Ise Kadoya Sabro White IPA is a 6% American IPA from Ise Kadoya, based in Mie, in Japan. It’s part of their limited edition series, and can be found in both bottles and on tap at various locations across Japan. As the name suggests, Ise Kadoya Sabro White IPA is brewed using only Sabro hops. What makes Ise Kadoya Sabro White IPA, well, white? The addition of flaked wheat and wheat malt in the grain bill.
Ise Kadoya Sabro White IPA Aroma and Taste
Ise Kadoya Sabro White IPA poured out a hazy golden colour – and not the white colour that I was expecting. Talk about mislabeling a beer, right? Well at least the head was white, so I guess that part was right? The aroma was a peculiar one for an American IPA – with a large creamy coconut aroma with some hints of lemon. A weird mix to be honest as it is not something that I have smelt before. Ise Kadoya Sabro White IPA didn’t have much in terms of malt aroma going on, the aroma from the hops dominated over everything else.
The body was something else – a really different taste sensation to a beer if I am to be honest. The coconut and lemon flavours were most peculiar in what was supposed to be an IPA. I have to admit, I’ve grown accustomed to having citrus, tropical, or dank flavours in an IPA, with a bitterness to back them up. Ise Kadoya Sabro White IPA had the interesting flavours but lacked the bitterness for an IPA. There was also a distinct lack of malt flavour too both when chilled or warmed up. The beer finished off with a nutty coconut flavour and a faint lemony flavour that faded fast.
Ise Kadoya Sabro White IPA The Bottom Line
If you like, no, love Sabro hops, you might enjoy this. For me, it’s a miss.
Where to Buy Ise Kadoya Sabro White IPA
Ise Kadoya Sabro White IPA can be bought online at the following places: