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Yona Yona Ale | Yo-Ho Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
3.81/5
Very Good
164 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Yo-Ho Brewing Company
Japan
yonasato.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by UncleJimbo on 06-16-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#15,775
Reviews:
63
Ratings:
164
pDev:
10.76%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
33
Trade:
0
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4.65/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sansho
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.48/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

350ml Can from Lawson's Station, Kyoto (¥242):
This one was a fairly decent beer from Yo-Ho but definitely one that I felt could have used being a little stronger & more pronounced, particularly with the nose. It was leaning towards the sweeter side of things but I enjoyed the malt bitterness & earthy hops that did feature, coupled well with some floral flavours further on. It was an easy one to drink & one to try if you're in Japan but it's not really anything out of the ordinary I'm afraid.

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Photo of cuvtcuv
3.03/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of thebooyakid
3.86/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.89/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sjrider
3.89/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.72/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

ive been getting really into esoteric foreign craft stuff, and some of what is happening in asia right now is really fascinating me. this is a neat pale ale from a brewery i am starting to see around in colorado a little bit, but i fear i may not have gotten the freshest can of this. the nose indicates a little staleness to me right away. i cant fault a low alcohol pale ale that has come here from japan tasting a little beat up, but i bet this is fantastic closer to the source. it has a nice malt backbone, a little caramel and warmth to it, definitely barley primarily, but not bland like a lot of american maltier pales. the hops are sort of piney and bitter, but understated, this is definitely not flirting the ipa line like its so popular to do now in the states. this doesnt even really smell or taste dry hopped to me. whats interesting is the yeast, which really is the element in all these foreign craft beers that interests me most. this is sort of english, its far from flavorless, bready and creamy for a flash, really working hard to dry this out and bubble it up, and its highly successful. thats my takeaway from this, is that the yeast is cool and i wish it were a little fresher. maybe someday i will visit the brewery and experience it in all its intended glory...

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2.5/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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3.22/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4.55/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of vfgccp
3.18/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Tokyo, 2017

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3.63/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dcbeers
3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of redfox405
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zond
3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ConradKenney
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nmwhitehead
3.63/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JamLand
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of life_of_agony
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of flek
4.26/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Georgiabeer
3.96/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SirBentham
4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Beginner2
3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Listed in the "1001", this is a very refreshing beer and I will Have it again and review it.

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3.06/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Yona Yona Ale from Yo-Ho Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 164 ratings
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