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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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Photo of SebD
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 fheo
5/5  rDev +19%

fheo, Oct 04, 2014
Photo of JFLaRock
4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

JFLaRock, Sep 29, 2014
Photo of zhivago373
3.25/5  rDev -22.6%

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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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

rale, Sep 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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

Coronaeus, Sep 15, 2014
Photo of dar482
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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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

yancot, Sep 06, 2014
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4.86/5  rDev +15.7%

Tommy9898, Sep 04, 2014
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4.92/5  rDev +17.1%

Matt1385, Sep 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

HopFuzzPhil, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of Grumm
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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4/5  rDev -4.8%

MNBeerGeek, Aug 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

WanderlustNJ, Aug 25, 2014
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4.6/5  rDev +9.5%

Triat00, Aug 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

slowfade, Aug 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Lelampp, Aug 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

BrunoPettipas, Jul 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Kelp, Jul 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

belleisa_losteo, Jul 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

peensteen, Jul 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

YamagamiTravis, Jul 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Groulxsome, Jun 30, 2014
Photo of M-girard
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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 30, 2014
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Yakima IPA from Microbrasserie Le Castor
93 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.