Lost coast brewing co. ‘Indica’ IPA


image“Indica is a hoppy, full-bodied ale. It has a higher than average alcohol content balanced by radical bittering from Columbus hops, then dry hopped with generous amounts of Willamette and Centennial hop flowers.”

Served in an IPA glass the slightly hazy amber orange pour produces a tight, fluffy 1 inch head that stays. Laced well, plenty of soapy residue is left behind. Nicely balanced aroma, nothing really dominating over the other. Bitter grapefruit, orange peel, white pepper, lychee, caramel, tea leaf and spice are all combined beautifully together. Mouthfeel is surprisingly smooth with mild-medium carbonation. Medium bodied. Big citric bitterness is the name of the game here. From the beginning to the end is a dominating taste of grapefruit. A subtle booze astringency (6.5% ABV) adds a little sting while a touch of pepper and resinous pine adds dryness to the palate. Long, bitter finish with good length. Slightly one dimensional but never lacking in flavour. Not bad, it would go down really well on a hot day.