Yona Yona Ale | Yo-Ho Brewing Company

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3.81/5
Very Good
166 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:
#16,390
Reviews:
64
Ratings:
166
pDev:
10.76%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
33
Trade:
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Ratings: 166 |  Reviews: 64
Photo of kflorence
3.76/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours an orange, copper in color with a good bit of head. Plenty of lacing on the glass as you drink. Carbonation is moderate. Smells sweet and tangy with lemon and floral notes and a toasty backbone. Taste follows the nose pretty well; sweet up front with a sharp, spicy middle, finishing balanced with buttery malts and citrus hops. Mouthfeel is a little thin and watery, but there is some creaminess. Overall I was quite surprised by this beer. It certainly doesn't have overwhelming flavor or complexity like other APA's, but it makes up for it with a solid, tasty profile that is dangerously drinkable. I'd love to have another.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
3.69/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can into a shaker pint, the beer is a hazed, almost opaque, orange-copper coloring with a low profile, foamy, off-white head. Plenty of sediment suspended in this one. Aromas of pineapple, mango, lemon, rich caramel, and subtle piney notes. Flavors are smooth and sweet forward, with the tropical fruit notes leading the way, heavy on the pineapple. Roasted caramel backbone, with only subtle bitterness to clean up the fruity sweet overall character. Very smooth and light in mouth, with a pineapple and melon aftertaste. Extremely drinkable, with a smooth, slightly cloying linger in the finish. Decent brew.

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Photo of emincems
3.76/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of edkorganisation
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nicholaspark
4.07/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of spycow
3.49/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tikk
3.76/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of patre_tim
3.71/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Rustic caramel, cloudy, lots of carbonation, 4 fingers of beige head, honeycomb lacing.


S: Citrus, orange, caramel, spruce, grapefruit.


T: Pink bubblegum as in the kind that used to come with a cartoon not like hefeweizens, bitter on the finish with a sort of milky lactic quality. Some evergreen in the middle, mild sweetness.


M: Thick juice like body with little carbonation.


O: Interesting taste and amazing mouth feel, got this on Wishbeer, and drank it Jan 17th, 2015 in Kunming, China.

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

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of DoppleJock
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of CaptainThunderPants
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.

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Photo of JackieKu
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of MisterFuzz
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of Pretendbeard
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of JoeAmerican77
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Found the can at Max Value, Yomitan, Okinawa.

A - Pours a nice light orange, light shining clear and through, one finger of white head.
S - Light hops aroma. I have nothing creative to say here.
T - Sweet malts dance with light hop bitterness portraying a scene of light pine sap and vanilla.
M - Mouthfeel showcases a medium bodied ale punctuated by a gentle carbonation and slight stickiness.

Overall a very enjoyable APA. I'd say this is a good beer for most people. Recommend.

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Photo of The_Mad_Capper
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.

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Photo of NickMax
4.36/5  rDev +14.4%

Photo of kofukasho
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of Jrbinchiba
4.56/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of LakerLeith
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of knot
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of Gadun76
4/5  rDev +5%

Yona Yona Ale from Yo-Ho Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 166 ratings
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