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Isekadoya Triple Hop - Nikenjayamochi Kadoya Honten Co. / Ise Kadoya Brewery

Isekadoya Triple HopIsekadoya Triple Hop

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BA SCORE
79
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49 Ratings
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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 17.68%


Brewed by:
Nikenjayamochi Kadoya Honten Co. / Ise Kadoya Brewery visit their website
Japan

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Naerhu on 07-12-2006)
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hackmann

Michigan

3.81/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: nice deep amber body with a bone white two finger head; spotty lacing; almost ruddy brown on the second half of the bottle

Aroma: very nice aromatic nose; orange peel spice, a little summer stone fruit with a good touch of spring floral

Flavors: follows the nose, aromatic hops, floral, hint of lemon grass, undertone of stone fruit, light earthy yeast

Mouthfeel: moderate carbonation, medium body, light bitterness on the back and aftertaste, light earthy yeast lingers on the palate

To the Point: a tasty ale, sorry it’s not a hop bomb, I will buy a couple more on my next visit.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2013 19:04:44 | More by hackmann
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laituegonflable

Australia

2.83/5  rDev -18%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a dirty, muddied orange colour, quite cloudy. Head is a lovely colour with great texture. Bit over-generous but sinks steadily, leaving nice rivulets of crusty lace around the glass. If it's meant to be sedimenty, we've got a badass beer over here (blind tasting, full disclosure).

Smells extremely fruity. Peachy and apricot, quite like aromatic malt. Slight funky earth, little bit dank and bitter underneath. But overall smells fairly simple, fruity with a touch of tang. Nice, but screaming out for more grunt.

Taste is similarly fruity, with a real candied edge to it. Peach, apricot and orange peel on there that ultimately gets sweeter and then disappears, leaving a disappointing, short palate, with aromatic fruit esters and little else in the way of body or complexities. Maybe slight rank flavour late-mid, but it could just be the disappearing of fruit into watery nothingness. Quite meh.

Decent presence in the mouth really, at least upfront. Dries up quickly and leaves no remembrance of what was there by the end.

Disappointing, really. Flavours are decent but it does nothing with them, like giving really excellently-crafted nunchukus to a ninja with no arms.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2013 11:24:15 | More by laituegonflable
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mcav

Rhode Island

1.1/5  rDev -68.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Not sure what part of Japan this beer was made from, but likely near the site of the compromised Fukusma reactor. Found this on my local managers special table for pick a six. I can see why. This was the worst beer I have ever tasted. I had to spit it out and get a Coors light. I cannot explain the characteristics. It was not good. I hope this batch was just bad. It retailed at $7 for 16.9 oz. I got it for half price. The bottle was just bad.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2012 20:50:17 | More by mcav
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smcolw

Massachusetts

3.73/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Huge head that recedes slowly with a solid frothy dome. Takes a while to dissipate. Too much really. The liquid is golden amber color with a chill haze. It leaves some chunky lace on the glass.

Mild alcohol and hop aroma. Low pale malt smell.

Starts with a yeasty malt flavor, but quickly yields to the hop bitterness, but it is mild for an IPA. Full bodied and highly carbonated, which seems to work.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2012 22:42:36 | More by smcolw
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mountdew1

New Hampshire

3.33/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured into an imperial pint glass. Color was a bit reddish in nature, a fairly ligh color. Had a cloudy haze with plenty of carbonation rising to refill the foamy off white head. Predominant smell was a herby citrus. Maybe some citrus. Very slightly sweet, but finished with a bit of bitterness. Taste started off pleasant, a bit of malt, but shifted to a slightly sour flavor before changing back to a bit of hoppy. The sour was offputing and unexpected. Seemed to mellow as the beer sat over time. Felt good in the mouth, tongue tingled nicely from the carbonation, and a bit of chew. Start and finish definitely show potential, but the middle sour flavor was just too bizarre to rate higher overall.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2012 00:28:32 | More by mountdew1
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lacqueredmouse

Australia

3.48/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased in CA, some time ago, I may add, and then put off drinking it for a long time, as I got less and less enthusiastic about Japanese beers after some pretty poor Echigo efforts.

Pours foamy, mostly thick off-white egg-shell head, collapsing after a while to form a sudsy, crackling, clumping lace. Body is cloudy and dull orange, fluid, with a bit of oomph behind it. Eh, can't say I'm overly impressed overall.

Nose is sweetly fruity, giving some characters of pineapple and lychee, with a peppery overbite. There's something a little less pleasant underneath—slightly vegetal and earthy—which puts me off a bit. It's just not that bright, believable freshness I feel it could be.

