Ise Kaydoya Imperial India Pale Ale | Nikenjayamochi Kadoya Honten Co. / Ise Kadoya Brewery

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Ise Kaydoya Imperial India Pale AleIse Kaydoya Imperial India Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Nikenjayamochi Kadoya Honten Co. / Ise Kadoya Brewery

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by hoser on 08-02-2010

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Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 7
Reviews by wordemupg:
Photo of wordemupg
4.3/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle poured into tulip aug4 2010

A hazy amber leaning towards orange with lots suspended particles being moved around by heavy carbonation that feeds a two finger that has good retention and leaves plenty of lace

S butterscotch and caramel and a mess of hop complexity, there's some earthiness a little citrus and plenty of sweet malt and a little spice

T somehow it's a little sweeter then the smell but I still get everything else and some warming booze to go along with it

M thick, smooth and just a little sticky, not as many bubbles as I could see but that still leaves plenty of carbonation

D different but good and for a high alcohol brew it's a little to easy to drink

something unusual with this one is working quite well for it, almost like a English DIPA crossed with a west coast version. I would drink this again with out hesitation and that says something considering it's 8$ a bottle here in Alberta, but hey at least it found its way here

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Photo of biboergosum
4.01/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Half litre, tall elegant brown bottle, with "10 kinds of hops added at 120 different intervals" splashed across the label. Sort of an antipodean-ish Dogfish Head shout-out...and a bit of a scheduling nightmare, I'd imagine...

This beer pours a very appealing dark, cloudy rusty brick colour, with one finger of filmy, bubbly light beige head, which leaves a decent swath of lace around the glass as it lazily abates. It smells of fruity caramel malt - cherry and plum, some floral grapefruit hops, and a slight boozy sweetness. The taste is more fruity malt - plum, mostly, and orange, grapefruit, and floral hops. The big ABV is pretty well obfuscated, just adding a mild, but unavoidable warmth to the proceedings. The carbonation is quite reserved, the body medium weight, smooth, and a tad creamy. It finishes off-dry, well balanced between the sweet fruity malt, and the fruity hops, which are a model of restraint.

Well, not nearly as hoppy as such heady production methods would suggest. Living up to marketing hoopla aside, this is still one finely crafted big DIPA. Nothing seems extreme about it, which is the catch - it's so easy to enjoy, and put back (it shouldn't really be this drinkable), that the hidden booze is bound to sneak up and pounce, sooner rather than later...

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Photo of Sammy
2.47/5  rDev -31%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Looks great, though a little foamer, courtesy of Presario. Murky grapefuit with a huge lasting head, one and a half inches of white foam. Terrible barnyard smell, with significant booziness. The barnyard gets into the taste. Acidity mouthfeel, with orange taste, and huge IBU.

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Photo of ReluctantScooper
3.3/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle, from the Brewery Industry International Awards, Burton-upon-Trent, UK, 2011.

Spicy plasters, toilet cleaner, warm lemon meringue, cinnamon, warm toffee, Chewits, fresh thyme.

Mad as a box of liquidised frogs. Which may or may not have been one of the late kettle additions...

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Photo of IronDjinn
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a tall 500 ml brown bottle, label states abv as 9%. Pours out a slightly hazed yet still translucent russet amber, tall creamy off-white cap with good retention.

Sweet caramelized malt at first on the nose, also some sweet raisin, in fact the malt overwhelms the massive amount of hops claimed to be in this IPA. Light spicy and grassy hops are present, and after a while some citrus appears.

The malt is appreciated in the flavour to help balance out and contain the noticeable hop content. Malt up front is sweet, caramel, raisin and some toast, then things dry out a bit a get spicy in the middle, then some leafy grassy notes, while citrus rind kicks in on the finish. The aftertaste is a dry warming of alcohol. There is an underlying sweetness throughout, along with the prfesence of alcohol.

Medium-bodied mouthfeel, full creamy smooth texture, with a slight amount of slickness on the palate afterwards, but not nearly as much as would be expected for the hop content.

An overall solid IPA, although I was expecting more complexity for the amount of different hops added, especially at 120 different intervals. Still Isekadoya shows finesse in producing a final product that is so well contained, it's just that it doesn't live up to the proclaimed hype on the label. Worth revisiting for sure.

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Photo of hoser
4.1/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A new entry to the Alberta market, 10 kinda hops at 120 intervals this is just crazy. A nice example of a DIPA that is hopped to the f@@king nuts. A clean malty DIPA that is very drinkable. John keep bringing in the great Japanese beers purchased at Dalehousie Coop.

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Photo of spree92
2.86/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

An interesting beer from the Japan market. A cloudy deep amber that has a yellow tinge to it. Lots of sediments floating around after I disturbed the contents. A sticky beige head has great retention.The smell of bananas and for some reason shoe polish. They clame to use a lot of hops, 10 varieties, but I am not getting much. The taste is quite similar. Malts can be picked up as well. Mouthfeel is sticky and thick. Not a typical NA DIPA but and interesting brew none the less.

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Ise Kaydoya Imperial India Pale Ale from Nikenjayamochi Kadoya Honten Co. / Ise Kadoya Brewery
3.58 out of 5 based on 7 ratings.
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