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Indica India Pale Ale - Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe

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very good

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Ratings: 1,109
Reviews: 563
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.44%
Wants: 25
Gots: 83 | FT: 0
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Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-17-2001

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Ratings: 1,109 | Reviews: 563
Photo of drewone
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of feloniousmonk
4.38/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Lovely, deep orange hue, blessed with a flush and creamy off-white head, big & lumpy, slow to settle, never-dying.
Nose is fruity, with orange, mango, apricot, a hint of grapefruit and traces of pine predominant
Big bitterness on first taste, but lip-smackingly, palate-drenchingly delightful, totally tasty, it urges another sip, which turns into a gulp. Fresh, tingly hop flavor pervades the mouth & every meeting with lips and cup sets this method in motion again: brash bitterness, juicy fruit flavor, repeat.
Bold flavor, bold hop attack, repeat. My kind of IPA.
Full bodied, long, fruity/ hoppy finish. good stuff, and I'm happy to be reintroduced to it by JohnnyDuvel, for when I last found it around here, they were old bottles, riddled with floaties, and couldn't enjoy them at all. Thanks, John, for helping me re-confirm my favorable first impression, from long, long ago!

Photo of jwc215
4.32/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours hazed orangeish amber with a tan head that thins and stays. Traces of trailing lace sticks.

The smell is grapefruity, piney/resiny and spicy/herbal. A nice, complex American hop aroma.

The taste is of intense hops - piney, especially - held together by a caramel/toffee backing that rounds out the strong bitterness. It has a sharp bite to it.

The body is on the fuller side of medium-bodied. Pretty chewy with ample carbonation.

A hoppy, but rounded, IPA for sure! Get your hop fix here!

Photo of smcolw
3.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fluffy head that settles lumpily. It leaves spotty lace on the glass. Cloudy with an orange-amber color.

First impression on the smell: Creamsicle followed by a mild floral hop smell. There's a distracting metal smell.

This is a traditional American IPA in every way. It starts off an amber tasting malt, but the hop comes in slowly but in a pronounced way. Good aftertaste that lasts. The body is as one would expect. Overall, a great example of the typical A-IPA.

Photo of WesWes
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a hazy red/amber color with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades. The aroma is good. It has a wonderfully bitter hop scent that's quite piney. The malt core is also very good. It has an excellent pale and light crystal malt aroma. The taste is good also. It has a very bitter hop flavor that goes down smooth and finishes dry with a slight maltiness. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium bodied beer with good carbonation. This is a fine IPA. It has good malt complexity and excellent use of hops; a real drinker.

Photo of GClarkage
4.58/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

12/13/04- Purchased at Jackson's Wine and Spirit's in Lafayette, CA

Presentation- 12 oz bottle with no expiration date. Poured into my Englander pint glass..again!

Appearance- About the best looking IPA I have ever seen. An incredibly huge head, at least 2 inches. A nice cloudy golden honey-like color. Lacing beyond awesome. My whole glass was still caked after I finished.

Smell- Above average scent with nice hops scents of pine, and grapefruit. Also and heavy carmel malt scent.

Taste- Nice and hoppy with the above scents coming in the taste also.

Mouthfeel- Incredibly creamy and well carbonated.

Drinkability- One of the best IPA's I have had. Very very drinkable.

Photo of Gueuzedude
3.8/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I was a bit over zealous on the pour so this beer sits with a chunky, fairly hazy, amber red color. It is topped by a frothy, whipped, initially three-finger thick, amber-tinted, tan colored head that leaves some lacing patterns on the side of the glass. The aroma is nicely hoppy, though not screamingly so; it has notes of grapefruit, cinnamon-tinged pine and orange. There is a solid backdrop of caramelized crystal malt character and a subtly toasty grain note underneath the hops.

The beer has a sharp biting character from the get go, it finishes with a lingeringly bitter hop note that really scratches my hop itch. Notes of grapefruit and tangerine intermingle with an herbal pine note and a caramelized malt character. The beer has a certain heft to it; both the hop bitterness and the caramelized malt tend to linger on the palate after a sip. Despite the predominant hop character, this really has a rich, balancing maltiness to it as well. Chewy caramel toffee malt notes really help to cut through the biting hop notes; the malt never really lets the hops dominate, though it certainly gives it a go. This is quite enjoyable, it is refreshingly balanced for an IPA, though don't get me wrong, it is certainly hop focused. In fact with all this malt, it could use a touch more hops to satisfy the clamoring hop-heads. As for myself, though I certainly enjoy my hops, I am going to savor this tipple till I only have lacy foam left on the side of my glass.

Photo of Gavage
3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hazy orange in color with a healthy 2" head. Very thick lacing forms on the glass. Nice average carbonation level. The aroma is floral and citrus, but I expected a little more out of the nose. The flavor is of a strong floral hop bitterness with orange tones and the malt rides a bit behind on the tastebuds. A very light metallic tone was present at the finish.

The mouthfeel lightly crisp and smooth, and finishes smooth. The bitterness lasts long into the aftertaste. A very drinkable IPA.

Photo of Halcyondays
3.03/5  rDev -19.4%
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.

