Yakima IPA - Microbrasserie Le Castor
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4.23/5 rDev +1.9%
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.
09-03-2013 23:41:43 | More by jrenihan
3.73/5 rDev -10.1%
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.
08-08-2013 01:57:58 | More by laituegonflable
4.2/5 rDev +1.2%
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.
07-25-2013 02:46:47 | More by TheSevenDuffs
4.18/5 rDev +0.7%
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.
07-11-2013 14:52:58 | More by papat444
4.28/5 rDev +3.1%
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
07-09-2013 05:30:42 | More by wordemupg
4.09/5 rDev -1.4%
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
07-05-2013 17:48:27 | More by MDDMD
4.21/5 rDev +1.4%
Had this in a bottle, great hoppy flavor. Nice after taste, not to over powering. It has a 75 IBU rating. Not an every day beer, but refreshing and unique. Like the 660 ml bottle size. 6.5% alcohol content, so not to strong. Got it from a specialty beer store in Montreal, fantastic selection. But I forgot the name.
06-02-2013 22:24:11 | More by olivianjeremie
4.14/5 rDev -0.2%
A: Traditional west coast style IPA look. Very light honey like color with strong creamy pure white head with tons of retention and lacing.
S: Smell is also very west coast IPA: lots of grapefruit, orange peel, pine resin. Some very light malts just like it should be honestly. A tiny bit of floral notes. Very predictable and straightforward, but excellent.
T: Taste is quite deceiving. Not as juicy as the smell suggests but still is plenty refreshing. You have a very light sweetness from the malts and that's it. Gotta admit it's the first time I taste an IPA from Quebec that used the malts just like Californian IPA's do. Still, you get a strong and dry grapefruit bite with good amount of orange peel too. Light chalk and pine resin.
M: Near perfect. Very fluffy and extra light just as a good summer beer should.
O: This is a very solid beer and most likely the most west coast IPA Quebec has ever offered. If they could maybe add a bit more juicy-ness by doing the dry hopping maybe a bit later, it'd be damn near perfect.
05-17-2013 01:20:26 | More by flipper2gv
Yakima IPA from Microbrasserie Le Castor
92 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.