Indica India Pale Ale | Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe

Indica India Pale AleIndica India Pale Ale
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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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Ratings: 1,251 |  Reviews: 583
Photo of timotao
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of marct
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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

Got my growler fill at World Wines in Mentor yesterday, and sampled it a few times yesterday at a friend's cookout. Sitting down with another pint tonight to give it a proper review.

Pours copper-gold, with a 1" white head that reduces to a soapy skim. Shadow lacing decorates the sides of the glass like an archeological dig as I drain this down sip by sip.

Has a bright, bitter aroma, with clear notes of citrus and grapefruit, tempered by a floral, almost grape-like smell.

Taste is clean, starting mildly sweet, with a fruity middle and a definite pine-hop dry bitter finish. White grapefruit, leafy greens, and very mild malt combine for a simple, balanced IPA.

Mouthfeel is light to mid-light bodied, with a sweet beginning and drying bitter finish. Each sip leaves your mouth wanting another.

Overall, a pleasant and easy drinking IPA. Was great in the hot sun yesterday, alternating with a North Peak Majestic Wheat Ale, and a killer game of corn hole. It also has aged well to the next day in the growler, though I'm not sure how good it will be tomorrow if I don't finish it tonight. At 6.5% I wouldn't call it sessionable, but it has an inviting enough taste and feel to make it one you'll want to go back to again.

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Photo of slipperysoup
3.65/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.72/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of twenteone
4/5  rDev +6.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

Photo of JoeLacy
4/5  rDev +6.1%

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

A - hazy amber body, big frothy whitish head.

S - pungent bitter grassy hops. Light caramel malt scent.

T - Earthy bitterness, with a citrus tang. Pretty mild. Good profile

M - medium-small body, a little bit drying. Pretty unexciting, but pretty standard.

O - yeah, this is a fine IPA. Nothing wrong with it.

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Photo of RyanAU
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of jeffjeff1
4.28/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance- copper color, decent size head, nice lacing

Smell- piney, citrus hops, very nice

Taste- piney, citrus hops, very nice

Mouthfeel- medium bodied

Drinkability- I thought it was very good. For some reason, I have never had it until a few days ago. Definitely one to drink again and again!

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of StevieW
4.53/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A darker than expected roasted chestnut color, hints of ruby along the edges. Visually impressive, reminds me of the Moylans Double IPA. For that reason it warrants a 5. Creamy dense, sticky bubbly beige head.
Full on aromas of citrus, grapefruit tartness, with cascade hop presence. Very very impressive. First taste is sticky on the lips with hop resins, and smooth smooth smooth carmel malt underneath a bitter cheek puckering hop shot in the mouth. Zesty, charged hop presence, then to finish a slight oily, almost chocolate malt taste on the finish. Just enough to intrigue. Medium bodied, perfectly balanced. A wow IPA from Lost Coast, a hidden gem among all the big west coast brewers. I really like this one. Got 2 bottles recently, then went back for more last night, and much to my surprise a certain toothman up the road has bought 2 cases. He was nice enough to leave me a six pack.
Paging the Belgianbum,paging the Belgianbum.

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Photo of BuxMontBeerLover
3.9/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of nomad
4.32/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured a dark reddish brown color, strange for an IPA. Had a thin foam head that retained extremely well through the whole session. Also thick slow lace, and compact and extensive lattice-shaped stain - only a gentle pour created such impressive results.

Smelled of easy and comforting grapefruit and pine scents, especially the latter, as both are full and real with a nice tone to them. Sweet rosy malts behind them. Altogether, smelled like a beautiful flower blooming with hops scents and an ounce of sweetness to round it out. Captivating.

Taste was very bitter, with punishing, totalizing, earthy bitters, but doing so with a flavor as dark as its unique color. After the initial adjustment I could taste the more refined floral, grapefruit, and base-like bitterness. Took some time to find the malt, but it was a tasty rosy sweet like barley. An unbalanced beer but still quite appetizing, as the finish goes on forever – alternating from dry to juicy to chalky to rosy. At times the finish can seem a bit burdensome but at least its complex. (burp tastes like the nose).

Moderately thick mouthfeel but nevertheless drinkable, quite a brew once the initial shock is over. I'm a fan of Indica (and sativa).

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of beveragecaptain
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle. Lost Coast's Indica IPA pours out a cloudy amber color with a large head. The aroma is hoppy, with floral, pine, and citrus characteristics. The flavor starts off malty with sweet caramel. Turns fruity in the middle with grapefruit and orange. The finish is bitter and hoppy. Medium to full mouthfeel. Good drinkability. I usually like my ipas more filtered than this, but this beer has a very nice, fresh hoppy flavor. I'll definitely be trying this one again.

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4.24/5  rDev +12.5%

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

Clear golden, orange beer with a one finger high head that leaves a lot of lacing on the glass.
Nose: Pine, grass, orange, caramel and grapefruit.
Taste: Resin, pine, grapefruit, orange marmelade and sweet caramel malt.
Body: Full body with crisp carbonation. Soft taste and a great, balanced bitterness at the end.
Great IPA from Lost Coast!

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Photo of warriorsoul
3.91/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a sixer at Shorline Beverage in Huntington, NY.
Pours a cloudy worn copper color w/ a full finger of off-white head.
Lacing is quite thin, but has nice hold to the side of the shaker glass.
Aroma is spiced hops up front w/ a subtle malty sweetness.
The taste is where this one shines...sweet tea flavor w/ a hefty dose of malt to keep it together. Slighty bitter in the finish and very juicy in the mouthfeel...not dry like some IPA can get.
Mouthfeel is a bit thin, but the carbonation is where I like it...a very solid IPA and another enjoyable offering from Lost Coast.

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of gandres
3.65/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tap to glass @ Lost Coast tap [email protected] Eureka,CA
Appearance: Dark yellow, gold clear, off white head-goes away slowly
Aroma: Bold, hoppy
Taste: strong balance bitterness with long follow through, slight sweetness
Feel: fizzy, long follow through, nice bitter aftertaste
Overall: good beer, ok to repeat
Drank: April 11, 2016

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Photo of Imstillthegman
3.4/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear copper color with an off-white head that quickly dies down to a ring. Leaves sporadic lacing on the glass.

Smells somewhat weaker than most IPAs. Some sweet, biscuity malts followed by piney hops with some lighter citrus scents.

Taste is along the same lines as the smell. A bit of tartness goes along with the sweet malts with only mild bitterness from the hops. Citrus and herbal flavors come through stronger than pine. Balanced well, but i enjoy my IPAs stronger on the hops side.

Medium body. Smooth and bubbles tickle the tongue. Slightly dry on the finish.

Good beer, but far from my favorite IPA. I won't have any problem finishing my sixer, but I'll try something new next time.

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Indica India Pale Ale from Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
Beer rating: 62.8% out of 100 with 1,251 ratings
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