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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TAR (2708) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GenkiGonzo (1091) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4813) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkel07 (5429) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 15, 2013
330ml bottle at Taros 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
willisread (2950) - Owensboro, Kentucky, 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.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
gnoff (9702) - Mlndal, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maekchu (3613) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
biirusaikou (2641) - - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Camons (10906) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 23, 2013
Medium head misty amber pour aromas floral fruit sweet malt grain flavours resin citrus grapefruit honey apricot medium to strong bitter good balance the finish nice all round tastes very enjoyable ale liked the hops and grain mix best

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