Ise Kadoya Make A New Epoch DIPA is an 8% Double IPA from Ise Kadoya Beer, based in Mie, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition range and can be found in both bottles and on tap across Japan. The name stems from the fact that Ise Kadoya hired their fourth head brewer in May 2019, and the new brewer wanted to make something that Ise Kadoya had never done before – a double IPA. Ise Kadoya Make A New Epoch DIPA is brewed using imported Merkur, Cascade, Citra, Mosaic, Galaxy, and Equinox hops.
Ise Kadoya Make A New Epoch Aroma and Taste
I was expecting a bright golden yellow beer but what I actually got was a deep reddish brown one with a small amount of white head on top. The head really didn’t last long – mere seconds before disappearing, leaving me wondering if somehow Ise Kadoya Make A New Epoch had not been properly carbonated. However, the aroma coming off the beer was a rich citrus – lemons and grapefruits – with a large dankness to it. Once Ise Kadoya Make A New Epoch had been given time to warm up, the mustiness came through a bit more, bringing with it some hints of melon and peaches too. There was also a fair amount of malt caramel sweetness coming through too, making Ise Kadoya Make A New Epoch more of a modern West Coast IPA than expected.
The initial sweetness to Ise Kadoya Make A New Epoch belied the bitter kick to it that was present all the way through drinking. The fruity flavours brought some respite to the bitterness to the beer, as well as stopping the caramel flavours becoming cloying. However, the mustiness of the hops was also present – was this deliberate or a sign of bad hops? Probably more of the first knowing how well Ise Kadoya know their IPAs recently. At 8%, I was also expecting some alcohol heat, but it was well-hidden and got me into a bit of trouble as I forgot the strength of the beer. Ise Kadoya Make A New Epoch finished off with a melon and peachy flourish, bringing those musty flavours too.
Ise Kadoya Make A New Epoch The Bottom Line
I could quite happily drink Ise Kadoya Make A New Epoch if it wasn’t for the musty flavours in it.
Where to Buy Ise Kadoya Make A New Epoch
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