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Yakima IPA - Microbrasserie Le Castor

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93
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93 Ratings
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Ratings: 93
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 7.86%
Wants: 8
Gots: 13 | 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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5/5  rDev +19%

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

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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%

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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%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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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
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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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4.29/5  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, Friday at 09:40 PM
Photo of mtomlins
4.28/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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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Yakima IPA from Microbrasserie Le Castor
93 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.