RATINGS: 142   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! Weve 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

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
olsvammel (6843) - rebro, SWEDEN - APR 8, 2017
Bottle at En Trappa Upp in rebro. Tart and funky smell with citrus and cellar notes. Similar taste. Nice and strong tartness. Not sure where the IPA part fits in, felt more like a guezue. But very nice!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fiulijn (20221) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 1, 2016
Bottle from Denman Wine and Spirits, Vancouver
Hazy golden color. The aroma is wonderful, it marries the character of the brett with a strong fruity, zesty component; its citrusy, and a bit trropical, pungent. The mouthfeel is very dry, but quite smooth thanks to the high carbonation; the flavor is zesty, citrusy, funky, and rather astringent in the final; plenty of grapefruit, qumquats, and hints of passion fruit.
Wonderful fruity sour.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gerbeer (3529) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 2, 2016
12.7 Oz bottle. Porus a hazy amber with huge head. Aromas of breadfruit, mashed pineapple, limes, and toasted malts. A fruit bomb with flavors of sour tropical fruit, green berries, pommegranate and mangos, limes, and a little sweet malts,. If hops are present its the Ammarillo. Incredible. Though not an IPA by any means...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerplace (1456) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 27, 2016
375ml bottle from Park Royal (thx, Jamey!). Pours a cloudy pale golden with a white head. Aroma is funky, sour, citrusy, fruity with bretts notes. Taste is fruity, sour, citrusy. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (9941) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 2, 2016
375 ml bottle.
Pours golden color with a small head. Aroma is sour with lemon and apricot, mild earthiness. Flavor is apricot and citrus, some yeast and spices. Decent but not quite what I was expecting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (8249) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 2, 2016
37,5 cl bottle @home
Aroma has strong bretta tartness and fruit candy in the background. Flavour has tart citron, grapefruit, bretta tones and hints of cereal-style malt. Also mild gastric acid tones. A bit too tart to be completely enjoyable. Indeed no signs of 100 IBU, sourness overrides it I guess.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (6899) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 2, 2016
375ml bottle from Belmont Station, Portland, OR. Pours orange with a small white head. Aroma of sour berries, lactic notes, bretta, grass and tartish fruits. Taste is sourish, tartish and grassy with some bretta, wood, oak, fruits, vinous notes and hops. Finish is tartish and sourish with hints of bretta, spices, oak, fruits and hops. Interesting, quite sour and tart.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VastActiv (6474) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 2, 2016
Bottle at Laitis, Helsinki. Colour is deep golden with small white head. Aromas and flavors: Fruits, tropical fruits, some sweetness, dryness and sourness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lusikka (7793) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 2, 2016
375 ml bottle. Pours a cloudy golden yellow colour without a head. Aroma of fresh grapefruit, some herbal notes and sour berries. Flavour of crisp citrusy bitterness, lemon zest, sourness, a bit of grainy malts and grass. Light bodied. Very crisp and refreshing. Great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (10057) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 3, 2016
Bottle. Gusher! Turbid dull orange with a lively head. Aroma of grapefruit and sour yoghurt with funky undertones. Juicy and acidic, sour and hoppy as promised! Woody undertones, imparting kind of a dirty quality that I thought took away from the zesty focus. Finish is sour and dry. Really good.

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