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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

757 Ratings
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Ratings: 757
Reviews: 113
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.97%
Wants: 26
Gots: 205 | 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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Ratings: 757 | Reviews: 113 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Matty-McBier
4.12/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

A nice IPA best suited for summertime.

Photo of BEERWOLF1951
2.87/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

I find this to just be a AVERAGE IPA.. Buy again? Maybe Not.

Photo of kguyty
3.41/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CJNAPS
3.37/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.84/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PEIhop
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tyleeis
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

Photo of BigGingDrinker
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of snarygare
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DukeofAle
3.84/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

a good, but not great IPA. There are other IPA's with more character, and this one seems a little too light in body for an IPA. Not much head, not much lacing. Drinks fine, but a little too mild for the style, in my opinion.

Photo of Beestin
3/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Ebbs djdn did did djd

Photo of Gjadey
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice IPA of the islands

Photo of Skud
3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Rbodacious
3.69/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dacrza1
3.39/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

DATE TASTED: January 10, 2015... GLASSWARE: Barley Creek pint... OCCASION: playoff football--lose, Ravens!... APPEARANCE: mildly hazy orange amber body that holds steady effervescence; promising, pillowy, creamy white head that looks like sea foam; beautiful, stratifying lacing ... AROMA: light oats suggest the much-understated hops; tough to distinguish either the citrus or pine here... PALATE: rather creamy, soft and mild-mannered; plays slightly on the teeth, but also hides some cough syrup tendencies in it ...TASTE: hop are crunchy pine but easily sessionable; mango and pear are present too, but as IPAs go, apologetic in its exit--not substantial, though that may be the target of Kona, as they have a half-dozen IPAs in their portfolio, it seems... OVERALL: first, thanks to Dave for the New Year's Day beer visit...points are scored for the Hawaiian island chain impressed upon the bottle, too; the beer is solid, not spectacular, and sessionable too...

Photo of gotek
3.71/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TylerTheTerrible
3.94/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HamdenHector
3.62/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: crystal clear; golden colored; 1 finger ivory head that receded to a thin collar; OK lacing;

S: tropical - pineapple, grapfruit, a little apricot;

T: muted; grapefruit up front; ripe pineapple from mid-palate through the low to moderately bitter finish;

M: medium bodied; low to moderate carbonation; medium dry finish;

O; pleasant; nothing exceptional, but easy to drink;

Photo of SWEETLEW55
3.08/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of greenspointexas
3.52/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KAF
3.59/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ebeye
4.48/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of defaultuser
3.4/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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

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Castaway IPA from Kona Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 757 ratings.