Red Swingline | Trinity Brewing Company

Red SwinglineRed Swingline
BA SCORE
4.19/5
375 Ratings
Red SwinglineRed Swingline
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:
#1,472
Reviews:
47
Ratings:
375
pDev:
8.11%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
62
Gots:
42
Trade:
5
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Ratings: 375 |  Reviews: 47
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2.5/5  rDev -40.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -40.3%

Photo of LouZ
2.94/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

Preface by saying this is not my style of beer, but trying to appreciate nonetheless. Poured into snifter from bottle; golden color, similar to a hefe in appearance. One finger head with short lifespan; no lacing. Smells of citrus fruit with a prominent note of grapefruit and lactic acid. Taste is sour, plain and simple - like a sour candy but minus the sweet finish. Just not my deal, but not the worst of the style I've tried.

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3/5  rDev -28.4%

Photo of fischgrape
3.18/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Just so disappointed. 100 IBUs? Really?! Not a bad sour, but sorely lacking in hops presence, malt weight and aromatic complexity.

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3.25/5  rDev -22.4%

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

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3.25/5  rDev -22.4%

Photo of cosmicevan
3.28/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

these guys just hit our distro, so acquired locally, enjoyed from a beer hunter tasting glass.

a - brew pours a murky sienna tangerine orange, thin fizzy head home almost instantly.

s - nose is tart lacto and bretty plastic. tangerine is noticeable as well.

t/m/o - fairly mouth puckering sour. some hints of tangerine but mostly sour golden ale. thin bodied and a bit plasticy. kind of meh compared to what other american breweries do w the style. not bad but just kind of sour without much else going on. I love a good sour beer, but I feel like this needs more fruit or something to make it distinguishable. I had higher expectations for this one.

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3.37/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

750 mL gusher of a bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Hazy and murky orange. Not much of a head. Thin collar.

Smell - Acidic. Very bretty. Hoppy too. Citrus and grapefruit. Musty.

Taste - Citrus hop, but gets tangy quickly. Lemony tang. Earthy brett is strong.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Bitter and mildly sour. Flavorful for its size.

Overall - Got tiresome after a while.

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3.43/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Too much bitter, like eating the white part of an orange rind

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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

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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of Nichols33
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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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

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

Photo of Jmamay22
3.58/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a cloudy straw colored yellow with a full foamy white head that refuses to dissipate. Scent is full of citrus and gives a strong impression of lemons. Slight damp horse scent, but fairly restrained funk.

The beer tastes similar with a strong minerally lemon flavor and a moderate level of acidity that isn't full on mouth puckering sourness. The bottle claims 100 IBUs, but I don't see how that is possible at all. I would have guessed somewhere in the 25-30 IBU range. The white wine characteristics come through in the finish. Low levels of impact by oak to the flavor aside from the wine like finish.

The mouthfeel is light with a high level of carbonation. Would be a very enjoyable and drinkable beer during the summer as it is light and refreshing. Doesn't have the depth of flavor as many of the world class wild ales.

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3.59/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.65/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Epicfail97081
3.65/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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