Castaway IPA - Kona Brewing Co.

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Castaway IPACastaway IPA

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85
very good

715 Ratings
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Ratings: 715
Reviews: 101
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 12.23%
Wants: 24
Gots: 182 | 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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1/5  rDev -73.4%

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1/5  rDev -73.4%

dreadful

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1.6/5  rDev -57.4%

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2.25/5  rDev -40.2%

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2.25/5  rDev -40.2%

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2.25/5  rDev -40.2%

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2.44/5  rDev -35.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

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2.6/5  rDev -30.9%

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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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2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

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2.84/5  rDev -24.5%

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2.88/5  rDev -23.4%

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2.94/5  rDev -21.8%

Not the greatest hop flavors, but quite drinkable with a rather modest bitterness. Attractive tall head in the big glass.

The flavor starts off with some flowery hops. After a while, however, the resiny, herbal tea with honey taste gets rather strong. Even though this is not so bitter it's getting hard to drink. Woody, match stick finish. Fairly malty but tanted with that hoppy stew.

This is about as "average" as it gets. From the 12 oz bottle poured into the Stella Artois goblet.

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2.96/5  rDev -21.3%

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2.96/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A- clear golden with a thin tan head, fast rising bubbles. Moderate lacing.

S- light, fruity, pine. There is a decent amount of toasted malt as well.

T- dismal... It tastes like a mediocre pale ale. Almost no bitterness, but there is a decent amount of fresh citrus.

M- medium bodied, low carbonation.

O- it's alright, but not great.

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2.96/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light gold with a quarter finger head and decent lacing. Smells like dirty socks. Thankfully, the taste doesn't reflect the smell. Starts smooth and ends hoppy. It's pretty weak as far as IPA's go. This is barely an IPA. It's below average at best. Stick to island beer, Kona.

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

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Castaway IPA from Kona Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 715 ratings.