Trimtab Brewing Company

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Trimtab Brewing Company
Alabama, United States
IPA - American
Ranked #2,380
Ranked #17,332
3.87 | pDev: 10.59%
Feb 26, 2021
Feb 07, 2014
Very Good
Notes: Our namesake beer, TrimTab IPA is a balanced, sessionable IPA that explores intense hop aroma and flavor without excessive bitterness. A huge amount of Pacifica hops are added in a dry hop, which adds to this beer's distinctive orange marmalade, rose petal and peppercorn character. Ripe citrus fruit aromas and flavors dominate, creating a beer that is an iconic example of TrimTab's commitment to making expressive and complex, yet balanced craft beer. It's an effort to answer the question, "what it means to be a Southern IPA?"
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3.74 by MJ64 from Mississippi on Feb 26, 2021
4.07 by markallmon from Tennessee on Feb 20, 2021
3.75 by wilfonzo from Florida on Nov 04, 2020
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3.42/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by Radome from Florida

Tasted from a 12 oz can bought in the panhandle of FL.

L - Golden color with a slight haze. Huge, fluffy, creamy head piles high and lasts.

S - Aroma is mainly from hops; citrus and tropical fruit, but it is not especially pungent for an IPA. Later in the inhale there is a bit of lightly toasted bread from the malt.

T - Bready malt is present, but is offset by crisp, citrus hops flavors. The balance is a bit too far in the direction of malt for the style.

F - Medium to thick body is definitely not crisp enough for an IPA. Moderate carbonation. Medium hops bitterness. Low alcohol presence.

O - This is a good, enjoyable beer, but it falls short in several areas as an IPA. I'd call it an American Pale Ale.

Sep 13, 2020
3.75 by rolltide from Pennsylvania on Aug 27, 2020
3.85 by jbehlar from Mississippi on Apr 22, 2020
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4.06/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by osheamatth from New York

A very very nice IPA out of Alabama. Golden and clear with frothy lacing. Smells delightfully of very ripe pineapple and fresh pine needles. Keeps some of those aroma notes in the palate but drops off slightly but adds some decent bite. Finishes nice and clean.

Feb 26, 2020
3.92 by Hefsbeercaps from Ohio on Feb 12, 2020
3.75 by jvgoor3786 from Arkansas on Feb 03, 2020
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3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by jmc65267 from Georgia

Very enjoyable beer. Has a nice fruity flavor which is definitely the best but the smell is great as well and it backs it up. I would definitely get again.

Jan 30, 2020
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3.91/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by hoptheology from South Dakota

12 oz can, best by 5/20/20, I think it was canned last Monday. Purchased right here in Birmingham from Hop City.
Smokestack snifter.

Pours a transparent (I almost can watch TV through it) golden honey color with a creamy tall west-coast looking off-white head of 3 fingers, receding to 1 finger of bubbly head, destroying the glass as it recedes.

Aroma of honey, cantaloupe, spicy grapefruit, marshmallow, graham, floral hops, and honeydew melon.

Flavor is spicy fruit salad and vanilla/marshmallow. Some lingering honey, orange marmalade, pine, and sage, and finishes on ruby red grapefruit. Very unique profile. Easy drinking. Lots of resins.

Feel is really oily and really smooth, with a medium to mild carbonation (a bit light for the style), with mild heat and lots of scrubbing resins.

Overall, I can't place this IPA in any category. I want to say it's west-coast, but the vanilla and fruit salad throw that one for a loop. It's not east coast either. It just is. You gotta try it once.

Jan 27, 2020
3.59 by dschwartz13 from Tennessee on Oct 06, 2019
4.78 by wescamp29 from Georgia on Sep 01, 2019
3.67 by vol4life88 from Tennessee on Aug 04, 2019
4 by jkermitj from Mississippi on Apr 23, 2019
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4.01/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by argock from Virginia

BEST BY 06/16/19.
Nice balanced American IPA with solid pale malt backbone and plethora or hop aromas and flavors including red grapefruit, honeysuckle, floral, orange, and some pineapple. Low-medium bitterness despite 61 IBUs. Some light tea like notes that increase complexity. I see where they describe orange marmalade - definitely there in the flavor. Very light and drinkable - excellent IPA at 6.3% - would not get tired of drinking several of these over and evening.

