A pleasant offering from the Lost Coast Brewery, Indica IPA is a little less bitter than many of its peers. Not much mind you, it still has the characteristic bite of an IPA, filling your mouth like a ginger snap. I am quite enjoying this beer, it is fairly rich, but remains light. Its scent is good, a little sweet and caramel, but it lacks depth there in a pleasant way. A golden brown in color, fairly dark for the variety, Indica is a full-bodied, heady ale whose flavor stays with you for some time after swallowing, but leaves your mouth clear, lacking the sticky residual found in some other rich beers. I have to say that this IPA is fantastic. I was working on a problem just prior to writing this article and nearly forgot myself…the beer was half-gone before I remembered my purpose of drinking it (of course, all of my beer consumption is dedicated to my reader ;).
One fine trait of the Indica is its shifting character. Lightly biting at first, it works its way through a range of flavors, attaining an ethereal smokiness, and then lunging back with its bite, then offering a bit of chocolate or caramel, always returning to the light bitterness. Overall, I recommend Indica IPA strongly. It is a fine addition to any IPA or ale rotation. cheers.