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Castaway IPA - Kona Brewing Co.

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Castaway IPACastaway IPA

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BA SCORE
86
very good

423 Ratings
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Ratings: 423
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.32%
Wants: 11
Gots: 68 | 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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Jake_Dusic

West Virginia

5/5  rDev +31.6%

06-22-2014 16:03:10 | More by Jake_Dusic
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Texas

5/5  rDev +31.6%

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cmbeddoe7997

Texas

5/5  rDev +31.6%

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thebrood1987

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +31.6%
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!

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2014 23:15:47 | More by thebrood1987
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RichBeer

California

5/5  rDev +31.6%

11-16-2011 09:06:54 | More by RichBeer
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MorganH

Virginia

5/5  rDev +31.6%

07-10-2014 21:43:32 | More by MorganH
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5/5  rDev +31.6%

07-05-2014 01:04:28 | More by Lilydadog
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MaddDogg84

Texas

5/5  rDev +31.6%

05-20-2014 01:58:34 | More by MaddDogg84
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ejwright02

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +25%

04-25-2014 23:10:14 | More by ejwright02
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MeghanP5


4.75/5  rDev +25%

06-27-2014 02:18:27 | More by MeghanP5
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vandenbochi

Hawaii

4.75/5  rDev +25%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-18-2010 05:01:33 | More by vandenbochi
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ObiBeerCanobi

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +25%

07-09-2014 01:18:14 | More by ObiBeerCanobi
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Jedimaster1

California

4.63/5  rDev +21.8%
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? :)

Serving type: on-tap

09-29-2007 02:38:47 | More by Jedimaster1
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houstoncarl

Texas

4.55/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 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)

Serving type: on-tap

02-17-2009 16:23:20 | More by houstoncarl
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nickapalooza86

Wisconsin

4.53/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2014 19:16:34 | More by nickapalooza86
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Florida

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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New York

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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Castaway IPA from Kona Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 423 ratings.