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

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Nikenjayamochi Kadoya Honten Co. / Ise Kadoya Brewery
Japan
isekadoya.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

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#41,971
Reviews:
40
Ratings:
53
pDev:
17.84%
 
 
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Reviews: 40 | Ratings: 53
Reviews by Georgiabeer:
Photo of Georgiabeer
3.94/5  rDev +15.2%
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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.65/5  rDev +6.7%
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.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.23/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Those crazy Japanese! A triple hopped beer? Yes! It says so right on the label, "Three kinds of hops which Brew Master in charge chose"! Let's see if we can guess what they are...

...it's little bit yeasty and cedar-like in the nose, so one might be Sorachi Ace. But it's also a touch perfumey and floral, so one could be Hallertauer, and it definitely has some of that character in the flavor as well. It's not really spicy, well just a little bit, so it's probably not Saazer. And there's some fruitiness, some citrus, and some mintiness, but that could be coming from a lot of different hops: Tettnanger, Hersbrucker, Crystal, Cascade, Liberty, etc. What I don't get is pine or strong citrus or strong fruitiness, so that rules out quite a few American hops (Chinook, Amarillo, Simcoe). It is a bit herbal though, so maybe Spalter fits in as that's fairly floral as well. Or, maybe Nugget. Yes, Nugget seems to fit in there.

Needless to say, it's almost impossible to pick which three hop varieties are included. Had it been one hop, sure. Two, probably. But three, no... there are just too many variables. So the question is, do they fit together well? Do they harmonize? And I'd say 'yes', and no. There's a nice floral note in the aroma that works along with the woodiness (which might be coming from the yeast as it is bottle-conditioned). And it's somewhat fruity, minty, spicy, and herbal in the flavor. It's a pretty wide range, but they all somehow connect. On the other hand, I think it's a bit over-done without reason, and better results (more focus) could have been achieved with just one or two hops. But it is hoppy, and if intensity of flavor was what they were going for they achieved it.

As to the rest of the beer, it's very well done. It delivered a massive head up-front, followed by excellent retention and very good lacing. The mouthfeel is appropriate with a medium body and an effervescent zest on the tongue. The flavor is obviously balanced towards the hop flavors, but it's not over-reaching and resinous, nor overly bitter - it's actually quite nicely balanced. So drinkability, I guess, actually goes hand in hand with how well you like the hop choice, because if you like hoppy beers there's no fault to be found here - it's balanced and nicely rounded, and all about the hop flavors and aromas!

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Photo of feloniousmonk
3.51/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Ise Kadoya, Ise, Japan, Triple Hop Ale

"Three kinds of hops which brew master in charge chose."

Clearish, amber hue, prodigious snowy white head, bilious, lacey.

Aroma, clean, citric zest, if minor...a trifle soapy. Would like to hear more from this side, alas.

Taste: tidy little hop blitz, keen blast on the palate, then fading back. Meager malt flavor, a touch of caramel, ...creamy mouthfeel, nicely textured. I'm liking this more and more. What seemed like an amber lager at first, now feels like a tasty pale ale, but less of a hop forward feast than the name and label imply.
Tastier and tastier, really, hops really coming through, citrus shining. Tropical fruit, too, some mango and apricot, to mix up with grapefruit and lemon/lime/orange.
Bitterness continues in the taste, fades to match malt.

Quite nice. I may not pay $8 for a bottle again, but I'm glad I got to try it.

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Photo of Naerhu
4.15/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had a glass of this at BeerBelly in Osaka. According to the BeerBelly staff, they used Cascade and Williamette hops.

A - A slightly hazy yellow body with a pure white head. Excellent lacing.
S - Big hoppy sweet citrus aroma.
T - Restrained bitterness, slightly sweet malts.
M - Extremely low carbonation, light body.
D - I imagine that this beer is all about dry hopping, considering its huge bouquet, but mild bitterness.

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Photo of IronDjinn
3.25/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

From a tall 500 ml brown bottle. Pours out a cloudy opaque straw colour, chunky white head with good retention.

Musty, spicy, some cedar-like wood on the nose, curious but not wholly inviting.

Musty, dry grains up front in the flavour, clean grassy finish, most of the hop character comes out in the aftertaste, slightly herbal, faint citrus, with a surprise punch of astringency. It all doesn't seem to come together with much cohesion though. Long into the aftertaste, is leafy, spicy hops.

Medium-bodied mouthfeel, smooth with moderate carbonation, dryness on finish.

It's not a bad IPA, but just doesn't seem to gel together to make it more enjoyable, something of a cacophany going on in the flavour dep't, my lingering impressions are of a dry, musty, astringent beer, almost remeniscent of moth balls.

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Photo of RoyalT
3.29/5  rDev -3.8%
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.

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.63/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

"If you understand everything, you must be misinformed."

