Red Swingline | Trinity Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
372
Reviews:
47
Avg:
4.18
pDev:
8.13%
 
 
Wants:
60
Gots:
40
For Trade:
5
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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle pour at the bottle share held at Chloe's inside Golden Road Brewing in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a murky orange with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is sour and tart with malt, grain, citrus fruit, and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with acidic flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a great smell and some interesting flavors.

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4.12/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

who would have thought, a sour red ipa, where all three elements are in perfect balance and actually compliment eachother brilliantly. this is a special ale. it pours a hazy red color, cloudy with some suspended yeast and an inch or maybe two of white head, thick as whipping cream. I smell brett and maybe lacto, with a sturdy dose of American red malt, dry, but a little sweet too, and then of course the hops, which hold up exceptionally well considering that this is a sour beer, and those flavors usually trump hops in my experience. the flavor is indeed right on with the nose, and all three parts are working in unison. im shocked how well the citrusy hops hold up, and how well they go with the sour flavors, which are tart and drying, but not overly acidic or burning. the malt provides some body and maybe a little sweetness. im surprised how low the alcohol content is given the low abv and the seeming lack of much residual sugar. another pleasant surprise. effervescent carbonation reminiscent of a good saison, and a nice fruity then bitter hoppy finish. good tingle on the tongue, extraordinarily complex. overall a great beer, probably overpriced like all the trinity bottles, but a beer I am overjoyed to have gotten to try. I have a new found appreciation for style fusions thanks to this. brilliant execution of a damn good idea.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is hazy dark pale yellow in color. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that died down, leaving wispy lacing on the surface and a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of tangerine zest are present in the nose along with hints of funk from the brett. The funkiness becomes a little stronger as the beer warms up.
T: The taste has flavors of Chardonnay barrels, tangerines, and some sourness and funk from the brett.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer goes down very easy and is very sessionable. It has an incredible amount of complexity for a beer that is only 4% abv.

Serving type: bottle

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

Bottle: Poured a cloudy orangey color ale with a medium size foamy head with OK retention and light lacing notes. Aroma of light citrus and clementine notes is quiet refreshing. Taste is also dominated by citrus notes with some clementine notes which are very refreshing and light tangy and tart finish. Body is quite full with medium carbonation. I just took this out of the fridge without knowing exactly what I was about to drink but very good beer even though sour side is not that apparent.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Red Swingline from Trinity Brewing Company
4.18 out of 5 based on 372 ratings.
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