Easy Swinger
Trinity Brewing Company

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From:
Trinity Brewing Company
 
Colorado, United States
Style:
IPA - American
ABV:
4.1%
Score:
88
Avg:
3.96 | pDev: 8.33%
Ratings:
39
Status:
Retired
Rated:
May 12, 2022
Added:
Jun 10, 2014
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  2
SCORE
88
Very Good
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Notes: Our Swingline Recipe brewed only with Brettanomyces (No Lactobacillus). Aged on individually dry hopped French Oak Chardonnay barrels.
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4.39/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by beergoot from Colorado

Excellent looking wild ale; hazy, peach-yellow body; lively carbonation; thin yet lasting head, white. Sweet nose comprised of peach and apricot smells; a bit of orange; very fresh. Very unique and delicious flavor; ripe peach and orange pith; a touch of red grapefruit; mildly tart; bold, earthy hop bitterness. Heavy body; rich and prickly on the palate; slightly sticky; very moderate acidity.

This beer is billed as a wild India pale ale, brewed only with Brettanomyces with tangerine zest and and natural flavors. it walks a fine line between a wild ale and IPA and does the job superbly. Both styles are present and play nicely together. A unique, tasty beverage.

Pouring temperature: 40.6 ℉; bottling date: unknown

May 12, 2022
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4.31/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by KensWorld from Florida

From wax sealed bottle, no date. Pours a nice thick white head, color of honey. Very zesty and citrusy smell. You can definitely smell the Brett. This beer tastes more like a Farmhouse then a true IPA. The hop bitterness tries to come through but is masked by the wild tangy ness of the Brett yeast. The aging in wine barrels seems to become more pronounced as it warms up. Overall a unusual clash of styles that seem to work very well together. A very good but odd beer.

Jan 06, 2016
 
3.98 by claspada from New Jersey on Sep 27, 2015
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4.49/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by StonedTrippin from Colorado

this is just lights out, wish i didnt wait so long to try this one, although maybe the extra time in the bottle on the brett has helped it mature to this beautiful beer it is today. double swinger was amazing, but this might be my favorite beer in the series. the brett is really developed, and while its about as juicy as it gets, its also super dry, so we owe that to the brett. the citrus peel comes though in this like crazy, way more than i remember it in any of the others, and with the hops in this, its just incredible. tropical hops with the peel is a great combination. the chardonnay barrel is also a phenomenal choice for this, fruity oak and mild acidity bringing it together. the acid from the wine almost fills in for the lacto that isnt in this one, and it somehow comes across as a more complete brew than the one with the mixed cultures. i also like how hoppy it is, seemingly a lot more than the others too, and at this low abv, i could just drink this forever. a perfect summer wild ale/ipa hybrid, has aged gracefully, and feels about as refreshing as any beer can. one of the best i have ever had from trinity, they should make this one all the time! i need to buy these up before they disappear.

Aug 11, 2015
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4.29/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by ONovoMexicano from New Mexico

12.7 ounce bottle poured into an oversized snifter.

Tons of foamy head from the pour, so I'm glad for the oversized glass. The head shows good persistence. The body could be confused for grapefruit juice, it's simply that thick and cloudy, plus has a similar golden and brown color blend. 4.25

Smells like grapefruit juice too, but even more tart and reaching sour territory. There's peach and pineapple aroma, mango, man, a lot of damn fruit. Fruit salad but with some funk. 4.5

More mango fruitiness on the palate, some zestiness and grapefruit peel, that lead into a funky then floral yeast finish. I like the cross between fruintiness and earthy funk flavor. It feels like two beers, a juicy IPA and a filthy wild ale, got even filthier together. Those whores. The yeast flavor can be a tad too apparent on the finish and feel like licking flowers, but otherwise this beer tastes great. 4.25

Tart and funky. Light-to-medium-bodied with a refreshing feel. The finish is a tad yeast-heavy and that's my only qualm. 4

Another gem in the swingline series.

May 29, 2015
 
4 by Goatdavemac from North Carolina on May 26, 2015
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3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by metter98 from New York

A: The beer is hazy yellow in color. It poured with a two finger high off white head that died down, leaving a very large patch of bubbles on the surface and a collar that extended up the sides of the glass for a bit.
S: Light to moderate aromas of funk from the brett are present in the nose.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has a lot of funk from the Brettanomyces yeast and finishes with notes of oak and Chardonnay from the barrel aging process. No bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very easy to drink and could be considered sessionable if you are some that likes funky beers. It tastes a lot more like a wild ale than an IPA.

Serving type: bottle

Apr 26, 2015
 
3.99 by kjkinsey from Texas on Apr 04, 2015
 
4.09 by Texasfan549 from Texas on Apr 04, 2015
 
4 by NJBeer265 from New Jersey on Mar 19, 2015
 
3.3 by crobinso from Colorado on Mar 01, 2015
 
4.05 by Jordantb313 from Colorado on Jan 14, 2015
 
4 by JMFP from Delaware on Jan 13, 2015
 
3.75 by afsdan from Colorado on Jan 09, 2015
 
4 by SocalKicks from California on Dec 26, 2014
 
4.25 by lillitnn92 from Virginia on Dec 26, 2014
 
4 by yeaprolly from Washington on Dec 17, 2014
 
3.9 by wethorseblanket from California on Dec 16, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
by Axnjxn from North Carolina

375ml bottle

hazy orange color, large, quickly dissipating bubbly head. musty, earthy aroma. taste starts out tart and then you get a big rush of tangerine and orange and the finish is lasting and funky. it is much like the other swinglines and this funky sour IPA style is just awesome.

Nov 28, 2014
 
4.25 by 1jstafan from Indiana on Nov 18, 2014
 
4.1 by Farnswurth from Illinois on Nov 16, 2014
 
4.25 by emerge077 from Illinois on Nov 16, 2014
 
4.3 by ahbithwabm from Illinois on Nov 16, 2014
 
3.16 by NJB145 from Michigan on Nov 05, 2014
 
3.5 by jakewatt135 from Oregon on Oct 25, 2014
 
4 by TheSevenDuffs from Canada (ON) on Oct 23, 2014
 
3 by Filabee from Michigan on Oct 23, 2014
 
4 by Spike-likes-beer from Oklahoma on Oct 15, 2014
 
4 by McNazz from Colorado on Oct 11, 2014
 
3.5 by ShanePB from Pennsylvania on Sep 29, 2014
 
4 by AlexFields from Tennessee on Sep 27, 2014
 
3.75 by tom10101 from Canada (QC) on Sep 19, 2014
 
3.75 by BDeibs from Colorado on Sep 14, 2014
 
3.75 by GRG1313 from California on Sep 14, 2014
 
4.2 by SteeleWright from Texas on Sep 04, 2014
 
4.25 by vermilcj from Ohio on Sep 01, 2014
 
3.5 by Prospero from Colorado on Aug 25, 2014
 
4.25 by MarkyMOD from Colorado on Jul 15, 2014
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4.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25
by Ratman197 from Colorado

375 ml bottle poured a hazy gold with a small lingering ivory head. Aromas of straw, earthiness, dank bud and light horse blanket. Mouthfeel was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, earthiness, horse blanket and dank bud with a crisp dry bitter lingering funky finish.

Jun 10, 2014
Easy Swinger from Trinity Brewing Company
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 39 ratings