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Castaway IPA - Kona Brewing Co.

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Castaway IPACastaway IPA

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85
very good

839 Ratings
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Ratings: 839
Reviews: 125
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 12%
Wants: 33
Gots: 247 | 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: 839 | Reviews: 125
Photo of godawgs
3/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Oidmoe
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of joe12pk
3.63/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

It's light and crackery. Too bitter with no malt backbone. Try some when it's on sale perhaps.

Photo of pallepilla
3.93/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cmwilliq
3.83/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drmeto
4.42/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of emincems
4.2/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of schopenhauerale
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ralerwen
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tazzman
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Roman_V
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of murphius1118
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PERDIDOUSA
4.1/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Albino_Scout
4.01/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Mnewcomer1219
3.19/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dizzy242
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kmat10
3.71/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bierleichen
2.94/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

An overabundance of Hops equals only bitterness a good balance between malts and hops is perfectly fine IPAs have entirely too much bitterness

Photo of florisj135
4.05/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DarthGator
3.63/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JohnParadee
3.6/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BowWowWowYippyYoIPA
3.22/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kevintaraross
3.52/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.68/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle depicted here poured into a tulip. Description says bronze. My eyes say a golden amber color with a small amount of creamy off-white foam, mostly along the edge of the glass.

Aroma is pleasing enough, rather low key but fresh and vibrant ... Some tropical fruit and citrus notes along with some pine resin and herbal elements. Pineapple, grapefruit, some mango. Palate reveals some bright lemon and grapefruit notes, more assertive than on the nose. Reminds me a little of Anchor Liberty Ale, an old school Cascade flavor albeit less robust. More pine needles, menthol cough drop, and forest floor detritus as the brew warms. A whiff of cattiness. Like this beer better late. Quite aggressive carbonation and a body on the thin side. Malts in the background so the hops can shine, more soda cracker than toffee. Finish is the aforementioned resinous, catty hops with some lingering lemon rind.

Not bad. Hits all the right notes with a leaning towards the old fashioned gooseberry notes, lightly seasoned with tropical fruit. Could stand to be bolder, but then again, there are so many IPAs around that there's a whole shit ton of room to do something different.

Photo of Moose90
3.18/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

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Castaway IPA from Kona Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 839 ratings.