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Aooni India Pale Ale - Yo-Ho Brewing Company

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Aooni India Pale AleAooni India Pale Ale

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100 Ratings
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Ratings: 100
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 17.01%
Wants: 5
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Japan

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: toweringpoo on 02-11-2009

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3.81/5  rDev +11.7%
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.

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3.8/5  rDev +11.4%
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.

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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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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.

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3.53/5  rDev +3.5%
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.

Aooni India Pale Ale from Yo-Ho Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 100 ratings.