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RATINGS: 258   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


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
haddon90 (1472) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 16, 2013
Bottle. Subtle tart aroma with some hops in the background. Strong grapefruit notes with some hops and light hops. A light IPA in terms of thickness and hops. Hop Juice is way better.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hawthorne00 (2483) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 31, 2014
Pale amber with a white head. Aroma of grapefruit, caramel, grass, pepper. Clean and sweet with mandarins, grapefruit, a little pepper. Moderate to high bitterness, dries out a little. Some pine at the end. Pleasant enough but rather anonymous.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aurelius (4257) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 28, 2014
Cool label on a 12 oz longneck. Clear, citrine beer, not much head. Grainy, dry malt aroma with some toast and light florality. Biscuity, and really comes off as a plain old pale ale. Moderate bitterness, not much fruit, not very acidic. Crisp finish, crackery aftertaste. A good summer IPA. Lazy Dog Growler, Warner Robins, GA.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (3101) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 27, 2014
bottle. Pale golden with one finger head. Very light body. I’m not sure what hops there are, but they’re pretty unique. More spicy and peppery than bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kayres (489) - , Georgia, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Very light orange with a thin white head. Sweet malty nose. Sharp full bodied a bit malty smooth ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
milewide (1547) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 13, 2014
Fine IPA, but not unusual, especially at premium price to local MI brews. Glad to have Left Coast in MI, but have nothing unique yet.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
woodychevy (391) - - OCT 8, 2014
12 oz bottle. Really good even if it is on the stale side. Pours a lightish orange/copper with hints of a white head. What can I say- tastes like the west coast. Makes me want to head west with a longboard. Lots of pine, citrus (grapefruit!) and hint of spice and grassy notes on the palate. Decent dankness and resiny quality- slightly oily in the mouth. Malts on the sweet/ biscuity side, but pretty well balanced overall by bittering hops. Slightly astringent. Totally solid and totally west coast.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Onslow (1189) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Pour form a 12oz bottle. Clear orange/amber brew with white head. Nice aroma of caramel malt, sweet pine and resinous hops. Teat follows aroma. Rock solid IPA.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 30, 2014
Where and how: bottle 355ml?
Aroma rather sweet. Sugary with notes of caramel. Citrusy backing. Not very complex.
Appearance :
Top: medium plus creamy cap.
Base: hazy, almost even cloudy amber ale.
Palate : soft, medium plus bodied. Milder carbonation.
Taste: tad too sweet. Plenty of crystal? malts. Nice softer rounded finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CelticBrew (830) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Pours from 12oz bottle a brilliantly clear gold with copper core and off white head. Aroma of pungent, rank, grassy and herbal hops with a bit more resin in the bunch, and a touch of tropical fruitage- very pleasant smelling indeed. Flavours are nice and fresh—hoppy, but really fruity, and with a nice sweet maltiness. A brief, juicy finish like tangy oranges, with a bit of mango or passion fruit. Overall, a really solid IPA. Nothing too complicated, but a nice malt backing to balance the rounded bitterness. Nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChainGangGuy (4393) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 13, 2014
22 ounce bottle - $4.99 at Bullock’s in Marietta, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a clear, orange-golden body with a sudsy, off-white head that settles to a thin, frothy cap.

Smell: Atop the lightly bready, biscuity, sweet-accented malts are the hops, presenting scents of pithy grapefruit, glistening lemon rind, sun-dried grasses, sharp fresh herbs with a resinous undercurrent.

Taste: A bit bready, a bit biscuity with a light initial sweetness eventually made diminutive by the growing, accumulating hop bitterness. Citric, fruity flavors of lemon, grapefruit. Wet herbs, dried grasses. Lightly earthy, resiny. Medium-plus bitterness. Soft finish with a lingering, lightly stinging, lightly astringent pine, grassy element.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation. Minutely oily on the tongue.

Overall: It does have its superiors, but Trestles has all the necessary pieces to make it a worthy, likable India Pale Ale.


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