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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

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

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Photo of Tyrawlings
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of BigPlay1824
4.33/5  rDev +14.9%
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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Photo of johnhenryconway
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of DrDemento456
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
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 -7.2%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of tfsimpkins
2/5  rDev -46.9%

Photo of Hoagie1973
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of williamjbauer
4.08/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap served in a pint glass

A - Clear orange with one finger white head, minimal lacing and minimal head retention.

S - Orange grapefruit citrus and less pine hoppiness. Malt as well.

T - Full action in the palate nice sweetness at first, then the fruit and hop flavors followed by a great dry bitterness. Excellent flavor and the alcohol is nice too.

M - Full body, medium carbonation.

O - I think this is their best beer though the Brown is my favorite just based on personal preference.

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Photo of BMart
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of TrojanWheels
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of Tucquan
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on 2012-01-18 in Lancaster, PA at The Fridge

A - Hazy burnt orange with a 1.5-finger tan head and mild lacing.

S - Mostly fruit(more apple-orange than pineapple-mango) and floral hops. Touch of caramel malt. Not overly pungent but a nice fragrance.

T - Much more sweet-caramel malt than I expected from the smell. This leads into a brief fling of yeasty-bread flavor before that is scrubbed from the tongue with pine and a sweetish red grapefruit juice bitterness. As it continues to dry out, a very pleasant bitter fruit-roll taste remains.

M - Medium body with medium-high carbonation. Creamy, prickly and resinous.

O - I like this brew. It reminds me somewhat of a Troegs Nugget Nectar or a Victory Hop Devil. There's a sweetness to the beer that isn't cloying and that doesn't stand in the way of the bitterness. A little too much caramel malt on the tip of the tongue for my taste but it is this level of malt that sticks around to the end to give it character. Well done

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Photo of doughanson78
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of gafferjohn
2/5  rDev -46.9%

Photo of schnarr84
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of RandyBoBandy
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of thatdirtymick
5/5  rDev +32.6%

Photo of FanofHefe
3.7/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle with no apparent freshness dating. Pours a slightly hazy light copper body with a two-finger eggshell white head. Not much retention or lacing.

Presents citrus and piney hop notes up front followed by a bready malt aroma. Not overly complex in the aroma department.

The flavor is a bit more bitter with the pine resin flavor and grapefruit citrus leading the way. A few other minor citrus notes blend in with a bit of sweet malt, but not too sweet. Not a hop bomb, but leaning more west coast than east coast.

I'm not overwhelmed, but a decent brew nonetheless.

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of SteelCityHops89
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Indica India Pale Ale from Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 1,254 ratings
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