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

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88
very good

182 Ratings
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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)
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3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

MasterSki, Jun 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

cfrances33, Jun 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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Three Floyds / Surly Urine Trouble from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
88 out of 100 based on 182 ratings.