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Le Castor / Pit Caribou 30 Cents IPA Noire

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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Cette IPA noire est une démonstration de la fraternité entre brasseurs & de notre passion commune pour les houblons. 1 castor + 1 caribou = 30¢. Québec, d’un bout à l’autre. L’objectif de ce projet était de créer une interprétation unique, hop-centrique, avec un caractère rôti assez léger. Beaucoup de variétés de houblon différents ont été utilisés, la plupart en dry-hop - au niveau d’une double IPA. Avec un pied dans l’hiver, et un qui pointe vers l’été, nous espérons que vous apprécierez cette bière printanière, qui a été créé avec un esprit de camaraderie s’étendant à travers la largeur de la province de Québec!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nihtila (1399) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 26, 2015
7.11.2014. Like cola. Fresh aroma with pineapple, passion, slight pine. Pine in taste, slight roast, slightly stuffy hops. Balance between roast and hops is not that pleasant.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
twistedtxb (63) - - MAR 11, 2015
Bouteille de 660ml. Arôme quelque peu timide mais frais et agréable. Col mince. Belle couleur noire intense. En bouche c’est un parfait équilibre. Enveloppante, juste assez amère. Un délice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gluepot (105) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 11, 2015
Sampled the 2015 Nelson Sauvin version of this collaborative beer. Thick off-white head on a black body. Some grass, fruit and malt on the nose. Taste features a nice blend of fruity, grassy and floral hops, roasted malt, a hint of alcohol warmth, a touch of chocolate and a little rich caramel. Well crafted and integrated. A really tasty, but not cheap, black IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lemarche (2) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 21, 2015 does not count
medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, bitter, black, cloudy, frothy, overall an excellent production coming from two of the best microbreweries in Quebec. With it’s aroma of coffee and chocolate, the bitterness of the IPA gives it a nice finish that reminds a bit of grapefruit and pinetree. Excellent quality product and it’s nice to know that Pit Caribou might make it accessible again. Good job, boys, you made my day !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
manuelMTL (220) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 15, 2015
Pours a deep black with a thin brown head. Nose is citrus hops with a hint of roasted malts. Some breadiness too. Grassy hops with tropical fruits in the mouth. Not much roasted flavors. Tasty black IPA with only light roasted notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevinsenn (1357) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle. Aroma of licorice, and orange. Roasty notes too. Taste is balanced between sweetness and bitterness. Roasty notes, licorice, floral c-hops. Full body. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stoned99 (362) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 25, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2015 Updated on February 14, shared with brother and father in law. 660ml bottle from Guyon farm. Aroma: lots of pines, citrus and chocolate. Some roast, toast, coffee. App: dark brown with thick frothy beige head. Taste and palate: medium body, smooth, lots of chocolate in mouth, light sweetness with medium bitter finish. Overall: really like this beer. IMO, this beer is the perfect representation of the style. Perfectly balanced between the pine, citrus and stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VT (1795) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 8, 2014
660 ml bottle. Pours an orangeish-brownish black with a resilient, creamy, thick beige head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, cream and hops. Flavor is chocolate, coffee, ash and hazelnut. Finish is resinous, herbal, some cedar and pine. Medium body, mellow-creamy mouthfeel, average carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mmargarucci (127) - Basel, SWITZERLAND - DEC 7, 2014
Pours a slightly transparent dark brown w frothy head. Aroma is filled with pine and herbal earthy hops mixed with chocolate roasted malt. Taste is very well balanced with a strong hop finish. A really excellent black ipa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
neongolden (704) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 30, 2014
(650ml bottle from Dépanneur La Duchesse d’Aiguillon, thanks to my girlfriend!) Pours black with a big dense pile of off white froth that lasts for quite a while and leaves a carpet of lace. The aroma is hop driven with resin, citrus peel, floral notes and a bit of fresh grass and pine layered over dark malts which provide light roast, caramel/treacle and a dash of coffee. On the palate, sweetish dark malt core with light roast again, with hints of chocolate and black coffee, but the hops are the focus. Citrus oriented, a bit floral, light resin and pine. As the beer dries from the middle on with roast light but present, a moderate hop bitterness builds that is a little spicy. Hint of sweetness and fruit lingers at the core of a dry finish. Medium body with medium carb. This is a black IPA that drinks like the name, rather than like a hoppy porter. The roast character is quite restrained and lets the hops shine, while the hop choices play well with the roast that is present. Super drinkable, very tasty, and this bottle seemed pretty fresh.

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