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.

Added by imagese on 02-22-2011

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Reviews: 67 | Ratings: 333
Photo of katan
3.76/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a dark orange color. Opaque but no detecting much suspended yeast. Huge white head, well retained but slowly going down to a film.

S - A balanced IPA - decent amount of citrus hops as well as some good malt backbone. Little toasty, lightly bready.

T - Starts off lightly malty, a bit of caramel malts. Mid-stream shows some hopping, lightly floral, very bright. Finishes with a decent amount of bitterness. A real lightly flavored beer all around.

M - A relatively light mouthfeel but a strong amount of carbonation. Finishes fairly clean, light bitter texture on the tongue.

O/D - Easy drinking IPA - ABV is very workable. A little bit filling at times - carbonation sits heavy on the stomach. A well balanced IPA.

In the world of hefty IPAs, this is a good exception.

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Photo of mactrail
3.82/5  rDev +6.4%
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.

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Photo of theboozecruise
3.36/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bomber into a goblet.

It's a deep orange color with a frothy white head.

It has a caramel base with a blend of grapefruit and piney hops.

The flavor has a little more malt than the aroma and is pretty weak. I was expecting a little more after a handful of really good Left Coast brews.

It's not bad just not living up to lofty expectations.

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Photo of notchucknorris
3.42/5  rDev -4.7%
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.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.63/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

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Photo of Nugganooch
3.34/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A beer I have passed up on many times at the store however my bro brought over a bomber to share this past Sunday for brew day.

*Split into 2 Stone pint glasses

A: Trestles pours a light and hazy golden straw color with a soapy white 2 finger head and some super clingy lace.

S: Aroma's were definitely on the lower side for a West Coast IPA. Fruity yeast ester come through more than the hops and cedes to some bready caramel malts.

T: Nice bitterness overall. Hops are heavy Chinooks and are more of a spice and pine combo. in flavor. Some light floral citrus and a distinctive breadiness to it. Dry finish. Overall caramel sweetness. Decent flavors.

M: A light bodied IPA with a sleek sticky mouthfeel and overall creamy texture. Nice dry crispness on the finish.

D: Not a bad drinking IPA and surprisingly much better than I had anticipated based on other Left Coast/Oggi's brews I have had. But definitely not a brew that is going to grab you by the pooper either. A step in the right direction but otherwise forgettable.

My bro mentioned Oggi's did acquire a new head brewer so maybe better things are to come. Much more in line with the style but still a bit middle of the road for me with all the other fantastic SD brews available.

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Photo of Intrinsic
3.48/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Trestles pours a hazy orange colour with an off-white, soapy head. You can smell the Chinook hops with abundant citrus and pine notes, and maybe a little spice in there too.

Taste wise, this is pretty intensely bitter, even by American IPA standards. You can tell it was dry hopped. Not quite as crazy as Ruination, but pretty close. The citrus flavour really shines through - it tastes like I just took a mouthful of orange rind. Not very complex, however, so it only gets a 3.5.

Nice carbonation and a dry finish make for an OK mouthfeel. Overall, its a good beer and I'd drink it again if we actually had access to good beer in Quebec. :(

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Photo of drabmuh
3.38/5  rDev -5.8%
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.

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.21/5  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.

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Photo of Thorpe429
3.03/5  rDev -15.6%
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.

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Photo of July2Nov
3.97/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Clean copper like color with some golden color in the lighter areas of the beer. Big frothy 2-finger head that goes down to a respectable 1/2 inch, with plenty of froth still evident.

Smell: Sweet and citrus...the was smells so inviting!!!

Taste & Mouthfeel: Clean taste. Sweet hop flavor up front with a pine flavor underneath. The citrus flavor builds up with a hearty amount malts thrown in for good measure. Slight dry and spicy aftertaste, but not to the point of dry-mouth...still leaves a wet feeling afterwards.

Overall: Great beer from the folks at Left Coast. Beginning to like the stuff they put out. Very solid!

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Photo of ArrogantB
3.46/5  rDev -3.6%
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.

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Photo of mithrascruor
3.99/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bottle poured into a mug.

Appearance: Pours a hazy copper orange color. Minimal off-white head (mostly just a ring of head).

Smell: Light hoppy aroma of orange and apricot. Very pleasant.

Taste: Tasty but mild flavor. Hop spice, and citrus (orange in particular), and particularly apparent.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and medium-bodied with moderate carbonation.

Drinkability: Nice flavor, easy to drink with a low ABV.

Nice beer, not too strong but still enjoyable. A mild IPA, definitely, but still has some flavor.

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Photo of bs870621345
3.48/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Thanks to Dane, DankTheTank for sending me this as what I'd call it as an extra.

Pours a orange/golden color with an inch of white head and tiny bubbles. Doesn't leave lacing down the glass.

Smells like citrus and pine hops. I really don't get much of a malt backbone, maybe a hint of bread.

Taste is much more pine than citrus to me. The bread makes a slight appearance, however its more like pinesol than beer.

Mouthfeel is nice, full, sharp to clean the palate, its pretty good.

Drinkability is alright, the pine flavors get a little much as I go through the bottle.

Worth a shot, but not mind-blowing.

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Photo of BretSikkink
3.95/5  rDev +10%
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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Photo of aero13
4.04/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I've never been a big fan of the other Left Coast Ipa's, but this new addition to the L.C. line is really enjoyable and easy to drink. Perfect for the person who enjoys a clean, piney, fruit IPA with a low malt content.

No smoke, no caramel, no butterscotch, just pine needle goodness, high hops and low aftertaste. This beer isn't really complicated, and I say that in a good way.

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Photo of imagese
3.97/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- hazy golden orange with a finger head that faded fast and leave thick but soapy lacing

S- super clean citrus and pine burst. A nice biscuity malt ending really balances the hops profile. Smell is nothing out of the ordinary, but it's super clean and refreshing

T- pine hops lead, closely followed by grapefruit and tangerine. Not much in the way of malt flavor

M- medium light body with nice carbonation. The dry hopping really emphasizes the bitterness and resin left in your mouth

D- very enjoyable and refreshing

Not sure if this is a one time or going to be part of LC's regular brews. Not much info on this beer

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