Saturday, April 5, 2014

Yoho Brewing Company Aooni IPA

Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.

Tonight’s featured beer is Yoho Brewing Company Aooni IPA. I picked up this can at The Tahoe Mountain Brewing Artisanal Beer Bottle Shop in Truckee, CA (here).

Commercial description: “Touted as a “taste of magic,” Aooni (“blue demon” in Japanese) was named after the famous mythical beings of Japanese folklore. A classic IPA with a light copper body. Well balanced, malty, with slightly fruity aromas and fine piney hop bitterness at the front.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours a cloudy orange/amber with a large white head and sticky lacing.
Aroma: Citrus, pine, floral and spicy hops mixed with bready and caramel malts.
Taste: Caramel malts are upfront with biscuit malts following, citrus, grassy pine and spicy hops bringing a nice balance.
Overall: More of an English IPA than a West Coast or American IPA, Yoho Brewing Company Aooni IPA was well worth a try.  This 7% ABV offering is good.  I would certainly drink again.


Mark Harvey
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