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Yakima IPA - Microbrasserie Le Castor

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BA SCORE
94
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101 Ratings
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Ratings: 101
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 8.27%
Wants: 6
Gots: 15 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Ultrarunner100, Tuesday at 06:47 PM
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5/5  rDev +18.2%

zweird, Nov 19, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Finner80, Nov 18, 2014
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5/5  rDev +18.2%

SSS, Nov 15, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Syl78, Nov 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

Gotti311, Oct 29, 2014
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4.3/5  rDev +1.7%
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, Oct 29, 2014
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4.29/5  rDev +1.4%

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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5/5  rDev +18.2%

fheo, Oct 04, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

JFLaRock, Sep 29, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -23.2%

poured from bomber. couldn't find a bottling date.

pours a hazy deep orange with hints of yellow. big soapy head on the initial pour, which i was not expected from an IPA.

smells of citrus, pine, slight grapefruit - standard west-coast profile, but really nice nonetheless.

the taste lacks on this. maybe the bottle i have is old, but the hops are pretty faded, leaving the clean malts to come through too much. nice mouthfeel though.

chalking this one up to an old bottle. hope to try again with fresher beer.

zhivago373, Sep 25, 2014
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Coronaeus, Sep 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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 +0.5%

yancot, Sep 06, 2014
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Tommy9898, Sep 04, 2014
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Matt1385, Sep 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

HopFuzzPhil, Aug 30, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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 -5.4%

MNBeerGeek, Aug 26, 2014
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Yakima IPA from Microbrasserie Le Castor
94 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.