Trestles | Left Coast Brewing Company

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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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Photo of larryarms847
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a slightly orange hued gold.

Light citrus, biscuity toasted malts.

Biscuits, toast, and subtle citrus zest.

Light-bodied, medium carbonation, crisp.

Overall, rather bland and not worth trying again.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
3.27/5  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.

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Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.84/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice looking beer, orange and slightly hazy, great off-white, slightly orange head that didn't seem to want to go away, and left sticky lacing.

Aroma and taste were very pungently bitter hops, resiny, piney, pine resin, a healthy dose of citrus and citrus peel (lemon, grapefruit), some black pepper and a touch of earthiness. There's actually a fairly bold malt backbone, but it's at least partially masked by the plentiful hops, which are certainly the focus of this beer.

Body is medium and tangy with bitter hops, leaving a warmimg sensation after each sip that makes this one drink and feel more like a double IPA, and more like a higher ABV beer.

I would say if the goal of this beer was to blast the drinker with massive quantities of hops, then mission accomplished. Hop heads should certainly put this one on their list. Overall left coast did a good job on this beer (or is it a hops-beverage with a smidge of malts added?). I would certainly like to have this one again.

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Photo of RandomExile
3.63/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: pale, translucent amber; scant, filmy head; fine sheets of persistent lacing
S: citrus/grapefruit, pine
T: hops, citrus/grapefruit, malt, in that order; pine; stiffly bitter as expected, dry pine finish
M: tangy, biting, light
O: Great example of an IPA, pure flavors

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Photo of jwc215
4.09/5  rDev +13.9%
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!

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Photo of drpimento
4.47/5  rDev +24.5%
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.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.76/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

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Photo of MattyG85
4.1/5  rDev +14.2%
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.

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Photo of FlyingBull
3.64/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had this beer from a 22 oz bomber purchased at a local grocery that has a pretty good selection of craft beers.

Appearance: Poured a nice clear light amber with visable carbonation and ~1/2" white head that stayed for most of the drink.

Smell: Slighty fruity with candy and caramel sweetness; grapefruit notes present.

Taste: Clean malt sweetness with the usual west coast IPA bitterness; grapefruit and citrus flavors noted. This beer finishes with a touch of malty sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Medium body and mouthfeel.

Drinkability: This is an easy drinking west coast IPA that's not too over the top. Has more malt flavor and notes in it than some of this style, but still a good brew.

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Photo of DenverLogan
2.83/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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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Photo of DocJitsu
4.05/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Small Bar in San Diego. It was the cask ale. Pours a hazed golden orange color with a stubborn, but short white head. Pungent grapefruit bouquet. The moutfheel is a little flat and unrewarding. There are grapefruit esters in the flavor, but not to the extent one would expect from the bouquet. Finishes a little juicy and with more grapefruit esters. Not too bad.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

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Photo of Docer
4.05/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: (4.0)

- Pours a rather clear straw yellow to very light copper color. Foamy fingers of white fluffy head settle quickly to a thin pillow with foamy lace about the glass. Certainly a solid looking IPA.

Smell: (4.0)

- Wonderful grassy, citrus, and fruity hops with a wonderful pine resin aroma. A subtle and yet smooth smelling bready malt with light sweetness. Just what I like. Little bit of a grainy caramel backbone.

Taste: (4.0)

- Bready and biscuit-like malt with just a touch of caramel and light esters with a great fruity and grassy hop. Certainly some pine and earthy hops going on, and all very well balanced without being overly big on caramel malt.

Mouth Feel: (4.5)

- Great chewy attributes with a nice drying touch from the big bitterness. It's a medium bodied brew with almost the perfect consistency and carbonation. Certainly a winner.

Overall: (4.0)

- This IPA fits my taste almost to the "T". It's not one of those big grainy caramel bombs, but yet a well balanced, bready west-coast style IPA's that I love. The bitterness is high, and has just the right aroma hops to compliment. Go get it, you will not be disappointed.

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Photo of flexabull
3.65/5  rDev +1.7%
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.

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Photo of rtepiak
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

have to say that every beer i've had so far by this brewery was been above par. well formed. the IPA i'm a pretty big fan of, but i've had it twice and actually gotten different results both times. first time around it actually had some sediment. particles i mean. and there was a bit more definition in the initial taste of the beer and a bit more hoppy citrus sweetness.

definitely a chino yeast. pour is orange clear... but seems to be blurry at times. bigger and creamier when cloudy. nice hop profile. bright nose of pine and fundamental citrus characteristics. feel is more floral and has a nice dry and at times earthy kicker. a bit grassy pine biter. a lot more savory than nose would suggest. great to find in texas. although i imagine a california standard IPA. well formed, no frills.

really great with korean spicy pork.

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Photo of RJLarse
2.98/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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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Photo of Drinkerofales
3.49/5  rDev -2.8%
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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Photo of srandycarter
3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

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Photo of waldoiverson
3.61/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz into Nonic

A: nice fluffy white head and clear golden hue. somewhat lazy looking carbonation but the lacing and the head speak otherwise.

S: biscuit malt and grassy hops, slight honey and fresh mint

T: honey, peach, grapefruit rind with lingering herbal bitterness.

M: wow, this thing is soft, almost luscious, in the mouth but not overly sweet and the finish is very clean.

O: I really enjoyed this beer. It very full in body and juicy in the taste. Interesting for the style.

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Photo of BucannonXC5
3.92/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22-oz. bomber into a pint glass. Hazy orange color. Just one finger of head. Lots of white lacing on the top. Decent amount of wet white spots of film. Some small bubbles. Pretty lasting look.

Smelled citrus hops with tangerine and orange leading the way. Also some pine, sweetness and lots of citurs.

Tasted pretty similar to the nose. Tangy, tangerine, orange, citrusy and a bit buttery.

Medium body. Thin, oily texture. Average carbonation. The finish got a bit old and I got sick of it. Had to knock it down at least 0.5.

I wavered between some ratings here and this could have easily been a bit higher or lower. I’d give it another try.

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Photo of rmcnealy
3.59/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Got this one from an awesome west coast BA'er!

Poured a light amber gold that was very translucent and appeared to be totally filtered. Produced a froathy, densely packed lace that fled to an inconsistant layer that guarded the top of the beer. The smells are great with a floral, dish soap smell that is very hop forward and while the malts are thankfully non-existent. The hops aren't overly citrusy, but definitely clean and fresh. The tastes aren't as robust as the smells with that same hop forward presence but it's missing something at the end. It's too crisp, too clean! Not much of a bitter bite. The taste disappears immediately leaving much to be desired. Starts off great but finishes rather lackluster. I have another Left Coast IPA I'll try tomorrow. Glad I tried it but wouldn't seek this one out.


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Photo of coldriver
3.66/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a sickly medium cloudy amber with lots of floaties. Good head and lacing. Aroma is citrus hops and Grand Fir (tangerines). Taste is grapefruit, lemon, and tangerine, with sweet malt backing. Good thick mouthfeel and nice dry finish. Got to say - this is perhaps the ugliest looking beer I've ever had. Other than that it's a very solid IPA.

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Photo of dankster
3.98/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- golden hue with frothy white head

S- malty but has big notes of fruit and earthy. maybe woody or pine

T- Hops and malt join together nicely on this one. citrus but more earthy malt picked up.

M- creamy but dry. good combo

O- very solid IPA with price at 5 a bomber. very good bomber with ABV on bottle at 6%

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Photo of barleywinefiend
4.18/5  rDev +16.4%
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

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Photo of Zorro
3.23/5  rDev -10%
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.

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