Castaway IPA - Kona Brewing Co.
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Reviews by BucannonXC5:
3.56/5 rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Manzanita pint glass
From: VONS in Normal Heights (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $7.99 (w/ VONS card) for a 6-pack
Purchased: May 5, 2014
Consumed: May 5, 2014
Misc.: Born on date of March 28, 2014; Should be 6.00% ABV, not 7.00%.
Poured a golden, amber, clear color with two fingers of off-white head. Lots of bubbles coming up from the bottom. Below average-to-minimal lacing along the sides of the glass. Average-to-above average retention on the top.
Smelled a pretty good mix of flavorful hops. Got tropical hops, pineapple, mango, grapefruit, citrus hops, floral hops and faint orange creamscicle. Not too potent.
Tasted kind of similar to the nose. Got tropical hops, grapefruit, light mango, light pineapple, floral hops, orange creamscicle, citrus hops and caramel. Sneaky bitter.
Light body. Oily texture. Average-to-lively carbonation. Abrupt, bitter finish. Couldn't taste the 6.00% ABV.
A pretty good IPA overall. I think there was more potential in this beer. This could have been a lot better.
Serving type: bottle
05-06-2014 05:45:38 | More by BucannonXC5
More User Reviews:
4.13/5 rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
Great Summer IPA! First off I love this brewery and I have tried, and do try every style in their line up whenever possible, since 2011. I really enjoyed this IPA.
The assertive flavors and taste went well, with my steak dinner and complemented the meal. The aroma (I couldn't stop take inhaling deeply, ah so good) from the glass was very refreshing and the taste wasn't overtly bitter. Tasted crisp and clean with lots of flavor.
I am definitely going to have a few more this summer! As a beginner into IPA's , Kona Brewery was a great place to start. Now, I will be more willing to try another IPA brand soon.
Serving type: bottle
07-22-2014 00:27:36 | More by Darhawk
Castaway IPA from Kona Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 414 ratings.