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Trestles - Left Coast Brewing Company

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56 Reviews
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Reviews: 56
Hads: 275
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 3
Gots: 35 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Left Coast Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: imagese on 02-22-2011

Trestles is in the style of an American IPA. 2-row malt and imported light crystal malt create the nice color and clean finish. We use CTZ and Chinook hops in this beer following it up with a dry hop of Simcoe and Centennial in the fermenter bringing out a citrus aroma. Trestles IPA is light bodied, clean and pleasantly hoppy.
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Reviews: 56 | Hads: 275
Reviews by Drinkerofales:
Photo of Drinkerofales
3.49/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours clear, golden amber in color. A huge off white head sits atop the fluid and leaves plenty of lace, thick and chunky, and retains rather well.

Smell has some floral hops, but is pretty well overpowered by warm, sweet caramelly malts, with a hint of citrus in there.

Taste is nicely bitter with a light citrus up front, but the malts hold sway throughout, and are the biggest flavor here. Has a bit of a pithy bitter finish.

Texture is very nice, light bodied and easy to drink, though missing any punch or bite, it goes down well.

A bit of a disappointment. Hops are understated and/or covered up by the malts, which is not really that great.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Kappakoosh
2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

Photo of locckdown
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of Meyers1023
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of SudsSurfer
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of mjtiernan
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +9%

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. (333 characters)

Photo of MattyG85
4.1/5  rDev +11.7%
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. (1,264 characters)

Photo of aero13
4.04/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I've never been a big fan of the other Left Coast Ipa's, but this new addition to the L.C. line is really enjoyable and easy to drink. Perfect for the person who enjoys a clean, piney, fruit IPA with a low malt content.

No smoke, no caramel, no butterscotch, just pine needle goodness, high hops and low aftertaste. This beer isn't really complicated, and I say that in a good way. (383 characters)

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.21/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Mild orange appearance, good soapy head to it. Aroma was minimally citrus. Not the biggest, if any degree of dry hopping on this one.

Easy drinking ipa, average bitterness, hopping, caramel. Standard recipe and delivery. Carbonation was fine. Citrus cedes to pine flavor. Not really a whole lot to speak of, a run of the mill ipa at a decent price. Probably wouldn't buy it again since there are so many options out there. Definitely wouldn't turn down one of 'em either though. (480 characters)

Photo of JohnLynch
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of LXIXME
3.81/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A quarter inch plus biscuity off white to tan froth covers a honey golden colored beer that seems rather thick looking for an IPA. With a bit of lacing remaining as the level of beer recedes I was impressed with the look and feel of this beer.
An aroma consisting of many parts without a single aspect taking over reminded me of what the Trappist Monks achieve with their beers.
All this wonderful build up and the taste was a bit of a let down, although not bad it just doesn't seem to live up to the aroma and pleasing appearance. Having said that and this beer is being sold as an IPA, the hops in the taste was lacking and must have given way to the the other ingredients used. With a dryish and drying aftertaste it seems they used enough hops to achieve the desired aftertaste with it not coming through as well in the taste.
One good thing about the taste of this beer and any beer is the lack of that soapiness in the taste and there seems to be a lot of going around in IPA's these days. (999 characters)

Photo of ste5venla
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Brenden
3.7/5  rDev +0.8%
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. (713 characters)

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.68/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Hardcore
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Dwtucker90
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Photo of hophugger
3.11/5  rDev -15.3%
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........ (647 characters)

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Trestles from Left Coast Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.