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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

708 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 708
Reviews: 99
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 12.23%
Wants: 23
Gots: 177 | 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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3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.53/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.45/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.58/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is slightly hazy amber yellow in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that died down, leaving delicate lacing on the surface, a collar around the edge of the glass, and some lacing down the sides.
S: Light aromas of citrusy hops are present in the nose—grapefruits seem to stand out in particular.
T: Just like the smell, the taste has light to moderate aromas of grapefruit. No malts are noticeable, although there are enough to balance things off so that there's only a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels just about medium-bodied and a little crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The citrusy aromas and flavors of this beer seem to be muted. I'm not sure if the trip across the Pacific has taken its toll and this beer would have more in the way of smell and taste if it was fresher.

Serving type: bottle

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2.66/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

My least favourite from kona thus far

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4.39/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

overall a phenomenal IPA for how much I paid for it

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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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4.56/5  rDev +21.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +13%

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3.52/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.9/5  rDev +3.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

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2.25/5  rDev -40.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +13%

The people giving this low ratings are either clueless or brand-snobs. This is a phenomenal IPA. I've just had my first taste of it tonight, and it's the first time in quite a while that I've been stunned (in a good way) by a beer I'd never heard of before. I highly recommend it.

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4.92/5  rDev +30.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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Castaway IPA from Kona Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 708 ratings.