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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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very good

18 Ratings
no score

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Ratings: 18
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 8.73%
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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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.

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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.

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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).

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.

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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.
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Le Castor / Pit Caribou - 30¢ Black IPA from Microbrasserie Le Castor
85 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.