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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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1,013 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,013
Reviews: 549
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.7%
Wants: 21
Gots: 46 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-17-2001)
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Photo of Arbitrator
2.8/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Chilled bottle into a glass.

A: Rusty orange color. Head is large, but recedes quickly to leave light lacing.

S: Citrusy hops with a hint of malt that comes out more as it warms. Not a very strong or complex bouquet.

T: Strong citrusy hops come out on the tongue first; the flavor becomes a combination of orange and sweet malts midway through, and returns to a citrusy grapefruit flavor in the finish. A decent flavor, but nothing that stands out.

M: No alcohol warmth detected. Slightly watery body and bland carbonation.

D: It's a decent IPA; not terrible for the style, but not a standout, either. I wouldn't buy it again.

Arbitrator, Dec 25, 2008
Photo of longpondbeerman
2.8/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I am always suspicious of a beer when there is more head than ale after a careful pour. But here goes. This is simply the thickest, most pillowy head I have seen in a while--a good three and a half fingers on top of a slightly murky reddish amber brew. First to the nose is a tart lemony redolence, and there's not much else; even after lingering I'm not getting much hops out of this. The taste is metallic and bland with a thin mouthfeel. Did I get a bad bottle?

longpondbeerman, Nov 07, 2004
Photo of ectomorph
2.88/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 ounce bottle into a "Perfect Pint" glass. No noted freshness dating, only the claim of unfiltered hoppy beer.

A - Gorgeous orange and dark gold body. The carbonation is clearly visible and holds up the 2 finger off white head stays parked and defiant of gravity.

S - I question the freshness of this sample. There is sharp pine hops which is good, but I expected more. A faint caramel sweetness lingers in the back.

T - Definitely not a fresh IPA. Oxidized hops and copper bitterness. Some grassy hops in the flavor are nice, but the aftertaste lasts and is unpleasant here.

M - Medium body and ample carbonation, but the aftertaste/feel is rough and uninviting.

D - Low. If they add a best by date, I will try it again. Maybe.

ectomorph, Aug 16, 2010
Photo of PeatReek
2.95/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

OK, any beer named "indica" with a picture of Ganesh on the bottle deserves some "appearance" points. Pours a hazy copper/amber with a thin chunky head. Smells like... hops. I'm running out of IPA adjectives here. actually the smell here is less intense than many; slightly grassy, slightly lemony, but not overwhelming. Taste is dry and prominently bitter, with significant lemon and grapefruit overtones. Only 6.5 abv, but it feels thicker; I couldn't have many of these before switching to something lighter.

PeatReek, May 25, 2006
Photo of patdrive
2.95/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

a bit disappointed in this one.
too sweet for what I look for in an IPA.
soft on the hops, and too carbonated for my liking.

candy-like sweetness, floral, that detracted from the overall flavour

clean, crisp, and a well-made beer.
just not my flavour profile

patdrive, Nov 05, 2012
Photo of ReDave
2.98/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Very Malty especially for an (alleged IPA) While I can taste the hops, malt is there in the background. Seems too dark for an IPA as well [for me at least, i like a light golden to amber]. After taste is malty as well. However, this is still a drinkable ale. Just mislabeled. I may have to try this again, just to make sure I didn’t get a bad batch. {tho i've noticed that Lost Coast is "off" sometimes in labeling}

ReDave, Apr 01, 2006
Photo of 4000qtrap
2.98/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Source/Serving: Draft

Smell: orange peel, a little pine, and a hint a vanilla

Taste: Clean, bready malts. Bitterness is very balanced. Almost creamy actually.

Notes: Good, but nothing special. Probably a good IPA to pair with food or to drink as a session beer. I tried this alongside the Big Daddy IPA which I also found was balanced but was much more complex and interesting.

4000qtrap, Jan 03, 2010
Photo of Halcyondays
2.98/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

22 oz. bomber, bought at Mike's Liquors in Huntington Beach, CA, on the corner of Warner and Bolsa Chica,

A: Dark amber, with a thick, white head, lots of lacing, fluff, and foam in the pint glass.

S: Malts, pale malts mostly, some piney American hops, with a lot of alcohol, a solventy, almost phenolic smell.

T: Pretty good, lots of hops, very grapefruity, with some mango, there is just too much alcohol in this one for its size at 6.5%, it just overwhelms the other flavors and the fruitiness of the hops. It almost tastes like a barleywine when it warms up, not what I was expecting.

M: Smooth, phenolic, and warming, quite crisp and biting for its heft though.

D: An OK beer, not one of the better IPAs that I have had, but not a bad beer, may buy again, but not a must try for you IPA lovers out there.

Halcyondays, Aug 06, 2007
Photo of alienlifeforcecube
3/5  rDev -20.2%

alienlifeforcecube, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of MicroBeerMan1980
3/5  rDev -20.2%

MicroBeerMan1980, Jul 10, 2014
Photo of blue-dream
3/5  rDev -20.2%

blue-dream, Jan 09, 2014
Photo of DrunkenMonk
3/5  rDev -20.2%

DrunkenMonk, Jul 20, 2012
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

Another6Pack, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of swaghawk
3/5  rDev -20.2%

swaghawk, Feb 22, 2013
Photo of BB1313
3/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

No date. 12oz bottle poured into a standard pint glass. Pours a nice hazy golden color w/ a decent white fluffy head and nice sticky lacing. It's not the aromas are bad, but they're extremely faint. Lots of orange and resin. The flavors are all hops, extremely bitter, but extremely one note.. which hurts. There's lots of caramel in this one, not as juicy as I prefer. The mouthfeel is nice, creamy, slightly prickly. Lost Coast just entered Ohio's market, not really a good first impression. I'm not too excited about this one, but I can totally see others enjoying it.

Overall, this is simply just another average IPA, nothing exciting.

Note: Lost Coast just started distributing to Ohio.

BB1313, Jul 01, 2011
Photo of Dirty_chavez
3/5  rDev -20.2%

Dirty_chavez, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of Enola
3/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer has a big head. There is lots of lacing. The beer looks like muddy water. The smell is somewhat sweet and similar to a brown ale. The taste is pretty bitter. The mouthfeel is smooth but nothing special. I could drink these again but there are better IPA's around.

Enola, Jun 12, 2006
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

jman005, Nov 19, 2013
Photo of sweemzander
3/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz. bottle poured into a tulip.

(A)- Pours an orange amber color. Produced some white froth and lace.

(S)- A citrus laden heap (lemon/lime) with bits of pine.

(T)- Plenty of caramel malt with pine and citrus; straightforward.

(M)- A good carbonation level and a decent balance. Good hop profile.

(D)- A run of the mill IPA. Nothing extraordinary, but still good and tasty.

sweemzander, Oct 29, 2011
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

brandoman63, Apr 04, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

Llcruserll, Jul 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

amart80, Apr 06, 2012
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

wanderlust389, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of skelton00
3/5  rDev -20.2%

skelton00, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of Paige
3/5  rDev -20.2%

Paige, Sep 13, 2012
Indica India Pale Ale from Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
85 out of 100 based on 1,013 ratings.