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Yona Yona Ale - Yo-Ho Brewing Company

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86
very good

104 Ratings
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Ratings: 104
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.91%
Wants: 6
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Yo-Ho Brewing Company visit their website
Japan

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: UncleJimbo on 06-16-2003)
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

JackieKu, Oct 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

MisterFuzz, Oct 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Pretendbeard, Oct 11, 2014
Photo of JoeAmerican77
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Found the can at Max Value, Yomitan, Okinawa.

A - Pours a nice light orange, light shining clear and through, one finger of white head.
S - Light hops aroma. I have nothing creative to say here.
T - Sweet malts dance with light hop bitterness portraying a scene of light pine sap and vanilla.
M - Mouthfeel showcases a medium bodied ale punctuated by a gentle carbonation and slight stickiness.

Overall a very enjoyable APA. I'd say this is a good beer for most people. Recommend.

JoeAmerican77, Sep 18, 2014
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4.03/5  rDev +4.7%

The aroma has a nice citrus and pine hop character; there is some underlying caramel sweetness. The frothy, off-white head is long lasting; the copper/deep amber body is brilliantly clear. The upfront flavor is caramel-like sweetness; the bitterness is moderate; there is some orange and grapefruit from the citrusy hops. The body is medium-light with crisp carbonation.

Pleasantly balanced and drinkable, though not the best example of an American-style pale ale. The malt sweetness is especially prominent in the flavor, while the hop flavors are rather subdued. It really is quite tasty though.

fipoceilz7, Sep 16, 2014
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4.36/5  rDev +13.2%

NickMax, Sep 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

kofukasho, Sep 01, 2014
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4.56/5  rDev +18.4%

Jrbinchiba, Aug 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

LakerLeith, Aug 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

knot, Aug 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Stuckey_Stuckey, Aug 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Gadun76, Aug 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

AxlSkull, Jul 26, 2014
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3.58/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

What Yona-Yona Ale lacks in flavor it makes up for in ubiquity. Craft beer can be hard to come by in Japan, and having a brew like this show up regularly in grocery stores is a ray of hoppy sunshine in a swamp of Asahi Super Dry and Kirin Lager.

Yona-Yona has a nice floral hop nose, with a well balanced malt backbone. It is not the most flavorful Pale Ale, and to judge it by the standards of American Pale Ales and IPAs it is only a fair effort. But it is the hoppiest Japanese craft beer sold in my area, and that sort of thing is worth rewarding.

travelingrant, Jul 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

magictacosinus, Jun 27, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev +1.3%

mrjez, Jun 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

ttylicki, Jun 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

SocalKicks, Jun 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

Smarty_Pints, Jun 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Evil_Pidde, May 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

warpedrevolution, Mar 24, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -41.6%

GarthT, Mar 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Amber body, choppy white head.

S: Floral hops.

T: Not brilliant, but not half bad. Bitter and snappy with some orange peel, floral hops, honey and tea leaves. Honey prominent in the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is medium and about on point.

O: It's faux craft beer but great for something you can pick up at a convenience store in Japan so extra marks.

Hoppsbabo, Feb 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

westcoastbeerlvr, Jan 31, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

AndrewMichael, Jan 26, 2014
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Yona Yona Ale from Yo-Ho Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 104 ratings.