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Indica India Pale Ale - Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe

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Indica India Pale AleIndica India Pale Ale

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very good

566 Reviews
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Reviews: 566
Hads: 1,178
Avg: 3.79
pDev: 16.36%
Wants: 31
Gots: 129 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-17-2001

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Reviews: 566 | Hads: 1,178
Photo of vikinggary28
4.06/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours an amber/orange colour with minimal off colour head. Just a little lacing. Smell is of mild hops with just a hint of fruit and malt. I was expecting another hoppy IPA but was surprised how perfectly blended the hops, malts, and other flavours were. This beer goes down smooth, maybe a little to smooth since I usually sip my IPA'S but found myself finishing this poured 22 oz bottle in half the usual time to finish one. This would be a great IPA to recommend to family and friends who stay away from the style because they aren't hoppy beer fans. I'm going to visit this bottle again soon.

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Photo of hoppity
4.08/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

L- Orange

S- Hoppy-ish

T- Nice balance, though perhaps a bit on the malty side for an IPA. Caramel seems pervasive as well.

F- Good satisfying mouth feel, on the more carbonated side.

O- My first sip was a little too malty for my taste. Possibly because I was expecting a more hoppy experience. However, things balanced out after I drank a few more sips. I would buy this beer again (and likely will since they have it at our local S*way for a decent price).

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Photo of shawnchong
3.23/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Although less hop aroma, Orange aroma very strong, vey refreshing beer. I kind of confuse, is this really IPA or beer with Orange juice. But after drinking many beer, this refreshing beer give me a shock.. I still confuse

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Photo of silverevo9
4.02/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy and apple juice type color. Getting aromas of fruits and melon...very tropical feel to it. Head is very nice. Nicely bitter, could be too much for some. I'm digging this. Pretty well done. Nicely balanced. Love the hopped up feel to this. Nothing really to criticize. Aromas are not overpowering but present. Something different about this IPA. Nothing to compare it too. Has its own nice identity. Gets better as it warms. This is a good deal for 3.99/bomber. Good brew!

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Photo of Kelz87
4.65/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Bomber into pub pint glass

L- hazy dark orange with good quick receding head, decent lacing and a white cap that stays with the beer

S- strong floral, some fruit (possibly stone fruit). I think it's a very great aroma

T- floral, some fruit, and maybe slightly herbal with a mild bitter after taste

M- average mouth feel, not thin, not thick, but average with mild carbonation

O- I think it's an awesome beer, i wish I had tried it sooner but I never heard of the brand so I held off. Today I finally took the leap and I'm glad I did. Awesome beer especially for the <$5 price of a craft brew

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Photo of jmdrpi
3.6/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

on draft. orange copper in color, a bit hazy. white head. easy drinking IPA, good balance. not too bitter. medium mouthfeel and crabonation level.

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Photo of HamdenHector
3.56/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: slight haze; on the orange side of burnt orange in color; 1 finger ivory head that receded to a wispy cap; very nice lacing;

S: restrained; a little tropical fruit; a little floral;

T: also restrained; what's there is floral up front; at mid-palate, it's earthy with a little floral in the background; finishes the same way with mild bitterness;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation;

O: bottle is dated 10/17/14; the hop character could gone; would have gotten a higher rating if there was more of what was there;

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Photo of M_J_Z
3.67/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Had this at Oblivion Taproom on 4/21/15. It was Randalled with mixed berries. Good stuff! I would have no problem ordering that again. It wasn't very hoppy or bitter and did have a pleasant aroma. I'm hoping to try an un-Randalled version at some point.

Nothing overly exciting to report here, but this beer did have a nice balance and quality. Solid 3.5-3.75 stars, IMO.

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Photo of Aschakes
3.32/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 3

It looks good, fresh and cloudy with flavor. Has the nice lacing on the glass as you drink it down. Smooth to drink however I was expecting more hops and taste with it. For friends that can't handle IPAs this is the one for them.

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Photo of craftbeersweden
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear golden, orange beer with a one finger high head that leaves a lot of lacing on the glass.
Nose: Pine, grass, orange, caramel and grapefruit.
Taste: Resin, pine, grapefruit, orange marmelade and sweet caramel malt.
Body: Full body with crisp carbonation. Soft taste and a great, balanced bitterness at the end.
Great IPA from Lost Coast!

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Photo of Act25
3.81/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed this at the brewer enough to buy a 6. Great restaurant & Oysters on tap here.

A - Caramel, amber, cloudy and dark with 1 finger head and lacing; good stickiness, unfiltered.

S - Fruity hops first followed by sweet caramel jammy malts.

T - Again starts fruity with sweetness that nicely blends into bitter hoppiness, nicely balanced. Session able.

F - A little thin, but crisp and makes you want another.

O - well hopped. Must try. California North Coast classic.

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Photo of ssslowboat
4.3/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I like drinking this beer as much as orange juice! so light but still packs a punch. not the most expensive ipa but definitely on of my favorites on the shelves around here! cool label too :)

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Photo of slee196
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

orange/lemon undertone, sweet taste, slightly hoppy, medium body, refreshing, floral profile- a bit too much floral notes, overall interesting combination, it was good but not great.

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Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pint on tap at Beer Revolution in Calgary. A cloudy orange-yellow with a half-finger of creamy beige froth on top. Smells like tropical fruit, citrus, and fresh pine along with a tinge of toffee sweetness. Descriptions of this brew seem to vary. I am getting considerable melon and canned peach flavors, with the pine from the nose subdued on the palate and a more mellow grapefruit note in the background. Malts are indeed robust, toffee-like and almost a little toasty. Not particularly pungent, herbal, "dank", or resinous but not bland either. Fruity first and foremost, at least in terms of the hops. Sturdy body with a sweetish iced tea like finish. Enjoyable enough but do not expect anything too assertive.

