Isekadoya Triple Hop - Nikenjayamochi Kadoya Honten Co. / Ise Kadoya Brewery
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3.81/5 rDev +11.7%
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.
05-12-2013 19:04:44 | More by hackmann
2.83/5 rDev -17%
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.
04-07-2013 11:24:15 | More by laituegonflable
1.1/5 rDev -67.7%
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.
12-21-2012 20:50:17 | More by mcav
3.73/5 rDev +9.4%
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.
07-22-2012 22:42:36 | More by smcolw
3.33/5 rDev -2.3%
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.
06-30-2012 00:28:32 | More by mountdew1
3.48/5 rDev +2.1%
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.
03-31-2012 04:51:23 | More by lacqueredmouse
3.95/5 rDev +15.8%
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.
01-03-2012 21:38:29 | More by Knapp85
3.88/5 rDev +13.8%
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.
10-06-2011 05:59:23 | More by evlu1441
2.83/5 rDev -17%
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.
09-02-2011 00:34:14 | More by NCSUdo
3.75/5 rDev +10%
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.
06-10-2011 02:18:12 | More by jlindros
4/5 rDev +17.3%
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.
06-07-2011 12:17:45 | More by avalon07
3.1/5 rDev -9.1%
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.
06-02-2011 21:58:34 | More by womencantsail
3.28/5 rDev -3.8%
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.
01-29-2011 03:08:30 | More by atigerlife
4/5 rDev +17.3%
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.
12-06-2010 04:31:39 | More by snaotheus
Isekadoya Triple Hop from Nikenjayamochi Kadoya Honten Co. / Ise Kadoya Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.