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


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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.21/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Three separate malts including one French pale malt shore up this clean, citrusy American-style Pale Ale. Apart from the malts, our namesake beer includes a secret combination of bitter hops including Cascade and locally-grown, ancient-style black rice to create something uniquely Japanese in character but easily drunk by all.

faroeviking's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
faroeviking (10284) - - MAY 23, 2013
Lata. Nice clear deep golden orange colour, medium white head, creamy like. Pleasantly sweet fruity hoppy caramel bit malty aroma. Good mouthfeel. Flavour has fruity hops, some exotic fruitiness, sweet caramel, toastish maltiness, medium bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jinroh (802) - ESTONIA - AUG 9, 2015
Pours clear golden amber. Bit of head. Aroma is quite simple. Bit of fruity hops, feels sweetish. Taste is also fruit side of a pale ale, really juicy actually. Light and easygoing fulfilling pale ale. I wonder where the fruits are coming from or is this really from rice. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (2842) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 13, 2015
Can at Cool Beer Craft. Nice. Quite hoppy, bit of caramel, minerals, decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Westkyoto77 (563) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 17, 2014
Bottle, pretty old. Poured dark orange. Fruity and hoppy nose, some citrus and caramel. Creamy medium body. Hops and malts nicely balance to give some flavours of caramel, biscuit, some citrus. Would have again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GenkiGonzo (660) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 21, 2013
Can from Naiku shrine. Citrus and hop aroma,though not as much hops as a regular American pale ale. Tangy citrus flavour with mild hops. Smooth and light.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dredd (733) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - APR 24, 2012
What a pleasant surprise, the can is totally in Japanese apart from the Sinto Beer across the front, so when I took a sip after a few weeks of Japanese lager it was a good surprise. Aroma is a bit subdued with some hoppiness, colour is orange amber with white head. Flavour is some apricot sweetness with some breadiness and pleasent hop finish. Great stuff, wish i bought more while in Ise.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Capa (2316) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - FEB 18, 2010
Clear, light copper. Aroma is quite full of grass and earthy hops with just a little citrus. Medium bodied. Flavor is citrus, pine, and a little grass. Nothing special but it’s got a nice smooth, light bitterness and is refreshing. Ends with a decent bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theis (14478) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 14, 2009
Draught at Popeye, Tokyo. Clear amber - white head. Wet dog, rice, soya beans, knækbrød (swedish flatbread), toasted, sweetness, smooth body. OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - AUG 21, 2009
Good easy drinking. Nothing outstanding. Light flavour of malt and citrus. Better than drinking macro.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KyotoLefty (7876) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 10, 2008
Said to be an American-style Pale Ale, and it includes rice, though that might be a nod to the gods at Ise more than a way to make it cheaper. Non-pasteurized. Light copper color, clear, with a short white head. Tart, citrus hop aroma. Not as strong a hop aroma as some American PAs, but good. Medium rich malt flavor, with caramel. Good hops throughout. Citrus tanginess and fruity. Relatively light in body, smooth and easy to drink but with good character. Dry, bitter hop finish that lasts quite a while. This is a decent light ale—not near as interesting and rich as a Yona-Yona, but light and easy to drink, and flavorful. Something like a bitter, but with more alcohol and American hops. Not mind-bending, but good for a lighter, canned beer.

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