205 Pale Ale
Trimtab Brewing Company

205 Pale Ale205 Pale Ale
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Trimtab Brewing Company
Alabama, United States
American Pale Ale
Ranked #301
Ranked #10,700
4.04 | pDev: 9.16%
Friday at 03:31 AM
Aug 31, 2018
205 Pale Ale205 Pale Ale


Featured in Southern Living's "50 REASONS WE LOVE SUMMER IN THE SOUTH".

205 was created as a love letter to Birmingham for voting us Best Brewery. With a simple, dialed-in grain bill and the accompaniment of a generous dry hop of 100% fresh Citra hops, 205 is everything we wanted and more in a pale ale.

This beer explodes with aromas and flavors of juicy white peaches, ripe pineapple puree, fresh key lime peel zest and the slightest touch of grapefruit pith, all rounding out with a lite and crisp, low resin bitterness. It's why the term "crushable" exists.

​IBU: 40
SRM: 3
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Rated: 3.85 by metter98 from New York

Friday at 03:31 AM
Rated: 4 by smithj4 from New York

Friday at 03:28 AM
Rated: 4.04 by dbrauneis from North Carolina

Friday at 03:22 AM
Rated: 4.97 by Give_Em_Ale from Alabama

Mar 14, 2022
Rated: 4.07 by rorjets from Connecticut

Jan 22, 2022
Rated: 3.78 by JamieDuncan from Maryland

Dec 27, 2021
Rated: 3.92 by Abe_Froman from Massachusetts

Sep 02, 2021
Rated: 3.99 by sjcannova from Alabama

Oct 15, 2020
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Reviewed by Gatch from Massachusetts

4.44/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
At the brewery. Pleasantly blown away by how cool Birmingham is and this brewery and their space. I’d come here several times a week if I were a local. This beer is stellar. A top quality APA with the obvious Citra awesomeness. Well done!
Mar 06, 2020
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Reviewed by hoptheology from South Dakota

3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
12 oz can dated 12/12/19, now whether that's canned on or best by I'm not sure.
Sierra Nevada Speigelau glass.

Very pale, tainted water colored hazy body with a tall creamy cap of 3 fingers, receding to 1 with lots of lace destroying the glass.

Aromas of wet pine, fresh cut grass, slight mango, and slight watermelon. Some hints of banana bubblegum as well.

Flavor is crisp and clean, with mango, pineapple, and orange/orange pith. Nice hang time with lingering notes of Christmas Tree water and bitter mango.

Feel is crisp and slightly starchy, with some clinging resins. High carbonation, no heat.

Overall I think I like this one better than the standard IPA from Trimtab. Very tropical, light, and fruity. Not a bad beer to finish the night.
Feb 07, 2020
Rated: 3.29 by markallmon from Tennessee

Dec 22, 2019
Rated: 4.06 by Hefsbeercaps from Ohio

Dec 09, 2019
Rated: 4.85 by Telonbe from Alabama

Jul 18, 2019
Rated: 4.09 by bongobeer from Alabama

Jul 03, 2019
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Rated by BrainCaperKid from Georgia

4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
A very good pale ale. A good balance between malt and hops. Worth a try.
Jun 21, 2019
Rated: 4 by bigedal60 from Alabama

Jun 01, 2019
Rated: 3.99 by jacobk1997 from Georgia

May 18, 2019
Rated: 4.29 by Vestlake from Alabama

Apr 30, 2019
Rated: 3.94 by rooster1970 from Alabama

Apr 20, 2019
Rated: 4.08 by BeerDawgs from Georgia

Mar 30, 2019
Rated: 5 by samcham from Alabama

Mar 13, 2019
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Rated by Davidstan from Alabama

3.97/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Very well crafted PA for me ranks up there with SN pale ale.
Feb 01, 2019
Rated: 3.85 by Genx from Georgia

Jan 08, 2019
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Reviewed by ChainGangGuy from Georgia

3.65/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Appearance: Pours a hazed, yellow-hued body with a medium-small, white head.

Smell: Fruity Citra hops, with its citrusy, tropical, spiced bent atop the mild, muted background base maltiness.

Taste: Fairly simplistic, unassuming grain bill underneath the Citra hops bringing tastes of lime peel, white grapefruit and pineapple. Medium degree of bitterness which resides on the tongue until trailing off beyond the light finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation.

Overall: A simple, straightforward ale, but, hey, you can get your hands on those Citra hops.
Dec 25, 2018
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Reviewed by jkrich from Florida

3.96/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Poured from an undated 12 oz. can: bright and clear, golden-orange hue with a quickly dissipating white head.

The tropical fruit aromas explode from the can - brazen and bittersweet in character.

The flavor is thankfully more restrained with a very fruity entry of orange marmalade, orange zest and mango. The hop profile is nicely balanced by a warming malt in the background. This is not hugely complex but very quaffable and refreshing.

Somewhat thin in the body with zesty carbonation and a lingering bittersweet flavor on the palate.

This is a very nice choice for a warm Christmas Eve in the Florida panhandle - dry and refreshing, almost like a champagne.
Dec 25, 2018
Rated: 4.14 by jkermitj from Mississippi

Nov 23, 2018
Rated: 4.15 by khargro2 from Tennessee

Nov 21, 2018
Rated: 3.85 by StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama

Nov 01, 2018
Rated: 3.5 by WickedBeer from Alabama

Sep 22, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by atlandy from Georgia

Sep 16, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by SDRedDevil from California

Sep 11, 2018
Rated: 3.5 by harpus from Alabama

Aug 31, 2018
205 Pale Ale from Trimtab Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 32 ratings