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Yakima IPA - Microbrasserie Le Castor

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

89 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 89
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 7.16%
Wants: 9
Gots: 12 | 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 Sammy
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Sammy, Jun 26, 2013
Photo of Phyl21ca
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%

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.

Phyl21ca, May 06, 2013
Photo of Kelp
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Kelp, Jul 28, 2014
Photo of sendbeer
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

sendbeer, Sep 04, 2013
Photo of wordemupg
4.28/5  rDev +2.1%

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

wordemupg, Jul 09, 2013
Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.2/5  rDev +0.2%

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.

TheSevenDuffs, Jul 25, 2013
Photo of spinrsx
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%

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.

spinrsx, Jun 04, 2014
Photo of tbeckett
3.88/5  rDev -7.4%

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 laituegonflable
3.73/5  rDev -11%

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 canucklehead
3.99/5  rDev -4.8%

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 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

tom10101, Feb 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

thegerm87, May 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

oldp0rt, May 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Molson2000, Mar 22, 2014
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4.23/5  rDev +1%

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.

jrenihan, Sep 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

DaPan, Jul 14, 2013
Photo of vonnegut21
4.34/5  rDev +3.6%

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.

vonnegut21, Oct 06, 2013
Photo of dar482
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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.

dar482, Sep 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -28.4%

cfalovo97, Jun 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

peensteen, Jul 21, 2014
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4.09/5  rDev -2.4%

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

MDDMD, Jul 05, 2013
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4.18/5  rDev -0.2%

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.

papat444, Jul 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

SebD, Oct 09, 2013
Photo of hopsolutely
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%

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.

hopsolutely, Oct 05, 2013
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Yakima IPA from Microbrasserie Le Castor
92 out of 100 based on 89 ratings.