Brewed by Ise Kadoya
Style: American Pale Ale
Ise, Mie Prefecture, Japan


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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Ever since we started brewing, we have always aimed to brew a “pure” and “clean” American Pale Ale. At Ise Kadoya, we capitalize on the characteristics of the Cascade hops by balancing the sweetness, body and bitterness of the aroma. We were very fortunate to be recognized by beer professionals with an award at the Australian International Beer Awards in 2003. Because we only use Cascade hops in our Pale Ale, the aroma differs slightly from batch to batch based on the particular characteristics of each years’ harvest. We invite you to enjoy the wonderful aromas and flavor that only Cascade hops can deliver.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 3, 2013
16.9oz bottle, on closeout at The Party Source. Hazy dark amber orange color. Lots of sediment visible in the glass. Thin off-white head, good lace. Looks good. pear and white grape aroma. Soft, stronger carbonation. Very dry texture, medium body. Zesty sweet taste, light bitter. Lightly soapy. Actually, nice interesting fruity pale ale, with interesting malt profile. Not bad. But weird.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy101 (5359) - Newark, California, USA - AUG 17, 2012
Sampled on 8/11/2012. This American Pale Ale pours a medium orange gold color from a 500ml bottle. Medium to full sized white foamy head. The aroma is malty, herbal and sweet, citrusy and grapefruity. A medium bodied American Pale Ale. The malts are fruity, caramel and sweet. The hops are grapefruity and citrusy. Decent carbonation. Some yeast floating around. A touch hoppy fpr a pale ale, yet there is still a bunch of malt in this one. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (5682) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 8, 2012
500ml bottle pours a hazy pale golden orange color with a 2 finger white head that settles down to some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is light grapefruit citrus with some light toasted grains. Taste is grapefruit bitterness with some toasted malty sweetness, hints of orange and yeast. Light to medium bodied with decent carbonation. A nicely done APA that was quite satisfying.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TAR (2671) - Marshall (Asheville area), North Carolina, USA - APR 18, 2012
Foggy rufous. Towering white head exhibits stellar retention. Elegant nose of pencil eraser, perfumey plasticlike phenolics, tangerine oil, white grapefruit pith, plastery yeast, apricot jam, toasted bread, aniseed. Firm, expansive effervescence. Bottle-conditioned. Exuberantly phenolic and dry, yet not stark or hollow, with a trailing softness of rose petals and slippery tangerine-oil-laced hop vibrancy. Malt offers up refined cookielike notes and a gently toasty support as its feathery weight disperses dusty dextrins across the tongue. Leafy bitterness gently scratches the palate to provide contrast to the predominantly soft and flavorsome hops. Spicy and flowery hops combine with a dryly phenolic flourish to wrap things up in the perfectly uncomplicated and sophisticated finish. Wheras most U.S. brewers seem to prefer disproportionate balance with copious amounts of caramel and resin in their pale ales, this exemplifies brewing with a finessed touch. The balance here is truly extraordinary, as they have squeezed every last trace of oil from the Cascades, resulting in a seemingly ordinary pale ale which happens to be ceaselessly quaffable and chock full of hop flavor balanced by just a kiss of bitterness. And whatever yeast these guys are bottle-conditioning with is super cool and magical, as everything I have had from them has been a gusher and highly phenolic. Such a fun little beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MadRobin (2814) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - APR 15, 2012
Sample poured from bottle at Encinitas Ale House in Encinitas, CA. Very hazy,translucent pale orange copper with modest, fine head and excellent lacing. Aroma is citrus and grain. Taste smooth well balanced mix of citric hops and grainy malts. Medium body and smooth, foamy carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shoulderbroken (3755) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 14, 2011
Tap at Popeye. Amber orange colour with a small white thin bubbly head. Aroma not very strong, hint of fruit, grapefruit, orange and lime. Taste is bitter and fruity and at the same time a bit sweet and boozy. Nice and spritzy in the mouth. Finish is slightly bitter but soon fades.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
JoeMcPhee (9267) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 17, 2011
Deep golden pour with a thick white head. The aroma is fairly sweet with a bit of old, slightly oxidized hoppiness up front. A bit of orange, but not much else. Moderate bitterness, but isn’t nearly as fresh as it almost certainly should be. Yeasty and quite dull. Meh

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wlajwl (5775) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 12, 2011
Cascade hops aroma mixed with a somewhat odd sweet flavor. Overall, a decent APA, if a little thin.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bif (2045) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 23, 2011
Bottle- Pours a very hazy copper color with a big off-white head that fades to lacing. Aroma is primarily of citrus ad grain. Has somewhat of a roasted malt flavor with some citrus and a lasting bitterness. A fairly medium body which is quite smooth. Not bad for a Japanese brewed Pale Ale. I imagine it would be much better fresh on tap.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (5735) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - DEC 21, 2010
An opaque, copper colored beer. Gushed from the bottle but low carbonation. Mild hop aroma. Flavor is more complex with grain and more hops, as well as flowers and light spice. Mildly sweet aftertaste, followed by hops. Nice palate.

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