Castaway IPA - Kona Brewing Co.
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Reviews by JerzDevl2000:
3.86/5 rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Picked this up at ShopRite Liquors in Wharton yesterday, not having a beer from Kona in quite some time. Although their other offerings tended to be a bit too light for me, this one hit the spot now that the warmer weather is finally here for most of the day. This seemed a bit too weak to be a true IPA but as a "strong" Pale Ale, this went down easily while standing out just enough from the not-quite-as-west coast versions of this style.
The pour to this had nice, golden hue and a good amount of head that quickly settled down. The lacing could be seen but only after the first few sips, as there weren't any rings once I made my way through the latter half of this. Nice tropical taste to it with a good amount of mango and papaya. The citrus really isn't here and the mouthfeel tended toward a grainy rye that gave this a good amount of body. Subtle hops in the back that leaned dry but didn't burn of overwhelm and this straddled the line of solid and easygoing quite nicely.
Can't recall an IPA that felt this weak in the alcohol department, even though it was clearly here and made itself known when I got down to the last of the liquid in my pint glass. There are so many better examples of this out there that it seems unfair to compare this to them but for a light beer in the summer with some oomph, I'd reach for one of these again. Easily the best beer from Kona that I've enjoyed.
Serving type: bottle
06-09-2014 07:16:11 | More by JerzDevl2000
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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.