Aooni India Pale Ale | Yo-Ho Brewing Company

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Aooni India Pale AleAooni India Pale Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by toweringpoo on 02-11-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,190
Reviews:
64
Ratings:
183
pDev:
15.91%
 
 
Wants:
6
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Ratings: 183 |  Reviews: 64
Photo of paulish
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Harrison8
3.55/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear dark yellow with two fingers of white foam that retains okay, but not great. Aroma is biting hops and coarse malts, that is to say - a bit rough. Hops hit notes of pine, citrus, and evergreen while malts hit notes of biscuit, bread, and toast. It has a bitter bite, both from the hops and the malts. Flavor profile is smoother, with hops hitting citrusy, piney, and syrupy resin notes and malts balancing out underneath, hitting notes of biscuit and bread. It still has a bite, both from the hops and malts, but most of the flavor bite is via the hops. Malts are a lot smoother in the flavor profile than the aroma. Mouth feel is crisp, and when combined with the middle of the road thickness, lands this beer firmly in the "refreshing" zone. Overall, a decent IPA. Its aroma doesn't bode well for a good experience, but the flavor profile smooths out the rough road quite a bit. Combine that smoothing with a crisp, refreshing consistency and this beer is improving. Wouldn't put it at the top of the category, but a firm standard IPA for those seeking the style particularity when in Japan.

Served in a 8oz hotel glass from a 12oz can.

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Photo of morrowd3
3.65/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of krome
2.75/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of jgunther71
2.5/5  rDev -29%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of DOCRW
3.42/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Versyficator
3.73/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A very smooth, yet strong tasting IPA from Japan. Very buttery in its feel. Its has a rich amber color and fruity smell. At 250ish yen for a 350ml can its one of the cheaper ones. American Import IPAs are around 450 yen a can.

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Photo of JSuperman
4.14/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Being accustomed to Cali IPA's, I had low expectations - which were far exceeded. A tasty brew that I will purchase again before I leave Tokyo.

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Photo of chinchill
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

350 ml can with 7% ABV in Gora, Hakone, Japan.
Clear amber body with a very good head.
The aroma of this IPA is fruity, lightly spicy and bready
Flavor: bold, even for style, with hints of citrus, tropical fruits, light bread, and light spices.
Feel: medium body with medium carbonation.

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Photo of brauseboof
3.84/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SABERG
3.65/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 ounce can intro to test glass
A - tangerine colored nice carbonation do you set frothy cap
S - Strong citrus notes some pine orange rind and a hint of lemon
T - interesting pine upfront then really pleasant orange papaya and a little cut grass
M - I rather hefty feel in the pallet I kind of like the carbonation prickly
O - solid IPA nice mouth feel good aromatics and find body

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Photo of IRONRakkasan
3.13/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of JMikeWBuckley
4.24/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

An excellent beer. Good hop bite. Aftertaste is smooth. Refreshing on the palette. Very moreish.

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Photo of sansho
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of flyingpig
3.39/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

350ml Can from Lawson's Station, Kyoto (¥242):
Quite a basic IPA from Yo-Ho & one that wasn't quite as varied or bitter as anticipated going in, there was some earthy bitterness throughout & touches of pine/grapefruit but nothing seemed particularly strong or adventurous. Some background fruits & citrus towards the end made sure it remained pleasant enough but I feel it was definitely missing something.

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Photo of DruC4
3.85/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beertunes
3.32/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to my roomie Sean for this 6oz pour. Hazy ( not turbid, cloudy, or stoild) medium yellow. Intriguing aroma, perhaps Sorachi Ace hops? Low grain flavors, yet a potent hop presence. Medium body, with a clean, dry finish. Solid drinkability, but probable not a beer I'll grab on my own. Worth trying if in the mood for a new thing.

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Photo of kmoen
3.43/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hayley_86
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rodmanfor3
4/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of the best options in Japan for "local" IPA's. Great nose, decent hop bill, malt-forward in flavor without becoming a Midwest-style mess. This is a nice option to have at the grocery store when Kirin, Sapporo, Ebisu, and Asahi wear out their welcome after a week.

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Photo of cyrushire
3.74/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of uuoo33
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

a decent hoppy ipa

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Photo of Darkewood
4.41/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tried on a recent trip to Japan. An excellent hoppy and floral aroma on opening the can and then wafting up from the glass. In contrast to other reviews of this beer I found it as to be clear and bright with just enough, but not excessive carbonation. Taste was clean with evidence of malt, hints of citrus and pleasant astringency. I was impressed by a good lingering aftertaste.
I tried half a dozen canned beers (I wasn't going to pay the hotel prices) while I was in Japan and this was head and shoulders the best.

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Photo of sjrider
3.73/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of monkist
4.5/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Aooni India Pale Ale from Yo-Ho Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.52 out of 5 with 183 ratings