Castaway IPA - Kona Brewing Co.
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Reviews by puboflyons:
3.71/5 rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle marked 15:26-3-APR2514. Sampled on May 23, 2014.
The pour is mostly golden with a big, fluffy white head that fades slowly and leaves a coating of lacing clinging to the glass.
The aroma has a variety of characteristics including toasted grain, light caramel malts, pine, resin, and grapefruit. Smells like a well developed IPA.
Light to medium body but it does not hold up well as it breaks down to carbonation bubbles quickly.
Mild to moderately sweet flavor overall with an emphasis on the toasted grains and the pine bitterness hailing me from the rear. Quite easy to drink.
Serving type: bottle
05-23-2014 21:15:48 | More by puboflyons
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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.