Aooni India Pale Ale | Yo-Ho Brewing Company

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Aooni India Pale AleAooni India Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Yo-Ho Brewing Company

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by toweringpoo on 02-11-2009

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Photo of nmwhitehead
4.87/5  rDev +41.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of AxlSkull
4.76/5  rDev +38.4%
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 LPHIV
4.75/5  rDev +38.1%

One of my favorite IPAs.

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Photo of Nm4452
4.7/5  rDev +36.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

For a japanese craft brew it is very very good

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Photo of taylortaylor
4.56/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of monkist
4.5/5  rDev +30.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Shradical
4.5/5  rDev +30.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Super smooth mildly hoppy IPA

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Photo of edkorganisation
4.42/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

one of my fav IPAs, this is sold across all the country, mostly in lawson and familymart(but not in every store, in fact, in some areas it's quite hard to find), about 250~280JPY per 0.33 can. very huge bit of taste resembles orange/grapefruit, with a long-lasting aftertaste. IMO, this should have more score, but whatever, if you're coming to japan, try getting this one instead of other pop-stuff.

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Photo of Darkewood
4.41/5  rDev +28.2%
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 DasBoot2112
4.33/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RobArmy
4.32/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

L: deep Amber, nice
S: Hops come out nice and strong, citrus and straw
T: Solid hop hit with medium bitterness. Alcohol content is well hidden a smooth brew.
F: lightly carbonated, lacking in nice mouth feel, just wet
O: The only decent beer I have had in Japan, great hop flavor, easy drinking highly recommend

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Photo of Juice1211
4.31/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RochefortChris
4.31/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of virinow
4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of JackieKu
4.24/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I am surprised this is a fairly decent IPA from Japan, where Happoshu dominated that market.

Poured into tulip. Pale amber. One finger head. Nice lacing.
Smells was hints of citrus and caramel.
Taste is much followed the smell, somewhat too bitter, still pretty drinkable IMO.
Light to medium bodied.
Overall I think this is a classic IPA that does not have any off characters, it is not so outstanding, either.

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Photo of AgentMunky
4.13/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a can into a glass near Haiki.
Half finger of head tops an auburn clear beer.
It smells amazing. Loads of piney hops. Lemon accents.
What are these lukewarm reviews? This is a good beer and, for Japan, a godsend. Akin to Brew Free or Die-- malty-fruity with a seriously bitter-herbal bite on the latter half of the taste. Lingeringly hoppy.
Crisp and sweet-citrus-dry and really enjoyable.
Recommended! One of my favorite Japanese beers.

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Photo of kylehay2004
4.12/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: single finger head on a cloudy golden with crimson hues body. excellent lacing

S: citrus from pineapple and grapefruit, very clean, mild on the malts.

T: flavor understates the citrus compared to the aroma but it is still there. breads, light malts and a nice juniper presence. Mild pine and earthy hops throughout.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation. creamy body.

Overall: very drinkable. very palatable. the aroma is full. The flavor drops off a bit but is still better than expected.

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Photo of rex_4539
4.1/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Hapless
4.09/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nickfl
4.09/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours with half a finger of white foam on top of a hazy, dark golden body. The head settles quickly and leaves light lace.

S - A distinctive and pungent hop aroma with notes of pine, grapefruit, and juniper.

T - Malty notes of bread and light toffee up front with sweaty, pungent juniper notes in the middle. More sweaty hop flavor comes out in the finish with sharp, chalky bitterness and grapefruit that linger on the palate.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation, and a balanced finish.

D - This is an interesting and somewhat atypical IPA. The malt is significant enough in the flavor to counter the hops, though it is not so noticable in the aroma. The hop profile is the most interesting part of the beer with a juniper note that I don't think I have ever encountered in another IPA. Overall it is quite nice and while the bitterness is a bit on the harsh side, it is still relatively well balanced.

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Photo of flek
4.04/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BetterBaconBureau
4.04/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of bdelonj13
4.04/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of theWrkncacnter
4.03/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Bought at an Aeon in Okinawa, Japan.

Only the slightest amount of hazing, golden, decent but thin head. Smell is good, not a lot going on but a decent amount of piney hops with some sweetness and maybe a hint of citrus. Taste is very good for a Japanese IPA. Good amount of hops without too much malt coming through. A bit fizzy for mouthfeel but a good lingering hop piney-ness.

Overall this is a really good Japanese IPA. If I had this in the states I might pass it by with so many good US offerings but as I struggle to find good IPAs in Japan that don't cost 10 dollars a pint at a local craft beer bar, this is a very welcome addition to Aeon's normal stock. I probably rated this a little higher than it deserves just because I'm so happy to find this. Doesn't touch Torpedo or others in terms of price/taste/availability but at about 260 yen a can this has become one of my staples.

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Photo of ironchefkook
4/5  rDev +16.3%

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Aooni India Pale Ale from Yo-Ho Brewing Company
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