Indica India Pale Ale
Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe

Indica India Pale AleIndica India Pale Ale
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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #5,630
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
85
Ranked #31,898
Avg:
3.78 | pDev: 11.38%
Reviews:
588
Ratings:
1,286
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SCORE
85
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Indica India Pale AleIndica India Pale Ale
Notes: Indica India Pale Ale is a smooth, full-bodied, filtered beer. It’s radically hopped to give it an intense mystical aroma. Find your happy place.
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MeanMotaScootah from California

3/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This one is an average non descript "American IPA" - it's not east, west or anything in the middle just American. Very little aroma hops on this one, smells a bit dank, malty with a little pine just for fun. Taste is malty with a slight hop bitterness on the finish, no citrus just herbal pine hops - reminds me of a Long Hammer IPA or maybe a Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. This might be better on tap but regardless no love lost on this Lost Coast offering.

Mar 12, 2021
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Singlefinpin from North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drinking this in a tap room, The Goat Island Bottle Shop in Rocky Mount NC.
On tap, poured into a clear plastic cup.
Appears amber with a nice head that and lacing.
Smells piney, citrusy, bready.
Taste follows the nose, more citrusy than piney
Mouth feel is medium+ for the style, helping to balance the hops.
Good West Coast IPA that I would definitely order again.

Jan 19, 2020
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monkist from Hungary

4.52/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

My second one from Lost Coast but the fist one that I ever wanted to try from them.
A West Coast IPA, I love its hop flavor, dank and piney maybe is the right word. I loved its aroma and that the taste is almost to the same extent intensive. The feel is somewhat behind the former, making it feel slightly lighter than how it tastes but still is a great beer. I could get used to drinking such beers every day as standard.
“Find your happy place” it says, well, this is somewhere near there.

Dec 28, 2019
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Dr_Gonzo from Kentucky

4.09/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a tall clear pint glass. A glowing and hazy copper/amber color is present, steady rising bubbles, finger thick head with good retention.

Pine resin and citrus upfront. Oranges, grapefruit, lemon rind, some grass, prominent floral and herbal notes, biscuit, caramel, and honey. Very dank, florescent, and herbal. Good balance.

Sweet malts are upfront with the grassy hops. Honey and caramel are what come to mind firstly, then the bitter grapefruit and other citrus come in and through the end to the aftertaste. Follows the aroma well. Medium-bodied.

Jun 07, 2019
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VashonGuy from Washington

3.7/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Lost Coast's flagship IPA is pretty much a standard West Coast IPA, with all that that implies. There's nothing fancy here, just a big hoppy ale, with plenty of bitterness. It's maybe just a shade maltier than many West Coast IPAs, but that's about the only departure from the norm. It's a good example of the style, but nothing remarkable.

Serving: on tap in San Francisco (at Urban Putt), into a shaker pint.

May 29, 2017
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avalon07 from South Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had an amber color and a slightly hazy texture. There was a quarter inch of foamy, fairly long-lasting head. Pretty good, but not great, lacing.

S: A nice aroma of hops, citrus, light malt, and pine.

T: Tasted of a decent amount of citrus (lemon, in particular), a good amount of hops, some pine resin notes, a tinge of malt, a tinge of grass (not too noticeable), and caramel. An interesting flavor that holds your interest. Well-balanced between the hops, fruit, and pine elements.

F: A solid amount of carbonation with a somewhat slick finish. Light- to medium-bodied.

O: This is, in general, a solidly made, easy to drink IPA. Certainly drinkable.

May 11, 2017
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D1noB from Oklahoma

2.98/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Great up-front, long follow through with a dirty period.

Taste Rating in Words: It's a food fight, you think it's fun until mid-afternoon hits and your hungry and stinky.

Mar 26, 2017
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Ghrymm from Canada (BC)

3.77/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 355ml bottle.
A: Pours a copper amber with a thick white head pretty good lacing.
S: Dank wet grass and hops some pine .
T: hops some citrus and pine resins.
F: clean and crisp good finish'
O: A good IPA.

Feb 06, 2017
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Everydayoff from Thailand

3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

355ml bottle poured into a teku glass.

Mildly hazed body and copper amber color, the pour forms up thick frothy white head that stands with pretty good retention before gradually sinking to everlasting bubble film on the surface, some lacing patch can be seen here and there.

In a nose, it discloses the aromas of mild floral, citrus, lemon rind, resin, some pine, slight herbal, and grass. All of these scents are derived from its hoppy goodness while malt is not forgotten with notes of biscuit and some caramel.

The taste starts with various hop flavors ranging from citrus, lemon rind, resin, pine, grass, and herbal. Then it is malt running in parallel with notes of biscuit and sweet caramel while the finish is hop again with its soft bitterness. Overall, it tends to be balance as hop bitterness is not too much and there is some malt as leverage.

The body is medium with smooth mouthfeel from its lively carbonation generated soft effervescence sweeping through the palate. The feeling is very crisp, very refreshing, a bit clean, and dry finish.

Considering the ABV, it is likely not a session IPA, however, the feeling is just right and very easy to drink due to its clean character, also the crispness and balance. It is easily suit in any occasion.

Dec 22, 2016
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stevoj from Idaho

3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Perfectly hopped, not too bitter, not too tart. Light amber/caramel color with thick creamy head. Light caramel malt aroma, but taste is all hops. Dry abrupt finish. Lingering hop palate. Really, really good!

Oct 31, 2016
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ManapuaMan from Massachusetts

3.56/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a cold six pack from Whole Foods while on Oahu. Golden brown/Amber pour with a solid head. Nice carbonation makes it pop. Aroma is floral and pineapple with a sweet malt kicker. Taste is acidic fruit with a dose of pine and grapefruit. Sweet malt base brings a hefty amount of caramel. Finishes very bitter and dry. Solid IPA.