Photo of LXIXME
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of woodychandler
4.02/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I got a thick, off-white head from the initial pour on this one. The nose was strongly of grapefruit. The color was an opaque yellowish-brown. The first sip asserted the hoppiness and the hoppy flavor was overt throughout its consumption. It had a decent mouthfeel and the finish stood as a reminder of its hops. There was simply no question that this was a decent, if not great, IPA.

Photo of dmorgan310
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of chinchill
3.57/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

served in pint glass

A cloudy amber color with a thin head that barely covers the top. Some dark sediment in bottle (added part way thru tasting).

Aroma & Flavor: Subtle aroma for a bold IPA. Piney hops dominate the taste, but a nice caramel malt partly balances the bitterness, especially in the finish. Yeasty and earthy notes; too much of these for my taste, but not unexpected in an unfiltered ale.

M - medium body and carbonation.

Photo of Billolick
4.28/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle, with no freshness dating. Pours Almond,cloudy,with orange/rust hues. White,creamy,dense head,leaving a ton o' world class lacing and with excellent retention. Spicy, minty nose. The mouthfeel is my favorite aspect of this fine brew. Creamy, coating, sticky and lucious. Mighty nice hopping, spicy,piney,citric. Long hop laden finish. Seek this one out, cheers!

Photo of Huhzubendah
3.7/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Inidica IPA appears a butterscotch shade of orange. The liquid is translucent, with a thick head that cakes the glass in lacing. Aromas include grapefruit, and resinous pine, with malt lurking as well. The beer has a very earthy flavor and feel. I wish the hop character was bolder, but then again, I like my hops. It's well balanced, rather than predominantly hop forward. This is definitely not what I expected from a California IPA, but it's not bad. I would like to try this beer on draft, when it's incredibly fresh. Overall, the flavor is well balanced, and this is pretty easy to drink. Good stuff.

Photo of tempest
3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a single from the Party Source in Syracuse, which might explain the floaties.

The aroma didn't do much, but there was a very nice mixture of clean caramel malt with bitter citrus rind and herbal hops. I'd be nice if there were more hops up front, but the aftertaste was right on, not too strong, not too weak. Tasty and drinkable.

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.42/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Lost Coast Indica India Pale Ale

Pours a hazed bright orange color with small particles of yeast in suspension, lots of lace. Unfiltered for sure.
Aroma of fresh pine, herb, spruce and pineapple
Tastes mildly spicy, with muted grapefruit notes. Malt sweetness is short livid, with a complimentary bitterness. Resinous qualities stick out, and a mild herbal hop flavor lingers. Oily, but not abrasive. Mouthfeel is surprisingly light, juicy, with low level of carbonation. Overall, a good introductory IPA, with mild flavor and feel.

Photo of afsdan
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of DoubleJ
3.71/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another of Lost Coast's offerings, on to the beer:

It's darker in color for the style with with orange body and creamy looking head at the top. Good hop scent in the smell with some citrus, more of the same with the flavor. The bitterness is there and is actually a pretty good beer, however I'm docking its score because of the high standard set by the style it's trying to be.

Photo of Georgiabeer
3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours amber/orange with a huge fluffy white head and some pretty good lacing.Earthy, herbal, and floral hops with a slight soapiness to the smell. The taste has more malt present, and it balances out the hops and makes them a bit more subtle. The hops are strongly herbal in the taste, and there is a touch of sweetness to it all. Mouthfeel is earthy, and slightly grainy. Pretty decent, but the strongly herbal hops take some getting used to, they are pretty intense in a strange way. I've certainly had hoppier beers, but the herbal pungency reminds me of a college dorm.

Photo of ShanePB
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of tdm168
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz poured into a pint glass.

Pours a copper brown. Nose is floral and sweet. Tastes is a nice clean hop character with a little malt shining through. Mouthfeel is crisp and medium bodied. Not a bad beer after having tried some of LCBs lighter offerings, but it leaves me wanting a little something different.

Photo of smakawhat
3.65/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a Dogfish Head Ale glass. No obvious bottle dating that I can see.

A real nice color and body. A slightly opaque body with real nice orange amber hues, and visible very small rising carbonation. Head makes three fingers and holds for quite some time with a nice cap. Off white head and three fingers deep.

Nose is highly biscuity with a good soft complimenting but muted hop. Hints a soft tropical fruit like an overripe mango, but still a little buried. Quite a neat profile.

Palate comes off juicy but quite wet. Muted crispness and some nice hop fruit punch like sweetness in the mid palate. Quite playfully spritzy carbonated with a nice malt sweetness also. Aftertaste is very short and fleeting, but manages a little bit of pine and resin like quality.

Overall it's got an interesting palate, but feels extremely muted and wet. It's very easy drinking, but this I am guessing will not really appeal to hop head masses. I do enjoy this fruit punch quality though.

Photo of barleywinefiend
3.95/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured a nice deep orange with a small white head.

S: Nose was citrus and floral notes with subtle hops.

T: Taste was midly malty, well hopped with citrus notes and very slight bite at the end. It is smooth and a good IPA.

M: Nicely balnced, tasty IPA

O: Easy to drink and very good

Photo of brandoman63
3/5  rDev -20.2%

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Indica India Pale Ale from Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
85 out of 100 based on 1,109 ratings.