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Castaway IPA - Kona Brewing Co.

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Castaway IPACastaway IPA

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Ratings: 799
Reviews: 119
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.97%
Wants: 30
Gots: 228 | 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:
Beer added by: pezoids on 02-21-2004

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
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5/5  rDev +33%

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5/5  rDev +33%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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!

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5/5  rDev +33%

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4.92/5  rDev +30.9%

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4.84/5  rDev +28.7%

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4.77/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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.

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4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

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4.66/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Really good ipa, very drinkable, good hop flavor slight bitterness with a nice malt balance. To me this is more comparable to some of the popular pale ales out now, this has a session ipa feel to it. Low carbonation and light aftertaste leaves a little to be desired but an overall great beer

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4.6/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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? :)

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Castaway IPA from Kona Brewing Co.
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