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Yakima IPA - Microbrasserie Le Castor

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Yakima IPAYakima IPA

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

93 Ratings
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Ratings: 93
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 7.86%
Wants: 8
Gots: 13 | 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 groleau
4/5  rDev -4.8%

groleau, Dec 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

wizo, Dec 02, 2013
Photo of dobmaster
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

dobmaster, Nov 16, 2013
Photo of FondueVoodoo
3.96/5  rDev -5.7%
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.

FondueVoodoo, Nov 02, 2013
Photo of jfstilling
3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

jfstilling, Oct 27, 2013
Photo of dbattey
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

dbattey, Oct 24, 2013
Photo of jrempel
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

jrempel, Oct 21, 2013
Photo of spiritus93
3.91/5  rDev -6.9%
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.

spiritus93, Oct 20, 2013
Photo of evil_liver
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

evil_liver, Oct 16, 2013
Photo of mtomlins
4.28/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 660ml bottle into a stemmed tulip glass

A: Straw with an orange hue in color and is almost clear; pours to a huge sudsy white head that gets creamy as it slowly settles and leaves behind a veritable curtain of lacing.

S: A beautiful, big hoppy nose! First off are big juicy tropical fruits (mangoes and papayas) followed by some subtle spicy notes and sweet malt.

T: For such an amazing, hoppy nose, Yakima is very malt forward with lots of rich caramel malt thru the taste. The hops are there with lots of citrus and tropical fruit qualities. There are some bittering hops drying out the finish.

M: Medium body and carbonation; round and smooth.

O: An amazing hoppy nose that was lacking in the taste and finished with a strange aftertaste. With such an amazing nose, I was a bit let-down that there was not more of a hop presence when drinking the beer. Still, very drinkable and I need to resample to see if the off-flavor is still present.

mtomlins, Oct 15, 2013
Photo of tbeckett
3.88/5  rDev -7.6%
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.

tbeckett, Oct 07, 2013
Photo of vonnegut21
4.34/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

vonnegut21, Oct 06, 2013
Photo of hopsolutely
4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

hopsolutely, Oct 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

JonnyBeers, Sep 14, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

sendbeer, Sep 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

davegray, Sep 04, 2013
Photo of jrenihan
4.23/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

jrenihan, Sep 04, 2013
Photo of montrealbcr89
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

montrealbcr89, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of laituegonflable
3.73/5  rDev -11.2%
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.

laituegonflable, Aug 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Brewtardius, Aug 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

deBeaupre, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of Mack
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Mack, Jul 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

KeKeKumba, Jul 29, 2013
Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.2/5  rDev 0%
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.

TheSevenDuffs, Jul 25, 2013
Photo of DaPan
4/5  rDev -4.8%

DaPan, Jul 14, 2013
Yakima IPA from Microbrasserie Le Castor
93 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.