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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Photo of Wordslinger
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of BucannonXC5
3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22-oz. bomber into a pint glass. Just over two fingers of head. Color was a hazy caramel. Bubbly, cloudy lacing on the top. Wet, spongy film on the sides.

Smelled citrus hops of front. Got more lime and pine than anything else. Some lemon notes as well.

Tasted pretty similar to the nose. Got the citrus hops up front. Lime and piny, but not overwhelming. Even more of a bitter finish than I anticipated. Some light caramel in there as well.

Medium body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Bitter, abrupt finish.

A decent IPA overall. Nothing really stood out, but nothing was too awful.

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Photo of tizride
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of rangerred
3.38/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a hazy gold with a rocky one finger head with great retention.

Smell is a little weak but there is plenty of citrus there. Grapefruit and pineapple. A little pine is detectable as well.

Lots of pineapple on the taste with a touch of grapefruit. There are some slight caramel undertones and a tiny bit of a malt backbone. Mouthfeel is water but thirst quenching.

Overall this is a fairly average but quite drinkable IPA. Not a hop bomb by any means but quite quaffable and refreshing.

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Photo of countchunkula
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of donmonkey1
4.15/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Deep golden/orangish/brown with a nice two finger thick, white head. Nice lacing, great carbonation.

Smell: Piney but mostly fruity.

Taste: Sweet pine.

Mouthfeel: Medium body/creamy.

This is a good ipa, although I prefer hops that aren't so piney. It's not overpowering though and it is enjoyable to drink.

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Photo of pschul4
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of yergermeister
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of eaphikap
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of macrosmatic
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of BrewtalAlement
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of amart80
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of RoamingGnome
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From Tasting Notes... Poured from 12 oz bottle into CBS snifter. This was served slightly chilled.

A) Pretty good looking amber. There was a good finger of head. Decent retention on the head, led to a bubbly dusting. Not too much lacing.

S) The aroma is citrus zest with malt sweetness. There are some nice ripe oranges and light pine. Quite nice...

T) The flavor can be summed up by the description I provided above for the aroma, however I found it slightly weaker, and thus a little less enjoyable. Still quite tasty though.

M) A medium/light bodied IPA, that is crisp and fairly well carbonated. The finish and aftertaste are light pine and citrus zest. It is quite refreshing.

O) This is above average, but not deserving of being my go to IPA. I found it enjoyable, and certainly wouldn't turn it down if someone offered me one.

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Photo of WoodBrew
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Here we have an IPA which ultimately is greater than the sum of its parts. Has an appearance which one would expect for an IPA, and the aroma suggests that it will be maltier/sweeter than most 'big' IPAs. After the first sip you do get a big sugary sweet taste but the piney hops introduce themselves in the finish. Not overly complex, bitter, or strong. Still, I rather like it. Good for a time you might be looking for an IPA that won't knock you upside the head with hops.

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Photo of DocJitsu
3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a gorgeous, clear orange amber color with a small, white head. The head dissipates to a white cap that is perpetuated by the carbonation bubbles that float to the top. Some sticky lacing around the glass. Wonderful bouquet of candied grapefruit. The taste is a little disappointing given the vibrant appearance and aroma. Still not a bad beer. Some sweet citrus early that quickly gets overpowered by a harsher pine. It all balances well together. Pretty good IPA.

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Photo of IPx
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of TheSandPeople
5/5  rDev +31.9%

Photo of Stevie_Janowski
2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

Photo of flagmantho
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: slightly hazy golden hue with lots of effervescence and a finger of pillowy tan foam. I like it.

Smell: nice malt aroma with some piney, citrusy hops filling out the range. I think it is a nicely balanced effect.

Taste: nice malt flavor with rather citrusy hops. Bitterness is strong but appropriate for the style. A nice West Coast blend.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a nicely well-integrated carbonation yielding a good creaminess, especially for the style. I like it.

Overall: a very good IPA I would be glad to drink again and again.

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Photo of augie
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Hoppsbabo
3.96/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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APPEARANCE: Stagnant looking clear amber body. Nice off-white head leaving good lacing.

SMELL: Bathwater hoppy goodness.

TASTE: Now I understand what people mean by pine needles. There's also some citrus and flowers. I'm finding the malt character a bit intense. Fresh green tea in the aftertaste.

OVERALL: Pine needles, now I know. I can see why there are so many hopheads in America.

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Photo of twowheelssoar
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of buffalobeerfan
2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

Photo of Converge
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

650ml bottle poured into a 20oz nonic.

A - Pours with a nice big head of frothy off-white foam. The body is a copper-amber color with a touch of haze to it. The head settles to a rather thick foamy cap that leaves plenty of patchy lacing.

S - Typical West Coast IPA aroma on this one, with lots of piney hop character upfront with light grapefruit notes coming through as well. Gentle caramel malt rounds out the aroma, as one would expect. Slight skunk.

T - The first thing that hits me is a surprisingly floral hop character, with lots of grassy notes as well. It's certainly not a typical West Coast IPA flavor profile. While it does have a generous pine hop feel to it, the floral and grassy notes give it more depth. The finish is a lingering but light bitterness with mild hop fruitiness and assertive caramel malt that has a really distinct feel. I enjoy that the malt flavor in the finish isn't just there for the sake of balancing the hop-forward flavors, but really adds a sweet malty presence.

M - Medium bodied that feels as full as it needs to be, but at the same time nice and light. Carbonation is a touch lower than usual IPAs I'm used to, but still has a slight prickliness to it.

D - A solid West Coast IPA with a slight twist to the hop-profile, with more floral and grassy notes than total pine domination. Definitely a bit simple, as no real complexities show up here, but it remains drinkable and quite enjoyable.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Indica India Pale Ale from Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
3.79 out of 5 based on 1,247 ratings.
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