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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (18221) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2010
Bottle. Pours a hazy, orange-gold with a soft, white head. Pleasant, hoppy aroma with malty notes. Flavor has wonderful balance. Begins sweet with light bread and caramel, then goes into bitter territory. The hop presence is quite strong, a touch that I quite liked. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Finishes lightly sweet with lingering, though not excessive, hops. Very good. I’m surprised by some of these low rates.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TAR (2657) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maekchu (3400) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAR 2, 2013
Draught at Qbrick. Good floral nose. Moderately fruity malt, spicy on mid-palate, nice bitter hop attack on the finish. Excellent balance, interesting hops. Light and very drinkable. Served too cold.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (23313) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 19, 2009
Draught at Eni-bru, Osaka. Clear golden, small head. Fresh citric nose. Mid-dry and light-medium bodied. Crystallic and caramelly backdrop to citric yuzy hops. Drinkable and freshening aromatic US style pale ale with medium bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkel07 (5078) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 15, 2013
330ml bottle at Taro’s Ramon restaurant. Sometimes you find good beer in the most unexpected places and when you least expect it. Vibrant golden orange colour with a deep pure white head. Hops in the aroma and lasting finish .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
motelpogo (7705) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (9114) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (13069) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 21, 2009
50cl bottle. Large off-white head atop hazy light amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange/floral, light grapefruit, honey, bread. Taste is medium sweet, orange/grapefruit, some straw, light bread, honey. Light-medium body, light acidity. Tasty APA -- were it at SNPA prices, i’d surely buy it again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shoulderbroken (3658) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4456) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 10, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2015 On tap at the Craft Beer Picnic. A lovely copper gold with a filmy white head & a luscious juicy citrus & pine c-hop bouquet. The sharp tongue scraping carbonation I except from hoppy beers but the body is a bit light. The taste is ok but not as nice as the nose: earthy pine and light citrus. A solid though uninspiring pale ale. ----On tap at Brick Lane Mar. 2015---- Ise kadoya pale ale deep gold huge nose of pine with light fruit great soft body. The taste is prickly hop bitterness with good sweetness to it. Well balanced.

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