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

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Added by Phyl21ca on 05-06-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
195
Reviews:
43
Avg:
4.19
pDev:
7.16%
 
 
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17
Gots:
47
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3
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4.81/5  rDev +14.8%
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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4.76/5  rDev +13.6%

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

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

My wife thought this was the best IPA she had ever had. I think it was certainly one of the very best. I had it both on tap in Ottawa and in bottles.

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.71/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.68/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bomber purchased at convenience store in Varennes, QC. Although freshness is not a concern, given the small batches and the popularity of the beer, a date stamp would be a useful idea for the future.

Pours a slightly cloudy tangerine color. Decent foamy head, not v. thick and dissipates a little too quickly.
Smell is intense citrus and flowery.

Taste matches the aroma and doesn't disappoint. Clean and crisp on the tongue, no astringency (as expected from the modest abv), no oily or resiny aftertaste. The 75 IBUs are likely made up from my personal faves: Citra, Simcoe, Amarilllo, Cascades.....

For Canada, this is an exceptional example of a west coast IPA. Absolutely the best I've had. And it wasn't done by a Canuck brewery anywhere near the action in Oregon...but in Quebec !!?

In the Appalachian region, this beer is similar to and every bit as good as the much-vaunted Heady Topper of Vermont. Put it on your list...this is a very good beer.

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4.61/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a bomber into a wine glass

L- pale gold with a thin white head. Though small, the head persisted for several minutes.

S- ripe fruits: blueberry, pineapple, tropical fruits. Very fresh, and delicious.

T- the same notes from the nose are present on the mouth, with a bitterness throughout that lingers into the finish. Not much malt presence to be found.

F- medium low bodied and moderate carbonation. Just what you expect for style.

O- very enjoyable, but I would like it more if it were a tad more balanced.

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4.6/5  rDev +9.8%

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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Yakima IPA from Microbrasserie Le Castor
4.19 out of 5 based on 195 ratings.
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