Indica India Pale Ale - Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
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3.73/5 rDev -1.1%
A: Dark cloudy orange body with one finger of white head. Retention is poor and leaves little lacing.
S: Huge notes of citrus and hops. Nothing out of the ordinary for a good IPA.
T: Pine comes first with some citrus after. Not really able to taste much in this though.
M: Light bodied with medium carbonation. Water like texture with a bitter dry finish.
D: Interesting beer, it threw me through a lot of loops. Not one I'd try again considering the price I pay for it.
02-26-2011 18:24:06 | More by Long813
3.83/5 rDev +1.6%
Pours dark amber with a huge frothy white head.
Smells like straight up hops. Great pine smell with a kiss of maty sweetness.
Tastes a little lighter on the hops than the nose has you believe. Some pine and a little sweetness. Not bad, but I had such high hopes.
The feel is slightly lighter than I had hoped.
Pretty drinkable. Good flavor and fairly refreshing.
07-04-2010 05:39:09 | More by RomaniIteDomum
3.68/5 rDev -2.4%
A good, mediocre IPA. Pours slightly hazy and copper in color with 1 finger head. Good retention and lacing though. Smell was mainly of hops, a little more piney than citrusy, nice caramel backbone as well. Had a hop bite to it, though not too bitter, with a sweet caramel malt taste as well. Mouthfeel was medium with a slightly oily aftertaste. Overall a good beer and easily drinkable. Not the best IPA ever but for $4.99 for a 6 pack (on sale) it was certainly worth it.
04-19-2009 01:47:30 | More by bunnyhustle
4.25/5 rDev +12.7%
2nd time trying. First was on tap at RePUBlic, and I didn't care for it as much as thought I would, but I brushed it off as being the burger/fries pairing.
12oz->Moose Drool Pint
A ~ Pours perfect. Fills out entire glass with 7/8 brew & 1/8 head. Pale caramel body with fantastic lacing as well.
S ~ Citrus & Grass with a lot of floral notes. Some toffee as well. Smells pretty inviting.
T ~ Heavy dose of fresh grapefruit juice, cut-grass & crackery pale malt. Dry & Leafy English hops shine through after enjoying more & more of the glass. Hints of pineapple & sweet biscuits throughout.
M ~ Bitter & dry with great balance of the two with a clean finish. Has a very "organic" taste to it with carbonation reminiscent of a great pale ale. A dank IPA without being too aggressive.
D ~ At 6.5 % with a balanced flavor profile of English & American hops (has elements of both styles). Really enjoyed the sheer simplicity and refreshment of this one. Good balance.
07-21-2011 02:31:49 | More by chocosushi
3.38/5 rDev -10.3%
An amber to golden color with a inch and a half high head, that is cream in color. The aroma has a striking piny scent, with hints of citrus, followed by a light bready fragrance at the end. A mild malty, bread flavor at the front, then the flavors of grass and citrus comes in halfway and stays on the palate till the end of each taste. Light and smooth feel at the front and it gradually gains weight to become more medium bodied at the back. This is a good IPA, solid all the way through. Nothing seems to jukp out at you at any aspect of this beer.
06-03-2008 10:55:55 | More by cameraman
2.73/5 rDev -27.6%
Appearance: orange amber with a soapy off white head. head is not long lived. low effervescence. a good amount of spitty lace.
Smell: crystalized maltiness with a citrus grapefruit and somewhat piney hop character. the bouquet is pretty relaxed. a burnt sugar aroma pervades the hop cloud and gives this a sickening smell.
Taste: caramel and sugar with a clean bitterness. hops are low in flavour, but the dryness and bitterness are still intact. the sugary sweetness is somewhat sickening after about half a glass. it reminds me of gritty burnt sugar. blaghh. reminds me of another brand.
Mouthfeel: medium. seems well malted.
Drinkability: the cloying sugar aspect is really making me nauseous. this is drain fodder. crummy beer.
01-26-2006 02:07:00 | More by SupaCelt
4.13/5 rDev +9.5%
I was very tempted to rate this a 5 in terms of appearance. Don't take this the wrong way ... the lacing is pretty nice, but not quite a 5. Body is the color of burning bronze. Enticing.
I can smell mostly pine and grapefruit, two essentials when it comes to a good West Coast IPA. Taste is firstly lemon, followed by grapefruit and pine, then caramel. Pretty nice. I'd be happy to make a night of this one. Well done Lost Coast.
06-11-2006 06:15:17 | More by TheBungyo
4.6/5 rDev +22%
This rating is for the on-tap version fresh from the Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe in Eureka, CA. This is my very favorite offering from this brewer. This may be partly because I am an IPA fan, but keep in mind this is also what I am most critical of.
