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Lost Coast Pale Ale - Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe

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Lost Coast Pale AleLost Coast Pale Ale

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64 Ratings
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Ratings: 64
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 11.48%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: OldFrothingSlosh on 08-05-2002)
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Reviews by grindcore666:
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grindcore666

California

3.25/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

22'er to a pint glass. Pours out a thick foggy mandarine capped off with nice and huge fluffy white head. It has a fruity, spicy, and hoppy aroma.

Taste isn't vibrant, but still has character. A pleasant fruity hop starts it off. Ends bitter, yet creamy and silky. Moderate carbonation. Aftertaste is dry and bitter, but not unappealing.

Overall, unimpressed, mostly because I've had much better Lost Coast brews than this. Still an enjoyable and very drinkable beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2005 04:57:51 | More by grindcore666
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Illinois

4/5  rDev +12%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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4.25/5  rDev +19%

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flexabull

California

3.53/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2012 20:19:58 | More by flexabull
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DrunkenMonk

California

3/5  rDev -16%

07-20-2012 21:54:46 | More by DrunkenMonk
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-02-2012 20:44:21 | More by williamjbauer
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twelveinches

Washington

4/5  rDev +12%

11-27-2011 06:57:28 | More by twelveinches
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CEDAMA

California

5/5  rDev +40.1%

11-17-2011 04:49:24 | More by CEDAMA
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bosox941827

North Carolina

3.53/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2011 22:12:46 | More by bosox941827
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chrisrhoppe

Puerto Rico

2.95/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

09-17-2011 19:54:51 | More by chrisrhoppe
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AlexanderSelby

North Carolina

3.48/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Sunshine golden, Pilsner-like appearance and big, bubbly head. Only a slight orange juice haze, but mostly clean and clear. Smells of fresh, earthy hops with a hint of banana. Tastes bitter-sweet, not in the metaphorical sense, but literally. The bittering hops take the front-end pretty strongly, as a good West Coast pale ale should, but there is a unique sweetness toward the finish. The hops begin the flavor palate with notes of sour citrus, like lemon zest, but then the malts give off orange-flavoring character, like a good, not over-sweet, orange soda and even a touch of banana.

I was pleasantly surprised by this brew in a number of ways: it's earthy hop aroma up against it's pilsner-like appearance and the sweet, soft, not dry at all finish. And I am completely satisfied. At a certain point it simply comes down to preference, because this is a fine and rather unique pale ale, I am just not the biggest fan of the flavor choice.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2011 20:38:00 | More by AlexanderSelby
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mactrail

Washington

3.88/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden hoppy ale with decent rich flavors.

A regular beery lager looking glassful. Fairly robust in flavors but well balanced. Hop flavors come on slowly but make their well-mannered appearance without dominating the show. Rather malty and fills the mouth. Slight hint of sweetness, then the hops linger awhile. Really quite pleasing beer and happy to have a big bottle of it.

I was given a bottle that had been around a while, but in a bucket of ice on a hot night by the pool in Phoenix it hits the spot.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2010 04:43:18 | More by mactrail
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Gobzilla

California

3.7/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: poured a golden orange with yellow highlights with a half finger of head and left virtually no lacing on the glass.

S: the caramel malts dominate the nose with faint hops, citrus, and very slight wheat ans spice notes.

T: citrus and caramel malts strike first on the palate with a mild hop bite which also had grainy accents.

M: light to medium body with a low amount carbonation that had a malty grainy and mild hop bitter finish.

D: this brew actually drank very good cause of how light it was but it was also crisp and refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2010 04:31:29 | More by Gobzilla
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Genghis22

California

3.33/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Windshield Owl Bottle!

A - Pours a light straw colored yellow. Decent fluffy white head that didn't stick around very long.

S - Sweet citrus hops and honey. Hints of lemongrass and a touch of pine.

