Castaway IPA - Kona Brewing Co.
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Reviews by TheSixthRing:
3.75/5 rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
Appearance - Pours a touch hazy and golden in color with an off-white, half finger head.Fair retention, giving way to a broken layer of surface suds. Lacing is small and spotty with good stick.
Smell - Tropical notes at the forefront; mango, pineapple and light orange. touches of bready malt.
Taste - Follows the nose to a lesser degree. Mango sweetness with hints of pineapple and orange, backed by a fair cracker malt body. Very little in the way of bitterness. Finishes with very faint orange pith and light breadiness.
Mouthfeel - A bit thin for the style, with fair carbonation. Smooth, but a touch watery.
Overall - A decent to good IPA. Seems to be missing a bit of bitterness, and a little thin to boot. Still, the flavors there are nice. Certainly a candidate for hot summer days, which is likely the intent behind it.
Serving type: bottle
05-06-2014 03:05:37 | More by TheSixthRing
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3.76/5 rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Amber in color, translucent and moderately bright, this IPA's sandy colored head doesn't achieve much height, but it's stronger than it looks. The foam maintains for the session, keeping strong at the edges as well as the thick layer that leaves behind some heavy spotting after a ring where it settles.
This beer shows the hops pretty well; it could be a bit hoppier, but the overall effect and the balance are good. The features are mostly dank and raw, pretty earthy overall, while demonstrating a striking similarity to ganja leaf in the middle. Just enough sweetness, including a touch of caramel, do enough to even out the bitterness and the dryness as herbal leaf goes into the finish.
The body is medium and holds up from the front of the sip to the finish, with a leafy dryness coming into the feel as well. It keeps crisp the whole way through and has the clarity and brightness despite the dank character.
Serving type: bottle
07-29-2014 21:29:42 | More by Brenden
Castaway IPA from Kona Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 428 ratings.