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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 flagmantho
4/5  rDev +6.1%
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 +6.1%

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

Keep re-editing this review.

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 -7.2%

Photo of buffalobeerfan
2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

Photo of Converge
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
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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Photo of creez
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of DoctorDog
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Jparker37
3.56/5  rDev -5.6%
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 +6.1%

Photo of jstewart1130
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of DM1293
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
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 +19.4%

Photo of sayyad
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of BugTownPub
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Mcbobs
3.59/5  rDev -4.8%
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 -7.2%

Photo of jaypurvis
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Gatch
3.87/5  rDev +2.7%
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 -27.1%

Photo of FungusBrewer
3.54/5  rDev -6.1%
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 +6.1%

Photo of halo913
3/5  rDev -20.4%

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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Photo of Tyrawlings
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Indica India Pale Ale from Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 1,253 ratings
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