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Trestles | Left Coast Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Left Coast Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

One of my favorite places to scour in PHL is Monde Market on 23rd Street. They always seem to have a great selection, almost everything is available as a single & the staff marvels as I fill my backpack with CANs to take away for The CANQuest (tm).

From the CAN: "Trestles IPA is light bodied, clean and pleasantly hoppy. Simcoe and Centennial hops contribute to its great citrus aroma and flavor. Trestles is a great easy drinking IPA."; "Family owned and operated in the iconic surfside town of San Clemente, CA."; "People that go Left are in their right mind."; "Best when enjoyed within 30 days of purchase."

The Crack! released some foaming through the vent so I decided to allow it some settling time of its own to reflect on its behavior. I finally had my fill of its overfull antics and began the Glug, albeit a gentle one. This resulted in a finger-and-a-half of puffy, tawny head that slowly fell back, leaving nice lacing in its wake. Color was a slightly hazy Amber (SRM = > 7, < 9) and I CAN't help but wonder if it might have clarified if I had waited longer. Nose had the characteristic grapefruit citrusiness common to many AIPAs, leading me to get my hopes up. Or is it my hops up? Bottoms up! Mouthfeel was medium, but with a good bit of carbonation. The taste had that graininess that comes from oversaturating a beer with dry hops as well as an overwhelming bitterness. I was not finding this to be "pleasantly hoppy." In fact, it was just the opposite - unbalanced in terms of its hoppiness. I know that I am supposed to be a self-avowed, self-described hophead, but I also know what I like, and this was not it. Finish had a lingering, unabating bitterness & I was ready for a water as a chaser. Definitely a one & done!

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look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A very average American IPA in just about every way. Not a strong aroma, and not a strong flavor. Almost tastes like a watered down traditional IPA. Certainly nothing special, this beer could use a lot of refining.

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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?

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On tap at Goofy's. Served in a pint glass.

Pours a pale gold color. Creamy white head.

Smell is faint. A citrus and pine aroma.

Taste is malty up front with a dry flavorless bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is thin and dry.

Overall a very average IPA. Given any other choice I wouldn't have this one again.

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Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. Aroma- Has mostly a hop aroma. Appearance- A deep golden color with a medium sized white head. Taste- Has a hop flavor. Palate- A light to medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Overall- An average IPA.

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Trestles from Left Coast Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 337 ratings
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