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RATINGS: 59   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marheb (2018) - 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 (4699) - 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 (6306) - 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 (1214) - 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 (1812) - 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 (2117) - Clear Creek, 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 (829) - 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 (2384) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pinkzambia (1461) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Bottle: Cloudy gold color a white ring head. Wonderful aromas of pink grapefruit, peaches, and citrusy hops with some dry notes like wood. Extremely interesting flavor - ruby red grapefruit at your local greasy spoon diner for breakfast anyone? You do notice the hops though as well. But grapefruit is the dominating characteristic. I could drink this all day. Soothing carbonation with a great fruity hoppy finish. Although there is a hoppy finish it isn’t bitter. Tasty!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jnkor (316) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 18, 2014
The largest thing I can say about this beer is its very surprising flavor! There is a bit of a wow factor when you take the first sip of liquid sour and hop. I would say it gets better the more you drink it. I quite enjoy it!

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