Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 3, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2005 Deep caramel color. Very thin, white head that dissipated almost instantly. Much more malt in the aroma than I expected. The mouthfeel is more carbonated than the beer appears to be at first. Very full, dark malty backbone -- much stronger than I expected in an IPA. Hops are still farily dominant, but a very balanced beer. Delicious.
pineypower (2980) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - FEB 1, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours out a rather cloudy off-yellow color with a decent sized head and a nice noticible hop aroma. The taste is very well balanced and smooth with a nice amount of hops. A very drinkable brew!
gerbache (8) - Oakland, California, USA - JAN 30, 2005 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
For starters, with packaging like Lost Coastís, how can you not like them? As for the beer itself, this Indica is probably my favorite reasonably priced beer in Knoxville. Itís definitely hoppy, but I donít see that as a negative. I like to keep at least a few bottles of this around for anytime Iím in the mood for an IPA.
Odeed (1799) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JAN 27, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
first off i like the name of this one.....anyway.
the "indica" poured a cloudy orange with a bubbly white head that disapated after a few minutes.i got aromas of caramel,piney hops,and maybe some earth,or smoke?i really enjoyed the complexity of the flavor.alot of ipaís are way one sided with hops,but this had a nice caramel malt flavor to balance it out.this is very smooth,sweet,and hoppy .all at the same time.
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 25, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A deep rustic orange in color with a gigantic, sticky and awkwardly shaped head of foam. The aroma is far too subtle quite honestly with whiffs of spicy, resiny, piney hops, biscuits and caramel. Oily texture with an adequete malt backing, giving notes of caramel and fruit along with a jammy hop flavor with big grapefruit notes.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 23, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours hazy dark amber with an orangey cast to it, creamy beige head lingers well and leaves nice lacing. Aroma is heavily hops, citrus and hints of spruce, with sweet roasted malts noticible as well. Flavor is also predominantly hops with a decent malt backbone and spicey/peppery in the notes in the finish. Medium body and creamy carbonation. Over all a nice IPA, but oddly enough, this one out of a glass doesnít seem to taste as good as one I had out of the bottle while out camping the other night. Hmmm, maybe location adds to the perception of flavor?
Frank (3846) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 18, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark red brown. Tons of spotty lace. Piny, grassy hop nose. Very aggressive earthy hop flavor. Medium bodied with creamy carbonation. Slightly sweet. A little more hop aroma would have been nice but this is still solid.
DocLock (9365) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is my last Lost Coast beer I have, and the last new one in the fridge. Itís a good thing I have trades pending. Wow, I didnít realize this was rated so high. Turbid orange pour with big white head, and lace all the way down to its ass. Aroma of hopcit, fruit, malt. Tastes hoppy, with some piney esters and subdued resins. Nice taste, ba;ance, and complexity. Thank you, Lost Coast, may I have another? Dry finish that gets drier and drier as it warms. Finishes drier than a 90-year-old nun, while maintaining the fruitiness that said nun would undoubtedly abhor. Yeah man!
skaughty (652) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 7, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Full bodied for sure, this is nearly a barleywine in hop/malt balance. Pours dep and dark, with a pine overtone in the nose. Onward to the flavor, and we find the English style malting, with even some sourness detected. The forest is visible thru the trees. The finish is as average as they come.
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - DEC 22, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I found this beer sitting in my collection, all the way at the bottom, in the corner, hidden from all light for probably 1 1/2-2 years....can you age Lost Coast Indica IPA...well, the answer is yes! This beer pours a dark ruby red color with a thick viscous creamy off pearlish head which left nice amounts of lacing, but dissipated within a reasonable time period. The aroma is full and sweet with citrus, pine, malt, twigs and leaves and almost an oaky aged quality...very sweet though. The flavor comes in medium to full bodied, and bitter from mid-taste on. Carbonation is fairly active. Some caramel and malt body, but overall syrupy piney tongue coating finish...dry and cottony. Pine-cone, citrusy, with a touch of grapefruit. This was pretty damn good for a box find, and I also found 2 more, so I think I have another beer to add to the session list!