Mar 31, 2019
4.17 by samcham from Alabama on Mar 13, 2019
5 by Give_Em_Ale from Alabama on Mar 12, 2019
3.75 by BEER88 from Washington on Feb 06, 2019
3.68 by khargro2 from Tennessee on Dec 02, 2018
4 by Aquatherm_SE from Alabama on Oct 28, 2018
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3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

Poured from 12oz can into glass. On bottom of can best by date is stamped as '02/02/19'.
Slightly cloudy, pale amber colored body. One finger white head settles back to interrupted cap and ring. Leaves behind some spot patterns of lacing.
Aroma of citrus and floral hops, along with a hop back bone.
Taste is expressive with the hops - dank, floral, and citrus, along with the sweet malts. Has a slight bittering at the end.
Thin to medium mouth feel. Somewhat dry finish. Good carbonation.
Has an expressive malt aspect but the more typical IPA profile of citrus shines through. No off flavors but middle of road as far as an IPA. Has a bit of bitterness that does not fit the current trend towards a sweeter, softer IPA. Not real bitter, and has lots of malt, so fitting this beer into a genre is difficult.

Oct 17, 2018
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3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Buck89 from Tennessee

Look: slightly hazy amber color in a snifter. Medium off white head. Decent retention.
Aroma: pine, sharp citrus, bready malt.
Taste: as expected. Classic pine/bitter grapefruit combo. A bit more earthy than most along with a noticeable malt presence.
Feel: medium bodied, appropriate carb for style.
Overall: solid IPA. Easy to drink and enjoyable.

Oct 14, 2018
3.72 by OtisCampbell007 from Tennessee on Sep 25, 2018
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3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by jadpsu from Georgia

Purchased off the single beer shelf at Legacy.
Pours a light amber in color with a touch of haze and with a foamy white head that shows average retention along with some side glass lace.
AROMA: Subtle. A little musky. Malts along with some orange peel hops.
TASTE: Pretty malty for an IPA. Very balanced with the citrus peel hops.
Drying, mildly bitter finish.

Sep 17, 2018
4.06 by MJSFS from Florida on Sep 07, 2018
3.69 by cwd from Kentucky on Sep 05, 2018
3.85 by CoopIsLoose from Texas on Aug 27, 2018
4 by bongobeer from Alabama on Jul 27, 2018
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3.69/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by chinchill from South Carolina

12 oz can from ATL with a BB date stamp of 28 August 2018.
Served in a pint glass which filled to the top with a generous, thick, off-white head despite a gentle pour.
Clear deep amber body.
Relatively complex aroma with grassy, dank, herbal and citrus notes.
Flavor: more tropical fruits and less dank.
Feel: very good carbonation level and feel in a medium+ body.

Jul 19, 2018
3.52 by crbnfbr from Kentucky on Jul 19, 2018
3.73 by TheSussman from Tennessee on Jul 12, 2018
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3.25/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by stevoj from Idaho

Can from Jeremy, at bottle share. Pinkish body with small airy head. Fruity aroma, mildly tart. Pretty refreshing, nice taste, more fruit flavors. Tartness lingers.

Jun 21, 2018
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3.17/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by Bloodbuzz99 from Georgia

Can at Fish Camp Birmingham

Truly an unremarkable old school ipa, lacking any depth of flavors. Slightly piney and resinous for a fleeting second. An ipa for beer drinkers that don’t like ipas.

Jun 21, 2018
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3.71/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by TonyLema1 from South Carolina

L: deep yellow, nice head
S: some pine, some citrus
T: malty, citrus and some tropical fruits, slightly piney
F: really nice mouthfeel
O: very solid IPA , my first beer from the state of Alabama

Jun 09, 2018
3.75 by Zonian1 from Ohio on May 18, 2018
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4.93/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by upsbeernut from Georgia

OGoes on the tongue slight creamy then turns to a light bitter and finishes balanced. I taste no pepper only a combination of tropical flavors caused by citrus peel. Hints of honey with moderate carbonation which makes this beer easy can drinking. My first experience was at the Suwannee beerfest . Now its canned in Alabama under special agreement Abita Springs , la. Can't wait for they're double which has zero ibus.

Apr 25, 2018
3.85 by Mxsluis from Michigan on Apr 10, 2018
3.92 by JohnP802 from Alabama on Mar 06, 2018
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