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Trestles - Left Coast Brewing Company

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81
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253 Ratings
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Ratings: 253
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 12.36%
Wants: 3
Gots: 32 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Left Coast Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: imagese on 02-22-2011

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Ratings: 253 | Reviews: 53
Photo of Kraty1
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Something is off for my taste

Photo of Brenden
3.7/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This one is somewhere between dark yellow and pale orange with a wispy whitish head that hold up a creamy island that drops more than adequate spotting and a bit of patching as well.
Aromatics are nice but a little tough to pull out. There's a sturdy happiness with malts to balance going fairly sweet, lots of caramel and leaf to the bitterness.
The flavor follows suit though a little more strongly, particularly as the hops impart some herbal notes and a touch of mint along with orange peel and even a bit of evergreen sap, while malts put in a hint of sugar and breads with the caramel.
The body is medium, a consistent carbonation lending itself to a crispness that never fades alongside a nice smoothness.

Photo of Dwkasper
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Meh. Better than average but not great

Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Popping the cap releases an herbal nose blended with light nutty grain. Pours hazy gold with a quickly dissipating 1” white foam cap that is easily roused and leaves delicate lace. Up front nuts to biscuit, light fruit that lead to a biscuit, hoppy lingering aftertaste. Above average carbonation, medium body, dries on the finish.

Photo of hophugger
3.11/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Pours a great deep golden color with about an inch of foamy off white head and out of this world lacing. Aroma is fairly light with a watery? hop smell. Taste is ok with a bitter hop feel but does not seem to have the complexity and balance that a top shelf IPA should have. Feels ok on the palate but slightly watered down and a terrible bitter, tinnish aftertaste that overstays its welcome. Little disappointed in this one, especially for the price paid...Bottle reads in part "Clean finish on the palate". Missed it by a little there, Left Coast. I see no date, maybe an old bottle. I have seen it sitting on the store shelf for awhile........

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.7/5  rDev +3.9%

22 ounce bottle - $4.99 at Bullock's in Marietta, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a clear, orange-golden body with a sudsy, off-white head that settles to a thin, frothy cap.

Smell: Atop the lightly bready, biscuity, sweet-accented malts are the hops, presenting scents of pithy grapefruit, glistening lemon rind, sun-dried grasses, sharp fresh herbs with a resinous undercurrent.

Taste: A bit bready, a bit biscuity with a light initial sweetness eventually made diminutive by the growing, accumulating hop bitterness. Citric, fruity flavors of lemon, grapefruit. Wet herbs, dried grasses. Lightly earthy, resiny. Medium-plus bitterness. Soft finish with a lingering, lightly stinging, lightly astringent pine, grassy element.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation. Minutely oily on the tongue.

Overall: It does have its superiors, but Trestles has all the necessary pieces to make it a worthy, likable India Pale Ale.

Photo of superspak
3.68/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy golden orange color with a 1 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, orange peel, pineapple, floral, grass, pine, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good complexity of citrus/tropical hops and moderate malt sweetness; with solid strength. Taste of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, floral, grass, pine, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Fair amount of citrus rind/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, orange peel/rind, pine, light caramel, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice complexity of bright citrus/pine hops and moderate malt sweetness; with a good malt/bitterness balance and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice IPA. Good complexity and balance of bright hops and moderate malt sweetness; and very smooth and crisp to sip on. A nicely enjoyable offering.

Photo of snaotheus
3.1/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

22oz bottle poured into a large mug. No code or date. Why are there so many with no code or date?

Pours moderately hazy, amber-copper, medium head, medium amount of fine carbonation. Sediment left a layer in the bottle; swirling would probably have left it very cloudy, and leaving some in the bottle would probably have left it pretty clear. Smell is malty, a little medicinal.

Taste is malty and somewhat medicinal. This isn't the right word, but I haven't found a good way to describe it.

A lot of the aroma and taste characteristic I'm starting to mentally associate with old IPAs, but without a bottle date, it's hard to tell. I may go seek out a bunch of old IPAs to see if this is a common characteristic. Maybe I'll age a Maximus and try it next to a fresh one.

Mouthfeel is thick. Overall, I'm underwhelmed.

Photo of tone77
3.83/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a golden/orange color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of tropical fruits, hops. Taste is hoppy up front, some fruits, a solid malt backbone, easy drinking. feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is an enjoyable beer.

