Yona Yona Ale
Yo-Ho Brewing Company

Yona Yona AleYona Yona Ale
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Style:
Pale Ale - American
Ranked #1,211
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
86
Ranked #28,022
Avg:
3.81 | pDev: 10.76%
Reviews:
69
Ratings:
181
From:
Yo-Ho Brewing Company
 
Japan
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  8
Gots
  37
SCORE
86
Very Good
Yona Yona AleYona Yona Ale
Notes: Yona Yona ("every night" in Japanese) Ale is a medium bodied American Pale Ale brewed with a generous amount of premium Cascade hops. Its uniqueness have been attracting a popularity among Japan’s beer fans and made it into the most renowned craft beer in Japan.* Not only its full citrus flavor but also the balance of bitterness and sweetness will invite you to sip and indulge every night.

41 IBU
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Reviews by biiru_ojisan:
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biiru_ojisan from Japan

2.06/5  rDev -45.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a white head with a mix of smoothness and rockyness. The color is a mostly clear pale amber color. The lacing gets bored after a few seconds and slumps to the bottom of the glass.

The nose is citrus and floral with a noticable fruity sweetness, like a cheap jam. A bit biscuity.

Tastes buiscuity. Floral and citris hop notes are present as well. The front end is loaded pretty heavilly with malt sweetness, which has a cheap jam note too it (maybe apricot) that gives way to a pleasant woodsy bitterness. The bitterness would invite further sipping in a superior pale ale, but is a bit wasted here.

The mouthfeel is a little bit aqueous. The carbonation is a bit weak.

This is another Yo-Ho beer that I've spent time with in the past, whose stateside pricetag does not justify a purchase. The more I drink it, the more coying the sweetness in this beer gets. Definetly recomend going for a more fairly priced domestic APA over this brew.

Dec 27, 2018
More User Reviews:
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CaptainThunderPants from Japan

4/5  rDev +5%

The label recommends drinking at 13 degrees. Screw that pretentious nonense, I like my beer cold. Has a pleasant aroma of pencil shavings and when I dirnk it I feel like a real hawaiian party animal. Women flock to me and hair grows where there was no hair. A good beer. Drink it.

Oct 31, 2014
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ironchefkook from California

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Dec 15, 2013
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GarthT from Hong Kong

2.25/5  rDev -40.9%

Mar 20, 2014
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ConradKenney from Maryland

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

Jan 22, 2017
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mpenske from California

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

May 27, 2015
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paulish from New York

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

Nov 05, 2018
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bigmanlavos from Washington

3.84/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dec 22, 2015
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ttylicki from Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Jun 17, 2014
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amano_h from Oregon

3.59/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jan 26, 2016
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knot from Belgium

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Aug 21, 2014
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tappangordo from New York

3.63/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Jan 04, 2015
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untitledeuphoria from New York

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

Apr 07, 2017
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JMUduke from Taiwan

4.32/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Apr 16, 2016
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JackieKu from Taiwan

4/5  rDev +5%

Oct 13, 2014
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DamienI from Washington

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

Mar 22, 2015
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SandC from Texas

4.43/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Oct 01, 2015
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The_Mad_Capper from Japan

4.03/5  rDev +5.8%

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.

Sep 16, 2014
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AxlSkull from France

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Jul 26, 2014
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Stuckey_Stuckey from Australia

4/5  rDev +5%

Aug 12, 2014
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Jrbinchiba

4.56/5  rDev +19.7%

Aug 23, 2014
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kofukasho from Japan

4/5  rDev +5%

Sep 01, 2014
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NickMax from Japan

4.36/5  rDev +14.4%

Sep 16, 2014
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Kgoldsbe from Colorado

3.71/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This beer tastes like a very common people pleaser APA mixed with lemon zest. The lemon addition is very complementary to the beer. It is not sour or sweet, just naturally there. Easy to drink.

Mar 04, 2018
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Pretendbeard from Japan

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Oct 11, 2014
Yona Yona Ale from Yo-Ho Brewing Company
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 181 ratings