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
Ratings:
163
Reviews:
57
Avg:
3.44
pDev:
16.86%
 
 
Wants:
6
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37
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Ratings: 163 |  Reviews: 57
Photo of redfox405
4/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 chadschrage
3.62/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of d_kizzle
3.59/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of retry4z
3/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of tgates
3.49/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Songminx2
3.26/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of amano_h
3.49/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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 richcwilliamson
3.79/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - golden amber

S - citrus hops. Not much else

T - Not overly hoppy. Better than average

M - not very smooth, very carbonated.

O - if you in japan, drink this.

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Photo of Ryan4120
3.63/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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 daigakusei11
2.86/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of beergoot
3.51/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Crystal-clear, golden hued body; thick, foamy and fizzy, white head. Nice pine aroma with lots of caramel sweetness. Caramel malt flavors with a terse, almost biting hop bitterness. Medium bodied; slightly coarse; finish begins with a sugary sweetness and ends with a mostly dry character.

A decent IPA that drinks easily enough. It seems decently balanced and has a fair amount of depth as far as flavor and aroma go yet does not set itself readily apart from other IPAs.

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Photo of innominat
3.58/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rihup
2.79/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of jeranbrews
3.2/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A - golden amber big fluffy white puffy head.3.5

S - citrus hops. Not much else. 2.75

T - spicy, but smooth. Not overly hoppy. Better than average. 3.5

M - pleasant good silky smooth 3.25

O - good session-able inoffensive up a 3

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Photo of Hiwattowner
3.64/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dikfour
2.79/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Look: Hazy pale yellow with streaks of orange. Big head is kinda rocky and dissipates fairly quickly. Active carbonation.

Smell: Grapefruit, light pine and resin. Something sweet in there too. Not quite caramel. Can't quite put my finger on it.

Taste: Light tropical fruit and very light pine. Some bready malt. Not much going on here.

Feel: Lighter body. Pretty crisp and clean. Fun carbonation,

Overall: Kinda tastes like an American IPA. Very well balanced but not very hoppy or malty. meh. You can totally pass this one up. Not really missing much.

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

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.
3.25/4.5/4/4/4.25
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 JiuJitsuJustin
3.42/5  rDev -0.6%
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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Aooni India Pale Ale from Yo-Ho Brewing Company
3.44 out of 5 based on 163 ratings.
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