--Japanese proverb

Shiny kumquat with a sand colored cap that filled 90% of the glass on the pour. The foam looks pretty good, though. More like a Belgian ale than the result of excessive carbonation from bottle-conditioning gone wrong. Large, soft divots form in the upper surface as small splotches of suds stick to the glass.

The Triple part of the beer's name refers to the use of three different hops, not to triple the amount of hops. One sniff makes that patently obvious. The nose, oddly enough, is more musky and spicy than hoppy. A 5.1% IPA? Let's just see about that.

Triple Hop is decent enough beer, though it's far from world-class. Too bad the hop bill isn't published because I'd love to know what three varieties are in use. A complete shot in the dark says... Cascade, East Kent Goldings and Czech Saaz. The flavor is an interesting combination of citrus fruity, spicy and grassy.

A lack of malt-derived flavor, a lack of background sweetness and a thinnish mouthfeel for the style suggest... a shortage of malt. Brilliant deduction, eh? While TH doesn't have an IPA-worthy ABV, it's hopped generously enough for the style. Bitterness is not in short supply and should satisfy most hopheads, despite the fact that the flavor profile is less than special.

The mouthfeel is closer to an APA in terms of size and has a generous amount of sparkly carbonation. Actually, it's more than sparkly, it's downright biting, with a not unwelcome tongue sizzle on contact. That isn't my preference, but it works.

Ise Kadoya Triple Hop is interesting beer that tastes and feels like a near equal mixture of American IPA and Czech pilsener. Compared to the other Nikenjayamochi Kadoya Honten beers that I've had so far, it's a little bit better than IPA and not as good as Genmai Ale. Kampai!

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Photo of Sammy
2.64/5  rDev -22.8%
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.

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Photo of smcolw
3.73/5  rDev +9.1%
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.

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.47/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

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Photo of drpimento
4.15/5  rDev +21.3%
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.

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Photo of jamie2dope
4.03/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lets see how a Japanese brewery tackles an IPA. This was purchased at Julios in Westboro. Very cool slender looking bottle. First I have to say that this is a beautiful looking brew. It is a glowing orange, with a large white heading that perfectly enveloped the top of my Duvel glass. Smells of damp earth and tangerine first come to mind in aromatics, followed by some ginger. First pull brings forth a very interesting, complex hop bitterness. These hops are very earth oriented, and leave the palate with a mint leaf flavor. Mouthfeel is medium, with prickly hops dominating the malt, yet still not a hop bomb. Drinking this beer is way too easy. Wow, this is a standout IPA for me. It laps many of its American counterparts for the style. I will have to try the rest of the line from these guys. Cheers

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Photo of Metalmonk
3.26/5  rDev -4.7%
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.

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Photo of atigerlife
3.33/5  rDev -2.6%
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.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 16.9oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a dark gold color, with a large off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of floral hops, light caramelized malts and some citrus.

T: The taste is decently balanced with sweet flavors of caramel and citrus; a strong but not over-powering hop bitterness and a hearty malt character. While none of the flavors seem to stand out, they do seem to work well together. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: A little tasty, does not go down easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, there are several other IPA's I would choose first, but this is still a solid beer overall.

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Photo of crwills
3.53/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Beer Club Popeye in Ryogoku, Tokyo.

Light coloured ale with a small head. Well balanced with a good hop presence, but doesn't live up to its 'tripelhop' nomer. Great mouthfeel for this style of beer, with a smooth bready aftertaste that makes this very drinkable. A good start to the evening.

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Photo of Latarnik
3.25/5  rDev -5%

Photo of laituegonflable
2.88/5  rDev -15.8%
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.

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Photo of mountdew1
3.37/5  rDev -1.5%
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.

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Photo of Cresant
4.58/5  rDev +33.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Served this 1 pt. .9 oz. brown bottle into a Samuel Adams glass. No date. The first pour revealed a medium golden and clear body. There was a cream colored loose head which left a fine cap and significant sheets of lace. The second pour was cloudier and the hue turned a bit green (hops!) Foam stayed until the finish reminding me of a latte.

Smell was earthy and mild citrus. Fresh grains and clean hay. Loaded with aroma but the alcohol was well hidden.

Taste was pine and sweet grapefruit pith. Some Saaz spiciness too. Creamy and light bitter aftertaste. Pleasant linger of hops oils. Not scorching bitterness but lots of flavor. This one must be very fresh. Very drinkable, exceeded expectations.

Mouthfeel was zippy carbonation and a nice bitter bite. Medium bodied. I would search this one out again despite the high cost.

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Photo of Shadman
2.89/5  rDev -15.5%
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.

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Photo of NCSUdo
2.86/5  rDev -16.4%
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.

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Photo of t0rin0
2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of chickencoop
4.05/5  rDev +18.4%
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.

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Isekadoya Triple Hop from Nikenjayamochi Kadoya Honten Co. / Ise Kadoya Brewery
Beer rating: 3.42 out of 5 with 53 ratings