Trestles - Left Coast Brewing Company

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Ratings: 259
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 12.08%
Wants: 3
Gots: 32 | FT: 0
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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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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 Thorpe429
3.03/5  rDev -14.9%
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.

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 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 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 mactrail
3.82/5  rDev +7.3%
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.

Photo of kojevergas
3.63/5  rDev +2%
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.

Photo of LXIXME
3.81/5  rDev +7%
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.

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.

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 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 Zorro
3.23/5  rDev -9.3%
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.

Photo of barleywinefiend
4.18/5  rDev +17.4%
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

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 Beerandraiderfan
3.21/5  rDev -9.8%
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.

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 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 ArrogantB
3.46/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle $5.49 . Nice orange color and lacing. Smells Hoppy but also a but of caramel like malt. Tastes bitter and a lot of citrus, good stuff but nothing too crazy here. This is easily one of the better left coast beers I've had lately which isn't saying much... Overall, decent considering the price.

Photo of notchucknorris
3.42/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Hazy dark golden color with a creamy tan head.

S: Some light roasted coffee followed by some floral hops. The hops are pretty faint in this.

T: The flavor of this is really, really mild. Very light floral hop flavor and some hop resin on the finish but not much else. About as boring an IPA as I've come across.

Photo of srandycarter
3.53/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Slightly murky dark straw, stark white head with good retention. Lots of cling.

S - Citrus and Pine make an appearance, not much malt offering.

T - Nice upfront hops, but thin the rest of the way. Not much malt or structure.

M - Medium to light body, good carb, fair balance, since there isn't much of half of the equation.

D - Easy enough to drink.

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 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.

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 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 BretSikkink
3.95/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Well hazed golden color with some russet duskiness. White head is tall, falls very slowly, produces a nice rockiness, and leaves good stick. Quite nice.

Aromatic even with the cap. Toasted malt and caramel both hit the nose pretty strongly, but the hops are the clear winner. Citrus and pine about evenly. Smells somewhat dry and chalky - very clean.

Lots of resinous pine notes remain in the herbal and earthy hop bill. Maybe a hint of a grape, vinous character, with citric zest in the finish. Body is medium to light, the carbonation is pretty high. Dry finish.

I got this at a pretty busy retailer, I'm surprised it's only the third review here. This should be a good-selling IPA for Left Coast, and good for them.

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Trestles from Left Coast Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 259 ratings.