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Three Floyds / Surly Urine Trouble - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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88
very good

191 Ratings
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Ratings: 191
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 12.76%
Wants: 35
Gots: 18 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co. visit their website
Indiana, United States

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

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 04-19-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Brewed with our friends at Surly, this Imperial Brett IPA is fermented with a unique strain of yeast, Brettanomyces Lambicus. This yeast creates earthy barnyard notes along with pineapple and cherry pie aromas. Of course, it’s hopped heavily. Simcoe and Chinook are the culprits for the “cat peed on the Christmas tree” aroma.
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Photo of bulldog91
4.65/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Phenomenal.
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of thaghost
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of jokeefe89
2.05/5  rDev -47.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

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

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of CesarLopes
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of MasterSki
3.95/5  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.

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Thorpe429
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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Three Floyds / Surly Urine Trouble from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 191 ratings.