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Yona Yona Ale - Yo-Ho Brewing Company

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86
very good

92 Ratings
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Ratings: 92
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 10.97%
Wants: 5
Gots: 1 | 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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AxlSkull

Taiwan

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

07-26-2014 08:53:41 | More by AxlSkull
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travelingrant

Japan

3.58/5  rDev -6.5%
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.

Serving type: can

07-23-2014 07:16:00 | More by travelingrant
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magictacosinus

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

06-27-2014 01:42:08 | More by magictacosinus
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mrjez

Japan

4/5  rDev +4.4%

06-25-2014 00:20:10 | More by mrjez
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ttylicki

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

06-16-2014 23:31:57 | More by ttylicki
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SocalKicks

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

06-02-2014 15:46:30 | More by SocalKicks
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Smarty_Pints

California

3/5  rDev -21.7%

06-01-2014 23:50:35 | More by Smarty_Pints
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Evil_Pidde

Sweden

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

05-12-2014 15:20:05 | More by Evil_Pidde
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warpedrevolution

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

03-24-2014 01:51:30 | More by warpedrevolution
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GarthT

Hong Kong

2.25/5  rDev -41.3%

03-20-2014 13:49:58 | More by GarthT
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Hoppsbabo

United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
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.

Serving type: can

02-03-2014 10:09:33 | More by Hoppsbabo
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

01-31-2014 03:34:07 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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AndrewMichael

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

01-26-2014 23:26:38 | More by AndrewMichael
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Norseman

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

01-20-2014 11:47:14 | More by Norseman
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Amalak

New York

4.48/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-11-2014 22:40:58 | More by Amalak
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ironchefkook

California

4.25/5  rDev +11%

12-15-2013 02:35:02 | More by ironchefkook
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TheRealPour

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

11-25-2013 00:54:05 | More by TheRealPour
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SidewinderX

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

11-20-2013 12:20:47 | More by SidewinderX
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francisweizen

Alaska

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

10-01-2013 16:50:56 | More by francisweizen
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dokupe

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

09-21-2013 11:07:22 | More by dokupe
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pkenkman

Estonia

4.25/5  rDev +11%

09-10-2013 21:54:09 | More by pkenkman
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DasBoot2112

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

09-04-2013 16:01:25 | More by DasBoot2112
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dar482

New York

4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The beer pours out in an amber color with a thin head.

The aroma has sweet citrus of orange, tangerine, melon, and sweet bready malts. Not aggressively pure citrus, but hints of floral notes and underlying hop aroma that is quite Japanese hopping.

The flavor follows with hoppy pale ale notes of citrus, then some middling sweet malt. Lots of grapefruit peel bitterness on the end.

A very competent hoppy pale ale. A good Japanese take on the style.

Serving type: can

08-18-2013 14:25:12 | More by dar482
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hunteraw

China

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

08-15-2013 10:16:16 | More by hunteraw
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.91/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a Nostradamus flute glass. Pours a hazy, medium golden amber with a thin white head that still has good retention and light lacing. Mild aroma of stone fruit and light bready malt. Flavor follows, with pleasant stone fruit and lemon, light citrus hops and bready malt. Light to medium bodied with a hint of creaminess. A quite pleasant pale ale; light on hops, but makes up for it with a nice fruity, bready malt. Well balanced.

Serving type: can

08-13-2013 05:11:12 | More by LiquidAmber
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