Indica India Pale Ale | Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe

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Indica India Pale AleIndica India Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
California, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-17-2001

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Reviews: 581 | Ratings: 1,244
Photo of D1noB
2.98/5  rDev -21.4%
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.

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Photo of Ghrymm
3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

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Photo of Everydayoff
3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

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Photo of stevoj
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
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!

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Photo of ManapuaMan
3.56/5  rDev -6.1%
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.

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Photo of tannybr
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

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Photo of gandres
3.65/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tap to glass @ Lost Coast tap room@ 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

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Photo of BucBasil
3.02/5  rDev -20.3%
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...

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Photo of Marius
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

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Photo of Deerin
3.86/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

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Photo of Jsteez
4.14/5  rDev +9.2%
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.

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Photo of Troy-Hawaii
4/5  rDev +5.5%
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.

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Photo of ordybill
4.29/5  rDev +13.2%
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

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Photo of vikinggary28
4.06/5  rDev +7.1%
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.

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Photo of hoppity
4.08/5  rDev +7.7%
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).

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Photo of shawnchong
3.23/5  rDev -14.8%
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

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Photo of silverevo9
4.02/5  rDev +6.1%
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!

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Photo of Kelz87
4.65/5  rDev +22.7%
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

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Photo of jmdrpi
3.6/5  rDev -5%
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.

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Photo of HamdenHector
3.56/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: slight haze; on the orange side of burnt orange in color; 1 finger ivory head that receded to a wispy cap; very nice lacing;

S: restrained; a little tropical fruit; a little floral;

T: also restrained; what's there is floral up front; at mid-palate, it's earthy with a little floral in the background; finishes the same way with mild bitterness;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation;

O: bottle is dated 10/17/14; the hop character could gone; would have gotten a higher rating if there was more of what was there;

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Photo of M_J_Z
3.67/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Had this at Oblivion Taproom on 4/21/15. It was Randalled with mixed berries. Good stuff! I would have no problem ordering that again. It wasn't very hoppy or bitter and did have a pleasant aroma. I'm hoping to try an un-Randalled version at some point.

Nothing overly exciting to report here, but this beer did have a nice balance and quality. Solid 3.5-3.75 stars, IMO.

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Photo of Aschakes
3.32/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 3

It looks good, fresh and cloudy with flavor. Has the nice lacing on the glass as you drink it down. Smooth to drink however I was expecting more hops and taste with it. For friends that can't handle IPAs this is the one for them.

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Photo of craftbeersweden
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear golden, orange beer with a one finger high head that leaves a lot of lacing on the glass.
Nose: Pine, grass, orange, caramel and grapefruit.
Taste: Resin, pine, grapefruit, orange marmelade and sweet caramel malt.
Body: Full body with crisp carbonation. Soft taste and a great, balanced bitterness at the end.
Great IPA from Lost Coast!

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Photo of CJNAPS
4.02/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Great aroma on this beer, pours clear golden color.
Easy drinking for sure not as hoppy as I would like but I would drink this one again for sure. Cheers

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Photo of Act25
3.81/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed this at the brewer enough to buy a 6. Great restaurant & Oysters on tap here.

A - Caramel, amber, cloudy and dark with 1 finger head and lacing; good stickiness, unfiltered.

S - Fruity hops first followed by sweet caramel jammy malts.

T - Again starts fruity with sweetness that nicely blends into bitter hoppiness, nicely balanced. Session able.

F - A little thin, but crisp and makes you want another.

O - well hopped. Must try. California North Coast classic.

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