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


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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   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.

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faroeviking (11091) - Chupando chellas es como ellas, FAROE ISLANDS - APR 12, 2017
Botella. Unclear amber colour, huge white head, frothy, well lasting. Heavy fruity hoppy aroma indeed (like really more IPA more than PA), lots of pine, light acid (in a good way). Flavour is fresh with a good very present fruity piney hoppiness, citrus, caramel and malt. Pleasant indeeed!

mzaar (3589) - Varberg, SWEDEN - APR 3, 2017
Bottle @ Beer Bar Miyama 162, Kyoto. Pours orange with a white head. Aromas and flavours orange, peach, malt and caramel. Soft texture, fruity finish.

GoufCustom (2121) - HONG KONG - MAR 29, 2017

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

Translucent amber golden colour with a very faint trace of yeast sediments; Half finger head with soapy off-white foam which fades in 40 seconds; Excellent sticky lacing with active carbonation; Very fragrant aroma of Ale malt, with strong orange, moderate candied fruits, light marmalade, light peaches, passion fruits, honey, strong floral, fructose, strong spice, pine, light resin, dough, lemon peels and strong fresh grass; Close to light sweet taste of moderate Ale malt, with grapefruits, very light caramel, floral, molasses notes, light pine, spices, earth, dry biscuits, lemon, mid to strong bitter hops and sharp grass; Close to medium body. Dry and slightly slick palate; Mouth feel is moderate Ale maltyness in a fairly solid background. Strong carbo and a bit poppy. Moderate, monotone grapefruit, with light caramel. Very flowery with low sweetness. Earthy spicy, biscuity with quite strong lemon to round. Simple but solid!... Hoppiness is strong orange, candied fruits, light marmalade, peaches, passion fruits, strong floral, strong spice, pine, light resin, lemon peels and fresh grass in nose. Grapefruits, floral, light pine, spices, earth, lemon and sharp grass in taste; Bitterness is fairly strong for a lasting, mid to high-astringent grassy malty finish. Dry after taste. Earthy grassy and quite bitter to mouth.

Comments: Compare to Golden Dragon session pale ale, this one’s hoppiness is a lot more confident and assertive in Cascade citrus and perhaps Challenger’s jammy characters. Taste is more or less on par with most APA but has a better malty body and strong carbo to back it up. All in all an enjoyable APA, if not spectecular. Get it if it’s not expensive.

biirusaikou (2705) - - JAN 8, 2016
Draught at TBE. Quite fruity with a juicy mouthfeel, orange and grape, light malt base, gentle hoppy finish. Better than I remember, very fruity and drinkable which tends to be how locals like their pale ales.

willisread (3544) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 27, 2015
On tap at CBM Jimbocho 2014. Hazy golden orange with a medium-sized off-white head. Aromas of pine resin, citrus and a touch of caramel. Taste is more of the same with the hops really standing out. Medium body with average carbonation. Bitter finish.

Sevenlee (1846) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - MAR 21, 2015
Pours a hazy amber colour with a white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, caramel and hops. Taste is medium sweet leading to a moderate hoppy finish.

KansaiBeerLvrs (5301) - 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.

Camons (13016) - Hasselager, DENMARK - APR 14, 2014
Draught @ Brasserie 4:20, Rome. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma of malt, biscuit, sweet fruity hops. Flavor is malt, biscuit, little fruit, grassy hops, straw. Medium body, soft carbonation, dry finish. 090414

gnoff (10793) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2014
50 cl bottle at a tasting on October 30, 2013 (backlog). Thanks to Ingo!
Marked Nikenjayamochi Kadoya Honten Pale Ale at 5%.
Clear golden color, small white head. Sweet, acidic, sour, Brettanomyces scent. Thin, Brettanomyces, weird bitter taste. Astringent, bitter, husky, high attenuated aftertaste. Thin mouthfeel, high strange bitterness.

GenkiGonzo (1092) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 30, 2013
Draught at Ise Kadoya brew pub. Amber colour with small head. Aroma is slightly fruity with hops. Flavour has great hoppy bitterness and some fruit. Good west coast PA style.

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