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Yakima IPA - Microbrasserie Le Castor

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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 cfalovo97
3/5  rDev -28.6%

cfalovo97, Jun 24, 2013
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
Photo of NightINgale
3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

NightINgale, Jun 15, 2013
Photo of laituegonflable
3.73/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the Brasserie St Bock in Montreal.

Pours a pale gold colour, bit of haze. Head is white, whispy, just thin trails of lace. Bit meh.

Loads of citrus and other fruit on the nose. Pulpy mango with a touch of pineapple and passionfruit. Sweet, refreshing aroma. Lots of substance to it too, in spite of the subtle, almost undetectble malt.

Taste is more of that citric character. Tangy from the get go with big fruity mango sweetness as well. Gets passion and pine midway before citric bitterness on the back. Lemon pith and grapefruit. Nice transition from sweet to bitter too, melds well. Nice IPA.

Sharp carbonation from start to finish. Quite fizzy and rough. Not enough body there and hops don't help.

Nice IPA overall though. Drinks fruity, but stays grounded.

laituegonflable, Aug 08, 2013
Photo of jfstilling
3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

jfstilling, Oct 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

oldp0rt, May 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Westvleteren12, Jul 01, 2013
Photo of Brewtardius
3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Brewtardius, Aug 07, 2013
Photo of Kelp
3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Kelp, Jul 28, 2014
Photo of thegerm87
3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

thegerm87, May 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

boszormeny, May 08, 2014
Photo of tbeckett
3.88/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from hoppypocket in CanBIF Fall 2013. Told by a guy in Montreal that this was the best IPA from Quebec. Expectations!

A - Pours golden and slightly hazy with a three finger bubble bath soap head that turned into four fingers. Strong carbonation. Good rings of lace and a solid finger and a half retention.

S - Lemon, pine, melons, alcohol. Canned syrupy fruits. Mango-y type tropical fruits present too.

T - Lemon, more pine, more melons. Some alcohol is evident. A little tropical.

M - Good gripping bitterness and a little booze in the finish. Strong carbonation, medium oily body.

O/D - This wasn't as great as I was expecting. Not a resinous hop bomb like they try to claim it will be on the bottle. Good though. Has potential to be great. Valiant effort but held back by an alcholic melon note.

tbeckett, Oct 07, 2013
Photo of spiritus93
3.91/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The aroma of this cloudy straw coloured beer screams IPA with prominent hops and overwhelming grapefruit zest smell.

Taste starts off bitter, but resolves itself in a complex citrus and hops flavour with a slight underlying sourness. Strong hops bitterness lingers for a long time on the tongue, with hints of pine cone.

Snow white medium yet persistent head.

A thirst quencher when ice cold, ideal for a hot summer day, or a bit warmer enjoyed on a crisp sunny fall afternoon.

spiritus93, Oct 20, 2013
Photo of FondueVoodoo
3.96/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Huge thanks to ricochet173 for providing us this brew.

A: Pours a golden pear with 3 fingers of off-white head which slowly dissipates leaving plenty of lacing.

S: Initial smells of sweet tropical fruit of papaya, pineapple and oranges together with citrus fruits. Strong background notes of sweet malts.

T: Sweet tropical fruits together with a solid malt backbone. Finishes with a lingering citrus bitterness

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: A nicely balanced IPA that contains a solid amount of malts to balance out clean, fresh tropical hops. Thanks again to Steve to providing this to me.

FondueVoodoo, Nov 02, 2013
Photo of canucklehead
3.99/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Almost tastes like a fresh hop ipa with the hops really moving to the fore in both the nose and the finish the citrus flavours shine with types of hops used not much malt backbone as Fat Tug which drops it down in my book. Still an amazing ipa and from Quebec to boot

canucklehead, Jun 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Sammy, Jun 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Boozecamel, May 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Caudalie, May 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Lelampp, Aug 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Krakpoff, Jun 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

davegray, Sep 04, 2013
Photo of polloenfuego
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a 660 ml bottle to a tulip.

A: pours a lovely straw gold color with just a hint of orange. There is a huge three finger head upon pouring that slowly breaks down leaving some lovely lacing and a nice iceberg of foam in the middle of the glass.

S: citrus fruits right up front, grapefruit and lemon zest, and then pine comes in. This is a nicely hoppy beer to say the least. Malts and some spices sneak in near the end.

T: the citrus follows through on the taste...the grapefruit and lemon zest, followed by some pine and then the malts come through.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation.

O: Really quite good. I found it to be nice and hoppy, but not overpoweringly so. I think this is a nice effort and perhaps one of the better I have seen for an IPA out of Quebec.

polloenfuego, Feb 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

andrenaline, Sep 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Mack, Jul 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Socialiste, Jun 10, 2014
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Yakima IPA from Microbrasserie Le Castor
93 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.