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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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BA SCORE
85
very good

997 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 997
Reviews: 549
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 11.67%
Wants: 21
Gots: 42 | 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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macrosmatic

Florida

3/5  rDev -20.4%

04-10-2012 05:08:52 | More by macrosmatic
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jpd7374

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -20.4%

12-26-2011 13:05:21 | More by jpd7374
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Honeybourne

California

3/5  rDev -20.4%

07-27-2014 01:59:12 | More by Honeybourne
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jenray

Texas

3/5  rDev -20.4%

11-28-2011 03:15:32 | More by jenray
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Ginepiece

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -20.4%

05-07-2013 22:09:40 | More by Ginepiece
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IBUQT

Oregon

3/5  rDev -20.4%

05-19-2014 02:11:37 | More by IBUQT
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flyers1980

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -20.4%

01-02-2013 23:38:06 | More by flyers1980
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Night

California

3/5  rDev -20.4%

Pours amber with orange tones; unfiltered with a lot of yeast floating about. Chunky, bubbly beige head dies down pretty quickly – medium lacing. Aroma is mild floral hops; light citrus and pineapple. Light to medium body with very mild carbonation. Flavor is moderately bitter sappy and grapefruit hops with a touch of smokiness up front. Backbone of dense, bready sourdough malts complimented by a hint of dark pit fruits. Sour for an IPA. Bitter pine flourish in the finish; aftertaste is lightly sour and bitter.

06-13-2007 04:32:42 | More by Night
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terence

California

3/5  rDev -20.4%

07-12-2012 22:25:29 | More by terence
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Brew_42

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -20.4%

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- big pine and grapefruit flavor. Really bitter with nothing much happening on the back end.

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.

08-20-2014 10:59:15 | More by Brew_42
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2neardead

California

3/5  rDev -20.4%

12-02-2012 21:38:16 | More by 2neardead
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aLenwell

Florida

3/5  rDev -20.4%

05-27-2013 18:19:13 | More by aLenwell
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halo913

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -20.4%

02-18-2012 02:11:48 | More by halo913
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CoolEthan

California

3/5  rDev -20.4%

09-08-2013 03:34:09 | More by CoolEthan
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Averwo

Iowa

3/5  rDev -20.4%

08-18-2013 01:03:34 | More by Averwo
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Ncpogs

Illinois

3/5  rDev -20.4%

06-12-2014 14:52:23 | More by Ncpogs
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efisher63

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -20.4%

06-17-2014 00:54:18 | More by efisher63
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tykechandler

Indiana

3/5  rDev -20.4%

06-19-2014 03:52:07 | More by tykechandler
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Izzybone

Indiana

3/5  rDev -20.4%

04-21-2013 01:25:58 | More by Izzybone
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Surefire

California

3.05/5  rDev -19.1%

A: Lots of debris floating around in the beer. I know this is unfiltered beer, but the amount of junk in the beer is IMO out of line.

S: Hoppy, strong.

T: Hops galore. This beer puts hair on ones chest. Heavily focused on bitterness

M: Heavy body

D: Drinkable for its style...

Overall: Most likely a good beer for its style, but to me its way too bitter to be enjoyable. There isn't a lot of balance of flavors...

01-24-2008 04:01:54 | More by Surefire
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Gabriel_Vaughn

California

3.06/5  rDev -18.8%

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.

06-12-2014 22:04:03 | More by Gabriel_Vaughn
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CFHMagnet

Ohio

3.08/5  rDev -18.3%

A slightly vigorous pour got me just over a finger of beige head. Very good retention on aforementioned head. Body is a dirty copper color with some bubbles rising from bottom to top.

Smells hoppy. Orange, pine and grapefruit are noticed, and in that order. Dark fruit and sweet malt bring a little balance to the nose on the back end.

Very piney with grapefruit is the best way to describe the flavor. You get a bit of sweetness as you go deeper into the beer, but it gets rather cloying after a few mouthfulls. It ends with a medium bitter and more of that odd almost minty/sweet cloying taste.

Light bodied, dry finish. Simple.

08-20-2011 02:23:38 | More by CFHMagnet
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ktrillionaire

Florida

3.08/5  rDev -18.3%

A - Iced tea hue with very little head.

S - It smells of piney hop and pale golden malt, although the hue doesn't show it.

T - APA at its most moderate, dull even. It tastes like piney and grapefruity hops on a minor caramel maltiness. Not exciting.

M - Not terrible, but a tad thin and undercarbonated.

D - Okay, barely. Boring mostly. I would fall asleep if i had two or more.

This beer tastes dull on draft, and perfume-y in the bottle. Not great stuff, but drinkable.

01-09-2010 01:07:41 | More by ktrillionaire
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SethB2

California

3.08/5  rDev -18.3%

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Beer pours a semi-transparent orangish color with very little head and zero lacing. Smell, like, I cant' really describe it. I was expecting hops and I did find some, but not very pronounced. It also had some odd dirt smell to it. Taste is decent, though not great. Initially, a hop wave hits and doesn't really subside. Maltiness is a tad subdued. Mouthfeel is medium and very dry. Too dry. Aftertaste is bitter and not in a good way. Drinkablity is OK, but I would reach for other selections first.

05-11-2006 02:07:20 | More by SethB2
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Bfarr

Washington

3.08/5  rDev -18.3%

Hazy dark copper with tan foamy head and good lacing. Light grapefruit aroma with maybe a little spice. Spicy grapefruit hops are subdued by caramel malts. Mouthfeel is even carbonation with a short bitter linger.

Balance tips in the hops direction but it's not enough to be very interesting. Not much in the way of hop aromatics either. It's fairly easy drinking with a decent hop character, just nothing I'll go out of my way to have again.

07-06-2010 17:09:15 | More by Bfarr
Indica India Pale Ale from Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
85 out of 100 based on 997 ratings.