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Le Castor / Pit Caribou - 30¢ Black IPA - Microbrasserie Le Castor

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Le Castor / Pit Caribou - 30¢ Black IPALe Castor / Pit Caribou - 30¢ Black IPA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

20 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 20
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Microbrasserie Le Castor
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: groleau on 04-17-2014)
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Photo of flipper2gv
3.33/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Damn this one looks good. Pours clear dark brown color with a light beige head. Tons of lacing and retention is very very good too.

S: Lots of citruses, mangoes, very ripe pineapples and anises. It surprisingly all blends together very well. There is a soft malt base with sweet notes of candi sugar and light roasted notes.

T: That's where the beer really falls apart. In the nose, everything made sense and there was a kind of synergy. Now it's all over the place. You get real bitter chalky notes with strong anise. There is a light amount of citruses, but not enough to balance the chalkiness of the beer. There are roasted notes, but again, they don't feel right with the rest of the beer.

M: Medium body, quite sticky. Ok for the style but I would have preferred something rounder.

O: This is a decent beer. It's a nice experience from these breweries, but they will need to work on their recipes.

EDIT: Maybe this beer would be much better if it would be aged.

flipper2gv, Sep 20, 2014
Photo of Socialiste
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Socialiste, Sep 10, 2014
Photo of slowfade
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

slowfade, Aug 21, 2014
Photo of Whatup14
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Whatup14, Aug 20, 2014
Photo of yankeej13
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

yankeej13, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of Triat00
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Triat00, Aug 07, 2014
Photo of iL0VEbeer
4/5  rDev +5.8%

iL0VEbeer, Jul 29, 2014
Photo of Sammy
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Sammy, Jun 27, 2014
Photo of Ketail
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Ketail, Jun 20, 2014
Photo of Phyl21ca
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: Poured a clear dark color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of green citrusy hops with light piney notes. Taste is dominated by light citrus notes with some good piney notes and some medium roasted malt notes. Body is bit light for style with good carbonation. Great beer with more focus on the hops profile than the roasted malt side.

Phyl21ca, Jun 18, 2014
Photo of mtomlins
3.55/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bomber into a stemmed tulip glass and shared with a friend.

Poured a dark brown, black color with 2+ fingers of bubbly tannish head, decent retention and lace. The nose is roasted malt, maybe a bit of chocolate or espresso and some spicy and a bit of dry citrus. The taste follows suit and leads with the grain bill, roasted malt, biscuits and followed with hops drying out the palate. The hops are more dry bittering hops, not much of the citrus present. It is medium body and carbonation resulting a smooth beer. Overall, it is a decent, albeit, safe black IPA.

mtomlins, Jun 17, 2014
Photo of MatChar
4.5/5  rDev +19%

MatChar, Jun 12, 2014
Photo of spinrsx
3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bomber from Brouehaha QC for $7.99+

Appearance - Black/brown colour with a large size beige coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some great lacing. The head lasted for around 4-5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Hops, chocolate/coffee, grapefruit, breads/grains

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste chocolate, coffee, and malts. There is also apricot, grapefruit, and some hops.

Overall - One of my favourite styles of beer and this one is pretty well done. I was hoping for a little more flavour but that flavours that it does have are great. A little pricey but still well worth trying, especially if you like American black ales

spinrsx, Jun 06, 2014
Photo of hopsolutely
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

hopsolutely, Jun 05, 2014
Photo of TheDoctor
3.74/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A:
Pours a clear cola black with a big three fingers of creamy tan head that sloppily settles like a rock at a finger and a half. Great retention; good, gloppy lacing.

S:
Surprisingly bright and citrusy. Funky grass, lemon rind, some tea-like astringency, green pineapple, and an underlying nutty cereal aroma that is barely there (to my nose at least).

T:
Smooth and dryly hoppy. Blunt hop bitterness and a slight essence of citrus; the roasted elements come through well in giving it a little depth and a slight coffee twinge.

M:
Medium bodied with good carbonation and an easy drinking thin quality to it. It has a nice lingering, increasingly malty finish but otherwise is neither the best nor worst in this department.

O:
pretty decent take on a Black IPA.
I like beers from both of these breweries anyway and so I was already figuring that I would like it, it may not have exceeded my expectations but it is pretty solid. It pours lovely and has an really tropical nose for a QC IPA and even moreso for an ABA. In my opinion the intense citrus funk smells that hit you on talking a whiff comprise the most surprising and delightful part of this beer. It is a nice beer to drink and does a good job of using the maltiness of the roasted ingredients to give the beer a bit of body without dominating the flavor profile. However, I also could do with it having a more malt in the taste.
Would have again; worth getting ahold of.

TheDoctor, Jun 05, 2014
Photo of groleau
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

groleau, May 31, 2014
Photo of DannyBaldoni
3/5  rDev -20.6%

DannyBaldoni, May 30, 2014
Photo of papat444
3.41/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 660ml bottle, no #freshbeer info.

Pours the color of root beer, 4 finger off white head that latches on pretty good with no signs of leaving. Aroma is roasted malt mixed with hops. Flavor though is ordinary, not much roasted flavor and the hops are not very aggressive. No coffee, chocolate flavors either. Considering the breweries involved and the stellar IPAs that brew, i expected more and this is a let down unfortunately.

papat444, May 26, 2014
Photo of FondueVoodoo
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to seblp for sending this as part of our Canbif box.

A: Pours out like a dark stiff coffee, slightly transparent with a ruddy shine. Head froths up 2 fingers of sand like foam that settles to a single layer.

S:Heavy toasted grains, deep malts, smoky wood and wet leaves. Slight hops on the back end but nothing overwhelming. Funky scent of old socks as the brew warmed. The over all scent is slightly mild and deeply toasted.

T: Deep toasted grains & acrid molasses, notably medicinal with a dry pithy hops at the back end. The hops linger on the tongue pithy and bitter.

M: Light to medium bodied, mild carbonation and strong hold on the after taste.

FondueVoodoo, May 24, 2014
Photo of Mack
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Mack, May 11, 2014
Le Castor / Pit Caribou - 30¢ Black IPA from Microbrasserie Le Castor
85 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.