Brewed by Ise Kadoya
Style: Specialty Grain
Ise, Mie Prefecture, Japan
Serve in Shaker, Tumbler


on tap


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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
This beer is based on Ise Kadoyaís award-winnning Pale Ale recipe, taken to another level by adding "arare" roasted brown rice to create a truly innovative and thoroughly Japanse-style beer. The resulting "genmai" flavored ale gives a refreshingly crisp hoppy flavor and a bitter finish. This recipe even made some Japanese microbrewers stand up and take notice, a true rarity in Japan.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
VertBaconStrips (2318) - Blerkablerka, NIUE - NOV 11, 2010
Well, this one didnít explode - itís a first! Light orange, hazy, nice light tan creamy head and decent lacing. Awful awful aroma. Reminds me of fish but this isnít actually fishy. Lemon, odd candy, malty but not sure what type, veggies. Strange taste follow the aroma. Roasted malts are ok, hidden hard bitterness that canít quite be big, light pine hop, some bite, some spicy feel. Heavily carbonated. A bit dry, pretty hoppy but I just donít like this mess.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DalzAle (2020) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - OCT 19, 2010
Bottle. Very hazy sediment laden pour with a little carbonation and an aroma of light malt, lemon and a little pepper. Flavor is light roasted cereal, some funky yeast, some interesting bitter citrus dryness and finished very herbal. Not bad, but not quite worth $9/bottle.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
J_man (924) - Tustin, California, USA - OCT 17, 2010
It was hard to rate this beer as Iím not sure what itís really supposed to taste like. The aroma and flavor both have a sour, lactic acid component that I would have bet was from using Brettanomyces, but I donít think this beer has that in it, so I have no idea where thatís coming from. From the description, this does not sound like how this beer is supposed to taste. I really tastes like a light to medium pale ale with Brett. Unfortunately, I donít like Brett, so I didnít like this beer. There was a nice malt flavor that tries to get out from under the sour flavor, but ultimately sour wins. I couldnít detect any "crisp hoppy flavor" at all in this. It is a very pretty beer with a clear, golden body and foamy white head, and fine champagne-like effervescence. Iím going to have to guess that thereís something wrong with this bottle and hope I get to try this again when itís fresh and tasting as itís supposed to.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (13266) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 29, 2010
500 ml bottle poured a clear orange amber with a lasting creamy ivory head. Aromas of toffee, brown rice, earthiness and spice. Palate was light bodied and smooth. Flavors of toffee, earthiness, fruittiness and light spice with a smooth malty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - AUG 30, 2010
500mL. Poured a hazy, dirty, yeast floatie-laden orange amber with a massive ice cream head that has unreal retention and massive poofy lace. It looks like a root beer float. Aroma is rich, full of vanilla bean ice cream, some fruity sour notes too. Taste is bubbly, spritzy, tart, vanilla. Seems like it should be more tart or sour but is a very soft vanilla-centric beer that has a refreshing, spritzy palate. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mspindler (489) - Alta Loma, California, USA - AUG 7, 2010
Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange amber with a huge fluffy lacing head that I couldnít keep from overflowing. Aroma is citrus and some toasted wheat. Flavor is light and citrusy with more of that toastiness and some underripe peach. Overcarbonated and light bodied but after sitting for a few minutes in the glass it was smooth and refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
presario (4903) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 2, 2010
Bottle. Dirty amber with a light froth. Scent is weird sour, yeast and cookie spice. Flavour is better than the aroma. sweet spice builds from spice start to sweet spiced sugar cookie finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (18525) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2010
Bottle. Pours light gold with a soft, white head. Lightly sweet aroma with malts, citrus (lemon), and mild funk. Interesting flavor. Rice character is there, with some tart and salt notes, decent sweetness, crisp and clean finish. Light bodied and effervescent. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 25, 2010
Light, ricey, but exotic like hitachino xh...Iím really liking the subtle riciness...slightly funky...definite sake notes, briney, salty, a bit acidic...but very light mind you...light but interestingly briney and ricey. Me like.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
robertjm (850) - Albany, California, USA - JUN 24, 2010
Pours a huge white head, but it peeters out pretty fast, leaving only a scant white foam on top. Body is deep orange, almost light amber. Surprise, surprise. The aroma is like white brown rice! Kind of light smoky and woody. Light sweetness when first drinking, but that fades to a mostly grainy taste to it. If youíve had brown rice you know what Iím talking about. Almost like granola. Not something Iím likely to buy again.

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