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:
195
Reviews:
43
Avg:
4.19
pDev:
7.16%
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
47
For Trade:
3
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Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
4.29/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tarheel219
4.01/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jotora
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JOhn_Molson
4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Boo-urns
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | 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 tyronegangsta
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of kabritz
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bunman3
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of M_chav
3.66/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SebLego_MTL
4.48/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | 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 SmithyAlan
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dazka
4.01/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Reagan1984
3.78/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of byronic
3.78/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jaydoc
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of liamt07
4.09/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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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4.29/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very fresh and hopsy IPA with just a hint of sweetness. Great taster!

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4.06/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lots of grapefruit on the nose and flanour for this French Canadian version of a Northwest IPA. Somewhat grainy and dry, somewhat tart. Lingering hop finish and refreshing.

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

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