Taste is similar. It has sweet fruity characters on the front, leaving some canned pineapple flavours, and a touch of peach, before there's an upswell in that peppery, earthy character, that gives it a slight kelp and bell pepper savoury earthiness on the back. It's not all unpleasant, but it's a bit muddled, and the combination of the two characters doesn't work all that well.

It's not a bad beer, and it has some interest to it. But it's not to my tastes, and it feels as though it really doesn't know what it wants to be. In the end, that leaves me confused as well.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2012 04:51:23 | More by lacqueredmouse
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This brew poured out as a nice looking golden copper color with a foamy white head on top. The lacing was nice and sticky on the glass. The smell of the beer was hoppy and full of citrusy pine notes. The taste had some nice undertones of caramel while the main flavor was the bitter hops doing what they do best. The mouthfeel of the beer was medium bodied with a strong tingly sensation on the tongue. Overall I thought this was a pretty good brew from Japan, I was pleasantly surprised with it.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2012 21:38:29 | More by Knapp85
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evlu1441

Alberta (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This beer pours a slightly hazy coppery-gold colour with an astoundingly large and impressively well-maintained head. There is a lot of carbonation rushing up the glass.

The aroma is spicy apple and cinnamon with some sharp hops filling out the background. Quite unique, but I'm very impressed.

The taste is a lot lighter and less robust compared to the aroma. Slight sweetness that is quickly taken over by spices and hops. Some slight bitterness and light oily hops finish it out.

Overall, I had really high hopes at first and they were slightly dashed. Nonetheless, this is a unique beer with some unique aromas and flavours. Worth checking out.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2011 05:59:23 | More by evlu1441
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NCSUdo

Massachusetts

2.83/5  rDev -18%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

16.9 oz bottle

A: Copper body under a big, chunky white head.

S: Hoppy and some funk. Floral, herbal hop mixed with some sour apple type aromas. Not what I would expect from an AIPA.

T: Again, funky notes. Hint of citrus hop. Dry overall, not a lot of bitterness in the finish at all.

M/D: Light to medium body. Drinkablity is OK. Average attempt at an AIPA, but still remains interesting by itself.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2011 00:34:14 | More by NCSUdo
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Huge frothy head 3 fingers, gasses semi slowly with messy lacing over very hazy peach orange honey colored beer.

Nose brings some sweet almost nutty malts, light spices like, light fruits and fruity hops, light grassy hops too, and touch off citrus.

Taste starts with a clean malty ale, a light toasty malt and thinning feel like rice, plenty of fruit mostly from the hops, very light citrus hops, little floral, some light flowery taste, bit of bitterness, touch of sweetness, almost gritty malty, finishes a bitty more bitter and fairly dry, little spicy hop kick at the finish, lingering fruits and light malts, touch of an earthy hop touch as well. Most if thehop flavors seem to come through on the finish. Late on the finish it starts to have a Brett like dry funky finish, which adds some bonus points.

Mouth is a bit lighter bodied, tons of carbonation.

Overall not bad, pretty light overall, the hop flavors come on more on the finish, the malts are mostly ok but have a slight thinning like rice which isn't bad just different, crisp and drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2011 02:18:12 | More by jlindros
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avalon07

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a dark amber color and a cloudy, almost murky consistency. There was an inch of foamy, long-lasting head. Good lacing.

S: A somewhat different aroma than what I expected, with a lot of malt overtaking the hops.

T: Tasted of malt, hops, a little citrus, a breadlike quality and slight graininess. Much maltier than most American IPAs. The flavor of this beer has more in common with an English IPA.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a super dry finish. Medium-bodied.

O: An interesting take on the American IPA (even though it probably shouldn't be classified as such). A drinkable beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2011 12:17:45 | More by avalon07
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womencantsail

California

3.1/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: The pour is a clear golden amber color with a rather large white head.

S: Not terribly fragrant. Some mild floral and citrus hop notes, maybe some grass as well. Pale malts and a light bready note, but lots of apple skins in there, strangely enough.

T: Most of the flavor is the pale malt and bread. A touch of an herbal hop flavor, maybe some grass, too. Like with the nose, big time apple skins. Minimal bitterness and not all that much flavor.

M: Medium in body with a very high carbonation.

O: Could be an old bottle due to import, but this was not impressive.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2011 21:58:34 | More by womencantsail
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atigerlife

Hawaii

3.28/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours auburn/reddish hue, lots of tiney carb rising. Beautiful. 1 finger slightly off-white head. Clear.

Aroma of grapefruit, tangerine, soap, floral

Taste is musty, sweet, hops.

Mouthfeel is medium-light, cleansing.

Overall, a decent brew. not-typical for the style but drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2011 03:08:30 | More by atigerlife
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snaotheus

Washington

4/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16.9oz bottle (I think) poured into a pint glass

Pours clear golden with slight coppery hues, surprisingly large head that fades very slowly. Lacing looks clumpy and thick. Smell is spicy hoppy, a little honey and some sweet flowers, smells pretty good, but has some lager sour.