It pours a beautiful orange color with a white head that lasts a long time and leaves rings of lacing as it settles. The nose is spicy, with citrus, hops, and carmel. Mouthfeel is very clean and smooth. It really tastes good going down and has an exceptional finish.
Flavors are as the aromas, just more intense. IPA's are tricky, and I see lots of brewers going over the top with too much hops. This one is in balance! It is really good to drink if you like this style, as I do.
11-29-2006 04:56:35 | More by rkuhnel
4/5 rDev +6.1%
Purchased from Monument Liquor in Concord, CA. Poured into a pint glass.
An inch and a half semi-frothy white head after an aggressive pour. Rather cloudy orange amberish color. Excellent head retention. Strong tailing lacing.
Smells of very clean, quality hops. Citrus, pine, you know the drill. Nothing fancy or out of the regular, just a quality IPA.
Taste is more mild than smell. Same characteristics, but the grapefruit/citrus come through more. Good aftertaste. Again, quality ingredients used in proper quantities.
Easy to drink. Rather tasty. Medium body, moderate carbonation. Moderately creamy, smooth finish, some grittiness.
10-03-2008 03:24:48 | More by ibbjamin
3.63/5 rDev -3.7%
A: hazy cloudy orange to amber color with a white foam head. i like the look of the beer, but it doesnt make me pause and think"wow"
S: a decent amount of hops in the nose interestingly but not impressively. sorry
T: prett decent, on the low end of intensity for an ipa. there is some sweetness and there is also some hop bitterness, pretty well balanced
M: a lil on the qatery side, but good just the same
D: a very drinkable beer that i could easily do again. a litle dry but sweet and hoppy and good
06-08-2007 21:51:25 | More by Redwood21
4/5 rDev +6.1%
Curious name, curious IPA. Pours a deep, deep copper color which, if I hadn't known better myself, I may have mistaken for a brown ale. Pillowy, sticky khaki head sits atop the dark liquid, (which is perhaps the darkest I've seen from an IPA) and leaves trails of lace down the glass. Flecks of yeast particles are present. Smell is reminiscent of a pine forest, with big notes of hops coming through at first. The hops are then followed up with an intense malt profile in the bouquet, as well. Taste is interesting. Bold hops flavor complements a huge, roasted, caramel-like malt dimension. Very interesting stuff. Hops linger on the finish, with an ultimately roasted character rounding things out. Full bodied, this beer drinks pretty well. A unique creation from Lost Coast.
07-20-2003 02:49:05 | More by Jon
3.9/5 rDev +3.4%
Thumbs up on this IPA from Lost Coast. It is a huge seller at my store. Pours a pleasent amber with a good head. Smells of floral hops and scarce malts. Tastes of floral hops and well balanced malt. I always love the art on the six packs, very Picasso.
04-16-2008 20:15:30 | More by Portertime
4/5 rDev +6.1%
A nice little treat from California via Florida consumed in Massachusetts, go figure. Nice and hoppy, with tons of floral all over the place. A little more malts than I am used too for this style, very American versus the English style that I find to be more prevalent on the east coast. This is a very nice example of a west coast IPA, which makes you wonder why all IPA's cannot be this good, but what should be the average for this style.
04-05-2007 02:34:10 | More by FLAbeergutinMASS
3.85/5 rDev +2.1%
650ml bottle poured into a 20oz nonic.
A - Pours with a nice big head of frothy off-white foam. The body is a copper-amber color with a touch of haze to it. The head settles to a rather thick foamy cap that leaves plenty of patchy lacing.
S - Typical West Coast IPA aroma on this one, with lots of piney hop character upfront with light grapefruit notes coming through as well. Gentle caramel malt rounds out the aroma, as one would expect. Slight skunk.
T - The first thing that hits me is a surprisingly floral hop character, with lots of grassy notes as well. It's certainly not a typical West Coast IPA flavor profile. While it does have a generous pine hop feel to it, the floral and grassy notes give it more depth. The finish is a lingering but light bitterness with mild hop fruitiness and assertive caramel malt that has a really distinct feel. I enjoy that the malt flavor in the finish isn't just there for the sake of balancing the hop-forward flavors, but really adds a sweet malty presence.
M - Medium bodied that feels as full as it needs to be, but at the same time nice and light. Carbonation is a touch lower than usual IPAs I'm used to, but still has a slight prickliness to it.
D - A solid West Coast IPA with a slight twist to the hop-profile, with more floral and grassy notes than total pine domination. Definitely a bit simple, as no real complexities show up here, but it remains drinkable and quite enjoyable.
03-11-2012 23:35:08 | More by Converge
Indica India Pale Ale from Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
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