Sunday, March 31, 2013

Left Coast Trestles IPA

This is a 6.8% ABV India Pale Ale from the Left Coast Brewing Company of San Clemente, California. According to the bottle it uses CTZ and Chinook hops and is then dry hopped with Chinook and Centennial hops.

The beer pours a shiny and clear copper in color. There is a tall half-inch of thick white, to off-white, foam. The aroma is hop forward, lots of orange, citrus, with some tropical fruit and flowers. The taste has all the hoppiness of the aromas laid out on a bed of malt just perfectly balanced to support it. The finish is relatively bitter, with a grapefruit rind astringency and pucker factor. This is an all around  nice IPA.

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