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 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%

Photo of bluetrevian
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of tfsimpkins
2/5  rDev -47.2%

Photo of VikeMan
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of Hoagie1973
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of williamjbauer
4.08/5  rDev +7.7%
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 -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of starlight37
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of TrojanWheels
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of Tucquan
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
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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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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2/5  rDev -47.2%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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5/5  rDev +31.9%

Photo of FanofHefe
3.7/5  rDev -2.4%
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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Photo of richkrull
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of SteelCityHops89
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of vicsju1991
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of StoryOfTheGhost
3.52/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is a pretty good beer. Citrusy and piney scent, not a very strong scent, but nice smell. The taste is surprisingly flavorful for not having a very strong scent. Piny, floral taste. Fresh hops taste. Above average mouthfeel. Good carbonation, not too thin, and flavor stays with you.

Overall, I agree with many of the other reviewers- this is a good middle of the pack IPA. Probably not something I would go and seek out to , find another, but I really enjoyed the one that I had and was grateful to have it.

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Indica India Pale Ale from Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
3.79 out of 5 based on 1,252 ratings.
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