T - Very well balanced. The hops are present, but not assetive. The malt comes in behind and really is the star of this beer. The hops return for a brief flash of bitterness. There is something a tad sweet in the initial taste.

M - Medium body with tight prickly carbonation. Coats the tongue well and then leaves it very dry. Nice and crisp.

D - Lawnmower beer, river beer, BBQ beer, whatever you want to call it, this is one of those beers. Nice, clean easy drinking beer that tastes best while being outside in the sunshine. A nice session beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2010 23:35:00 | More by Genghis22
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Jayli

Massachusetts

3.05/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had the Windshield Owl which is the Pale ale where a good portion of the proceeds go to the Humboldt Wildlife Care Center.

Consumed 12/1

A: This beer pours a murky copper color. One finger of white head that recedes at a moderate pace stands on top and leaves wispy lacing on the glass.

S: Nose is of roasted and caramel malts, and the slightest hint of hops.

T: Taste is very much in line with the nose on this one. Taste of sweet caramel malts up front, middle is filled with a pale malts, grainy, biscuity flavoring, and just the slightest hint of hop in the finish. One really has to look for it.

M: Lighter side of medium body, moderate carbonation, somewhat syrupy body feel to this beer.

D: There was not much that stood out about this beer, other than where the proceeds go. So I applaud Lost Coast for that. I've had several enjoyable beers from this brewery, but I would pass on this one in the future as there are better of the style.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2009 22:04:49 | More by Jayli
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arizcards

Arizona

3.9/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a bomber at BevMo in late April for $3.49.

Beer poured golden orange with a solid white head that is sustaining well. Nose is hints of light malt and northwest hops. Taste is well balanced between the caramel toffee malts and the floral northwest hops. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied, decently carbonated, and pretty smooth going across the palate. Overall drinkability is good. This is a very nice pale ale with good flavor and balance. Do not expect a hop bomb, this is a great tailgate session beer with a lot of flavor for a good price.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2009 00:19:08 | More by arizcards
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Murchmac

California

3.03/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2008 22:24:35 | More by Murchmac
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cvstrickland

North Carolina

3.58/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

22-ounce bomber bottle poured into my DFH shaped pint glass yields a sparkling clear copper body capped with two fingers of soapy off-white foam. The head reduces slowly to a sticky ring, leaving bands of lacing clinging to the glass.

The smell of the drink is a touch on the spicy side with a soothing note of toasty malt.

The taste is a bit biscuity with a bit of semisweet caramel and hard water. An herbal note of faded hops lingers in the profile somewhere, bringing more earthy dryness to the drink than actual flavor, but as the brew warms (quite) a bit, spicy hops make a face-saving, if tentative, appearance at the show.

On the light side of medium-bodied and crisp, Lost Coast's Pale Ale is very drinkable, if lacking in 'oomph'. Ho-hum. Next.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2008 06:47:00 | More by cvstrickland
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PatronWizard

California

3.18/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bomber to glass....

Hazy golden apricot. Decent head, minimal lacing.

Faintest aroma of what may be one hop.

Flavor is little better than the smell. Marginal.

Feel is a little watery and thin.

Easily drinkable but why?

When I get done taking notes and see only a few words, I know that I have discovered a boring beer.

Overall: unremarkable, don't be in a rush to try it.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2008 03:08:07 | More by PatronWizard
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Surefire

California

3.85/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2008 23:22:30 | More by Surefire
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JDV

Texas

2.63/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Bottle courtesy of Fordest
Light amber color with a lasting offwhite head. Smell is very lightly hopped, with some mild caramel in there tool. A bit more sweetness than hops in the nose but the taste is in reverse with more hops up front and sweetness in the finish. Ends with a big metallic, and oxidized taste, i believe. Kind of like rust. Finish is unpleasant and perhaps its just not quite fresh. My favorite style, and my definite least favorite from the brewery, when everything else of theirs was pretty good.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2008 18:49:54 | More by JDV
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Lost Coast Pale Ale from Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
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