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Castaway IPA - Kona Brewing Co.

Castaway IPA
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86
very good

81 Ratings
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Ratings: 81
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 13.61%


Brewed by:
Kona Brewing Co. visit their website
Hawaii, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A full-bodied, American-Style I.P.A. that is bronze in color, Castaway IPA is "dry hopped" (aged with liberal amounts of whole hop flowers after fermentation) for assertive hop flavor and aroma. The bitterness is balanced by the malty body of the beer.

65 IBU

(Beer added by: pezoids on 02-21-2004)
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Reviews by Strix:
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Strix

Wisconsin

3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Arrived a clear light orange, decent lacing.

Smells piney, some floral hops.

Big initial burst of pine, then some malt, floral hops, and even sort of a nutty flavor in the finish.

Smooth crisp mouthfeel.

This was solidly done, very flavorful and I was pretty impressed, I'll have to try some more Kona.

Serving type: on-tap

01-02-2011 07:01:49 | More by Strix
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Pours a clear tangerine, half finger of head, spotty lacing

Smell is a ton of bright orange, lemon, grapefruit, mango a little pineapple, maybe a little strawberry with a hint pine and caramel. Really bright and citrusy smelling.

Tastes is more of the same, grapefruit, orange, lemon, pineapple, citrus peel, bittering pine, bitter grapefruit, finishes with a light and I mean light sweet malt bite

Mouthfeel is on the lighter side, medium carbonation light drying but still rather refreshing

Well now, this is exactly the kind of beer I would want if I was on a beach or something! Really refreshing, really, really easy drinking, almost a little to easy. Very tasty, give it a shot if fruity ipas are your thing.

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Castaway IPA from Kona Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.