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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Ratings: 1,248 |  Reviews: 583
Photo of creez
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of DoctorDog
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of Jparker37
3.56/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled on 8/12/11. Poured into a pint glass.

A - Rocky off-white head with small bubbles and nice lacing, hazy light orange.

S - Nice balance of pine vs citrus hops. Very little caramel sweetness. Fresh.

T - Small toasty bread, light caramel, stays light on the palate. Citrusy hop flavors are present at its finish. Clean finish.

M - Medium- light body, moderate carbonation, dry, crisp. Hop flavor doesn't linger for an unwelcome length.

O - Loved it, balanced, nice malt, refreshing, great hop presence without going overboard. No major characteristics that set it apart from other good IPAs.

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Photo of rogueleonardi
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of jstewart1130
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of DM1293
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Taste - Hops, with the citrusy sweetness in the background. Nothing too overpowering, or really notable other than the hops.

Overall - Its an easy drinking IPA. Thats all that really needs be said. Worth a try if you're into them, but if you want something more complex, this isn't one to try.

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Photo of BigFatMike
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of sayyad
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of BugTownPub
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Mcbobs
3.59/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

After pouring this beer, the very first thing I noticed was the thick lacy head forming on top of the beer. It has a nice amber clear color to it and an off white head. After taking a nice deep sip of the beer, I noticed a nice hoppiness to it, but I also noted a slight fruity taste to it. There was also just a very light booziness to it, but it was very welcome in this beer.

Overall, it was a decent beer.

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Photo of shelby415
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of jaypurvis
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Gatch
3.87/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Taste of Tops in Tempe, AZ.

A: Hazy, golden copper. Fluffy, white head. Good lace and no retention.

S: Sweet, fruity hops with a bit of dry, piney hops in the background. Typical West Coast IPA scent. Solid.

T: Dry but fruity hops. Very fitting for the region of the country this brewery resides in. A bit of sugary malt but the hops are obviously the star.

M: Smooth, creamy, easy drinking. A clean, refreshing IPA. Gets better as it warms.

O: Pretty solid example of the style that I would gladly order again.

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Photo of Nage37
2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

Photo of FungusBrewer
3.54/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Indica actually reminds me of Nag Champa incense. Maybe it's the bottle. Maybe it's the booze. Pours a coppery-orange, with a bubbly fleeting head. Tastes of burnt sugar, malt, and dulled hops. The bitterness isn't overpowering, and/or cloying. Best paired with a curry dish or spicy seafood. Expect a slightly above average IPA; less on the hops, more on the session.

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Photo of somnus
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of halo913
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.62/5  rDev -4.5%
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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Photo of Tyrawlings
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of BigPlay1824
4.33/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed in a pint glass

A: pours a very hazy bright golden color with a ton of carbonation bubbles and two fingers of fluffy off white, verging on tan colored head that is creamy and lingers very nicely, leaves a nice amount of lacing
S: very nice floral hop notes with just a slight citrus hop note on the tail end
T: pretty delicious, bright taste, begins with the very nice floral hops which then lend way to the citrus hops, floral hops linger on the palate long afterwards
M: pretty aggressive carbonation tingle in the front then drinks kind of creamily, leaves the mouth feeling noticeably dry and sticky
O: much better than i recall it being, very nice clean taste, floral hops really take the attention, quite drinkable, lost coast did well here

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of DrDemento456
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Looks to be bottled 12/13/11 so at least 2 months old

A - A clear amber brown, bubbly foam with 1/2 inch of sticky white head.

S - Smells pretty hoppy with levels of citrus and pineapple hops but not too bitter with a sweet malty base.

T - The caramel biscuit malts are very balanced with the hop profile which is mild but overall tasty.

M - Light to medium a good drinking IPA.

Overall it's a good IPA and I would consider getting it again.

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Photo of Edgewater
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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2/5  rDev -47.2%

Indica India Pale Ale from Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
3.79 out of 5 based on 1,248 ratings.
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