Cloud Architecture
Trimtab Brewing Company

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Trimtab Brewing Company
Alabama, United States
New England IPA
4.27 | pDev: 11.24%
Jan 25, 2021
Jun 13, 2019
For our latest installment to our Light Visions saga, we bring to you CLOUD ARCHITECTURE.

Cloud Architecture is built from the ground up with a massive grain bill consisting of a irresponsible amount of flaked and malted oats, and 200+ lbs of dehydrated marshmallows in the boil. We then took this fluffy bodied beer and added 2 lbs per barrel of the freshest crop of Mosaic, Amarillo and Loral hops that we could get our hands on.

We’re discovering flavors and aroma notes of Ripe Mango, blood orange pulp, white peach skin, bright hibiscus and vanilla whip topping. The mouthfeel then engulfs your pallet with a full creaminess reminiscent of melted marshmallows, accompanied by multiple tropical fruits and a touch of dank bitterness.!

This beer is the fluff dreams are made of.

IBU: 35
SRM: 3
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Rated: 5 by cjlee from Washington

Jan 25, 2021
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Reviewed by hoptheology from California

4.06/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
16 oz can, purchased from Cottage Hill Package in Mobile AL.
11/22/19 canned on date

Hazy but not juicy opaque honey blonde with a creamy head of 1 finger, receding to a ring with spots of lacing on the sides. Does not seem to be too carbonated, perhaps it has something to do with the lucky charms cereal.

Ever have orange juice with a bowl of Lucky Charms? That's what this smells like. The gentle popping of cereal an arm's length away, with robust grapefruit and orange notes coming forward.

Flavor is grapefruit juice, orange pith and peel, also some orange juice, slight cereal/bread grain, and yes, very faint marshmallow although I wouldn't know it was there unless the can told me so. On a good day I'd have picked it up as a suggestion of vanilla.

Feel is juicy and acidic though not creamy, a touch thin, quite a bit of alcohol heat, and a moderate amount of carbonation.

Overall a decent and surprisingly fresh-after-two-months gimmick IPA that actually works. I can't pick out specific hops but they nailed the breakfast thing pretty well. Give it a try if they brew it again.
Feb 09, 2020
Rated: 4.62 by Fishface from Ohio

Jan 12, 2020
Rated: 4.02 by Marklaker from Florida

Dec 29, 2019
Rated: 4 by Abe_Froman from Massachusetts

Dec 15, 2019
Rated: 4 by Zazzi82 from Tennessee

Oct 25, 2019
Reviewed by ALHOPLOVER from Alabama

5/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Looks like quality craft! Hazy and beautiful!
Smells like fruity hop candy! Almost like tropical cotton candy infused with sugary sweet marshmallow cream! WOW! And of course fruity hops.
TASTY! Not as sweet as the smell, which is good. It’s very balanced and very flavorful. The smell makes you go crazy and the taste is just right.
Feels nice and thick like a DIPA should be, with decent bite.
Overall this is one of my favorite DIPAS, EVER! Trim Tab is my new favorite Bham beer! They’ve got so many great DIPAS available. WORLD CLASS!
Aug 18, 2019
Rated: 4.93 by wescamp29 from Georgia

Aug 08, 2019
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Reviewed by AZBeerDude72 from Arizona

4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Hazy gold with lots of foam and very sticky lacing.
N: Very tropical with some citrus and vanilla.
T: Sweet hit of vanilla, tropical, and citrus with some chewy sugar.
M: Clean with a sugary back end, low ABV and almost no bite.
O: A nice beer but not one I could do back to back, more a single treat. Good but sweet.
Aug 03, 2019
Rated: 4 by Kdouble from Tennessee

Aug 02, 2019
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Reviewed by AustinHoppiness from Texas

4.8/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
I've drank 8 of this straight out of the can and always enjoyed it. This last one I poured into a glass to get a full look. Actually zero head on this on at all, a few bubbles only. Perhaps it's a very temperamental beer as it seems the longer they sit in the fridge the less flavor. It's cloudy in the sense of how a really dirty pond would look (not in a bad way). I'm used to a lot of New Englands looking like orange juice. This is more just a hazy/foggy beer with a medium hue.

Aroma has a faint evergreen in spring smell to it, mixed with light vanilla. Very pleasant.

I'll start with the aftertaste. One of the best aftertastes from a beer ever - if you like a little bit of excitement. The more hazy and juicy IPAs get the less piney they are. This is definitely in the sweet category - but mostly sweet in aftertaste not initial sip. Seriously the aftertaste of eating a marshmallow - in a good way. It's more of the taste you get with your mouth closed and breathing through your nose, if you know what I mean. Ok the initial flavor - vanilla and marshmallow are strong, some hits of citrus, but not much.

Mouthfeel has a light carbonation but not too much, fairly smooth overall. Would call it a medium body feel.

Overall an amazing beer. When I first took a sip of this out of the can at Mom's Basement in Birmingham, I couldn't contain my overjoy with the flavor. I really like this one. Sad it's a limited run batch to be honest, as this would do really well on the mass market. If you trade beer, this is definitely worth shipping to your beer buddies across the country.
Jul 12, 2019
Rated: 4.12 by JonathanED from Alabama

Jul 04, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by ruzzal from Texas

Jun 29, 2019
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Reviewed by WickedBeer from Alabama

4.04/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
No canned on date, but the second-newest addition to TrimTab’s Light Visions lineup.

The pour is a deep, murky orange, hazy and with a nice finger height of creamy white head that leaves heavy lacing around the glass as it settles.

The hops fight through for a fairly potent nose on this. Vanilla and Marshmallow are there, creating similar aromas to a milk sugar addition. Hops more grassy, herbal, with a sharp bite noticeable on the nose. As it warms it really comes more into that “marshmallow charm”-forward IPA.

More of the same in the flavors. Soft vanilla leads the way, cutting through those often-potent Loral hops. As it settles, citrusy/piney hops work well to contrast a really noticeable emergence of marmallow charms.. it’s subtle, but definitely a solid ode to Lucky Charms.

Soft, with a low but present carbonation and a good amount of residual stickiness as it finishes
Jun 25, 2019
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Rated by Southernchugs from Georgia

3.11/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3
Great cloudiness, almost no nose, flavor was almost non-existent bit like sweet citrus, great thick mouthfeel, finish was sweet. Overall, no.
Jun 22, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by Samnem from Pennsylvania

Jun 13, 2019
Cloud Architecture from Trimtab Brewing Company
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 16 ratings