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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Ratings: 372 |  Reviews: 47
Photo of DamienI
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NorthCoastPranqster
4.48/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of egrace84
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Duff27
4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IrishColonial
3.65/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KensWorld
4.59/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from wax sealed bottle shipped to me from Oregon Few weeks back. Not much head that fades fast. Very carbonated like Champaign. Smell is out of this world. Way more complex aromas than an above average Saison. The taste profile is quite unique. First sour then citrus then bitter finally wine barrel warmth. As my taste buds adjust the taste melds into this warn thick juicy grapefruit lemony masterpiece. At 100ibu's I was expecting more hop bitterness. It's not there. With no date on bottle it's possible that it's past its prime, if so this is still a world class hybrid Saison. Oh and the Office Space graphics are among the funniest out there 4.50

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Photo of boogerisu
4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cducap
4.26/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Blazer22
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Kgoldsbe
4.19/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Smooth sour with grapefruit notes.

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Photo of dvmin98
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Canada_Dan
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fcolle2
4.47/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours light Amber in color with a thin white head. Smell has aromas of citrus tangerines clementines, citrus and herbal hops. Flavors of tangerine plenty of citrus and tropical fresh dry hop flavors. One of the best dry hopped Sours I have had

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Photo of RollBounce
4.12/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bman13
4.46/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gregcordle
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mehinaman
4.16/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I didn't love this one as much as other beers from Trinity. There beers are really unique, but I found this one to taste more like th typical citrusy sour. I still thought it was good, but certainly not mind blowing

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wasatch
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375 ml Bottle
Red Wax/Capped

Pours a nice cloudy golden dark yellow color, nice carbonation, with a nice creamy one-finger off-white head, which leaves some nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, yeasty, slightly hoppy, with some citrus/spicy notes, and funk. The taste is funky, slightly malty, yeasty, slightly hoppy, with some nice citrus/spice notes. Medium body. Overall, a tasty brew, but what's with the IPA on the label.

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Photo of RobinLee
4.06/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ONUMello
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12.7oz bottle poured into a Teku glass
A: Hazy orange with a one-finger head that lingers on and on thanks to plenty of carbonation
S: Quite funky with some barnyard & vinegar but also citrus and tropical fruit notes
T: Sour, almost a bit much so (and I like sour), vinegar, Brett funk, tropical fruit and a bit of tangerine
M: Fairly light, endlessly sour and nice carbonation
O: Really nice, complex, just prepare yourself for the sour. One of the better sours I've had recently and quite sessionable

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Photo of fosters9
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mikexw
4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zekenyce
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beervana
4.56/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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