jonno (2345) - JAPAN - APR 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light bodied, but very hoppy beer. To me this is the perfect summer IPA. Goes down a treat, with a lovely citrus/floral/pine finish.Really good stuff from an underrated brewery (IMHO).
adnielsen (10070) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ home. Clear golden orange appearance with a big off white head. Earthy citrusy hoppy, a touch toasty aroma that doesn’t smell incredibly fresh. Pretty tasty grapefruity, a bit resiny, earthy hoppy flavor with notes of toasted malts and light caramel. Pretty good but wish it was a bit fresher.
anders8000 (390) - aarhus.c., DENMARK - APR 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Trestles IPA is light bodied, clean, and pleasantly hoppy. With every sip this tasty IPA will take you back to your escape, such as local surf spot Trestles
drjay44 (2966) - Salida, Colorado, USA - APR 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650 ml. bottle. 6.8% ABV per the label. Pours a medium, lasting, off white head, with attractive lacing, over a clear, amber (SRM 8) body....nose is light citrus, pine, hints of toffee/caramel.....taste is pine, citrus, light toffee/caramel, hints of floral sweetness, a touch of pineapple, finishing with a medium hop bitterness....mouth feel medium, slightly astringent, carbonation adds a gentle fizz. In spite of the Left Coast name, this is a slightly lighter take on an IPA. The bittering hops are done with a relatively light hand, the result being a very floral, flavorful IPA with lower bitterness than many. BJCP 7/3/15/4/7
thetmaxx (787) - West Sacramento, California, USA - APR 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from the bottle. Aroma was great, this was a nicely hoped beer, with great citrus flavors.
Ernest (6728) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 15, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly lasting.
Body is light amber.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), moderately hoppy (resin, grapefruit), with a light note of onions.
Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, moderately to heavily bitter.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly to moderately alcoholic.
An exceedingly dull, one-dimensional example.
Sammer (1082) - Plano, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Taste is caramel, pine, hops, grass and malt, with a citrus finish. Solid IPA.
jgb9348 (5096) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Crisp, hazy copper coloured body with a deep manuka honey glow and a perfect, two centimetre tall tan head - brilliant. Aroma of pungent, rank, grassy and herbal hops with a bit more resin in the bunch, and a touch of alcohol - very nice smelling indeed. Medium-bodied; Grassy and herbal hoppy flavours at first with a nice light malty taste, a touch of sweetness at the end, and more hop bitterness. Aftertaste is nice, with some mellow grassy and herbal flavours but nothing over the top or ridiculous. Overall, a nice IPA, but not my favourite, however, a solid west-coast IPA that is nice to try. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Total Wine in Tustin, California on 03-February-2012 for US$4.99 sampled at home in Washington on 27-March-2012.
douglas88 (7248) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Beermongers. Pours a clear golden color with a meidum white head. A sweet crisp hop nose. A very easygoing light flavor of grain balance with light fruity hops, light bitterness. Kind of bland but solid.
fiveacestx (785) - Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bomber - pours medium gold with a foamy head and minimal lacing. This brew is certainly hoppy in aroma and taste. Grapefruit dominates in this one. Has a medium body that is super dry.