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Yakima IPA - Microbrasserie Le Castor

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105 Ratings
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Ratings: 105
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 8.25%
Wants: 8
Gots: 19 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Microbrasserie Le Castor visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Phyl21ca on 05-06-2013

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: it has a nice clear yellow with a golden hue shining through light. With a moderately vigorous poor a think head develops with good retention and good lacing.

Smell: the aroma is definitely one-sided, typical of hoppy beers. Citrus and piney notes but with a tinge of something woody or earthy. Really nice!

Taste: grapefruit definitely comes through, not too much sweetness and a nice finishing bitterness. Really well done and dry. Mouthwatering even.

Mouthfeel: it has a medium carbonation and leaves a film-like texture in your mouth even after ten seconds or so.

Drinkability: Refreshing and not too overpowering with bitterness, smells amazing. Congrats to the team at Le Castor, great job!

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4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A:
Pours a slightly hazy warm yellow with two fingers of pristine white head that settles to a healthy film. Good retention; some streaky lacing.

S:
Resinous citrus bomb. Orange, lemon find, pineapple, honey, some woody dryness, tea-like astringency, warm mushy cereal aroma underneath it all.

T:
Dry and earthy. A lot less citric than one would guess from the nose. Strong dank hops flavors with some pine, earth, pith, and a dry tingly finish.

M:
Dry and sating. Medium bodied with nice crisp carbonation and a lingering dusty aftertaste.

O:
Nice IPA from anywhere. Glad it is from QC.
Nice looking with a great big fruity smell. It is dry and sticky tasting and had a near perfect palate for an IPA.
This is a fine beer and is quite drinkable. I feel like Quebec IPAs are starting to come into their own more and more (at least as far as what I have tried goes...)
Would have again; worth getting ahold of.

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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.

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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

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Yakima IPA from Microbrasserie Le Castor
93 out of 100 based on 105 ratings.