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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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1,005 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,005
Reviews: 549
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.7%
Wants: 21
Gots: 44 | 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 g_jenkins


3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

06-28-2012 03:36:27 | More by g_jenkins
Photo of goschool


4.33/5  rDev +15.2%

This one pours an apricot color that's cloudy with sediment. Good head retention. The C's fill the aroma with pine and citrus. The taste is initially hoppy but as it warms the malts come through with fruit to balance the piney hops... at least until the finish where the hops retake the beer. The carbonation is lively at first, but the mouthfeel is creamy. It's a shame Lost Coast stopped making this stuff, especially since this is the first time I've bought a six-pack.

12-23-2005 07:28:59 | More by goschool
Photo of Lambocalrisien

New York

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

07-08-2013 14:37:09 | More by Lambocalrisien
Photo of Long813

Ontario (Canada)

3.73/5  rDev -0.8%

Dated: 10/20/10-1

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
Photo of KerryCummins1977


4/5  rDev +6.4%

12-30-2013 00:20:52 | More by KerryCummins1977
Photo of RomaniIteDomum


3.83/5  rDev +1.9%

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
Photo of KlayWey


3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

06-08-2013 01:14:42 | More by KlayWey
Photo of bunnyhustle


3.68/5  rDev -2.1%

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
Photo of chocosushi


4.25/5  rDev +13%

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
Photo of morrowd3


3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

08-17-2014 02:22:35 | More by morrowd3
Photo of terence


3/5  rDev -20.2%

07-12-2012 22:25:29 | More by terence
Photo of craftbrew502


3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

10-20-2013 17:39:12 | More by craftbrew502
Photo of cameraman


3.38/5  rDev -10.1%

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
Photo of SupaCelt


2.73/5  rDev -27.4%

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
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

08-31-2014 00:18:33 | More by AndyEdgar
Photo of BugTownPub


4/5  rDev +6.4%

02-28-2012 23:27:48 | More by BugTownPub
Photo of TheBungyo


4.13/5  rDev +9.8%

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
Photo of rkuhnel


4.6/5  rDev +22.3%

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
Photo of ibbjamin


4/5  rDev +6.4%

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
Photo of Redwood21


3.63/5  rDev -3.5%

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
Photo of Jon


4/5  rDev +6.4%

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
Photo of gafferjohn


2/5  rDev -46.8%

01-17-2012 02:46:43 | More by gafferjohn
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

02-15-2014 23:14:43 | More by mkirkland80
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

08-09-2013 21:02:33 | More by KolbMarley
Photo of Portertime


3.9/5  rDev +3.7%

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
Indica India Pale Ale from Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
85 out of 100 based on 1,005 ratings.