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Trestles - Left Coast Brewing Company

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227 Ratings
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Ratings: 227
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 12.64%
Wants: 0
Gots: 25 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: imagese on 02-22-2011)
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Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

spycow, Oct 26, 2014
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.

UCLABrewN84, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of zestar
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

zestar, Nov 07, 2014
Photo of Thorpe429
3/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

On tap at SAVOR 2011. Served in a goblet.

Pours a slightly-hazy peach color with a good white head and some slight lacing on the way down. The nose brings some citrus and floral hops, as well as a bit of grain. The flavor is quite grainy and a bit tannic. Citrus hops make it in, but are a back seat to the grain. The mouthfeel is bitter and dry, though more of this comes from grain tannins than hops, which is unfortunate. Wouldn't have this one again.

Thorpe429, Jun 09, 2011
Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev +12.4%

nmann08, Nov 15, 2013
Photo of GRG1313
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

GRG1313, Oct 16, 2014
Photo of jaydoc
3.4/5  rDev -4.5%

jaydoc, Nov 19, 2014
Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

ygtbsm94, May 16, 2014
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.

ChainGangGuy, Sep 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

oberon, Jun 18, 2014
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.

TheManiacalOne, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of RblWthACoz
3.26/5  rDev -8.4%
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.

RblWthACoz, Dec 30, 2013
Photo of drabmuh
3.38/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Beer is hazy and pink / amber in color with a decent head some lacing and decent retention despite moderate to low carbonation.

Smells like cascade hops and mildly like malt. smells pretty good.

Beer is thinner than I expected, some citrus hops on the palate, the finish is a little grainy with an aftertaste. A decent IPA but nothing special. I doubt I'll have it again.

drabmuh, Jun 17, 2011
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3.78/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Really nice aroma of flowery spices. Beautiful amber color in the tulip glass. Nicer head and lacing than many beers. Loads of hops, of course, but more of the aromatic than bitter. Woody, on the acidic side, and generally a bright, sharp flavor. Long flowery nose is the best feature. Resins in the taste, plenty bitter, but it subsides after the climax to a pleasant big beer flavor. Each sip greets you with that excellent smell. Thin mouthfeel but good carbonation on the tongue.

I like a big hop flavor but not a penetential experience, so this was a good IPA for me. Rich, aromatic, and actually drinkable.

mactrail, Oct 08, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

DrunkinYogi, Jun 02, 2014
Photo of jwc215
4.08/5  rDev +14.6%
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!

jwc215, Sep 22, 2013
Photo of oriolesfan4
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

oriolesfan4, Oct 27, 2013
Photo of kojevergas
3.68/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

1 pint 6 fluid ounce brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a generic 500ml hefeweissbier glass in low altitude Los Angeles, CA. Reviewed live. Expectations are low as this style is me least favourite.

A: Pours a three finger head of slight cream, decent thickness, and good retention. Colour is a semitransparent copper.

Sm: Aroma is moderate in strength: lemon and orange peel, heavy bittering hops (I assume cascade), and light cream. It's a pleasant smell that makes one prepare for some IBUs.

T: Luckily the hops are there for deliberate flavour, not "hoppiness" for beer snobs or IBU's for bitterness dicksizing. It's citrusy without overdoing it, but the open is a touch watery and rather bland. All of the flavour is packed around the climax. This creates a structural imbalance but the build is good though simple. I do legitimately like the flavour. For some weird reason, I detect a touch of peanut butter on the finish; it's a nice touch but I don't know where it comes from. The finish is wonderful in any case.

Mf: Smooth and wet, with a touch of coarseness about the climax. It avoids the main pitfall of IPAs (for me): it isn't too coarse. It suits the flavours, but may be a bit too wet.

Dr: It's very drinkable and doesn't cost too much, at least in California. I normally don't care for IPAs but this one won me over. I recommend it to serious fans of the style, and even to stout lovers like meself. I'm looking forward to trying more beers from this brewery, and would happily order this on draught.

kojevergas, Sep 16, 2011
Photo of Halcyondays
4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

Halcyondays, May 21, 2013
Photo of Georgiabeer
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Georgiabeer, Aug 25, 2014
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.

superspak, Aug 07, 2014
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4.22/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured a nice golden orange color with good carbonation leaving a nice white cap

S: Lightly fruit, with some light flowery notes

T: First sip screams Columbus hops. That dry, distingushed hop bitterness: Floral notes with a bit of light citrus. Finishes dry, clean and crisp

M: Light to medium, lots of taste

O: Very good

barleywinefiend, Nov 20, 2011
Photo of Zorro
3.2/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Clear orange colored ale with a tall off-white colored head. This is solidly in the middle of the color spectrum I call "IPA Orange."

Smell is mostly woody and spicy. Strong pine with a little citrus and not a lot more.

Starts out woody and bitter with some malt tasted. Basic West Coast IPA flavor, fairly high hops with a sharp bitter finish. Not all that much nuance here, it quickly becomes just another IPA in my glass.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall an average IPA in all respects.

Zorro, Nov 12, 2011
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.2/5  rDev -10.1%
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.

Beerandraiderfan, Jun 09, 2011
Photo of atrocity
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

atrocity, Apr 29, 2014
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Trestles from Left Coast Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 227 ratings.