Ise Kadoya Golden Dragon

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

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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.72/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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3.8
jinroh (2276) - ESTONIA - JUL 6, 2017
Pours deep orange, slight haze, not too much of it. Initially a beautiful frothy head that comes down, leaving the glass with nice lacings. Aroma is slightly fruity, some hints of citrus. Probably would have even more of that if I had a fresher bottle. Tastes nice juicy, full on body, actually simply amazing for this 4% that is written on the label. Not overdone, quite a good balance - as opposed to usual cases when low abv has been compensated with crazily unbalanced hoppiness. This one here has gotten it right. Some bitterness is always there but does not really define the beer, soft mouthfeel, high drinkability. Good stuff.

3.8
mrjez (674) - Osaka, JAPAN - APR 9, 2017
Bottle. Cloudy orange-honey pour, thick finger of white foam. Bright fruity nose, grapefruit and pine. Strong bitter fruity flavour, grapefruit with rising hop bite in the second half. Solid tasty crackery malt base. Great full feel for 4%, lingering hops with bitterness perhaps a little overplayed, along the lines of but better put together than Captain Crow. Very nice stuff.

3.8
mzaar (3643) - Varberg, SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2017
Tap. Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aromas and flavours of citrus, peach, pineapple and pine. Very fruity finish with some bitterness to it. Nice!

3.5
GoufCustom (2173) - HONG KONG - MAR 27, 2017


330 ml bottle bought at CitySuper in Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui.

Looks:Translucent golden orange colour with very thin trace of yeast sediments; Less than one-quarter finger head with residual soapy off-white foam which fades in 10 seconds; Good sticky lacing with barely notable slight carbonation.

Aroma: Very fragrant Ale malt, with strong tangerine, oranges, candied fruits, light grapefruits, strong floral, fructose, pine, light resin, light bread, lemon and grass.

Taste: Very light sweet fair Ale malt, with grains, fair grapefruits, very light caramel, light oranges, floral, molasses notes, spices, light pine, very light resins, dry biscuits, lemon, fair to medium bitter hops and grass.

Body: Light body. Quite slick palate.

Mouth Feel: Quite solid Ale maltyness in a thin background, slightly grainy but smooth. Citrusy grapefruit hop dominates with bits of oranges. Flowery with low sweetness, spicy with light pine and ooze. Dry biscuit with lemon to round. Nice!

Hoppiness: Tangerine, oranges, candied fruits, light grapefruits, strong floral, pine, light resin, lemon and grass in nose. grapefruits, light oranges, floral, spices, light pine, thin resins, lemon and grass in taste; Bitterness is moderate for an abrupt, medium astringent bitter malty finish.

After Taste: Quite dry. Grassy and fairly bitter to mouth.

Comments: For a Session IPA, this is brewed almost to the point with nice hoppy tangerine aroma, fair citrus taste, easy maltyness with comfy grassy finish. Not mind blowing, just nice and comfy to have. A keeper if it’s cheaper!

3.7
JohnRMurdoch (5047) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - FEB 26, 2017
Tap @ Druggist Singapore. Yellow brown, reasonable head. Tropical fruit and grain aroma. Lychee hop flavour. Bitter sweet aftertaste. Light and refreshing.

3.6
maekchu (4054) - Hirakata, JAPAN - SEP 21, 2016
Tap at Ibaraki Bakuon 2016. Moderate fruity nose with light piney hopping. Light copper/amber color. Melange of fruit in initial, decent bittering in mid palate and on through to finish. The hops get a bit rude and kind of interesting from mid palate onwards. Light fresh nose. Good session stuff.

3.8
douglas88 (9628) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 9, 2016
Bottle thanks to Mick. Pours a clear orange color with a medium white head. A big smooth citrus nose. Toast, lemons, orange peel, really nice flavorful pale. Big citrus, resin. Damn, this is 4.5%! Wow.

3.7
willisread (3640) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 16, 2016
Bottle from Tanakaya. Pours a clear gold with a finger of white foam. Lots of citrus and catpiss on the nose. Dry and well-carbonated with good citrus notes. Quite a nice body and mouthfeel for 4 percent. Dry and citrus pithy finish. Solid.

3.7
KyotoLefty (10688) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 10, 2016
Tap at Sapporo Craft Beer Forest. Nice citrus hop nose, grapefruit mostly. Crisp and hoppy. Light, crackery malts. Very nice and drinkable.

3.6
biirusaikou (2705) - - MAR 26, 2016
Draught at CBM. Originally brewed as a citra session pale ale collaboration with Transporter (if I remember well). Glad this is back as the citra hop does its tropical magic in there, maybe a bit too light but this is intended as super sessionable I guess, finish is nicely dry. Quite refreshing, would work great in cans for early summer.


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