Aug 31, 2016
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tannybr from Korea (South)

3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottled beer in South Korea. It smells like a pineapple, tastes like an orange. It is too bitter for me to say its taste is balancing. Liked the look, smell but not the taste especially the finish taste.

Aug 10, 2016
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gandres from Philippines

3.65/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tap to glass @ Lost Coast tap [email protected] Eureka,CA
Appearance: Dark yellow, gold clear, off white head-goes away slowly
Aroma: Bold, hoppy
Taste: strong balance bitterness with long follow through, slight sweetness
Feel: fizzy, long follow through, nice bitter aftertaste
Overall: good beer, ok to repeat
Drank: April 11, 2016

Apr 19, 2016
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BucBasil from Rwanda

3.02/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This beer happens to be everywhere in Seoul, South Korea at the moment for some reason. Pure slightly hazy orange. Strong fresh smell. Super bitter, especially in the finish. Doesn't stand out in terms of IPAs for me...

Apr 07, 2016
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Marius from Netherlands

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

33cl bottle. Clear amber pour with a medium white head. Smells of citrus hops, honey and some tropical fruit, with the taste following the same notes. Bitter and refreshing.

Mar 17, 2016
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Deerin from California

3.86/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 Oz bottle unknown date

Golden, orange. Semi opaque per the unfiltered brew. Soapy minimalist head. Looks good.
Smells like grass but with some kinda weirdness in it? Odd. Detecting some fairly muted typical WC hop notes.
Clean ale backbone with a layer of citrus hops laid over. I am really only detecting citrusy fruit, grapefruit, orange, what have you, fair bittetness. A little grassy?
Biting carbonation, lightish body, a little bit of syrupy thickness. Good

Not bad, a little funky, overall - tasty. It's got your expected West Coast hops charm.

Mar 15, 2016
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Jsteez from Utah

4.14/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled in October 2015. Drank at an expat pizza place in Busan, South Korea on March 2. Pours a slightly hazy deep copper color with a 1/2 inch of white foam; head doesn't keep too long; some sticky lace on the sides of the glass. Smells like citrus and grapefruit, with some grass as well. Tastes like a pale ale, a subtle blend of caramel malt and funky hops. The aftertaste has a nice peppery aftertaste from the hops. It's a lighter bodied ale that's refreshing and I could easily drink a few. Overall, a nice beer. I'd like to try it fresh to see if it's any better.

Mar 03, 2016
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Troy-Hawaii from Hawaii

4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought from Longs Drugs 6 pack. Amber color, high carbonation, medium mouthfeel, hoppy flavorful slightly citrus taste, smooth slight bitterness, overall a great beer. Reminds me of Sam Adams.

Dec 27, 2015
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ordybill from Georgia

4.29/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a murky golden brown color with a large white head. The aroma is hop driven with some citrus. The taste matches the aroma and is all hops! An excellent beer from Lost Coast

Dec 24, 2015
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vikinggary28 from California

4.06/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours an amber/orange colour with minimal off colour head. Just a little lacing. Smell is of mild hops with just a hint of fruit and malt. I was expecting another hoppy IPA but was surprised how perfectly blended the hops, malts, and other flavours were. This beer goes down smooth, maybe a little to smooth since I usually sip my IPA'S but found myself finishing this poured 22 oz bottle in half the usual time to finish one. This would be a great IPA to recommend to family and friends who stay away from the style because they aren't hoppy beer fans. I'm going to visit this bottle again soon.

Nov 07, 2015
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hoppity from California

4.08/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

L- Orange

S- Hoppy-ish

T- Nice balance, though perhaps a bit on the malty side for an IPA. Caramel seems pervasive as well.

F- Good satisfying mouth feel, on the more carbonated side.

O- My first sip was a little too malty for my taste. Possibly because I was expecting a more hoppy experience. However, things balanced out after I drank a few more sips. I would buy this beer again (and likely will since they have it at our local S*way for a decent price).

Oct 21, 2015
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shawnchong from Singapore

3.23/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Although less hop aroma, Orange aroma very strong, vey refreshing beer. I kind of confuse, is this really IPA or beer with Orange juice. But after drinking many beer, this refreshing beer give me a shock.. I still confuse

Sep 11, 2015
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silverevo9 from California

4.02/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy and apple juice type color. Getting aromas of fruits and melon...very tropical feel to it. Head is very nice. Nicely bitter, could be too much for some. I'm digging this. Pretty well done. Nicely balanced. Love the hopped up feel to this. Nothing really to criticize. Aromas are not overpowering but present. Something different about this IPA. Nothing to compare it too. Has its own nice identity. Gets better as it warms. This is a good deal for 3.99/bomber. Good brew!

Jul 23, 2015
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Kelz87 from Texas

4.65/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Bomber into pub pint glass

L- hazy dark orange with good quick receding head, decent lacing and a white cap that stays with the beer

S- strong floral, some fruit (possibly stone fruit). I think it's a very great aroma

T- floral, some fruit, and maybe slightly herbal with a mild bitter after taste

M- average mouth feel, not thin, not thick, but average with mild carbonation

O- I think it's an awesome beer, i wish I had tried it sooner but I never heard of the brand so I held off. Today I finally took the leap and I'm glad I did. Awesome beer especially for the <$5 price of a craft brew

Jul 19, 2015
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jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

3.6/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

on draft. orange copper in color, a bit hazy. white head. easy drinking IPA, good balance. not too bitter. medium mouthfeel and crabonation level.

Jun 28, 2015
Indica India Pale Ale from Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 1286 ratings