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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cybercat (3435) - Georgia, USA - NOV 20, 2014
Pours a hazy dark apricot with a fairly thick and fine-bubbled eggshell head. Fruity aroma is quite sour and has a yeasty hint. Flavor is quite sour, with a snip of hoppy bitterness - not make-your-face-do-aerobics sour, but pucker-worthy just the same. Texture is firm, smooth, and rather fizzy, leaving a nice sour apple finish. Swing on over and grab one!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
devman171 (1019) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - OCT 27, 2014
750 ml bottle pours dark orange, thick and hazy. Aroma is big juicy orange and tangerine, taste is similar with a light Bret tart and fruity finish. very nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckeyeBoy (2853) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 12, 2014
375ml bottle pours out a hazy golden topped with a white head. Nose is apricot jam peaches and a nice tartness. Taste is as the nose apricot peach some hop notes and a very nice tartness. This was a very tasty brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (9365) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Bottle... Pours murky and golden without a whole lotta head. Good Golly Miss Molly – BAM! - PEACHES OR APRICOTS OR PASSIONFRUIT OR TANGERINE OR ALL FOUR. That aroma is crazy fruity. Medium-bodied with busy carbonation. The flavor is fruity and lightly tart with a tangy, mildly bitter finish. Bottle courtesy of newcigarz!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
vtafro (3697) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2014
Bottle thanks sKrip. Hazy golden pour with white head. Nice apricot and brett aromas. Light floral and citrus with nice fruit and peach sour tones.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tom10101 (3009) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 19, 2014
Bottle (375 ml). Thanks for kbudd19, thanks! Side-by-side with Easy Swinger and Double Swingline. Hazy golden/orange with a small white head and little lacing. Aroma is a burst of citrus along an important lactic presence, chardonnay notes, hops and brettanomyces. Taste is super citrusy and quite hoppy with lactic notes, chardonnay, brettanomyces, hints of coriander and light bitterness. Medium body. Soft carbonation. Oily mouthfeel. Moderately dry finish. Never tried anything like that, super citrusy and also super hoppy, but the citrus doesn’t come from the hops along the combination with chardonnay barrels. Really enticing aroma. Good drinkability. Complex and good balance considering all that is going on in there.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JulienHuxley (3344) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - SEP 18, 2014
Bottle at Tom’s. Hazy gold - amber pour, no head. Aroma is really grapefruity, really intensely citrusy, lemony aromas, light white wine bretty aromas. Taste is hoppy, sour, very citrusy, tons of citrus peel, lactic. Quite unorthodox, it took a few sips to grow on me but this is actually really good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ModeEngage (152) - Lowell, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Bottle from Concealer. Pours hazy golden with fluffy, white head that lasts. Smells of funk, citrus, and biscuit. Drinks with moderate sour bite with no lingering bitterness. Light bodied. Tastes of grapefruit, predominantly, with orange zest, wood notes, and funk. Dry finish with lingering grapefruit and floral notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ineedbeer (837) - 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 (3269) - Candiac, 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.

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