Lost Coast Pale Ale - Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
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Reviews by bosox941827:
3.53/5 rDev -1.1%
Grabbed a bomber of this at the great Sam's Quik Shop in Durham, NC. "Brewed on date" markings are available on the label but are not ticked off - a bit of a disappointment.
A - One of the more impressive heads on a pale ale that I've seen, even off a light pour; rocky and foamy and stayed around forever. Otherwise a clear light amber.
S - Nice mix of fruity hops and bready yeast with a hint of malty sweetness as well.
T - Well balanced, with a slight tilt toward the sweet side, particularly at the end. No one aspect really dominates; I suspect there is little here in the way of finishing hops, but there's a nice solid hop flavor mid-palate.
M - The sweetness adds just a bit of a heavier feel to this one, but it's otherwise very smooth.
So as others have said, this is definitely not an "in your face" APA, but not all of them need to be. I would definitely get this one again, particularly in the summer when you might not want a DIPA but still something with more character than a pils, etc. Well done and makes me want to seek out their IPA.
10-01-2011 22:12:46 | More by bosox941827
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3.33/5 rDev -6.7%
Poured a deep orange/copper color with medium head,smell was very floral with some hrb in there as well.Would have liked a little more malt balance to this but had nice hop carachter to it very grassy and citruisy.Not a bad pale ale,but expected a little more from this brewery.
05-09-2003 18:45:17 | More by oberon
3.15/5 rDev -11.8%
Picked up a bomber at Whole Foods while visiting family in Apex, NC...
Pours a golden copper color...with a full finger and a half of bright white head w/ very minimal lacing.
Aroma is grassy w/ a slight hop profile...some sweet malt accompanying the scent.
Taste is pretty decent for the style....less sweet than what the nose was projecting and the hops are very mellow. Nothing standing out here...just an average Pale Ale IMO.
I was expecting a bit more hops after having their IPA and come away quite disappointed.
Mouthfeel is quite thin, but the carbonation is nice...drinkability is ok, but I would be begging for something w/ a bit more to offer after this bomber...an ok beer for the style, but I would prefer the many other fine offering from Lost Coast.
09-04-2005 23:05:47 | More by warriorsoul
3.08/5 rDev -13.7%
Poured a clear honey color with a tightly-fizzing white head. Good job of lacing the glass. Aromas were different than expected. Very corn-like, with a little bit of citrus and some malty sweetness. Taste was also not too pleasing. Had a very "lager"-like flavor. Hops are there, but not in the volume expected. Slightly bitter aftertaste, but mostly dominated by a macro-ish, almost metallic flavor. Some unpleasant flavors peek through near the end. Mouthfeel is pretty creamy. Drinkability is average. Nothing too special about this beer. I wish I would have purchased the 12oz instead of the 22oz size.
09-14-2003 01:39:01 | More by OldFrothingSlosh
3.5/5 rDev -2%
On tap served in a pint glass.
A - Clear golden with good light penetration, one finger white head with minimal lacing and moderate head retention.
S - Light scent of grapefruit and pine hop notes, with malt and caramel.
T - Follows the smell and is a bit spicy with coriander on the front palate.
M- Light body, moderate carbonation.
O - Slightly above average pale ale, I'd get it again, but not their best.
02-02-2012 20:44:21 | More by williamjbauer
3.53/5 rDev -1.1%
Appearance: Copper tone with a nice off white decently sized head leaves behind large rings of lacing can't complain at all. Oh yeah, bottling date another from the batch in January 98, 99, 00, 01, or 02. Aroma: Biscuit malt, blended with some grassy notes and a bit of a solid floral / citrus based hop aroma just a bit tame maybe due to the aging but who knows, either way not bad. Taste: Definitely carrying some softer undertones of fruit here dancing along my tastebuds as well as a cleansing bitterness nice balance but once again a bit mild for the brew in my opinion. Mouthfeel: Nice carbonation it's a medium bodied pale ale not bad. Drinkability: Wise not feeling it doesn't taste old just lacking a few levels of flavor and depth that I wish were here, and it's not as smooth going down as I was hoping this 22oz. helping could be.
12-06-2003 11:20:54 | More by WVbeergeek
3.85/5 rDev +7.8%
A little more enjoyable than the Indica Pale Ale.
A: Unfiltered, lots of stuff floating around.
