Yakima IPA | Microbrasserie Le Castor

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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Phyl21ca on 05-06-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
192
Reviews:
43
Avg:
4.19
pDev:
7.4%
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
46
For Trade:
3
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Ratings: 192 |  Reviews: 43
Reviews by Digimaika2:
Photo of Digimaika2
4.09/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(3.75) A: Hazy straw coloured with a fingers worth of tan head that modestly creamy and bubbly. Lasting retention and lacing that sticks.

(4.0) S: Pine, pineapple, papaya, hints of banana, nutty qualities, and buttered bread. This also has a nice underlying earthy aroma like damp moss or mushrooms.

(4.25) T: Pine, tart citrus (grapefruit), juicy tropical (pineapple), spices, and baked bread. Lots of dryness with a nice middle ground for the bitterness without being overly bitter. Flavourful and fresh tasting with those solid IPA qualities done well.

(4.0) M: Medium bodied with med-higher carbonation. Slick and oily with a bit of resin-like texture.

(4.0) D: This is a great IPA and one I could drink on a regular basis. Will have to keep my eye out to try other Le Castor offerings.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of DaveBar
4.17/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Purchased at Depanneur AS in Montreal for around the $5.00 mark or so for a 660ml bottle. Served at 4deg C in a draught glass

A- Opens well and pours a small 1/2" head that is gone in seconds. Medium gold colour and unfiltered.

S- Nice amount of hops on this one.

T- Both bittering and fruity hops. Good malt base but not that sweet. Has a good balance of hops to malt but not too overpowering. Touch bitter at the end but that is the blend of hops since it's a bit fruity at the beginning.

M- Not too thick or rich but has the dryness and tartness of a good IPA. Creamy at the front

O- Very good blend. Nice balance all around and worth having a few from time to time.

Food Pairing

This nice little brew went well with....... Schezwan stir fry. Traditionally hot but that gets moved around by this hoppy brew.

Enjoy

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Photo of SportsandJorts
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: pours a burnt to earthy orange color. a huge two plus finger of a white frothy head. stubborn retention and a frothy lacing left the whole way down the glass. top of the glass is hazy, and a murkiness settles in as you move down, on tap is somewhere in the middle of the two. a nice brightness despite the sediment and protein.

Smell: a very raw, dry hopped aroma. lots of lemony aromas, ranging from lemon bread to lemongrass. strong spicy hop aroma, less citrus and herbal. some grapefruit juice. malts stay out of the aroma largely but there is some toasted bread to crystal sweetness in there.

Taste: opens with a nice hop burst. mostly spicy and citrusy, but notes of an earthy resin, spice and slight herbal. malts poke through with lemon bread to toasted bread and light crystal sweetness. some lemongrass and grapefruit juice come through near the end.

Mouthfeel: slightly dry and refreshing finish. lingering bitterness. fairly ideal to me.

Overall: not my ideal hop profile or type for this style of beer but it is done so well that I can't help not like it. really complex hop profile that doesn't seem to end. malts are there but take nothing away from the hops. the dryness and bitterness in the end are exactly what I'd want.

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Photo of simonsays2k9
4.42/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

App: Golden orange, frothy 2 fingers head dissipating into a thin coat leaving tons of lacing around the inside of the glass. Nice carbonation. Very lovely presentation.

Nose: Grapefruit, citrus rind, tangerine, pine, a bit of dankness, tropical fruits maybe a bit of pineaple and mango. Hops up front, the malts are very suddle, acting more like a canvas for the hops.

Taste: Grapefruit juice, tangerine, lime zest, a bit piney and earthy in the finish.

Solid West Coast Style IPA - Basicly everything you would expect. Nice balance between the fresh fruit and the green notes. Clean, crisp finish. This is right on the money. Truly one of the best IPA in Quebec at the moment. This brew met my expectations. Well done, Le Castor !

94/100 (Overall)
95/100 (IPA)

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Photo of Act25
4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Quebecois IPA is great, starting with this one. Perfumey, grassy, wintery, northland.

A - White foam settles to a cap, a big ring of lace. Lightly hazed golden body.

S - Orange perfume in the right way, Northland meets West Coast IPA. Malt body, with candy notes of sugared zest and rind Malt backdrop supports the touch of sweetness, but remains in the background.

T - The taste follows the smell but is bigger, fressher and leaves that floral perfume, orange water feel in the long tangible, tangy finish.

M - Medium body, prickly carbonation, and a pleasant, long dry finish with lingering oily hop resins and flowers.

D - Is this the best Canadian IPA? Must try.

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Photo of beerhunter13
3.93/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dobmaster
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of talbotjf99
4.49/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JonnyBeers
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Tmappin
4.04/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of brother_rebus
4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sammy
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of Tommy9898
4.86/5  rDev +16%

Photo of Powers30
4.55/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.96/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Vices and Versa. Served in a short pint.

Appearance - Clear orange body. Huge white head with great retention and beautiful lacing.

Smell - Citrus hops. Toasty malt. Bready and doughy smell.

Taste - Sweet orange citrus hops. Really nice. Light pale malt sweetness. Minimal bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Light. Creamy and low carbonation.

Overall - Impressive. American hops with and English malt and feel.

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Photo of juliendesrochers
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of joemcgrath27
4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LanceH
4.02/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GFish
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mademers
4.34/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MagicNic
4.42/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GJKerr
4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of trevorpost
3.97/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Ryften
4.16/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Boozecamel
4/5  rDev -4.5%

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Yakima IPA from Microbrasserie Le Castor
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