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

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Three Floyds / Surly Urine TroubleThree Floyds / Surly Urine Trouble

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88
very good

177 Ratings
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Ratings: 177
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.96%
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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josephwa

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

10-04-2013 20:31:18 | More by josephwa
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Ross79

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

10-04-2013 01:33:32 | More by Ross79
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Cholansky1

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

09-30-2013 15:09:34 | More by Cholansky1
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NewGlarusFan

Illinois

3.8/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass

A) Cloudy orange yellowish color, crisp, good amount of nuculation.

S) Pineapple, funk, apricot, brett yeast.

T) Very funky and brett upfront, as it warmed up I tasted more hops very tropical and pine.

M) Medium amount of carbonation and crisp

O) Very good, but not worth the price.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2013 14:58:02 | More by NewGlarusFan
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.8%

09-29-2013 20:28:20 | More by millerbuffoon
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.8%

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

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

09-28-2013 01:41:44 | More by ellswrth
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Texasfan549

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.8%

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

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.8%

09-25-2013 23:34:41 | More by kjkinsey
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dfhhead25

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.8%

09-23-2013 15:36:22 | More by dfhhead25
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vissai

California

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

09-16-2013 21:45:35 | More by vissai
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BMart

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

09-16-2013 13:45:13 | More by BMart
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mixed_master7

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

09-15-2013 18:39:04 | More by mixed_master7
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TheBierBoutique

Ohio

4/5  rDev +1.8%

09-14-2013 16:09:52 | More by TheBierBoutique
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mvdillman

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

09-14-2013 01:11:36 | More by mvdillman
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ahbithwabm

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.8%

09-12-2013 20:50:00 | More by ahbithwabm
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CityofBals

Illinois

3/5  rDev -23.7%

09-12-2013 03:03:04 | More by CityofBals
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macrosmatic

Florida

4.44/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to hopslam11 for sending this bottle down! Reviewed from notes. Poured from bomber into a Peg's snifter.

A: Very hazy orangish-gold with a half-finger of white head and only a small amount of visible carbonation.

S: Funky, barnyard and horse, wet grassy and tropical fruits with grapefruit and lemon hops as well. A light biscuit malt aroma lurks underneath.

T: Follows the nose – funky grassy barnyard, then a big pineapple hit, with citrus, dankness, and more wet hay. A dry bitterness in the hang with some tart funk on the exhale.

M: Medium body, carbonation sensation on the low side, and the alcohol is noticeable but seems well-integrated into the flavors.

O: Wow. This was really, really tasty. While not quite the same style, I did prefer Crooked Stave's Hop Savant to this one, but I found the Urine Trouble to have a lot more pineapple and citrus flavor, rather than more dominated by hay and grass tastes. Recommended.

As an aside, I didn't find any "cherry pie" flavors in the beer at all.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2013 18:05:00 | More by macrosmatic
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EJJ1848

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +1.8%

09-09-2013 12:14:45 | More by EJJ1848
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jkball01

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

09-06-2013 04:55:17 | More by jkball01
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4/5  rDev +1.8%

09-06-2013 01:37:03 | More by MarkyMOD
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eawolff99

Colorado

4/5  rDev +1.8%

09-05-2013 23:50:07 | More by eawolff99
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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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djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1.8%

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

Kentucky

3.8/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2013 23:18:40 | More by KYGunner
Three Floyds / Surly Urine Trouble from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
88 out of 100 based on 177 ratings.