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Yakima IPA | Microbrasserie Le Castor

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BA SCORE
4.22/5
Exceptional
203 Ratings
Yakima IPAYakima IPA
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by Phyl21ca on 05-06-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,561
Reviews:
45
Ratings:
203
pDev:
7.11%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
50
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 203 |  Reviews: 45
Photo of byronic
3.78/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AMZB
4.21/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jaydoc
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of liamt07
4.09/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SportsandJorts
4.13/5  rDev -2.1%
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 Havasu_Hank
4.29/5  rDev +1.7%
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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Photo of MaltyPythonsHopCircus
4.06/5  rDev -3.8%
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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Photo of brother_rebus
4.03/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of safaricook
3.91/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very classic old school west coast ipa (the grapefruit and the resiny). I would say a bit overrated because the hop profile is not too complex. However, very drinkable and always a good choice when craving something bitter and refreshing.

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Photo of Electros
4.21/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LanceH
4.02/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of schopenhauerale
4.23/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DaveBar
4.17/5  rDev -1.2%
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 Quackenb
4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mademers
4.34/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of snowmageddon
4.06/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Powers30
4.55/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of beerhunter13
3.93/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Samallison
4.55/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jfreeze
4.27/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Moderate head that settles to fine layer of bubbles. Ample spots for lace. Gold color and nearly clear.

Strong earthy and bittering hop aroma.

Solid but brief pale malt start. The ho kicks in and completely dominates the taste. The swallow and long aftertaste is one-dimensionally bitter. Fits the American, west coast IPA perfectly. The mouthfeel is soft with a fine carbonation presence. The body is moderate.

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Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Act25
4.18/5  rDev -0.9%
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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Yakima IPA from Microbrasserie Le Castor
Beer rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 203 ratings
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