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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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IPA Primitif– Ever had an extremely hoppy sour beer before (sour, as in Lacto… Bretta does not create sour flavors)… The answer is NO! You have never had a super hopped sour beer, because the microbes that make the ’cheek puckering sour’ are extremely sensitive to hops! We’ve figured out a method to get around these sensitivities and developed a 100 IBU brew fermented with Lacto and Bretta, aged in barrels, and then dry hopped.

This Third installment in our Office Space themed ’Case of the Mondays Series,’ uses a unique double fermentation (warm with Lactobacillus delbrueckii in the kettle then cool with a special Bretta). This sour/wild beer is extremely hoppy, barrel aged, and dry hopped. Focus of this beer is decidedly fruit (think ruby red grapefruit), from the choice to use mosaic hops, citra hops, Amarillo, coriander, and tangerine zest. Brewer: Trinity Brewing Company Style: Sour/Wild Ale Alcohol Content: 4.1% Seasonal: No

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6397) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 22, 2015
375, capped and waxed. Pours a hazy still burnished medium amber with no head or lace. Pencil shavings and vinegar on the nose. Creamy medium body with no carb. Fruity vinegar, maybe a little peachy, with pencil shavings and a bit of oaky bite. Mild puckery finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
John25 (790) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - FEB 11, 2015
Bottle. Tart aroma. Bright orange. Orange juice and big bitter grapefruit taste. Puckery mouthfeel. Very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
conway (1778) - - FEB 11, 2015
Bottle. Hazy gold with a thin white head. Aroma is tart, musty and lactic. Taste adds some really nice peach and lemon notes. Medium mouthfeel with solid carbonation. Really nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (6243) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 1, 2015
Bottle - Hoppy, herbal, fruity and a nice tartness. Cloudy gold with a nice rich white head. Lots of acidic tartness, weedy herbal notes and a fruity finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
timayyyy (1) - - JAN 29, 2015 does not count
I'm not a sour guy so I thought! This is fricken awesome. Cloudy / unfiltered / yummy / not too soury...Trinity Brewing goes to the top of my beer adventure list!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
JDBaker11058 (1415) - Maryland, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Appearance: cloudy orange, with a huge fluffy eggshell head that leaves a ton of lace. Aroma: hugely sour and tart nose, with tons of blood orange, grapefruit, mango, and peach, over a thick bed of plasticky funk. Taste: insanely sour up front, a little less so as it warms, with the tartness slightly offset by the nearly acidic brett funk; fruit is the main player, of course, with lots of grapefruit, mango, orange, even pineapple. Finish: long lasting, and very dry and bitter, with the sourt tartness of the fruit lingering over the brett funk. Notes: I like sour ales, and IPAs, and session beers, and fruit beers. But holy crap I didn’t care for this one. Seems to be pretty popular here, but I just couldn’t do it. Bottle from Sarah for Beersmas 2014

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rando7 (763) - Iowa, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Bottle pours cloudy orange with generous yellow head. Aroma of citrus and funk. Taste sour orange and tangerine with brett funk. Sour/tart finish. Full palate. I didn’t get get a lot of hops, at least not in the bittering sense, there was huge citrus taste which was very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GothGargoyle (1512) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 12, 2014
Orange with a white head. Aroma is orange, barnyard funk, tangerine, coriander. Light bodied, funky and fruity on the palate with a light tartness, very dry finish. Taste is tangerine, coriander, brett. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
beersighted (125) - - DEC 5, 2014
A session IPA that pours cloudy gold with a citrus/moldy nose. Medium body after a slight foamy white head. Distinctly tart of Lacto and Chardonnay barrel aging, and an underlying funk from Brettanomyces. A hybrid tasting sour/wild if you will. Really made me pucker at first, then mellowed out nicely into a refreshing beer. Defintely no hop bitterness to this IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Errl (1825) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2014
Bottle thanks to wchesser..Pour is golden with a white head..Nose is juicy hop, spice, oak, funk, honey..Taste is tart, passion fruit, oak, spice, honey..

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