1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Yona Yona Ale - Yo-Ho Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Yona Yona AleYona Yona Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

100 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 100
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.91%
Wants: 5
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Yo-Ho Brewing Company visit their website

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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 100 | Reviews: 54 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of fipoceilz7
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, Yesterday at 11:55 AM
Photo of NickMax
4.04/5  rDev +4.9%

NickMax, Yesterday at 11:55 AM
Photo of kofukasho
4/5  rDev +3.9%

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

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

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

knot, Aug 21, 2014
Photo of Stuckey_Stuckey
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Stuckey_Stuckey, Aug 12, 2014
Photo of Gadun76
4/5  rDev +3.9%

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

AxlSkull, Jul 26, 2014
Photo of travelingrant
3.58/5  rDev -7%

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
Photo of magictacosinus
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

magictacosinus, Jun 27, 2014
Photo of mrjez
4/5  rDev +3.9%

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

ttylicki, Jun 16, 2014
Photo of SocalKicks
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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

Smarty_Pints, Jun 01, 2014
Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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

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

GarthT, Mar 20, 2014
Photo of Hoppsbabo
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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
Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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

AndrewMichael, Jan 26, 2014
Photo of Norseman
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Norseman, Jan 20, 2014
Photo of Amalak
4.48/5  rDev +16.4%

I had at d.b.a. in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

A. It has a dark orange color, and it's opaque. It has a big foamy off-white head with some lacing.

S. Nice citrus and hop scent.

T/M. It has a sensational orange taste. Some mild bitter hops. It's fruity and more on the dark fruit side. A hefty rye like taste in the finish. Smooth with a mild bite.

O. A unique, beautifully fruity blend.

Amalak, Jan 11, 2014
Photo of ironchefkook
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

ironchefkook, Dec 15, 2013
Photo of TheRealPour
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

TheRealPour, Nov 25, 2013
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Yona Yona Ale from Yo-Ho Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 100 ratings.