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Yakima IPA - Microbrasserie Le Castor

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103 Ratings
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Ratings: 103
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 8.27%
Wants: 6
Gots: 16 | 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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Photo of Sammy
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Phyl21ca
4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle: Poured a slightly hazy golden color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of grapefruit and resinous hoppy notes is quite intense with nice floral notes. Taste is dominated by citrus and resinous hoppy notes with floral undertones with dry malt base and some bitterness at the end. Body is about average with great carbonation. Quite an impressive beer with great hops punch and citrus notes while limiting the bitterness level.

Photo of MasterSki
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.

Photo of Kelp
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of sendbeer
4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.2/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Soods for this one.

A - Cloudy pale yellow wit a thin layer of white head.

S - Peach, pine, grapefruit, pineapple and a light mango aroma. Slight honey sweetness.

T - Moderate bitterness up front with a mix of citrus and tropical fruit flavours. Peach, tangerine, grapefruit, mango, pineapple and a light mango flavour. A honey malt sweetness is present to provide some balance.

M - Medium. Creamy. Oily. Moderate.

Photo of wordemupg
4.28/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

660ml bottle poured into tulip 8/7/13

A slight haze in a bright yellow body, lots of tiny bubbles and fine sediment, large loose off white foam has great retention slowly falling to a eraser top island leaving lots of soapy lace

S fuzzy peach candy, tangerine and mandarin with a little mango, pines strong with some floral notes and vitamin C chewable's, smells strong and sexy

T a little lemon rind and grapefruit I wasn't picking up on the nose, not quite as tropical with more pine needles, still solid but the nose takes it

M fairly light bodied for an IPA but it works, a nice bitter snap and the bubbles give it some body, long lingering rind and pine finish

O I wasn't expecting this beer to make my day but it did just that, not lacking anywhere and it smells divine, I could drink another bomber or two no issues

I never would've guessed I'd be drinking this random want today, I'm considering myself lucky today

Photo of spinrsx
4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bomber from Brouehaha QC for $6.99+

Appearance - Gold colour with a large size white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some great lacing. The head lasted for around 4-5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Hops, apricots, grapefruit, breads/grains

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste apricot, grapefruit, and malts. There is also pineapple, resiny hops, and citrus zest.

Overall - Wow - it's amazing how far quebec IPA's have come in the last few years. This plus Moralite have really changed the landscape for QC brews. This is pretty bang on for a west coast style IPA, and I can get it fresh. My bottle was from a case stamped May 26th. If this was in a smaller format like moralite, it would be one of my go to's.

Photo of tbeckett
3.88/5  rDev -8.3%
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.

Photo of laituegonflable
3.73/5  rDev -11.8%
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.

Photo of tom10101
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of canucklehead
3.99/5  rDev -5.7%
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

Photo of thegerm87
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of andrenaline
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of dar482
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.

Photo of jrenihan
4.23/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Beer is a light yellow golden in colour. Large white head. Nice retention and lace.

Scent is nice. Lemon, grapefruit and a bit of pineapple and other tropical scents. Nice light fruit scents. A little bit of malt, but this is a hop focused beer.

Taste is great. Nice bright tropical and citrus fruits. A real pineapple/mango flavour, with some grapefruit and lemon behind. A bit spicy. Malt is low but present, a bit of a bready flavour. Very nice!

Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Nice.

Overall, very good. A real surprise! The best IPA I have had from Quebec. I would happily drink a lot of this one.

Photo of oldp0rt
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of vonnegut21
4.34/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a golden straw with s finger and a half of white head. Smell is mellow with hints of tropical fruit, citrus and bready malt. Taste follows the nose. Really delicate layers of bitterness, citrus and bready malt. Mouthfeel is smooth, nicely carbonated. This was really a big surprise for me. One of the best non-VT IPAs I've had in quite some time.

Photo of Molson2000
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of DaPan
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of peensteen
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev -29.1%

Photo of MDDMD
4.09/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A-slightly hazy medium amber color with a nice white head and good lacing

S-malt, citrus, orange, pine, floral hints

T-bready malt a hint on the sweet side, grapefruit, orange, pine, light floral, moderate bitter finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp

O-a nice solid IPA, the blend of hops gives a nice fruity character to this beer

Photo of papat444
4.18/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 660ml. bottle, no freshness info.

Appearance: A stark white and foamy head that really lays it on the glass. Light yellow colored body, nice and hazy..

Smell: Powerful lemon and assorted citrus fruits, aromatic, bit floral.

Taste: Sweet kiss on the hops, biscuity, lemon, papaya, pineapple and tropical fruit.

Mouthfeel: Well balanced, not aggressive but good bitterness regardless.

Overall: A sessionable IPA. Nothing over the top, just well made.

Photo of SebD
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

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Yakima IPA from Microbrasserie Le Castor
94 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.