Taste is crisp and light, surprisingly malty for something called an IPA, but a pretty decent amount of hops. I might put this on the hoppy side of pale ales or the not-so-hoppy side of IPAs, but the taste is actually pretty good.

Mouthfeel is light and dry. Easy drinking beer, not that strong but interesting and crisp enough to drink a couple.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2010 04:31:39 | More by snaotheus
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RoyalT

Ohio

3.28/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - This is a thick, dirty pond looking light brown in color with a very nice, thick head. The head came up easy and was very heavy, so much so that it didn't even lay flat.

Smell - The hop aroma is very, very light, not even close to a typical AIPA. What I can get is very grassy but well developed.

Taste - The hops come on more at the taste but are still somewhat boring. It's like a mix between European pils-style hops and a lightweight APA. In fact the website refers to this beer as a pale ale although currently on BA it is an AIPA.

Mouthfeel - This is short of medium-bodied with some lazy but satisfying carbonation and a nice bitter finish that stretches out for like half a minute.

Drinkability - On the surface it doesn't seem like much but overall was very enjoyable. If you buy this looking for big hops you'll be sorely disappointed, but if you look at it like a unique American-style pale ale with a European twist (made in Japan - haha) you'll give it a nod.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2010 01:12:17 | More by RoyalT
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JamnesCameron

Illinois

2.55/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured into a Willis Glass.

Pours a hazy orange color with about 3 fingers of foam, even with a careful pour. Lots of carbonation bubbles evident. Head really stands up.

Faint aromas of citrusy hops with some grassy notes. Aromas are a little subdued for an american IPA, which could be due to age. But there is no bottling information on the bottle.

First sip is of a light grassy bitterness, with some faint grapefruit notes. It must be an old bottle. Also some faint flavors of hard candy, and a carbonic acid bite.

Mouthfeel is prickly, almost too gassy. Overcarbonated for my taste. The most noticable mouth sensation is the carbonic bite.

Drinkability is okay. The high carbonation doesn't suit it for a session beer, as it leaves you feeling bloated and with a full feeling.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2010 01:40:06 | More by JamnesCameron
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

2.65/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

500 ml. thanks for sending Presario. This was a foamer, and much more white suds than the unfiltered yellow body. It just wouldn't quit. Barnyard aromas, with some vegetable, hops deep background. Mouthfeel is creamy but bitterness and farm is in the finish. Cabbage and celery along with the three hop choices. Odd bitterness fighting with the barnyard, and not so balanced.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2010 03:00:27 | More by Sammy
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Shadman

Alberta (Canada)

2.85/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Says triple hop pale ale on the bottle, reviewing as an AIPA.

Has the look down. Hazy aprocot colour, huge head, great retention and tons of lacing.

Funky aroma. Fresh cut grass, some citrus, some pine, and a touch of sourness.

Interesting to say the least. Lot's going on, unfortunately none of it in balance. Three hops are citrus, pine and spicy, but all three want the same amount of attention ALL the time. Tastes like a hybrid Scottish herb beer and a Yank pale ale.

Kind of light and thin.

Like a science experiment gone just slight astray.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2010 00:49:03 | More by Shadman
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

3.95/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Like the other beers I've had from this brewery, this pours with a huge, runaway head. Amber in color for the beer, off-white for the head, which starts cratering after a few minutes. Smells of very floral hops, almost perfumed, along with some grassy, citrus and slight paraffin notes. Not bad. The taste has more of that paraffin, and a fairly intense floral hop flavor. Now, I don't mean intense like a West Coast IPA, with big citrus rind and pine, but a fairly concentrated floral center with some moderate bitterness. Different, and quite nice. Smooth, with a slightly waxy, but pleasant finish. I liked this beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2010 06:04:50 | More by Georgiabeer
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oberon

North Carolina

3.65/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good to see a a newer Japanese micro at my local beer store.Poured a hazed peach color with a huge amount of foam that never really was subdued fully,aromas were of English malt and leafy hop,seemed very UK to me more than American IPA.Flavors are of English malt that is lightly sweetish with a tinge of iron/metallic,a leafy/herbal hop presence is tasted late.Its not an American IPA by any means,to me its a slightly hopped up English pale ale,not very complex but decent.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2010 22:43:17 | More by oberon
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drpimento

Wisconsin

4.15/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Geez, after reading a few of the recent reviews, I was prepping myself for a less than ideal beer. And all l can think is they musta got some old stuff or something. This one is pretty decent and true to style. Poured with gigantic, cream colored head that lasts a long time and a little lace. Color is a hazy, orange amber. Aroma is a nice hoppy, malty, and a bit yeasty beer. Flavor is like aroma. Body is good and so is carboantion. Good quaffing brew. Balanced. Nice easy finish of short to medium length that is like flavor. Session beer. Except for the crazy price.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2010 00:34:59 | More by drpimento
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Metalmonk

North Carolina

3.23/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Really healthy head on this thing, easily two fingers and holding firm. It's about as solid as Styrofoam, and a gentle shake of the glass confirms its solidity. Glowing burnt sunset orange color is hazed over...remarkable lace leavings. Looks pretty amazing.

