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Yakima IPA - Microbrasserie Le Castor

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

89 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Coronaeus, Sunday at 11:20 PM
Photo of dar482
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

yancot, Sep 06, 2014
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4.86/5  rDev +16%

Tommy9898, Sep 04, 2014
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4.92/5  rDev +17.4%

Matt1385, Sep 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

HopFuzzPhil, Aug 30, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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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4/5  rDev -4.5%

MNBeerGeek, Aug 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

WanderlustNJ, Aug 25, 2014
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4.6/5  rDev +9.8%

Triat00, Aug 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

slowfade, Aug 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

Lelampp, Aug 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

BrunoPettipas, Jul 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Kelp, Jul 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

belleisa_losteo, Jul 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

peensteen, Jul 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

YamagamiTravis, Jul 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

Groulxsome, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of M-girard
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Appearance: it has a nice clear yellow with a golden hue shining through light. With a moderately vigorous poor a think head develops with good retention and good lacing.

Smell: the aroma is definitely one-sided, typical of hoppy beers. Citrus and piney notes but with a tinge of something woody or earthy. Really nice!

Taste: grapefruit definitely comes through, not too much sweetness and a nice finishing bitterness. Really well done and dry. Mouthwatering even.

Mouthfeel: it has a medium carbonation and leaves a film-like texture in your mouth even after ten seconds or so.

Drinkability: Refreshing and not too overpowering with bitterness, smells amazing. Congrats to the team at Le Castor, great job!

M-girard, Jun 29, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

reizorc, Jun 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Hirshi, Jun 23, 2014
Photo of TheDoctor
4.15/5  rDev -1%

A:
Pours a slightly hazy warm yellow with two fingers of pristine white head that settles to a healthy film. Good retention; some streaky lacing.

S:
Resinous citrus bomb. Orange, lemon find, pineapple, honey, some woody dryness, tea-like astringency, warm mushy cereal aroma underneath it all.

T:
Dry and earthy. A lot less citric than one would guess from the nose. Strong dank hops flavors with some pine, earth, pith, and a dry tingly finish.

M:
Dry and sating. Medium bodied with nice crisp carbonation and a lingering dusty aftertaste.

O:
Nice IPA from anywhere. Glad it is from QC.
Nice looking with a great big fruity smell. It is dry and sticky tasting and had a near perfect palate for an IPA.
This is a fine beer and is quite drinkable. I feel like Quebec IPAs are starting to come into their own more and more (at least as far as what I have tried goes...)
Would have again; worth getting ahold of.

TheDoctor, Jun 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

rick7373, Jun 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

JDNL, Jun 12, 2014
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Yakima IPA from Microbrasserie Le Castor
92 out of 100 based on 89 ratings.