Photo of Foyle
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass.
Appearance: a thick, fluffy off-white head slowly falls with plenty of lacing remaining. Color is a hazy copper with some streaming carbonation.
Aroma: tangerine, pine, floral, citrus rind, a bit of caramel and yeasty rolls.
Mouthfeel: medium bodied, oily and sticky with a drying finish and some lingering alcohol burn. Flavor: echoes the aroma with the tangerine, pine and floral hops flavors melding with the sweet malt and just enough caramel to balance the tangy hops.
Overall: excellent and well done to the style.

Photo of JayQue
3.77/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Good robust flavor for an AIPA. I was surprised it rate so low. Pours a slightly hazy orange color with a big white head and plentiful bands of lacing on the glass. Head retention is good.

Aroma is mostly piney hops and some caramel malt. Good strong aroma.

Taste is good as well. There is a little citrus and floral presence to go along with the piney hops. The caramel malt is prominent in the flavor as well as the fragrance. The taste is solid, representative of a good AIPA.

Mouthfeel is crisp and nicely bitter.

Overall a very worthwhile IPA.

Photo of jsprain1
3.64/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours an orange-apricot color. With a mildly aggressive pour it had a huge off white that falls to a finger and a half head. Lots of lacing. Somewhat cloudy with some streams of carbonation.
S- Smell is orange pith, a bit of pine, a bit of peach, and some underlying sweetness. Just a wee bit of herbal aroma.
T- immediately sweet orange comes to mind but bitterness takes over, leaving not much else in its way. I appreciate the bitterness that IPAs demonstrate, but this one overtakes the initially delicious fruity flavors. The finish is kind of disappointing. Bitterness with just a hint of pine.
M- Medium weight, maybe a little lighter. Carbonation is assertive. Dry finish.
O- A disappointing beer. Not bad on the nose, but otherwise it is just an ok IPA.

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.27/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I'm a sucker for a screen-printed bottle.

Perfect clarity on this one. And a damn near perfect amber hue to it. Nose is, odd, to be honest. Almost seems chalky. Flavor is, okay. Kind of tangy sweet in a weird way. Seems like things took a wrong turn somewhere on it. An okay beer, but with the packaging and how good it looks on the pour it's more style of substance unfortunately.

Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.84/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice looking beer, orange and slightly hazy, great off-white, slightly orange head that didn't seem to want to go away, and left sticky lacing.

Aroma and taste were very pungently bitter hops, resiny, piney, pine resin, a healthy dose of citrus and citrus peel (lemon, grapefruit), some black pepper and a touch of earthiness. There's actually a fairly bold malt backbone, but it's at least partially masked by the plentiful hops, which are certainly the focus of this beer.

Body is medium and tangy with bitter hops, leaving a warmimg sensation after each sip that makes this one drink and feel more like a double IPA, and more like a higher ABV beer.

I would say if the goal of this beer was to blast the drinker with massive quantities of hops, then mission accomplished. Hop heads should certainly put this one on their list. Overall left coast did a good job on this beer (or is it a hops-beverage with a smidge of malts added?). I would certainly like to have this one again.

Photo of RandomExile
3.63/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: pale, translucent amber; scant, filmy head; fine sheets of persistent lacing
S: citrus/grapefruit, pine
T: hops, citrus/grapefruit, malt, in that order; pine; stiffly bitter as expected, dry pine finish
M: tangy, biting, light
O: Great example of an IPA, pure flavors

Photo of jwc215
4.09/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours hazed copper with a head that becomes wispy. Some lacing sticks.

The smell is resiny and citric - orange, lemon/lime, grapefruit. Plenty hoppy with carmelized malt backing it up.

The taste is of bitter hops (the chinook especially stands out)- pine and tobacco with citric fruits that soon becomes balanced by a sweet malt backing. Caramel and toffee from the malt stands out but allows the hops to be forward. Bitter, backed by sweet turning to a bitter bite in the finish. Alcohol is well-integrated.

A nice hoppy, but balanced, tasty IPA!

Photo of drpimento
4.47/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Most excedingly excellent IPA! Poured at a good temperature with a large, cream colored, foamy, head that settled after a bit, and good lacing. Color is a clear medium amber with some bubble trails. Aroma is more pine resin than citrus, fresh, caramel malt, and alluring. Flavor's like nose, of a strength like a traditional American IPA, good balance between main characteristics, fairly dry. Body/carbonation are perfect for style. Finish is predominantly hop bitter followed by malt, long, and very drinkable. Very well done.

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.76/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color, with a short off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin and spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains fruity citrus, grassy hops and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out with sweet flavors of citrus and caramel. Then a decent hops presence comes in. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly hoppy.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is a solid IPA to drink for a long time.

