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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12576) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2016
(750ml bottle) Pours a clear copper body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of pink grapefruit, vinous, melon rind, barnyard, lemon, and tangerine. Flavor of grapefruit, white grape, coriander, tangerine, peach, and brett with a moderately dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gyllenbock (7168) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2016
Bottle at BrewDog Malmö. Hazy golden with a white head. Aroma and taste of citrus, funk, light oak and some grass. The finish was tart and rather dry. A good one.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fluffy (2241) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2016
I'm not a hop head so I was a little concerned about this, but honestly the lacto balances the bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StefanSD (2304) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - MAR 14, 2016
Bottle. And, it was a gusher. And, I really wish they wouldn’t dip the cap in wax. Cloudy yellow with a small white head that soon fizzes away. Aroma of sour citrus and some barnyard funk. Taste highlights mixed sour citrus with complex grapefruit, tangerines, papaya and lemons. Bready malt base is way in the background. Palate is medium, finishes long and mildly sour. Overall: This is the third sour I’ve had from Trinity and each one is a winner. I will not hesitate to try anything these guys conjure up . Also, these are a very good value at only $7.00 per bottle. Paired well with a cocoa encrusted Italian cheese.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (21888) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2016
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity sour bretty hoppy aroma. Fruity malty sour bretty hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty sour tart bretty hoppy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fredd_an (242) - Borlänge, SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2016
Fin vit krona som släpper lätt, väloxiderad, grumlig ljudjuice:ig grape färg, speciell doft av hopkok av humle & syra, surhet. Det sura tar över smaken först, men sen kommer humlen som en stickig bomb direkt efteråt & klibbar kvar på tungan länge ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
andrewje41 (2484) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (6737) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NikkTwist (2469) - 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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77 (9217) - 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.

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