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RATINGS: 236   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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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. Its strong copper color and clean finish on the palate are created by brewing with a 2-row malt and light imported crystal malt. We use CTZ and chinook hops and follow it up with the addition of dry hops of chinook and centennial in the fermenter bringing out a citrus aroma. Find your escape.
2012 vintage: 6.8% abv


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CanIHave4Beers (3142) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - APR 19, 2013
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Pours a nice golden with a big head and lots oí lace.

The aroma has some citrus and melon-esque hops... .but a lot of it is caramelly... I canít be doing the caramel aroma in the IPA at this level. Damn...

The flavor is ok... itís one of those IPAs where the hops are used more for a bittering charge than as a featured flavor. The hop flavor is citrus rind and grassiness. The beer is not as sweet as the aroma lets on, but itís still got more caramel flavor than I would normally want. Bitter forward & Caramel-y without much defined hop flavor... thatís pretty much the opposite of what I hoped to get here.

Itís not an actively offensive beer... itís drinkable, but I really thought Iíd be getting a west coast style hop bomb, dry, fruity, & pungent. But I seem to find this to be akin to many IPAs from breweries that have been doing this sort of thing for less time & in regions where there isnít a defined sort of IPA character.

wow, Iím babbling now.... I guess Iíll just stop.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oneeighthcuban (106) - - APR 13, 2013
Smells piney and citrusy. Bitter but balanced. Light copper color. Would drink again.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
portableparty (1909) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 9, 2013
22 oz. bottle. Pours clear dark amber with a nice large foamy sudsy white head that settles to a film and shows plenty of sticky lacing. Aroma has bitter hops that are tropical citrus with apricot melon and mango with a light malt presence. Taste is bitter and malty with the hops being tropical and fruity with a good malty balance. Palate is medium and dry. Solid IPA.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocJitsu (826) - Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2013
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmohno (1046) - Iowa, USA - MAR 30, 2013
UPDATED: APR 17, 2013 Clear light coppery gold.Nice frothy short head,good thick lacing. Aroma is mild but significant with some herbal/mint.Maybe slight fruit yeast ester and slight bready malt. Wants to be pungent/dank but is mildly so.MIld but pleasent.Rated it a little higher because it reallysmells like it tastes good./And it does. Taste has solid malt/mild-medium caramel,with a bittersweet hoppiness,some mild roastiness or light robust toastiness. Citrus tartness crisp,kinda grapefruity finish but not harsh kinda like ruby red grapefruit. Fairly strong grassy/grapefruit bitter with a linger. Dry finish.Very tastey Ipa.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
heemer77 (5096) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAR 27, 2013
Bomber. Lightly copper tinted brew with a slightly off white head. The nose has some notes of caramel and dough. There is also a light grapefruit citrus notes. Relatively restrained hops. This is fairly bitter with some peanuts. The bitter finish has hay and some rich tobacco notes. A little woody overall. A decent brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brenn79 (1470) - Idaho, USA - MAR 23, 2013
22 oz. bottle- Pours slightly hazy golden with a one finger head that reduces to a blanket. Aroma is sweet, citrus grapefruit. The taste is tropical fruits, mango and even banana, hops are really nice here, mellow and citrusy, but dry and moderately bitter. I enjoyed this very much, not in your face IBUíS, but a real nice West Coast IPA.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wlajwl (3745) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 20, 2013
Aroma is pine, tropical fruit, citrus and malts. The flavor is citrus, grapefruit, strong hop resin notes, tropical fruit, an undercurrent of malts and a dry and very bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (3020) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAR 15, 2013
From a 22 oz bottle shared in Breckenridge CO. Pours a cloudy pale amber with an off white head. Somewhat grassy aroma. Fairly malt forward for an IPA. Bitter finish.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
SudsMcDuff (5789) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2013
donít you have homes?? .. . . on draft @ nobi .. . rusty beer- mild pine and toffee .. . light gold .. mild foam .. . not very good at all .. . . i personally like being unique. i like being my own person with my own style and my own opinions and my own toothbrush.


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