Red Swingline | Trinity Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Trinity Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A wild and sour session IPA. Brewed with three heavily fruity hops, coriander, and tangerine zest the profile is definitely American in focus. Aged in French Oak Chardonnay barrels with souring Lactobacillus, funky Brettanomyces yeast, and dry-hopped in each individual barrel. This beer is a definite wow moment.

Added by UCLABrewN84 on 04-06-2013

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Cheers to SteveO for this one. Had a few Trinity beers prior to moving from the springs, this my first since move here...

Bottle 772 12/12, batch TBB 1-6 opens with a little gush, no big thang...

Pours a hazed amber with a thumb of egg shell colored head. Never totally clears, pretty nice head retention & below average lacing

S: Much sourness, citric & grassy notes

T: Sourness, a touch of grassyness, lemons & pineapples, plus tartness up front, so getting the tangerine rind, but also pineapple in spades. Earthy lemony/citric tartness, a bit of oakyness & pineapple as this warms, choke cherry here as well. Finishes tart with grapefruit, pineapple, a bit of white grape & honeysuckle & puckery, oaky sourness

MF: Medium bodied with delicate carbonation, plus some warming sensation

So easy to drink, wow a whole lot of flavor packed into a quaffable 4.1 abv package. This the greatness I recall from Jason on stops prior to Trinity! Classic American Wild ale, no real major flaws here only minor detractors

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Growler, I know they don't sell this in growlers but my room mate has a hook up!

A: Dark orange, think white head with little to no lacing and very little carbonation.
S: Pleasant aromas of tart funky tangerine, orange and lemon mixed with hop sweet fruits of pineapple, peach, mango and lemon. Subtle earthy floral wood notes underneath it all. No noticeable malt aroma which is no surprise at 4.1% abv.
T: On the tip of the tough is sweet tropical hop fruits followed by a long middle of orange and tangerine citrus tartness with subtle floral wood undertones followed by a clean dry acidic sour finish. An outstanding balance of different characteristics.
M: low body with medium mouthfeel. Low carbonation on this taste but I recall medium carbonation when I've had this in the bottle.
O: A outstanding wild ale. Has complex character. Hard to believe they packed so much in at only 4.1% abv! Brings the best of a sour with the nice tropical notes of an IPA. This is the sour that converted me to sours. Living in Portland I've had "better" sours but not necessarily more pleasant sours. A winner on a hot summer day as a session sour/ipa yet still outstanding on a winter night like tonight.

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Red Swingline from Trinity Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 375 ratings
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