S: Spicy hops, carmel malt
T: Malt and hops nicely balanced, slightly more hoppy than malty
M: Thin for the style.
D: A little too hoppy for great drinkability, but enough malts to make it enjoyable in moderate amounts.
06-27-2008 23:22:30 | More by Surefire
United Kingdom (England)
3.45/5 rDev -3.4%
Tap@Lost Coast. Classic lychee, grapefruit, nice soft, well balanced and easy drinkable. A well crafted easily drinkable American Pale Ale, everything about it was pleasant. I could have sat down and drank a couple of pints of this easy, very nice indeed.
02-24-2005 13:49:52 | More by rastaman
4.05/5 rDev +13.4%
Pours an effervescent gold with 3+ fingers of rocky eggshell white head. Slight hazing as the bottom the bottle is poured, plus the color skew towards bronze;is this bottle conditioned?? Good lacing & head retention
S: Doughyness, honey & lemony hops. I get get tobacco-like hops once fairly warm. T: Doughy, with lemon & piney hops up front. I get honey malt as this warms, a touch of leafy hops is there as well, along with a slight touch of butterscotch. (Not detracting at all). The warmer this gets the more the leafy & lemon hops take over. Finishes with some fruittyness (apricot, passion fruit & pineapple) & a bit of leafy hops & somewhat dry
MF: Medium bodied, somewhat soft mouthfeel & pretty damn good balance
Drinks pretty easy, not the most well put together APA, but easily sessionable. A APA for those seeking balance, sometimes a curse word to hop heads
01-19-2008 04:53:26 | More by russpowell
3/5 rDev -16%
Lost Coast Pale Ale: In a 22 oz bomber. Although it has dates on the sides, it was not notched, and thus this brew may have been sitting around for awhile, which may explain its lack of pizzazz. It poured a slightly hazy amber, with a fairly nice rocky head; nice Belgian lacing down the sides of the glass. The aroma was a bit musty, a mix of floral hops and burlap. The taste was smooth, with flowery hops, and some biscuit malts that balanced nicely, but the taste was not really engaging. Not a hop bomb by any stretch of the imagination, but a decent pale ale that perhaps sat a couple of more months than it should have.
12-02-2003 18:29:17 | More by jackndan
4.15/5 rDev +16.2%
Pours a semi-light apple clear juice color with a white minimal head that dissipated before I could finish this sentence. Had some definite carb action.
Moderate toasted caramel malt smell with some resin and citrus hops aroma.
Moderately sweet and lightly bitter toasted caramel malt taste with some resin and grapefruit hops.
Light bodied, slightly syrupy texture, soft carbonation, and a smooth finish.
This tasted better in the bottle than it did at the Brewpub, probably cause it was served colder and the glasses may make a difference plus I had a sampler and thought that most of their light beers had a similar taste.
09-03-2005 09:45:49 | More by Troyone
3/5 rDev -16%
Another APA that was way too hoppy for this beer drinker. It poured a small sized white creamy head that contained fine sized bubbles that completely dissipated. The body was clear with carbonation and the hue was gold. The nose was malty, hoppy, sweet with a bitter, hoppy taste to it that had a fore and aftertaste. The mouthfeel was tingly and medium bodied with a fair amount of lacing.
10-28-2003 23:57:08 | More by hotstuff
3.93/5 rDev +10.1%
The beer dispenses from the 22-ounce brown bottle a slightly hazy deep cooper color with a Bunyanesque light tan head that is creamy in texture, after it slowly eroded the lace left behind formed a tight skirt upon the glass. Nose has hints of cotton candy, malt and a touch of the hop flowers; quite a nice sniff with the start somewhat sweet and the malt plentiful, top is fair to middling in its feel to the palate. Finish is sturdy in its acidity, the hops delectable in their spiciness, very dry and long lasting aftertaste, a nice drinking Pale Ale, and another fine beer from an excellent brewery.
04-07-2005 20:45:06 | More by Gusler
2.95/5 rDev -17.4%
Pours hazy straw like golden color with compact head but little to no lacing. Smells like wet sticky herbal hops with the same bready yeast aroma you'd find in a hefeweizen. The initial mouth feel is the saving grace of this beer. Crisp piney hops bite the tongue but the fade to a thin paper/cardboard feeling.
