Ise Kadoya Beer Brings Us Together NE-IPA is a 7% New England IPA from Ise Kadoya, based in Mie, in Japan. It’s part of their collaborative range with this effort having been brewed with NBeerCraft Brewing Company, based in Beijing, China. Wanting to brew a beer that celebrates the unity that beer brings, the aim was to use adjuncts that can be found in both Japan and China with resultant choices being apricots and tofu. At the time of writing, Ise Kadoya Beer Brings Us Together NE-IPA is assumed to be a one-off – but with Ise Kadoya, you never quite know, do you?
Ise Kadoya Beer Brings Us Together NE-IPA Aroma and Taste
*Deep breath* Ise Kadoya Beer Brings Us Together NE-IPA *and exhale* poured out a hazy dark orangey brown colour with a large amount of fluffy white head on top that clung to the side of the glass throughout drinking. The aroma coming off the IKBBUT (which I will call it from now on to avoid absurdly long names) was mostly tropical fruits along the lines of mango, guava, and passion fruit, but once it had been given the chance to warm up, there was a smidgen of apricot coming off – but tofu? Not at all. There was a hint of tea-like aroma to IKBBUT as well – was this from an adjunct that wasn’t on the bottle or were there too many hops added into the beer?
For an NE-IPA, the fresher the better and with IKBBUT being less than a few weeks old, the fruity flavours really packed a punch – not a single bit of bitterness at all. Lots of mango, guava, and passion fruit with some hints of creaminess to the body – so I’m guessing lactose had been added at some point too. The apricot flavour was more pronounced than the tofu, which again seems like a weird flavour to be using in a beer. The body was smooth from start to finish, from chilled to warmed up, and in the end, left a slightly sticky fruity flavour.
Ise Kadoya Beer Brings Us Together NE-IPA The Bottom Line
IKBBUT needs to be bought fresh to be enjoyed – it’s nice but not something you should spend time hunting down for.
Where to Buy Ise Kadoya Beer Brings Us Together NE-IPA
Ise Kadoya Beer Brings Us Together NE-IPA can be bought online at the following places: