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Aooni India Pale Ale - Yo-Ho Brewing Company

Aooni India Pale AleAooni India Pale Ale

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70 Ratings
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Ratings: 70
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 14.79%


Brewed by:
Yo-Ho Brewing Company visit their website
Japan

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: toweringpoo on 02-11-2009)
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Reviews by hreb:
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hreb

Washington

3.35/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

350 mL aluminum can poured into pint glass, creating a tall thick foam which clings to the class. Beer is a very pale orange and just slightly hazy. Faint sweet/skunky aroma that doesn't particularly suggest IPA.

Flavor however brings bitterness up front and fills my mouth with a particular hop flavor. The body is just big enough to support the hop load with no detectable sweetness, although the carbonation is a little bit sharp. There's some other flaw here...it's maybe a little bit soapy?

Overall I'm enjoying this more than the Yona Yona Ale but not as much as the Tokyo Black. That said, there are a million better American IPAs out there which are easier to find at a fraction the price.

Serving type: can

11-25-2012 00:44:59 | More by hreb
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Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -11.2%

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Florida9

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3.83/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Date on the bottom of the can indicates 12/31/13

A: Light yellow or peach in color. Fairly cloudy. Forms a smaller bubbly head. Decent retention and lots of lacing.

S: Not a whole lot going on here. Bready with a mix of mild floral and mild spicy notes.

T: Taste is a bit better and represents an interesting take on the style. Light, but not at all unflavorful. Mild to moderate sweetness. Flavor is sort of lemon-lime, almost Sprite-like, but with a fairly aggressive bitterness (which is not at all Sprite-like). Maybe a little herbal green tea in the mix.

M: On the lighter side of medium. Fairly aggressive bitterness considering the lightness of the flavors of the beer. Medium carbonation.

O: A pretty good beer. It's a different take on the style, less malty than an East Coast American IPA, but with more bitterness and a much more subtle hop-flavor than a West Coast American IPA. Can't justify the price ($5 for a single 12oz can), but I am glad I was able to give it a try.

Serving type: can

11-25-2013 00:53:06 | More by Florida9
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3/5  rDev -11.2%

11-04-2013 16:30:04 | More by GraduatedCashew
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Greg_MacLeod

Thailand

3.79/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Nice amber color, a little bit cloudy, with about 1 finger of foam and a little bit of lacing on the glass.

I don't typically have high expectations for the smell of a beer that comes from a can, but this one was surprisingly good. Nice bready malt with citris and just enough hops smell to let you know that first sip is going to be good.

Malty and somewhat sweet carmel taste with a clean, but not overwhelming hops finish. If you want to be knocked over by the hops taste in your IPA this might not be your favorite. If you want a bit milder, but still good flavor give this beer a try.

Mouthfeel is smooth and well carbonated.

A little bit different from most American IPA's due to the sweeter carmel flavor and milder hops, but still very enjoyable.

Serving type: can

11-01-2013 11:30:57 | More by Greg_MacLeod
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Washington

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

09-29-2013 09:09:08 | More by Asics
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dokupe

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

09-17-2013 09:01:26 | More by dokupe
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LiquidAmber

Washington

4/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours medium golden amber with a fine half finger white head with great retention and lacing; nice active carbonation. Great aroma of melon and tropical fruit, caramel and bready malt and light citrus hops. Flavor is very malty with caramel and bready malt, citrus, lightly piney hops and a nice amount of stone and tropical fruit. Medium bodied with a pleasant creaminess. A nice take on the malty style of IPA with good hop support and juicy flavors in the background. It could be a bit attenuated in hops because it may be an older can, but the hops still hold their own. A nice malty IPA.

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UCLABrewN84

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3.29/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a hazy orange with a foamy orange-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy patches of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and citrus aromas. Taste is much the same with malt and slight herbal hop flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that is malt forward and displays a fairly unbalanced hop bitterness in my opinion.

Serving type: can

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TokyoCO

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gnikola

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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snaotheus

Washington

3.16/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12oz can poured into a little glass hotel tumbler

Pours very clear, light coppery-pink, small amount of coarse pale head, some carbonation. Smell is mild, a tiny bit of honey suckle, a little bit of spicy hops.

Taste is bittersweet. Seems like a clash between the two, rather than a harmony. The bitterness is such that it has a drying affect on the mouth, which is in contrast to the honeysuckle/floral sweetness. I have mixed feelings about it.

Mouthfeel is dry. Overall, this is not a bad beer. It's interesting. And I might just be happy to be able to buy an IPA in Japan easily now. Not the best example of an IPA, but better for my preferences than another Kirin or Asahi.

Serving type: can

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Poupae

Thailand

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danieelol

Australia

3.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours golden with good head/lacing.

Nose: Agreed with lacqueredmouse on the slight "extract" qualities. Malt is kind of reminiscent of a creme brulee or custard tart. Definitely a malt-dominated nose, caramelised fruits and sticky rice. Quite clean and fresh though.

Taste: More general sort of fruit custard/peaches and custard type smells. Does have a finishing bitterness which is easily commensurate with the style.

Mouthfeel is smooth and highly carbed with some (pleasant) cooked rice notes and a lingering bitterness.

Not what you would necessarily expect from an American IPA but actually quite enjoyable. Very drinkable with no off-notes. And definitely enough bitterness to justify the style.

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KevinGordon

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pin

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2.5/5  rDev -26%

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nmann08

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3/5  rDev -11.2%

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lacqueredmouse

Australia

2.73/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

350ml can purchased (along with the Tokyo Black) from Slowbeer in Melbourne.

Pours a very pleasant orange golden colour, with some mild haze and a frothy, but quite firm head of off-white. Speckled, patchy lace forms after a while. Fine but minimal carbonation. Overall, it looks like a pretty good brew.

Nose is a touch grainy, certainly more than I expected and certainly more than I'd like. Slight malt-extract sweetness, and even a hint of turmeric. Weird. Under all of this is, in fact, a slight sharp orange rind character, and a tang a little like chlorine. It's not altogether bad, in other words, but it does miss the mark somewhat.

Taste is similarly disappointing. Here, the sweetness is still pronounced, but is trounced by a big herbal bitterness, that's almost chemical and burning in its intensity. Almost ashy flavours come through mid palate, and tannic bitterness on the back mingling with that heavy, goopy barley sugar sweetness. Burning white rum or rubbing alcohol finish it up. This is actually swerving towards offensive.

Overall, there's much wrong with this beer. It's intense without purpose, unbalanced, and yet the characters it pushes so strongly are not even pleasant on their own. Given the Tokyo Black was such a pleasant beer, I was very disappointed in this one.

Serving type: can

12-02-2012 03:26:29 | More by lacqueredmouse
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Aooni India Pale Ale from Yo-Ho Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.