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

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Isekadoya Triple HopIsekadoya Triple Hop
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:
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Added by Naerhu on 07-12-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
53
Reviews:
40
Avg:
3.47
pDev:
17.58%
 
 
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Ratings: 53 |  Reviews: 40
Photo of mcav
1.12/5  rDev -67.7%
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.

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Photo of DonFrap
2/5  rDev -42.4%

Photo of XmnwildX12
2/5  rDev -42.4%

Photo of JamnesCameron
2.58/5  rDev -25.6%
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.

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Photo of Sammy
2.64/5  rDev -23.9%
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 t0rin0
2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

Photo of NCSUdo
2.86/5  rDev -17.6%
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 laituegonflable
2.88/5  rDev -17%
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 Shadman
2.89/5  rDev -16.7%
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 eawolff99
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of Kiniey01
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of coyotlgw
3.01/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Reviewed as Specialty Beer, not American IPA

Very slightly malty, some sweet caramel, a little clove phenol, but surprisingly no aroma hops. Deep golden color, rather cloudy, very rich and creamy head with remarkable persistence. Strong malty start with balanced hops, grainy forward with little floral hop taste. Faint clove phenol and long bitter aftertaste. Slight astringency in sharp aftertaste and fizzy carbonation, medium body.

A different beer, seems like an IPA mixed with a Hefeweizen. Given the name, I expected far more aroma hops.

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Photo of corby112
3.1/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy golden amber/orange coor with golden yellowish orange hues when held to a light source and a MASSIVE 3 finger frothy, soapy off-white head with good retention that slowy fades into a lasting ring, leaving chunks of soapy lacing throughout.

Citrus and floral hops dominate the aroma with a dry resinous hop oil presence as well as some citrus fruit and pine. Subtle spice and earthiness as well. Hints of orange and lemon peel along with some grapefruit notes.

Very carbonated mouthfell with a very dry bitter piney hop preence up front that slowly fades when countered by the strong malt backbone. The citrus notes from the aroma are barely detectabe making this beer kin of one dimensional. Dry piney hops that slowly fade into a sweet dry finish.

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Photo of womencantsail
3.11/5  rDev -10.4%
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.

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Photo of jaydoc
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of IronDjinn
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%
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 Latarnik
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of afsdan
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Metalmonk
3.26/5  rDev -6.1%
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 RoyalT
3.29/5  rDev -5.2%
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 atigerlife
3.33/5  rDev -4%
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 mountdew1
3.37/5  rDev -2.9%
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 lacqueredmouse
3.47/5  rDev 0%
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 TheManiacalOne
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
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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Isekadoya Triple Hop from Nikenjayamochi Kadoya Honten Co. / Ise Kadoya Brewery
3.47 out of 5 based on 53 ratings.
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