Yakima IPA
Microbrasserie Le Castor

Yakima IPAYakima IPA
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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #91
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
93
Ranked #2,187
Avg:
4.21 | pDev: 7.13%
Reviews:
49
Ratings:
217
From:
Microbrasserie Le Castor
 
Quebec, Canada
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  17
Gots
  54
SCORE
93
Outstanding
Yakima IPAYakima IPA
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Reviews: 49 | Ratings: 217 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by VbolieuV:
Photo of VbolieuV
4.81/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Cloudy with a big two-inches head. Not a lot of carbonation visible though. Smells just amazing, lots of fruit smells. Aromas of pibeapple, orange, grapefruit, apple, lemon and peach. Reslly fruity in the mouth too, with a good hop bitterness. It's an exceptional IPA in my opinion. Really hoppy but also really fruity, refreshing and easy to drink. Almost a 5/5 beer, almost.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of simonsays2k9
4.42/5  rDev +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
4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | 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 SportsandJorts
4.13/5  rDev -1.9%
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 DaveBar
4.17/5  rDev -1%
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 brother_rebus
4.03/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HopFuzzPhil
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of D-HopSupreme
4.6/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Bunman3
4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GJKerr
4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Powers30
4.55/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TimWakimika
4.44/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tommy9898
4.86/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of headstash
4.76/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of zweird
5/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of JFLaRock
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of Ultrarunner100
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Finner80
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of Syl78
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of pirate99gs
4.37/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beerbom
4.06/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
4.46/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy dark golden, almost amber color, with powerful activity. Thick foamy and creamy beige 3 finger island head, lasting more than 30 minutes, with super strong legs.

Aromas of fresh piney citrus and straw. Flavors of fruits like pineapple, melon with some citrus like orange, lemon including floral and herbal spices. Pleasant fruity sweetness with a sharp crispy fresh grassy feel.

Slick medium body with champagne like carbonation. Well intensified strong finish of medium length, ending with some sweet citrus and a nice spicy hoppy feel.

Overall an awesome beer with incredible visuals and inviting smell. Delicious complex flavors and a well balanced finish with a super refreshing feel being not too excessive.

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Photo of Max8787
4.44/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Best canadian IPA

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

Photo of talbotjf99
4.49/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Yakima IPA from Microbrasserie Le Castor
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 217 ratings