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Yakima IPA - Microbrasserie Le Castor

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Yakima IPAYakima IPA

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BA SCORE
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76 Ratings
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Ratings: 76
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 6.76%
Wants: 6
Gots: 10 | FT: 1
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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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -27.5%

06-24-2013 00:23:11 | More by cfalovo97
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NightINgale

Russian Federation

3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

06-15-2013 01:03:54 | More by NightINgale
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laituegonflable

Australia

3.73/5  rDev -9.9%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-08-2013 01:57:58 | More by laituegonflable
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jfstilling

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

10-27-2013 13:38:04 | More by jfstilling
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

05-23-2013 23:39:28 | More by oldp0rt
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Westvleteren12

Newfoundland (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

07-01-2013 15:29:56 | More by Westvleteren12
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Brewtardius

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

08-07-2013 01:26:19 | More by Brewtardius
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Kelp

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

07-28-2014 05:45:27 | More by Kelp
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thegerm87

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

05-08-2014 23:59:34 | More by thegerm87
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boszormeny

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

05-07-2014 23:12:52 | More by boszormeny
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tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev -6.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2013 21:39:26 | More by tbeckett
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spiritus93

Quebec (Canada)

3.91/5  rDev -5.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2013 18:26:48 | More by spiritus93
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FondueVoodoo

British Columbia (Canada)

3.96/5  rDev -4.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2013 02:46:34 | More by FondueVoodoo
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canucklehead

British Columbia (Canada)

3.99/5  rDev -3.6%
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

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2014 23:21:05 | More by canucklehead
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -3.4%

06-26-2013 12:46:15 | More by Sammy
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Boozecamel

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -3.4%

05-11-2014 22:58:30 | More by Boozecamel
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Caudalie

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -3.4%

05-06-2013 21:55:02 | More by Caudalie
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Krakpoff

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -3.4%

06-25-2013 16:14:23 | More by Krakpoff
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davegray

California

4/5  rDev -3.4%

09-04-2013 16:42:52 | More by davegray
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polloenfuego

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -3.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2014 01:37:20 | More by polloenfuego
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Mack

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -3.4%

07-30-2013 17:19:55 | More by Mack
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Socialiste

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -3.4%

06-10-2014 04:14:09 | More by Socialiste
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wizo

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -3.4%

12-02-2013 00:18:19 | More by wizo
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groleau

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -3.4%

12-08-2013 19:26:42 | More by groleau
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Groulxsome

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -3.4%

06-29-2014 23:38:59 | More by Groulxsome
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Yakima IPA from Microbrasserie Le Castor
91 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.