3 Floyds / Surly Urine Trouble | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

3 Floyds / Surly Urine Trouble3 Floyds / Surly Urine Trouble
BA SCORE
78.1%
Liked This Beer
3.92 w/ 196 ratings
3 Floyds / Surly Urine Trouble3 Floyds / Surly Urine Trouble
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States
3floyds.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by MasterSki on 04-19-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
196
Liked:
153
Avg:
3.92/5
pDev:
12.76%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
35
Gots:
22
Trade:
2
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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.

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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.

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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.

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Beer rating: 78.1% out of 100 with 196 ratings
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