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Yakima IPA - Microbrasserie Le Castor

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

77 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 77
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 6.75%
Wants: 6
Gots: 9 | 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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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -3.6%

06-26-2013 12:46:15 | More by Sammy
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2013 17:50:49 | More by Phyl21ca
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Kelp

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

09-04-2013 19:24:38 | More by sendbeer
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
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

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2013 05:30:42 | More by wordemupg
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2013 02:46:47 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2014 00:35:10 | More by spinrsx
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tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev -6.5%
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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laituegonflable

Australia

3.73/5  rDev -10.1%
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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canucklehead

British Columbia (Canada)

3.99/5  rDev -3.9%
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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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -3.6%

02-23-2014 21:33:18 | More by tom10101
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thegerm87

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

05-08-2014 23:59:34 | More by thegerm87
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

05-23-2013 23:39:28 | More by oldp0rt
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Molson2000

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

03-22-2014 22:51:47 | More by Molson2000
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DaPan

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -3.6%

07-14-2013 02:42:40 | More by DaPan
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jrenihan

Ontario (Canada)

4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2013 23:41:43 | More by jrenihan
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peensteen

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

07-21-2014 03:57:00 | More by peensteen
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vonnegut21

New York

4.34/5  rDev +4.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2013 02:37:50 | More by vonnegut21
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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -27.7%

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

Pennsylvania

4.09/5  rDev -1.4%
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

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2013 17:48:27 | More by MDDMD
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papat444

Quebec (Canada)

4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2013 14:52:58 | More by papat444
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SebD

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

10-09-2013 18:12:41 | More by SebD
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hopsolutely

Ontario (Canada)

4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A world class Quebecois IPA that I'm enjoying with many thanks to mtomlins.

Pours a hazy light golden straw colour with a white head that leaves an impressive amount of lacing. Fantastically hop-forward aroma of resinous pine and citrus, with only hints of the tropical fruits that are more prevalent in the taste. Flavour is a great blend of my favourite APA hop tones, with pink grapefruit, loads of mangos and many other fruits. The finish has a surprisingly sweet malt element underneath the typical hop bitterness, but it's a pleasant ending to a powerful beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2013 19:16:50 | More by hopsolutely
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NightINgale

Russian Federation

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

06-15-2013 01:03:54 | More by NightINgale
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4ster

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

02-01-2014 15:43:15 | More by 4ster
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Yakima IPA from Microbrasserie Le Castor
92 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.