Aroma is clean--flowery, grassy, herbal and fruity sides to the hops, living up to the name. It's just a little on the subdued side, especially for a hoppy beer. Not much malt backup detected either. Would've been an incredible thing to sniff if the aroma were just a few notches brighter.

The flavor is certainly interesting...it's quite bitter--leafy and grassy mostly--although they apparently forgot to chuck the malt in, because it's completely one-dimensional. Of course, to get alcohol you need some kind of sugar, I'm just not tasting it. Black tea-like astringency keeps things on the rougher side, and maybe I'm getting just a smidgen of caramel flavor here with a little warming. Not sure what to think, but it's definitely green-tasting.

The thin body does no favors to this beer. It's watery. There is a nice crispness here that, along with the vibe of the hop mixture, suggests a Czech pils, but then I've never had a proper, quality Czech pils that felt watery to me.

There's practically no malt presence here, so it ends up coming off like chilled hop-steeped soda water. Maybe that's a little harsh, because hop lovers will at least find something intriguing and unique here...I just don't think it could ever compete with the many hop-centric wonders of the U.S. Taken for what it is, it's worth a one-off shot anyway. But that's it. I wouldn't revisit.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2010 23:31:13 | More by Metalmonk
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bobsy

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to Bryan for this bottle, which was high on my wants. After travelling around Japan a couple times I knew this one would be good!

The first pour is a rich, deep gold, with a clean white head that leaves some nice sheets of lacing on the glass and exhibits great retention. On top up the beer becomes cloudy and makes me think that this is unfiltered (I'm pretty sure its not bottle conditioned). Regardless, its a good looking beer.

At cooler temperatures the aroma is hard to interpret - there's certainly some leafiness and floral aspects to it, along with a distinct earthiness. As it warms, though, things really begin to open up. Freshly cut mango and pineapple strike me the most, and the whole creation has a tropical / citrus vibe going on that I'm really enjoying nosing.

The taste is kinda neat... almost like a saison / IPA hybrid. It does have a earthy spicy character, and a light dryness that reminds me of a saison. However, the hopping is all IPA, bringing citrus and pine into the mix. Its greener and leafier than the aroma suggests, and brings a bitterness that's on par with an IPA. Its certainly an interesting beer, and I'm intrigued which hops were used. I certainly feel that one is American (bringing the juicy citrus), one is British (bringing marmalade) and the other is continental Europe (bringing a spiciness). Its a nice mix and works well with the mouthfeel, which has a slightly prickly carbonation that heightens the bitterness.

A very good beer, and its travelled better than I expected on its journey from Japan to Calgary and on to Toronto. There's a lot going on here, and its not one of those beers that's easy to place in its own distinct style. There's some American nature to it, some British and some continental. A fusion beer made in Japan that works. Nice stuff guys!

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2010 13:45:35 | More by bobsy
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chickencoop

California

4.1/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

big bold pour, frothy chunky head, very appealing. taste and mouthfeel were as adverstised, a big dry tangy/ citrusy hoppy smell/ taste. Once you get past the citrus, the mouthfeel carries the same flavors, and finishes tangy/ citrus. This is an interesting beer, quite nice considering the travel, I likened it to some mammoth juniper IPA, big bold floral taste. pick some up, very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2010 05:08:45 | More by chickencoop
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prosper

Alberta (Canada)

3.73/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

pours a dark yellow. it's bottle conditioned, so there's some sediment and it's a little hazy. Was a gusher when I opened it, but the level of carbonation isn't actually insanely high.

Smells fainly of malts, with a decent orange/lemon hoppy zest. A little earthiness, too.

Taste is interesting. It's got a definite yeast presence, almost like a saison, but not nearly as strong. There's not much malt, and a good earthy hoppy twang. Interesting candied orange/lemon combination going on here, coming as much from the yeast as the hops; it's certainly not the prototypical american grapefruit bomb.

Mouthfeel is nice and light, making this a very dinkeable beer, and the moderate alcohol means it's a nice quencher.

Overall - I really like it, but it also doesn't do much to stand out either.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2010 00:53:13 | More by prosper
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Isekadoya Triple Hop from Nikenjayamochi Kadoya Honten Co. / Ise Kadoya Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.