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Red Swingline | Trinity Brewing Company

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4.19/5
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375 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Trinity Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
trinitybrew.com

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,499
Reviews:
47
Ratings:
375
pDev:
8.11%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
61
Gots:
42
Trade:
5
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Ratings: 375 |  Reviews: 47
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4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jhavs
4.16/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of snaotheus
4.09/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2017-05-20
375ml waxed/capped bottle served in a snifter. Given to me by @mr-jj. Poured only about half out, so any particulate should still be in the bottle. If there's a date on the bottle, I don't see it right now.

Pours pretty clear, nice amber, with a smallish head and medium-low carbonation. Smell is mostly tart, maybe apricot.

Taste is an interesting blend of tart and bitter. Very strong flavors overall. Tangerine zest comes in clearly. Hoppy bitterness is definitely there.

Mouthfeel is light and smooth. Overall, quite tasty beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NickThePyro
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerAndFilm
4.09/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zonker17
4.59/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Gentle pour produces clears golden color and minimal head, no lacing. Citrus nose with little funkiness and grapefruit rind. Taste comes in sour and the hope bring in the citrusy notes, key lime. I've had this one sitting for a while, so time did it well. Great beer.

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4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HeartofMiami
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.94/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.8/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of wedge
4.09/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Cloudy orange with a head that quickly fizzles to nothing. Sharp woody spice mellows out to reveal juicy tangerine and lime over an earthy barnyard hay funk. Sour, fruity flavor...pulpy ruby red grapefruit, lemon, Chardonnay, tangerine, pineapple. Funk is softer than in the aroma, damp hay and flowers hiding behind the bright fruity acidity. Medium-light, soft and frothy, finishing with a puckering dryness on the gums. Tasty stuff...not sure I'd want more than 10 oz, but the juicy fruitiness is delicious.

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3.49/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Masters
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JacksonCR1
4.41/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Has an orange pour with medium head that has some retention. Nice lacing that lasts. The aroma is somewhat sour and citrusy--lemon and perhaps passion fruit? The taste follows the aroma--a bit sour, almost vinegary, with fruity undertones.

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4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chivermac
3.5/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.01/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.96/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Knapp85
4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Duffman79
4.31/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nichols33
3.5/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wizzle32
4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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