Indica India Pale Ale | Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe

Indica India Pale AleIndica India Pale Ale
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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-17-2001

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Ratings: 1,251 |  Reviews: 583
Photo of Sammy
3.73/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very good IPA, and a hard one to find Northeast these days. Drying full bittreness, smooth, orange citrus. Aroma of c-hop but also a tad musty in there. Better as airs out. Dry aftertaste, must be high IBU.Lace webbing remains. Good carbonation and above-average mouthfeel. Columbus, Willamette and Centennial hops.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.62/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a murky dark orange with a 1 inch light tan head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Thick foamy rings of lace form on the glass on the drink down. Smell is of sweet malt and some candied citrus zest. Taste is of malt, brown sugar, and some candied citrus zest hops. There is a mild bitterness on the palate after each sip. This beer has a pretty good level of carbonation with a crisp and prickly mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good IPA that reminds me of a barleywine in both the smell and taste.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.82/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

good ipa, very resinous on the hop front, more sweet than bitter in terms of character. bright orange in color, very cloudy with some suspended sediment, and an average off white head. smells sticky, not like ganja, but definitely like fresh hop oils and honey. there is a pollenated vibe to this, summery, and tempting. the flavor rewards the thirsty drinker, as this beer is hugely satisfying. its got a very bold hop profile, floral, and a gentle peppery spice from the yeast. oddly dry for a sweeter beer. i found this beer to have a pretty sharp diminishing marginal utility curve though, mostly because of its mouthfeel. the full body and sodapop carbonation are positive attributes at first, maybe even though a bottle or two, but it quickly becomes filling and unsettling in the stomach at the same time as a result of these good in small doses features. a 6er of this was a chore after three, and the sweetness of the hops starts to exacerbate these concerns. still though, one or two of these, served ice cold, as first beers of the day, are fantastic. its the drinkability factor here that holds it back from being a truly great ipa to me, but thats just my opinion, and others may find the spent yeast cells and fizz charming. i dont know.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of Knapp85
3.92/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer poured out as a muddy amber color, The head was about a 3/4 inch high and left a subtle lacing down the glass. The smell of the beer was very hoppy for just a regular IPA. There was a little bit of malt on the nose too but not much at all. The taste is sweet and bitter. Very bitter actually. The mouthfeel has a good carbonation and medium body. Overall it's an enjoyable IPA. Sure to please most hop heads out there. Worth a try in my opinion.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of biboergosum
3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle. Overt homage to the style's Asian sub-continent connections on the label.

This beer pours a rather hazy, pale copper amber hue, with two fingers of foamy, billowy, and bubbly off-white head, which leaves splotches of craggy webbed lace around the glass as it gently recedes.

It smells of creamed caramel malt, biscuity toffee, semi-sweet grapefruit and orange rind, bitter pine needles, earthy black tea, and further hints of muddled tropical fruit and leafy hop esters. The taste is moderately sweet toffee/caramel malt, blended citrus pith, a still fairly heady, and somewhat dank forest floor pine astringency, and a weird bit of spicy warming alcohol.

The carbonation is on the low side, just a wee frothiness rearing up here and there, the body an adequate medium weight, mostly smooth and perhaps a tad creamy. It finishes off-dry, the residual caramel malt and edgy citrus and pine hops playing a sort of hide and seek game of attrition.

A pretty approachable IPA, sweet, and yet balanced, with the bitterness eventually well subsumed. It does seem to falter in its overall roundness towards the end, getting drier, but I guess that just makes you drink it faster. Ah well.

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of brentk56
3.97/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Caramel cloudiness (the beer is unfiltered) with decent head and lacing; a bit darker than one would expect from an IPA

Smell - Fruity hops are very prominent on the nose but their is a forceful caramel malt presence as well

Taste - Initial touch of sweetness blends into the bitter hopiness that takes over; interesting that the sweetness lingers on the front of the tongue alongside the hops

Mouthfeel - Rich and powerful; reasonable amount of carbonation

Drinkability - Like other very hoppy American IPAs, this brew is for sipping, not quaffing, and, I find, not to be consumed in quantity; the touch of sweetness is distinguishing but ultimately the overwhelming hoppiness makes this brew very appealing to hopheads

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of zeff80
3.92/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Poured out an orange/amber color with a foamy, white, one-finger head. Surprisingly does not leave lace.

S - It smelled very citrusy and grassy. Also, some malty notes.

T - Started spicy and bitter with a grassy/hoppy bite. Good malts, too.

M - Very crisp and sharp. A medium-bodied beer.

D - A very good IPA. Great hop character mixed with a strong malt flavor. The best I've had from Lost Coast so far.

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.45/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Although it might appear dark for the style with it's chestnut-colored body and ivory-bordering-on-tan head of froth, Lost Coast's Indica delivers enough bright, floral and piney hops to keep any hop lover satisfied. The nose is quite enticing as it's hops combine with the lightly sweet, caramel-kissed malts underneath to leave it a touch candyish as well as floral, piney, and even a touch chocolatey. Except for the cloudiness (bottle conditioned?) it's quite attractive, with great head retention and lacing. It's delicately zesty and then creamy smooth across the palate with a very fine-bubbled, natural carbonation and medium-full body. A bold bitterness backs it's rich maltiness and exhuberant hoppiness in the flavor, and it's well-balanced, leaving it to finish decidedly dry, bitter, and piney-hoppy with a note of dark caramel/fudge that lingers nicely. This is a full-throttle IPA that somehow seems restrained in comparison to many of the bigger, blow-your-socks-off versions out there now. It's got a pretty decent drinkability right off the bat, and I think it's low-key, dark maltiness lends it an extra edge of complexity that keeps you coming back for more. It's very well-done, and one of Lost Coast's better beers!

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Photo of chinchill
3.57/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

served in pint glass

A cloudy amber color with a thin head that barely covers the top. Some dark sediment in bottle (added part way thru tasting).

Aroma & Flavor: Subtle aroma for a bold IPA. Piney hops dominate the taste, but a nice caramel malt partly balances the bitterness, especially in the finish. Yeasty and earthy notes; too much of these for my taste, but not unexpected in an unfiltered ale.

M - medium body and carbonation.

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Photo of oberon
4.42/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy deep orange with a nice froth on top that sticks around leaving nice globs of lace,grapfruit in a big way hits the nose with a little pine thrown in hops hops and more hops.Taste is more balanced nice firm caramel malt base before the big rush of pine needles hit,this is a pretty bold beer big malt big dose of hops wich I expected.Only 6.5% alc goes down easier as I drink more,I see a headache tommorow morning I have five more.

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4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Acquired via trade from paulthebeerguru, so a big Thank You goes out to him. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep amber color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is a little faint but contains floral hops and caramelized malts with a little citrus.

T: The taste has a strong floral hops bitterness up front. Then some caramel and citrus sweetness comes in with a hearty malt character that provides some balance. The after-taste is hoppy and slightly bitter.

M: Smooth and crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, this is a beer that's worth drinking for a long time even if it isn't quite the best IPA that I've had.

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Photo of dcmchew
3.71/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of russpowell
4.01/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this in NC, based on notes

Poured amber with 2+ fingers of sand colored head. Superior lacing & above average head retention

S: Bready with some herbal hops

T: Bready with piney & grapefruitty hops up front. Becomes bready with brown sugar, caramel & piney hops as it warms. Finishes fruitty with pine & grapefruit hops snap

MF: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation & good balance

Drinks great but a little to hoppy & filling to session on. A nice AIPA

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Indica India Pale Ale from Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
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