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Castaway IPA - Kona Brewing Co.

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Castaway IPACastaway IPA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

395 Ratings
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Ratings: 395
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.35%
Wants: 9
Gots: 58 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Kona Brewing Co. visit their website
Hawaii, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% 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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Ratings: 395 | Reviews: 66 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by snaotheus:
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snaotheus

Washington

3.46/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle at 41 F poured into a pilsner glass. Bottle code is 055 A2 1810.

Pours clear, golden, smallish head with good retention, lots of carbonation. Smell is nice, fresh, grassy, mild.

Taste is something of a letdown...not that it's bad, but it's more boring than the aroma. Kind of a hollow bitterness, straw malt character, pine.

Mouthfeel is a little thin, but otherwise fine. Overall, it's not bad. Certainly not the best IPA, but certainly not the worst.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2014 21:13:26 | More by snaotheus
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Abilow33

New York

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

07-22-2014 10:02:42 | More by Abilow33
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Darhawk

Colorado

4.13/5  rDev +9%
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
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mattyrubes

New York

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

07-21-2014 17:51:04 | More by mattyrubes
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myteam24


4/5  rDev +5.5%

07-21-2014 02:45:28 | More by myteam24
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UBrew1984


4/5  rDev +5.5%

07-21-2014 02:44:36 | More by UBrew1984
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Nickcal

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

07-21-2014 02:25:18 | More by Nickcal
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RJLarse

Washington

3.51/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Part of a summer sampler 12-pack. Poured in to pub glass.

Pours a bright gold color, clear, with a loose, stark white head.

Smell is fairly faint, a citrus a pine aroma.

Taste is a pink grapefruit flavor. Not sweet, but not over sour either. Maybe a cereal flavor up front, but this one is really all about the citrus.

Mouthfel is very good. Crisp and clean.

Overall a good summer IPA. I'd have it again. Probably will.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2014 00:44:52 | More by RJLarse
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tpauer

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +5.5%

07-21-2014 00:39:57 | More by tpauer
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EricKelly386


3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

07-21-2014 00:02:27 | More by EricKelly386
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -20.8%

07-20-2014 22:42:26 | More by XmnwildX12
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Ardeer

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

07-20-2014 22:33:29 | More by Ardeer
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cavemanlawyer1999

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

07-20-2014 22:14:43 | More by cavemanlawyer1999
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ultrasrs

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.5%

07-20-2014 20:00:45 | More by ultrasrs
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Reidrover

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz single bought from Roths Sunnyslope Market in S.Salem. $1.67 Clear orange coloured beer with a large thick, bubbly light cream coloured head.’ Very fruity hop aroma here..almost berry like in scent!, caramel fudge malts in the back..finished with papya . Again the taste is very fruity bitter sweet.Lemon zest hops.. Mouth feel is fine about average for style. Odd but OK IPA

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2014 18:13:07 | More by Reidrover
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in a tumbler.

[Insert Gilligan's Island reference here.] This stuff pours a partly-hazy sunset brass topped by a finger or so of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises mild grapefruit zest, mild pine, light grass, and sweet biscuit. The taste brings in more of the same, unwilling to deviate even in the slightest. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta/kinda drying finish. Overall, this is the epitome of your slightly-above-average IPA, something that's not bland but is so just-so that I don't care about it afterward. Can we please get some interesting IPAs sometime, brewers?

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2014 18:09:26 | More by TMoney2591
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AndrewGallup


3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

07-18-2014 03:17:00 | More by AndrewGallup
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kkazemi

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

07-18-2014 02:39:23 | More by kkazemi
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MattSharpless

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

07-17-2014 15:16:15 | More by MattSharpless
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EnthusedAboutBeer

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

07-17-2014 02:43:21 | More by EnthusedAboutBeer
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zeff80

Missouri

4/5  rDev +5.5%

07-17-2014 02:32:15 | More by zeff80
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c-rum

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

07-16-2014 22:18:17 | More by c-rum
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz can was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: A one finger head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a pale yellow with a little haziness and good vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Nice lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Floral, grassy, pungent, resiny, pine, lemon, herbal, tropical, and citrus hops followed by pale and toasted malts.

Taste: The hops have tamed down a bit, but are all there and balanced out with the pale and toasted malts. Very tasty.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied, low to medium carbonation, some tingly bitterness, smooth, crisp, and refreshing.

Overall: Lots of flavor and punch in this island IPA. So happy to have finally grabbed a bottle of this.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2014 05:52:10 | More by Flounder57
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Belittle

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

07-14-2014 16:34:18 | More by Belittle
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generallee

New York

4.18/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass. The label lists the abv at 6 %. It also has a freshness date and a short description of the beer.

Appearance: The body is cloudy and has a light golden color. It’s head was small and settles quickly. It keeps just a wispy thin film with a ring of creamy bubbles at the edge of the glass.

Smell: There is a nice hop character in the nose. It brings notes of citrusy grapefruit and tropical pineapple to the nose.

Taste / Palate: The flavor is medium bodied with nice juicy hop flavor though out. It has very nice light bready malt sweetness backing up the citrusy and tropical fruity hop flavors. It finishes with just a quick flash of very mild hop bitterness. It feel light, but not thin and it is very drinkable.

Notes: If you’re a hard core hop head this may not be for you but I love the balance and drinkability in this beer. This may also be a good IPA for craft beer newbies or people who like hop flavor with out heavy enamel stripping bitterness.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2014 15:35:34 | More by generallee
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Castaway IPA from Kona Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 395 ratings.