Castaway IPA - Kona Brewing Co.
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5/5 rDev +32.3%
I first had this beer on tap in Santa Cruz California and its been a favorite since. On the smell I get tropical fruits reminiscent of oranges and citrus and slight mango. Its got a bite right away with a bready malt character in the middle of the taste ending with a bitter orange mango taste. This is an Hawaii beer for sure.
The bitterness is right there and really there to remind you how this is no average IPA. The flavor backs up the bitter. This beer should be ranked way higher. Its got all the flavor of your favorite IPA plus the bitterness and at 7.99 a 6 pack....seriously? What a great beer and brewery!
06-12-2014 23:15:47 | More by thebrood1987
4.75/5 rDev +25.7%
Appearance -golden yellow with a fair head.
Smell - Great aroma similar to fresh bread and citrus.
Taste - Wonderful full bodied taste.
Mouthfeel - smooth, perfectly carbonated
Drinkability- Very drinkable willing to drive to Kona to get another.
I visited the Kona Brewery a few weeks ago and this particular beer is still fresh in my memory. So if you are hanging out in Kona it's worth it to visit the brewery and the pub next door.
02-18-2010 05:01:33 | More by vandenbochi
4.63/5 rDev +22.5%
Had this one while I was living in Hawaii. This is one fine IPA -- as well as the best brew offered by Kona. The appearance is is amber with a cloudy look to it. The smell is of malt and hops. The taste is the perfect balance of malt and bitterness from the hops. The hops never overpower this brew while the malt is definitely there to make it a tasty IPA.
If it wasn't for the ABV, this would be a very sessionable brew. Did I mention that this is my favorite brew from Kona? :)
09-29-2007 02:38:47 | More by Jedimaster1
4.55/5 rDev +20.4%
I used to live in Kona, 25 years of drinking & brewing IPA and this was my all time favorite, until last year it was knocked into 2nd place by Sweetwater's IPA (Atlanta, GA).
Smells great, exceptional hopping and a stellar taste. If you are ever in Kona, get a pitcher of this and the brewery also makes some of the best food on the island (under $100 a person - LOL)
02-17-2009 16:23:20 | More by houstoncarl
4.53/5 rDev +19.8%
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.
04-14-2014 19:16:34 | More by nickapalooza86
Castaway IPA from Kona Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 497 ratings.