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Trestles - Left Coast Brewing Company

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175 Ratings
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Ratings: 175
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 12.29%
Wants: 0
Gots: 12 | 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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UCLABrewN84

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

09-08-2012 01:05:42 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3/5  rDev -16.2%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-09-2011 20:46:16 | More by Thorpe429
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +11.7%

11-15-2013 23:27:03 | More by nmann08
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

05-16-2014 05:29:44 | More by ygtbsm94
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oberon

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

06-18-2014 20:09:01 | More by oberon
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.26/5  rDev -8.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2013 02:07:21 | More by RblWthACoz
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

3.76/5  rDev +5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2013 02:48:02 | More by TheManiacalOne
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drabmuh

Maryland

3.38/5  rDev -5.6%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-17-2011 19:11:53 | More by drabmuh
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mactrail

Washington

3.78/5  rDev +5.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2011 04:43:48 | More by mactrail
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jwc215

Wisconsin

4.08/5  rDev +14%
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!

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2013 14:23:08 | More by jwc215
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Halcyondays

California

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

05-21-2013 06:11:11 | More by Halcyondays
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kojevergas

Texas

3.68/5  rDev +2.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2011 07:00:16 | More by kojevergas
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barleywinefiend

Washington

4.22/5  rDev +17.9%
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

Serving type: growler

11-20-2011 00:41:29 | More by barleywinefiend
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

10-27-2013 23:25:06 | More by oriolesfan4
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

06-02-2014 01:37:41 | More by DrunkinYogi
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Zorro

California

3.2/5  rDev -10.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2011 03:26:17 | More by Zorro
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

3.2/5  rDev -10.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2011 20:52:47 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -16.2%

03-13-2014 20:06:40 | More by Rhettroactive
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

05-04-2014 00:12:21 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.81/5  rDev +6.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2014 12:49:29 | More by tone77
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vfgccp

New York

3/5  rDev -16.2%

05-31-2014 15:29:13 | More by vfgccp
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Haybeerman

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

06-30-2013 02:48:00 | More by Haybeerman
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drpimento

Wisconsin

4.48/5  rDev +25.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2013 01:46:08 | More by drpimento
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ArrogantB

Colorado

3.48/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2011 03:13:45 | More by ArrogantB
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Boone757

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

11-10-2013 22:05:32 | More by Boone757
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Trestles from Left Coast Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 175 ratings.