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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by toweringpoo on 02-11-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#39,668
Reviews:
60
Ratings:
171
pDev:
15.86%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
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Reviews by Greg_MacLeod:
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3.8/5  rDev +7.6%
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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Photo of oberon
3.45/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I paid $4.00 for this can wich is alot,but I wanted to try something from a brewery I had not had before.Poured a burnt orange infused medium golden with a 1/2 finger white head that was gone pretty quickly.Alot of citrusy hops in the nose,not bitter just very juicy and fruity,a light biscuit malt note lingers.A decent shot of those citrusy hops hit at the onset on the palate but they come to an ubrupt end,the biscuit malt is more pronounced than in the aromas.It's ok but the flavors don't meld together good enough,oh well glad I tried it.

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Photo of Zakk
3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of Weizenmensch
3.4/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Fresh can of Ao Oni, (the blue ogre). I enjoyed it the last time I had it, but I was out walking on a hot summer's night and was very thirsty, so I'll give it a fair review now that I can sit down and think about it.

Appearance: Low-moderate head retention, some scattered lacing, deep amber colour, nothing too impressive but it looks the part. Carbonation is minimal.

Smell: Doesn't give too much away, although it's fairly cold. No aggressive hoppiness or any individual characters noticeable.

Taste: Bitter on the palate, but not excessively so. Refreshing, astringent and forward, but not agressive. Hops are not fruity or anything - although this is supposed to be an IPA, there's not a lot of complexity. It has the thirst-quenching qualities of a good pilsener in summer, but when you contemplate the brew there's actually not a lot there. However, it's pleasant to drink even though the only flavour there is bitter hop acids on the palate. This is a hop-strong beer without much maltiness and with emphasis on drinkability and quenching thirst.

Mouthfeel: Dull on the tongue but astringent and slightly puckering on the palate.

Drinkability: This beer's strong point. Thirst-quenching and easily poured down the throat, with the palate numbness being virtually the only memorable vestige of the brew!

Overall: It's a humid September evening and I'm enjoying this beverage but it's not the hop onslaught I remember it to be - maybe because the first time I had it I took its appellation of "India Pale Ale" with a grain of salt. It's definitely an American-style IPA - not a lot of maltiness or sweet flavours of any kind. Still, it's better than virtually all other Japanese beers, at least the ones I've been able to get a hold of. Fair play to this brewery that's trying to diversify its creations in the harshly anti-microbrew market of Japan.

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Photo of Darkewood
4.41/5  rDev +24.9%
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 GuidedByVoices
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of innominat
3.58/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of virinow
4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

Photo of Studfarm69
3.94/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dcbeers
3.94/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AxlSkull
4.76/5  rDev +34.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Smell and taste makes this my favorite IPA

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Photo of nmwhitehead
4.87/5  rDev +38%
look: 3.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of JiuJitsuJustin
3.42/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer had a sweet smell and after taste to it, it made me think of the asian honeydew drink that you find in asian grocery stores. As far as tastes go, it was hoppy, but not as bitter as some of the other IPA's I've tasted. Overall, I enjoyed it. It wasn't amazing, but definitely a good IPA to try out.

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Photo of DruC4
3.85/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hreb
3.33/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

350 mL aluminum can poured into pint glass, creating a tall thick foam which clings to the class. Beer is a very pale orange and just slightly hazy. Faint sweet/skunky aroma that doesn't particularly suggest IPA.

Flavor however brings bitterness up front and fills my mouth with a particular hop flavor. The body is just big enough to support the hop load with no detectable sweetness, although the carbonation is a little bit sharp. There's some other flaw here...it's maybe a little bit soapy?

Overall I'm enjoying this more than the Yona Yona Ale but not as much as the Tokyo Black. That said, there are a million better American IPAs out there which are easier to find at a fraction the price.

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Photo of JMikeWBuckley
4.24/5  rDev +20.1%
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 aztraz
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hardcore
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of hophugger
3.13/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ironchefkook
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of ConradKenney
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GRG1313
2.07/5  rDev -41.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Clear medium orange amber with a thick, full and rich white head that fades quickly but retaines a nice short layer of white.

Nose is fresh pineapple you want and expect in an IPA and this doesn't disappoint in this regard.

Mouthfeel is difficult to judge because the flavors are so off. Mouthfeel is medium bodied but out of balance.

Flavors are just a bit of a mess. Tastes like watery burnt toast; sour/bitter pine that lacks brightness or character. All in all not something you really want to drink. Flavors are just a dull, bitter almost skunky in character. Not appealing.

Green herbal bitter unpleasant finish.

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Photo of cyrushire
3.74/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kmoen
3.43/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Juice1211
4.31/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Aooni India Pale Ale from Yo-Ho Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.53 out of 5 with 171 ratings
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