Yakima IPA | Microbrasserie Le Castor

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4.22/5
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210 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Microbrasserie Le Castor
Quebec, Canada
microlecastor.ca

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Phyl21ca on 05-06-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,141
Reviews:
47
Ratings:
210
pDev:
7.11%
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
51
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 210 |  Reviews: 47
Photo of superspak
4.23/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got in a BIF from TheDoctor. 22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 5/9/2018. Pours slightly hazy medium golden/amber color with a 1 finger dense and rocky off white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a light amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, peach, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, mango, melon, berry, citrus peel/zest, light pepper, pine, cracker, lightly toasted biscuit, light honey, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical hops and bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, peach, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, mango, melon, berry, citrus peel/zest, light pepper, pine, cracker, lightly toasted biscuit, light honey, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine, citrus peel/zest, herbal, floral, grassy, peppery bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of rapefruit, tangerine, lemon, peach, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, mango, melon, berry, citrus peel/zest, light pepper, pine, cracker, lightly toasted biscuit, light honey, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical hops and bready malt flavors; with an awesome malt/bitterness balance, and no lingering hop astringency after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy/sticky, and slightly resinous/rindy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Minimal warming alcohol for 6.5%. Overall this is a fantastic IPA. All around outstanding complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical hops and bready malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink will the modestly bitter/drying finish, not aggressive. Feels like Centennial, Amarillo, and Simcoe. Very juicy, vibrant, and fairly dank/earthy hop complexity; great bready malt backbone, mild residual sweetness with lingering bitter dryness. A highly enjoyable offering. Loved the classic west coast hop profile.

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Photo of Elzevirien
4.92/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

My best / reference IPA !!!

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Photo of goalie35
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Samact
3.95/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jk999
4.36/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of patre_tim
3.94/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Copper filtered with lots of fast rising, soda like carbonation. Topped with 3 fingers of off white, rocky head.

Smells of pine, pineapple, oranges and caramel. Simple but Pliny like.

Yellow jello, pine, pineapple, and Champagne.

Medium, light body, with moderate carbonation.

Got this in Gatineau, QC a month ago, drinking in Muskoka, Jan 26th, 2018. Well done west coast IPA. Perhaps over rated, or I just got an older version whose hops have fallen off some. Seems it was brewed Nov 27, 2017, so its 2 months old.

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Photo of Sam106
3.85/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MicroMewse
4.59/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Love this beer.
It's the benchmark for a great IPA.

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Photo of ericanadian
3.59/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very hoppy. Flavour is decent, but not something I would seek out with regularity.

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Photo of krl2112
4.41/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of eberesford
4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wow! Pours hazy orange yellow with a fluffy white head that dissipates quickly but continues to lace. Aromas: citrusy, floral hos and tropicalfruit. Flavour mango, pineapple, a little honey with floral citrusy hop. Full mouth.

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Photo of FriedSlug
4.04/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Hazy, orange/gold beer with a fluffy white head that leaves a massive amount of lacing. The aroma is fresh with a lot of hops, some floral notes and bright lemony citrus notes. The taste is lightly sweet and really bitter with that lemon flavor evident in the taste. The bitterness lingers but melds with the sweetness of the malt. Decent carbonation makes for a nice creamy drink. This is a nice refreshing IPA.

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Photo of StormAles
4.4/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Andrewb
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Erik-P
4.05/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
4.29/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tarheel219
4.01/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jotora
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JOhn_Molson
4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Boo-urns
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MagicNic
4.42/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tyronegangsta
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rugene
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kabritz
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bunman3
4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Yakima IPA from Microbrasserie Le Castor
Beer rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 210 ratings