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Photo of Jypirate
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Had higher hopes for this one. No pun intended. It starts a bit buttery actually but it does find a way to adjust itself after about 2 pints. It is not overly strong in a hoppy way so it is certainly drinkable. Matched it up with a darker beer on tap so it was a good option. Just not quite finished to where you would think it would be.

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Photo of mfnmbvp
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. Finally getting around to reviewing this IPA from Lost Coast Brewery. Acquired a single bottle of this stuff from the local Binny's, so I'm confident that it's fresh.

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A - It pours a cloudy golden orange body with two frothy fingers of doughy off-white head. Lots of very fine sediment visible in the glass. This beer is filtered? Either way, it leaves nice thin strands of lacing behind.

S - The aroma is more malty than I would have imagined. Lemony, herbal, floral, & grassy. Lemon tea leaves and caramel malt. It's a very pleasant aroma, but it's not quite what I was expecting.

T - Hops are more prominent in the taste than on the nose, though it is more earthy, herbal, & grassy than I remembered and not as bitter. A strong sweetened caramel malt foundation has a strong presence as well.

M - The feel is sticky, sweet, & bitter. Dry, piney, hoppy, and resinous. Medium-full bodied with nice carbonation.

Overall, the sweetened caramel malt is a little more prominent than I remembered, but luckily for these guys, I appreciate that sort of thing. Definitely a tasty and very drinkable IPA, one I will surely have again.

Lost Coast Indica India Pale Ale -----4/5.

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Photo of samtrillo
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Nose of citrus and piney hops with a bit of a toasty Carmel malt.

I've read many reviews of this beer. Some characterize it as a hop bomb, while a couple have characterized it as having a big malt profile. Some say it's toffee and caramel like, while some say it's citrusy. One said it was an English style IPA while some say it embodies west coast IPAs.

I'll admit it has changed flavors from when I opened it cold to now when it is half drunk and Luke warm.

What I get is a fairly big sweet malt profile followed by a hit of citrus hops. There's an obvious amount of bitterness at the end but the sweet fruit flavors follow through.

Overall, it is crisp and carbonated. It's malty and hoppy. It's citrusy and piney and sweet and bitter. It's a good IPA.

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Photo of ExtraStout
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Had this on tap at MonkeyPod in Maui. Pours a golden copper color, appealing. Foam is not thick, but finely bubbled and dense.
Fades quickly. Pine and citrus hit the nose immediately, there is an underlying sweet malt smell.
Grapefruit, pine, and possibly oats. Nice bite, fairly bitter but not overwhelming. Full bodied, bites the tongue.
Very drinkable for an IPA.

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Photo of Brew_42
3.76/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Emboldened by my recent positive experience with Ballast Sculpin I decided to give this one a whirl at a self serve bar in daegu today even though I am not an IPA guy.

Appearance- orange/amber with some cloudiness. No realbead to speak of.

Smell-grape fruit and pine.

Taste- good starter IPAfor those who struggle with the bitterness like I did. Not too bitter and the hoppiness is sight compared to most IPAs

Mouthfeel- medium with a nice tingly carbonation. Crisp and refreshing.

Overall- I liked the mouthfeel but it suffers from the same issues as the most other IPAs in that it is kind of all hops. It lacked the pleasant fruity after tAste of the aforementioned Sculpin.

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Photo of Gabriel_Vaughn
3.09/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I enjoy IPAs however this particular brew did not appease me. It tasted a bit better than the last time I tried it, still, did not deliver what I would have expected from an Indian pale ale. The beer pours nicely, looks nice but when I take a whiff, it smells almost like a 40oz malt liquor. The taste is much better. A decent hoppy ballet. The aftertaste is similar to that of miller highlife. overall I rate this 3.00. I would not recommend this to a friend.

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Photo of Fatehunter
3.67/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a half finger of head on a cloudy straw colored body.
The aroma is big grapefruit with some honey in the background. Pretty nice.
The taste is bold lemon and grapefruit bitterness right up front. It moves to the finish with mild sweetness and then has another hit of grapefruit bitterness at the end.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
It's a nicely done IPA.

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Photo of TheMarkE
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Cloudy gold with a moderate head of foam, decent lacing, and quite a bit of carbonation.

Smell: Floral hops, citrus, caramel, spice.

Taste: Grapefruit, pine, caramel spice.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a very bitter hop finish.

The Verdict: Not bad. Not very well balanced but the malt backbone gives it a good flavor profile. The hops hit your tongue hard without completely overpowering it, but just barely.

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Photo of MartzMimic
3.41/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy cooper with a foamy white head. Lots of carbonation. Smells of caramel, wood and some spice. Tastes of peat, earth and smoke. Some bitterness from the hops. Medium mouth that provides a lingering aftertaste. Quite unlike any other IPA that I've tried. Scotch drinkers would probably like this a lot.

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Photo of ryannosaurus
4.09/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured to tumbler

Appearance is crystal clear deep gold. Off white head with some nice sticky lacing

Gorgeous hoppy floral aroma

Flavor is bitter and hop forward, not a great deal of malt dimension

Mouthfeel is pretty much perfect for an ipa: significant body but well cut with bubbles

Overall: first I've had in a while... not sure why as it is a very nice hop bomb... big on floral aroma.

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Photo of tone77
3.53/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of hops, some citrus. Taste is smooth, surprisingly malty. A light hop bitterness but by no means overpowering. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall, while no hop bomb, is a tasty and refreshing beer.

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Indica India Pale Ale from Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
85 out of 100 based on 566 ratings.