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Yakima IPA - Microbrasserie Le Castor

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

89 Ratings
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Ratings: 89
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 7.16%
Wants: 9
Gots: 12 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Microbrasserie Le Castor
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Phyl21ca on 05-06-2013)
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Bottle: Poured a slightly hazy golden color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of grapefruit and resinous hoppy notes is quite intense with nice floral notes. Taste is dominated by citrus and resinous hoppy notes with floral undertones with dry malt base and some bitterness at the end. Body is about average with great carbonation. Quite an impressive beer with great hops punch and citrus notes while limiting the bitterness level.

Phyl21ca, May 06, 2013
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Thanks to Soods for this one.

A - Cloudy pale yellow wit a thin layer of white head.

S - Peach, pine, grapefruit, pineapple and a light mango aroma. Slight honey sweetness.

T - Moderate bitterness up front with a mix of citrus and tropical fruit flavours. Peach, tangerine, grapefruit, mango, pineapple and a light mango flavour. A honey malt sweetness is present to provide some balance.

M - Medium. Creamy. Oily. Moderate.

TheSevenDuffs, Jul 25, 2013
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Poured from a 660ml bottle into a stemmed tulip glass

A: Straw with an orange hue in color and is almost clear; pours to a huge sudsy white head that gets creamy as it slowly settles and leaves behind a veritable curtain of lacing.

S: A beautiful, big hoppy nose! First off are big juicy tropical fruits (mangoes and papayas) followed by some subtle spicy notes and sweet malt.

T: For such an amazing, hoppy nose, Yakima is very malt forward with lots of rich caramel malt thru the taste. The hops are there with lots of citrus and tropical fruit qualities. There are some bittering hops drying out the finish.

M: Medium body and carbonation; round and smooth.

O: An amazing hoppy nose that was lacking in the taste and finished with a strange aftertaste. With such an amazing nose, I was a bit let-down that there was not more of a hop presence when drinking the beer. Still, very drinkable and I need to resample to see if the off-flavor is still present.

mtomlins, Oct 15, 2013
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Appearance: A stark white and foamy head that really lays it on the glass. Light yellow colored body, nice and hazy..

Smell: Powerful lemon and assorted citrus fruits, aromatic, bit floral.

Taste: Sweet kiss on the hops, biscuity, lemon, papaya, pineapple and tropical fruit.

Mouthfeel: Well balanced, not aggressive but good bitterness regardless.

Overall: A sessionable IPA. Nothing over the top, just well made.

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A: Pours a golden pear with 3 fingers of off-white head which slowly dissipates leaving plenty of lacing.

S: Initial smells of sweet tropical fruit of papaya, pineapple and oranges together with citrus fruits. Strong background notes of sweet malts.

T: Sweet tropical fruits together with a solid malt backbone. Finishes with a lingering citrus bitterness

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: A nicely balanced IPA that contains a solid amount of malts to balance out clean, fresh tropical hops. Thanks again to Steve to providing this to me.

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Appearance - Gold colour with a large size white 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, apricots, grapefruit, breads/grains

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste apricot, grapefruit, and malts. There is also pineapple, resiny hops, and citrus zest.

Overall - Wow - it's amazing how far quebec IPA's have come in the last few years. This plus Moralite have really changed the landscape for QC brews. This is pretty bang on for a west coast style IPA, and I can get it fresh. My bottle was from a case stamped May 26th. If this was in a smaller format like moralite, it would be one of my go to's.

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There's a thick haze to its peach flesh body. Almost two fingers of frothy egg shell head forms after a steady pour. It's a bit rocky and moves to the sides out from the center as time elapses. The lace it leaves behind is thick and sloppy.

Heaps of juicy and ripe tropical fruit are at the forefront. Peaches and guava and mango form a summery melange of fruit. Grapefruit pith gives it some twang. A light biscuit character lies underneath with a drop of caramel.

A piney and pithy bitterness encases the palate and the sweet fruit comes in the middle. The tropical essence so prevalent in the nose gives way to healthier notes of grapefruit and chewy apricot. On the exhale comes the fresh bready notes that are pierced by the lingering piney green bitterness.

The body is chewy and creamy with a delicate level of carbonation. This really helps to accentuate the hop character as well as its texture. It's medium bodied with a dry finish. The bitterness that comes with the finish is more pleasant than obtrusive and serves as a good cap to this IPA.

This is my first beer from Le Castor and I'm thoroughly impressed. According to my friend at Broue Ha Ha, Le Castor was ranked as one of the 5 best breweries coming out of Quebec, sitting with DDC, Le Trou du Diable, Charlevoix, and Les Trois Mousquetaires. Yakima is balanced with a great texture and plenty of fruity goodness to enjoy. I can't wait to get my hands on more of their stuff!

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Had this in a bottle, great hoppy flavor. Nice after taste, not to over powering. It has a 75 IBU rating. Not an every day beer, but refreshing and unique. Like the 660 ml bottle size. 6.5% alcohol content, so not to strong. Got it from a specialty beer store in Montreal, fantastic selection. But I forgot the name.

olivianjeremie, Jun 02, 2013
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Yakima IPA from Microbrasserie Le Castor
92 out of 100 based on 89 ratings.