Indica India Pale Ale | Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe

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Indica India Pale AleIndica India Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
California, United States
lostcoast.com

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,251
Reviews:
583
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
11.35%
 
 
Wants:
34
Gots:
177
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Cynic-ale
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of IPAchris
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of GClarkage
4.58/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

12/13/04- Purchased at Jackson's Wine and Spirit's in Lafayette, CA

Presentation- 12 oz bottle with no expiration date. Poured into my Englander pint glass..again!

Appearance- About the best looking IPA I have ever seen. An incredibly huge head, at least 2 inches. A nice cloudy golden honey-like color. Lacing beyond awesome. My whole glass was still caked after I finished.

Smell- Above average scent with nice hops scents of pine, and grapefruit. Also and heavy carmel malt scent.

Taste- Nice and hoppy with the above scents coming in the taste also.

Mouthfeel- Incredibly creamy and well carbonated.

Drinkability- One of the best IPA's I have had. Very very drinkable.

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Photo of sendbeer
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of aasher
3.64/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

22oz. Bomber

Pours a cloudy dark golden amber color, nice carbonation, nice small creamy tannish head, nice sticky lacing follows. The nose is hoppy, with some malt tones, citrus, and some pines, and caramel. The taste is slightly sweet at first, then the hops come into play, nice citrus/pines as well, there is some malts going on too. The finish is slightly bitter/dry. Medium body. Very drinkable, this is a pretty tasty IPA, recommended.

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Photo of tone77
3.53/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of hops, some citrus. Taste is smooth, surprisingly malty. A light hop bitterness but by no means overpowering. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall, while no hop bomb, is a tasty and refreshing beer.

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Photo of Gavage
3.98/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hazy orange in color with a healthy 2" head. Very thick lacing forms on the glass. Nice average carbonation level. The aroma is floral and citrus, but I expected a little more out of the nose. The flavor is of a strong floral hop bitterness with orange tones and the malt rides a bit behind on the tastebuds. A very light metallic tone was present at the finish.

The mouthfeel lightly crisp and smooth, and finishes smooth. The bitterness lasts long into the aftertaste. A very drinkable IPA.

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Photo of ShanePB
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of stevoj
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Perfectly hopped, not too bitter, not too tart. Light amber/caramel color with thick creamy head. Light caramel malt aroma, but taste is all hops. Dry abrupt finish. Lingering hop palate. Really, really good!

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Photo of Gobzilla
3.97/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: poured a translucent amber brown with yellow highlights that had a thin head and left a little bit of lacing sticking to the glass.

S: upfront piney hops pop out on the nose with caramel, citrus, and earthy notes but had good sweetness from the malts.

T: the piney hops also dominate the palate with citrusy, earthy, and caramel accents but had a decent malt backbone to help out the balance.

M: the the brew was medium to full in body with a good amount of carbonation which had a sweet, piney hoppy, citrusy, and crisp finish.

D: it was actually more tasty than I thought it would be and I really didi enjoy the hop profile all around but it drank very good as well.

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Photo of tempest
3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a single from the Party Source in Syracuse, which might explain the floaties.

The aroma didn't do much, but there was a very nice mixture of clean caramel malt with bitter citrus rind and herbal hops. I'd be nice if there were more hops up front, but the aftertaste was right on, not too strong, not too weak. Tasty and drinkable.

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Photo of afsdan
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of brandoman63
3/5  rDev -20.8%

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

The beer pours a hazy red/amber color with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades. The aroma is good. It has a wonderfully bitter hop scent that's quite piney. The malt core is also very good. It has an excellent pale and light crystal malt aroma. The taste is good also. It has a very bitter hop flavor that goes down smooth and finishes dry with a slight maltiness. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium bodied beer with good carbonation. This is a fine IPA. It has good malt complexity and excellent use of hops; a real drinker.

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Photo of DoubleJ
3.71/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another of Lost Coast's offerings, on to the beer:

It's darker in color for the style with with orange body and creamy looking head at the top. Good hop scent in the smell with some citrus, more of the same with the flavor. The bitterness is there and is actually a pretty good beer, however I'm docking its score because of the high standard set by the style it's trying to be.

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

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of redfox405
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of plaid75
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a medium copper hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and sticky lacing.

The smell featured a light piney hop and a sweet grainy malt.

The taste was rather well balanced with an initial oily hop that soon gave way to a sweet malt. Good residual bitterness.

The mouthfeel was of average fullness for the style.

Overall a tasty and easy drinking IPA. However, I expected a bit more hop presence from this California IPA.

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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 BillRoth
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.42/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Lost Coast Indica India Pale Ale

Pours a hazed bright orange color with small particles of yeast in suspension, lots of lace. Unfiltered for sure.
Aroma of fresh pine, herb, spruce and pineapple
Tastes mildly spicy, with muted grapefruit notes. Malt sweetness is short livid, with a complimentary bitterness. Resinous qualities stick out, and a mild herbal hop flavor lingers. Oily, but not abrasive. Mouthfeel is surprisingly light, juicy, with low level of carbonation. Overall, a good introductory IPA, with mild flavor and feel.

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Photo of Georgiabeer
3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours amber/orange with a huge fluffy white head and some pretty good lacing.Earthy, herbal, and floral hops with a slight soapiness to the smell. The taste has more malt present, and it balances out the hops and makes them a bit more subtle. The hops are strongly herbal in the taste, and there is a touch of sweetness to it all. Mouthfeel is earthy, and slightly grainy. Pretty decent, but the strongly herbal hops take some getting used to, they are pretty intense in a strange way. I've certainly had hoppier beers, but the herbal pungency reminds me of a college dorm.

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

Indica India Pale Ale from Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
3.79 out of 5 based on 1,251 ratings.
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