Ise Kadoya Platinum Dragon R2 by Ise Kadoya

Ise Kadoya Platinum Dragon R2 伊勢角屋プラチナドラゴンR2

Ise Kadoya Platinum Dragon R2 is a 4% session IPA from Ise Kadoya, based in Mie, Japan. It’s part of their Platinum Dragon R range that can be found on sale sporadicly throughout the year. Ise Kadoya Platinum Dragon R2 is brewed to be a West Coast IPA-lite with a lower alcohol content than its contemporaries.

Ise Kadoya Platinum Dragon R2 伊勢角屋プラチナドラゴンR2

Ise Kadoya Platinum Dragon R2 Aroma and Taste

Ise Kadoya Platinum Dragon R2 poured out a hazy orange straw colour with a medium amount of fluffy white head on top that clung to the side of the glass. There was a distinct catty and piney aroma to it, with just a faint hint of caramel aroma coming through.

Choosing a West Coast IPA style to make into a session IPA is a brave move, considering the amount of hops that go into a West Coast IPA, along with a balanced malt profile too. And Ise Kadoya Platinum Dragon R2 pulls off the first, but not the latter. Session IPAs are known for being quite thin on the body and Ise Kadoya Platinum Dragon R2 suffers from that. It has the piney and citrus profile you’d find in West Coast IPA but lacks the body to bring it all together. It finished off with a late rousing flurry of citrus notes but as in the main body, it fades fast and isn’t supported.

Ise Kadoya Platinum Dragon R2 The Bottom Line

If you’re looking for a decent session IPA, give Ise Kadoya Platinum Dragon R2 a miss.

Where to Buy Ise Kadoya Platinum Dragon R2

Ise Kadoya Platinum Dragon R2 can be bought online at the following places:

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Been drinking beer since longer than I can remember. You can find me in a bar, on the slopes, or doing DIY. I enjoy porters, imperial porters, golden ales, and amber / viennas.

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