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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   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


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
andrewje41 (2075) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JAN 29, 2016
Just reading all of the stats and specs on this beer was convincing to say the least. What a fascinating beer, even before trying it. Draft 12 oz pour at Brouwers. Rating #1999. A year that reminds me of Austin Powers every time I think of it. Awesome tap handle/ bottle by the way. Dark orange pour with a mountain of foam head. Aroma Isa semi sweet and sour orange fruit, which is a fragrance I would pay for in itself. I love these hybrid styles. Has its hop profile, but complimented by a sweet peach, tropical fruit, and a solid sour backbone. So easy to drink. Lingering palate of sweet tropical fruit and hop bitterness. Standout beer for sure. Excellent stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (6365) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 26, 2016
Bottle @ Steasy’s. Thanks for sharing! Amber pour with a small head. Nose is fairly tart and fruity. Cran-raspberry juice. Funky red fruit skin. Mild acetic sharpness. Flavor is similar. Lemon tart. Cranapple juice. Active carb. Fairly clean flavors. OK.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NikkTwist (2250) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2016
Bottle at Monks. Hazy gold pour that got more cloudy the further down the bottle. Short fizzy top that dissipated quickly. Very tart. Very jammy. Lots of citrus hops. Grapefruit marmalade. Golden plums. Apricots. Pinecones. Big juicy sour. A ton of flavor in such a low ABV brew!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77 (8399) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JAN 9, 2016
Nice surprise here and a new favorite Trinity beer. Big jammy hops with lots of peach and apricot (ironically they make a peach apricot version) and a lot of funk and acidity. Opened up really nice to a bouquet of floral and fruity hops and a barn full of funk. High carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maris (1269) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - DEC 26, 2015
From a 355ml bottle on 27/12/2015 (part of an early Xmas pack from the better half). Pours a murky dark golden with pretty much no head - lots of yeasty stuff settling on the bottom. The aroma is fruity, with some mild sour and zesty notes. In the mouth, there’ lots of puckering sour - lots of grapefruit, tangerine and lemon, with some orange and mandarin sweetness evident. While certainly hidden by the sour, you do get some hops, even if it will never be mistaken for a hop monster. The palate is slick and the carbonation prickly. This is actually a very good, nicely balanced sour beer - complex and refreshing. Wild/sour beers are not really my thing, so my rating is intended to represent some quite high praise.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ben4321 (5258) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 22, 2015
Location: 12.7 oz bottle from Whole Foods Bowery, 12/22/15

Aroma: More funky than it is hoppy, brett, lacto, tart fruit / lime, white wine, and spice notes
Appearance: Pours an unclear orange color with a fizzy head and some light lacing
Flavor: The flavor is a little funky, nicely tart / sour, with the spice and fruity notes on the finish
Palate: The body is light-medium, zero wateriness, tingly feel, and a somewhat dry close
Overall Impression: Love the Office Space theme, if you took this beer away from me and moved my desk to the basement I don’t think I’d set the building on fire, but it is pretty good. Also, I’d be really pissed to be working in the basement. I certainly prefer this to Duality’s Boston Stapler beer because it doesn’t bind up as much.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bacterial (2551) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - DEC 12, 2015
12 oz bottle shared by Brian - thanks!! Hazy light amber pour with s slight white head. Nose is massive citrus lime and orange. Nice tartness, big citrus. Yum!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BVery (8912) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 12, 2015
Bottle. Awesome lacto sour, lemon, light fruit. Sour citrus. Aggressive but well balanced. Hazy yellow pour. Wonderful.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thomashall (486) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - DEC 12, 2015
12oz bottle shared by Bvery, thanks Brian. Cloudy golden pour. Sour tart aroma. More sour than hoppy. Really good stuff.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 4, 2015
Sampled multiple times at Fobab. My fave of the night.Pours a pale golden color with a white head. Tart, funk, yeast, fruit, wood and grape must aroma. Funk, tart, wood, white wine, yeast, biscuit, fruit, grape must and biscuit flavors. Medium light body and lively carbonation. Funk, grape must and tart finish.


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