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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ineedbeer (734) - Oakland, California, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Aroma is very fruit forward with a lot of pineapple and guava With some other tropical fruit. Light cherry pie notes with some light malt and faint oak notes. Pours a cloudy, pale golden orange with a thick, small white head with good retention. Moderate lacing and small legs. Flavor has some light malt notes with a hint of caramel character. Lots of tropical fruit noted, especially guava and pineapple. Moderate bitterness with quite a bit of tropical fruit juice. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall, a pretty nice, Brett forward, tropical fruit IPA. Really juicy, tropical frit notes. Even with age the tropical fruit is there but there is not much hop character. Moderate acidity. BAD IPA, good beer. Aroma

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlovakSniper (3161) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 29, 2014
Une bouteille bue avec moi-même pour mes 41 ans. Le liquide orangé peine à développer une tête résistante. Peu importe. Ses arômes me plaisent énormément. Bonbons surets, agrumes, épices, bretts et fruits du verger attaquent l’intérieur de mes narines de très belle facon. Au goût, les fruits sont sûres et les houblons comme une tempête tropicale. Miam! En bouche, un liquide qui fait oublier sa minceur pr son côté aromatique. Une finale merveilleusement fruitée et habilement sauvage et sûre. Du bon petit jus trop facile à boire.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marheb (2047) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 28, 2014
Pomagrenade, pêche, ananas, pamplemousse dans une tempête acétique, citrique, juteuse et asséchante. Pas la buvabilité ultime considérant le taux d’alcool mais certainement agréable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (4726) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 25, 2014
Bottle: Poured a cloudy orangey color ale with a medium size foamy head with OK retention and light lacing notes. Aroma of light citrus and clementine notes is quiet refreshing. Taste is also dominated by citrus notes with some clementine notes which are very refreshing and light tangy and tart finish. Body is quite full with medium carbonation. I just took this out of the fridge without knowing exactly what I was about to drink but very good beer even though sour side is not that apparent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mcberko (6419) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 24, 2014
375mL bottle, pours a murky orange with a small white had. Nose brings quite a bit of murky feet funk, armpit, lacto and some hops in there. Flavour is sure unique, with loads of musty, BO-like brett funk which is somehow amazing, with grapefruit pith, dry hops, and more funk. Wow - this is sure innovative. Highly flavourful for only being 4.1% and hugely funky. Wonderful stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
RABinCO (1285) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Bottle split with friends. Light pink hazy pour. No real head. Aroma of grapefruit juice, grass, citrus zest. Taste is grapefruit, orange, bitter grassy hops nicely balanced with a bracing tartness. Great all around.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
baraciisch (1873) - USA - AUG 17, 2014
hazy orange red in color... Aroma of ruby red grapefruit, citrus hops, light tartness... Flavor is big red grapefruit, citrus hops bitterness to balance out the light tartness... Really unique great beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ajnepple (2165) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - AUG 16, 2014
375 ml bottled shared from Small Batch Liquors. Orange and cloudy with a small white head. Aroma and flavor of tropical fruit, sour notes, earth, pine, citrus, funky yeast, grass and herbs. Fresh and juicy.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BucannonXC5 (835) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Type: 375-ml (12.7-oz.) bottle Glass: Karl Strauss pint glass From: BA’s ucsbmullet Price: N/A Purchased: N/A; Received it on July 23, 2014 Consumed: Aug. 8, 2014 Misc.: Wax cap Thanks Nick! Poured an orange, slightly honey, hazy color with 1-to-2 fingers of gray (maybe khaki-white lacing). Some bubbles hanging onto the sides of the glass. Minimal lacing along the sides of the glass. Minimal retention on the top all the way down. Smelled tangerine, pineapple, grapefruit zest, coriander, mango, peach, apricot, floral hops, tropical hops, sour tarts, Smarties and nectarine. Taste was similar, but not quite as good as the nose. Still all those fruity flavors, notably pineapple, tangerine, grapefruit, peach, apricot, Smarties, sour tart, Sweet Tarts, coriander, Brett notes, nectarine, mango and other tropical notes. Light body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Long, fruity, flavorful finish. A pretty good sour/wild ale. Lots of flavors that I’m not used to. I’d love to have it again.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IndianaRed (2416) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Bottle shared with Pinkzambia Cloudy deep orange with a small white head. Wow Ruby red grapefruit is right. Huge pithy grapefruit and tangerine aromas and flavors. Plenty of sourness but still of the citrus variety. Caramelized leaches and pineapple. Very interesting. This experiment nailed it. Nice work

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