Lost Coast Pale Ale | Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe

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Lost Coast Pale AleLost Coast Pale Ale

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by OldFrothingSlosh on 08-05-2002

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Ratings: 76 |  Reviews: 57
4.3/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.57/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.37/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75

Tap to glass @ Lost Coast tap [email protected] Eureka,CA
Appearance: Dark Amber clear, medium foam goes away slowly
Aroma: hoppy citrus
Taste: medium bitterness,
Palate: medium body, abrupt finish
Overall: good beer ok to repeat, but not to look for
Drank: April 11, 2016

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3.93/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.59/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.59/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.6/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.62/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

A vibrant looking beer with tremendous art work on the label.
This Pale Ale had The Froth Doctor excited. Poured a golden amber colour with a small creamy white head. The aroma I got from this was insane, explosions of grapefruit, pine, peach and freshly cut grass flooded my senses.
The carbonation was medium, the initial taste was bold bursts of grapefruit and lemon that backed off into a smooth toffee caramel finish. 3 different versions of hops are added to give this brew a multi dimensional flavour profile of all things good in a pale ale. This includes fruit, pine and spice that bounce up and down between bitter & sweet.

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2.08/5  rDev -42.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

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3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light gold color, a bit hazy, with a nice rocky white head.

Aromas are doughy, tea like, with some light citrus, maybe a touch of lemon.

Taste is clean and dry, with a zesty light lemon bitterness on the finish. There is some light creaminess, bread dough, and crystal malt sweetness.

Mouthfeel is pretty good, smooth, crisp, with nice carbonation.

Overall, a somewhat British Style Pale with a touch more bitterness than usual. It's tasty enough, refreshing, and drinkable. Solid, but not spectacular.

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap served in a pint glass.

A - Clear golden with good light penetration, one finger white head with minimal lacing and moderate head retention.

S - Light scent of grapefruit and pine hop notes, with malt and caramel.

T - Follows the smell and is a bit spicy with coriander on the front palate.

M- Light body, moderate carbonation.

O - Slightly above average pale ale, I'd get it again, but not their best.

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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5/5  rDev +39.3%

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3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Grabbed a bomber of this at the great Sam's Quik Shop in Durham, NC. "Brewed on date" markings are available on the label but are not ticked off - a bit of a disappointment.
A - One of the more impressive heads on a pale ale that I've seen, even off a light pour; rocky and foamy and stayed around forever. Otherwise a clear light amber.
S - Nice mix of fruity hops and bready yeast with a hint of malty sweetness as well.
T - Well balanced, with a slight tilt toward the sweet side, particularly at the end. No one aspect really dominates; I suspect there is little here in the way of finishing hops, but there's a nice solid hop flavor mid-palate.
M - The sweetness adds just a bit of a heavier feel to this one, but it's otherwise very smooth.
So as others have said, this is definitely not an "in your face" APA, but not all of them need to be. I would definitely get this one again, particularly in the summer when you might not want a DIPA but still something with more character than a pils, etc. Well done and makes me want to seek out their IPA.

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2.91/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours hazy straw like golden color with compact head but little to no lacing. Smells like wet sticky herbal hops with the same bready yeast aroma you'd find in a hefeweizen. The initial mouth feel is the saving grace of this beer. Crisp piney hops bite the tongue but the fade to a thin paper/cardboard feeling.

Overall this is not a great Pale Ale but will do. I'll drink it again if it's my only option for a pale ale on a hot afternoon in San Juan.

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Lost Coast Pale Ale from Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 76 ratings
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