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Yakima IPA - Microbrasserie Le Castor

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

95 Ratings
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Ratings: 95
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 7.86%
Wants: 6
Gots: 13 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Microbrasserie Le Castor visit their website
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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5/5  rDev +19%

fheo, Oct 04, 2014
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4.92/5  rDev +17.1%

Matt1385, Sep 01, 2014
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4.86/5  rDev +15.7%

Tommy9898, Sep 04, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

edugasmtl, Jan 26, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

sendbeer, Sep 04, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

reizorc, Jun 27, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

hoppy_tom, Mar 28, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

My wife thought this was the best IPA she had ever had. I think it was certainly one of the very best. I had it both on tap in Ottawa and in bottles.

Grumm, Aug 28, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

JFLaRock, Sep 29, 2014
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4.6/5  rDev +9.5%

Triat00, Aug 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

dobmaster, Nov 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

juliendesrochers, May 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Whatup14, May 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

rale, Sep 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

The beer comes in a hazy bright orange.

The flavor hits of huge grapefruit and citrus. A touch of tropical and peach flavors. There's a crisp bready malt that does not hunker the beer down. A bitterness of floral and pine on the finish.

A really tasty brew and refreshing IPA.

dar482, Sep 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

WanderlustNJ, Aug 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

KeKeKumba, Jul 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Cycle69, Mar 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

deBeaupre, Aug 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Coronaeus, Sep 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

JDNL, Jun 12, 2014
Photo of vonnegut21
4.34/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a golden straw with s finger and a half of white head. Smell is mellow with hints of tropical fruit, citrus and bready malt. Taste follows the nose. Really delicate layers of bitterness, citrus and bready malt. Mouthfeel is smooth, nicely carbonated. This was really a big surprise for me. One of the best non-VT IPAs I've had in quite some time.

vonnegut21, Oct 06, 2013
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4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A world class Quebecois IPA that I'm enjoying with many thanks to mtomlins.

Pours a hazy light golden straw colour with a white head that leaves an impressive amount of lacing. Fantastically hop-forward aroma of resinous pine and citrus, with only hints of the tropical fruits that are more prevalent in the taste. Flavour is a great blend of my favourite APA hop tones, with pink grapefruit, loads of mangos and many other fruits. The finish has a surprisingly sweet malt element underneath the typical hop bitterness, but it's a pleasant ending to a powerful beer.

hopsolutely, Oct 05, 2013
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4.3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Mason jar at Cask Days.

A - White foam settles to a thin cap and specks of lace. Lightly hazed orange body. Pretty appropriate for a cask IPA.

S - Orange creamsicle; spot-on West Coast IPA. A heavy does of citrus flesh, with some zest and rind mixed in. Malt backdrop imparts a touch of sweetness, but remains largely in the background.

T - The taste isn't quite as awesome as the aroma, with less succulent orange and a bit more in the way of bready malt and piney bitterness. Still, the latter isn't excessive and on the whole its quite enjoyable.

M - Medium body, lower carbonation, and a pleasant dry finish with lingering oily hop resins. No perceptible alcohol.

D - This is a top tier Canadian IPA. I hope the bottles taste like this, as I'd love to buy this regularly. The best IPA that I had at the fest in any case. I think these guys get that the secret to a great West Coast IPA is in the malt bill.

MasterSki, Wednesday at 01:24 AM
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4.29/5  rDev +2.1%

Appearance: It has a nice hazy deep golden/orange color to it. It has a nice off-white head that dies down slowly and leaves nice lacing

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of citrus, pineapple, grapefruit (very tropical), dank pines resins and some sweet bready malts.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has loads of citrus, grapefruit zest, pineapple, perhaps even mango, dank bitter pine resins and a touch of bready malts on the back.

Mouthfeel: It has a medium carbonation with a very nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied by great flavors and aromas. Definitely one of the best IPA's Quebec has to offer.

Serving type: bottle

SebD, Oct 17, 2014
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Yakima IPA from Microbrasserie Le Castor
91 out of 100 based on 95 ratings.