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

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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJollyOne (230) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 13, 2009
Hand pump at Popeyes. Amber body with small head. Fruity hop nose, flowers. Taste was malty and vinously floral, some faint spices. Slightly sharp palate, a bit agressive perhaps. A good beer to break it up with, nothing defining.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonno (2130) - JAPAN - MAR 29, 2009
A good sloid APA. Real ale version at Popeyes. Poured with no head. Orange, amber hue. Malty on the tongue, accented by a hoppy finish, although defintely not over powering. Easy to knock back, though nothing to really write home about. Good starter.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Juancho (239) - Clearwater Beach, Georgia, USA - MAR 23, 2009
On Draught at Popeye. Nice citrus and dark fruit aroma, looks deep golden with an amber backbone. An easy thirst quencher with a great hoppy finish. It’s understated but has everything in balance.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (5904) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 31, 2008
Draught at Qbrick. Great fruit and hop nose, with grapes or cherries and citrus. Light and crisp, good light malts to balance. Very enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
motelpogo (6130) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 27, 2008
on tap at popeye in tokyo. golden with some good lacing. lychee and pine aromas, firm bodied with some pleasant grassiness and some menthol in the finish. very drinkable

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jerohen (1962) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - OCT 6, 2008
On draft at Popeye, Tokio, Japan. Clear orange-golden appearance, no head. Faint nose, some hops. Initially fruity flavour (orange), which later on develops to be more bitter. Lasting bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mmather (135) - Colorado, USA - APR 24, 2008
from a 500ml bottle. nice straw to amber color, good head. Nice orangey, citrusy aroma. Hops and malt blend well together to make a nicely drinkable beer that would stand up to most American versions. Hops are a bit one dimensional though.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Capa (1943) - Manama, BAHRAIN - SEP 3, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2009 Slightly hazy orange with an off-white head. Grapefruit hops, grass, some floral, too. Body is a tad thin. Flavor is grassy, grapefruit, and a little caramel malt. Pretty good, but it’s definitly missing something. Tried this again at Aldgate and it was much better than I remember. Much hoppier and fuller flavor. Bumped my score up a few points.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimE (2977) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 13, 2007
Med light amber color. Very fragrant citrusy nose with oranges and grapefruits. Nice hoppy start. Mouth is definitely hop accented, but a bit thin. Grapefruity dry finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
asheft (2445) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 13, 2007
[on tap at Popeye] Plenty of US hops in the nose; mostly grapefruit, plus a touch of caramel. Murky gold with lace but no top. Strong citrusy hops flavour and not much else. The hops may have been a little rancid. Very low bitterness. Medium body with low carbonation and a soda watery finish.


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