Photo of MattyG85
4.1/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams "Perfect Pint" glass.

Appearance: Pours a deep copper golden orange with a lot of rising bubbles. Solid three fingers of white head with good retention. Leaves a good amount of creamy lacing around the glass.

Smell: A bright and crisp hop forward aroma with some nice hints of fruit and grass. Citrus hop esters up front with hints of pulpy orange peel, grapefruit, mango, and lemon. Earthy and herbal hops aroma with hints of grass and a little pine resin. Malts in background with hints of bready biscuit, grains, caramel, and yeast. A little hint of candy like sugar. A solid hoppy aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a crisp and juicy taste of citrus and grassy hops with some grainy malt. Juicy taste of citrus upfront with notes of orange pulp, grapefruit, mango, and lemon zest. Earthy and herbal hop taste with notes of grass and pine spice. Solid bready background with notes of grains, biscuit, caramel, and yeast along with a slight hint of candy sugar. A pretty good West Coast taste.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Crisp, juicy, and pretty smooth and drying.

Overall: A pretty solid West Coast style IPA. A little lighter on the body but still good hop flavor.

Photo of FlyingBull
3.64/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had this beer from a 22 oz bomber purchased at a local grocery that has a pretty good selection of craft beers.


Appearance: Poured a nice clear light amber with visable carbonation and ~1/2" white head that stayed for most of the drink.

Smell: Slighty fruity with candy and caramel sweetness; grapefruit notes present.

Taste: Clean malt sweetness with the usual west coast IPA bitterness; grapefruit and citrus flavors noted. This beer finishes with a touch of malty sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Medium body and mouthfeel.

Drinkability: This is an easy drinking west coast IPA that's not too over the top. Has more malt flavor and notes in it than some of this style, but still a good brew.

Photo of DenverLogan
2.83/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

From 22 oz bottle...shipped into Colorado.
Poured into Eku Pils tulip glass.
Pours a copper color with small head.
Aroma is hoppy but seemingly oxidized.
Modest carbonation and mouthfeel.
Flavors of wet copy paper, funky grapefruit rind, rosemary and other staunch herbs. Humm...I'm not sure 5 minutes will help. Is this a deterioration due to shipping and/or age, or is this how it came from the brewery?

Photo of DocJitsu
4.05/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Small Bar in San Diego. It was the cask ale. Pours a hazed golden orange color with a stubborn, but short white head. Pungent grapefruit bouquet. The moutfheel is a little flat and unrewarding. There are grapefruit esters in the flavor, but not to the extent one would expect from the bouquet. Finishes a little juicy and with more grapefruit esters. Not too bad.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Oggi's Pizza and Brewing Company in Santa Clarita, CA.

Pours a clear orange with a foamy white head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, and citrus zest. Taste is much the same with a slight perfume-like flavor. There is a medium hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but the perfume taste is a bit weird.

Photo of Docer
4.05/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: (4.0)

- Pours a rather clear straw yellow to very light copper color. Foamy fingers of white fluffy head settle quickly to a thin pillow with foamy lace about the glass. Certainly a solid looking IPA.

Smell: (4.0)

- Wonderful grassy, citrus, and fruity hops with a wonderful pine resin aroma. A subtle and yet smooth smelling bready malt with light sweetness. Just what I like. Little bit of a grainy caramel backbone.

Taste: (4.0)

- Bready and biscuit-like malt with just a touch of caramel and light esters with a great fruity and grassy hop. Certainly some pine and earthy hops going on, and all very well balanced without being overly big on caramel malt.

Mouth Feel: (4.5)

- Great chewy attributes with a nice drying touch from the big bitterness. It's a medium bodied brew with almost the perfect consistency and carbonation. Certainly a winner.

Overall: (4.0)

- This IPA fits my taste almost to the "T". It's not one of those big grainy caramel bombs, but yet a well balanced, bready west-coast style IPA's that I love. The bitterness is high, and has just the right aroma hops to compliment. Go get it, you will not be disappointed.

Photo of flexabull
3.65/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light gold color with slight haze and a decent head.

Aromas are of grapefruit, hard candies, and fresh hops. Muted, but nice.

Taste is just like the nose. Light grapefruit bitterness, hard candy sweetness, lightly creamy, with a snappy and crips finish.

Light body, but smooth with good crisp carbonation.

Overall, a nice IPA. I've been a bit underwhelmed in the past with Left Coast's offerings, but this one is solid and quite drinkable.

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Trestles from Left Coast Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 253 ratings.