Overall this is not a great Pale Ale but will do. I'll drink it again if it's my only option for a pale ale on a hot afternoon in San Juan.
09-17-2011 19:54:51 | More by chrisrhoppe
3.03/5 rDev -15.1%
One finger foam head, golden yellow. Like a foamy twinkie
Some sweet malts, some hops? I cant smell anything really
Pale malts, very thin body. Calista flockhart thin.
Macro aftertaste. Not good.
This brewery makes some good beers, this is not one of them.
10-13-2008 22:24:35 | More by Murchmac
4/5 rDev +12%
Pours a clear deep golden brew.
Smell is sweet and malty with a sharp Cascade hops smell.
Taste is sweet with the Grapefruit Cascade hops keeping the sweetness in check. Nice but not a complex brew. An IPA little brother.
Mouthfeel is good.
A nice drinkable West Coast ale.
04-20-2004 05:03:56 | More by Zorro
3.6/5 rDev +0.8%
This is a decent pale ale. Nothing special, but then again it's just a regular pale ale. Pours to a clear golden color with a nice sparkling carbonation. A pillowy white head forms with a nice retention and a washy lacing. Looks excellent, just as a pale should.
The smell is of sweet caramel malt with some spicy, floral, juicy hops. A tad bit metallic, however. Good, but the metallic flavor is a little off-putting for me.
The taste is similar to the nose. Good at first, but makes too heavy use of caramel malts. Has a slight metallic twang to the finish, accompanied by a decent spicy bitterness. The hop flavor seems a bit muted, though the bitterness is definitely there. Would be much better with less caramel malt and slightly more emphasis on late addition hops. As it is, it makes a decent pale ale, but it could easily go above and beyond. I probably won't have it again, though I am not disappointed in having spent roughly $5 on the bomber.
01-31-2007 01:08:05 | More by neonbrown82
3.6/5 rDev +0.8%
Poured a lager like gold with a rich foamy white head. Aroma was a little weak, malt was dominant. Very smooth but uninteresting taste to this ale. I could have been drinking a lager beer it seemed. Drinkability decent if your in the mood for downing a few without caring about complexity etc. A bit of a letdown and was not up to the fantastic dinner my mom fed us this evening.
07-04-2003 22:26:54 | More by Mark
3.73/5 rDev +4.5%
22oz bottle purchased as a single from Rick's Wine & Gourmet, Alexandria, VA.
Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1/2" beige head above the golden amber brew. Head fades to half height above surface of brew, and laces nicely. Aroma is sparse and somewhat generic, lightly hoppy if anything. Taste continues where the nose left off, balanced, tending towards the hops a tad with some light bitterness. Mouthfeel is smooth and easy, and drinkability is very nice. Reasonable representation of the style.
09-28-2005 12:15:17 | More by ppoitras
4.08/5 rDev +14.3%
Light golden in color with a decent off-white head and very active carbonation which leaves full sheets of lace. Nice light citrusy hop aroma. Nicely balanced beer with a bit more citrust hop character than malt character. Medium bodied, creamy and smooth with a lightly bitter dry finish.
A solid example of an APA without being overdone.
Per LCB website: 5.2% ABV. Munich malts. Chinook and Cascade hops.
'06' embossed on bottom
($3.49 / 22 oz.)
09-28-2006 18:19:02 | More by RBorsato
3.83/5 rDev +7.3%
A pretty good pale ale... it has a nicely balanced taste between the malts and the hops, but the mouthfeel seems a little week on the malt side. It's thin and not quite fulfilling enough. It looks golden in the glass with a small white head. Overall I could definitely go for a session of it, and will gladly have it again if I want a refreshing pale ale.
02-10-2008 05:07:23 | More by dbalsock
3.53/5 rDev -1.1%
Pours a light gold color, a bit hazy, with a nice rocky white head.
Aromas are doughy, tea like, with some light citrus, maybe a touch of lemon.
Taste is clean and dry, with a zesty light lemon bitterness on the finish. There is some light creaminess, bread dough, and crystal malt sweetness.
Mouthfeel is pretty good, smooth, crisp, with nice carbonation.
Overall, a somewhat British Style Pale with a touch more bitterness than usual. It's tasty enough, refreshing, and drinkable. Solid, but not spectacular.
07-21-2012 20:19:58 | More by flexabull
Lost Coast Pale Ale from Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
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