapple eventually really ramps.

Taste quite nice, big pineapple tropical fruit Brett and citrusy tropical hops, nice mild funk Brett, musty dank grapefruit pith and lemon rind, little grainy malt no real sweetness. Mild spicy bitterness, earthy hops. Long bitter hop finish, lots of pineapple and tropical fruit, earthy rind hops.

Mouth is med bod, nice carb.

Overall great.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2014 02:35:47 | More by jlindros
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zestar

California

4/5  rDev +1.8%

08-01-2014 06:04:14 | More by zestar
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +1.8%

12-13-2013 04:45:31 | More by XmnwildX12
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

07-26-2013 13:27:43 | More by mendvicdog
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imperialking

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.8%

08-24-2013 20:59:37 | More by imperialking
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4/5  rDev +1.8%

09-06-2013 01:37:03 | More by MarkyMOD
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -23.7%

11-29-2013 17:13:30 | More by ejimhof
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drewone

California

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

10-27-2013 07:09:49 | More by drewone
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.8%

06-07-2013 23:07:04 | More by Gonzoillini
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Zaphog

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

12-19-2013 19:27:02 | More by Zaphog
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drummermattie02

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.8%

07-21-2013 16:50:50 | More by drummermattie02
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

4.19/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Bottle opened on 7.21.13

A - Pours a hazy pale orange with a two inch foamy cream-colored head with good retention.

S - Oranges, grapefruit, tangerine, really nice.

T - Tons of sweet citrus. Oranges, tangerines, pineapple. Very tasty. Just how I like it.

D - Good carbonation with a light body, on the sweeter side.

O - Tons of orange sweet citrus. Very good.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2013 03:08:57 | More by HuskyinPDX
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.78/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2013 00:33:09 | More by Alieniloquium
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popery

California

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

08-10-2013 18:54:15 | More by popery
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +1.8%

08-10-2013 21:52:19 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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rudzud

Massachusetts

4.29/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Shared with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a crystal clear copper hue with a thin white head that fades to leave a thin lacing and light cloud.

S - Aromas of cherry pie, pineapple, misty brett, glorious simcoe and Amarillo hops. Nice lambicus notes, super awesome.

T - Taste is just like the nose. Epic brett, glorious fruits, cherry, pineapple, light hops nice floral faint pine and tropical fruits, delicious.

M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated, super drinkable, alcohol hidden well.

O - Overall this beer is really fun and nice, super interesting, loads of brett and fun fruit. Very glad to try this, awesome!

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2014 02:15:57 | More by rudzud
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Three Floyds / Surly Urine Trouble from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
88 out of 100 based on 179 ratings.