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Castaway IPA - Kona Brewing Co.

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Castaway IPACastaway IPA

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very good

550 Ratings
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Ratings: 550
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 11.41%
Wants: 16
Gots: 109 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Shocked in a great way as I've had another Kona beer that just wasn't as enjoyable as I thought it would be but this one really shocked me in such a great way that after having one, I didn't have a 2nd thought about ordering another. Great IPA.

weaf, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of MrJoe
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Nice taste but not as hoppy as I expected for an IPA. But it does go down smooth. My wife is not a beer drinker but I think she would enjoy this beer. Aloha.

MrJoe, Sep 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Billybrewboy, Sep 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

TheBeerdedCharmer, Sep 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

mks0913, Aug 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

sirsteve42, Aug 31, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev -0.3%

Life-Love-Beer, Aug 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

gregu2, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of ColdCalc
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Almost like a hoppy, light porter. Tasted a dank, resiny, caramel/toffee wafer kind of flavor. Like a Coffee Crisp chocolate bar. Surprising and pretty nice.

ColdCalc, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of McStagger
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%

A: Fairly light for an IPA, which is funny in and of itself. Two fingers of bleached head. Dissipation is fairly rapid, but the lacing is decent. Carbonation is subdued, with lonely bubbles rising to the surface.

S: Fairly substantial grapefruit. Definitely some pine qualities here as well. Dankness, some tropical fruits. Little bit of that ammonia/cat piss smell.

T: Grain forward up front. Not a lot of malt sweetness. Retains the onion/garlic/catpiss dynamic. Picks up some candied tropical sweetness towards the finish. Finish is dry, with the candied elements holding on for a bit.

M: Light to medium/light. Carbonation is minimal, but so is the malt for an IPA clocking in at 6% abv. Light all around, which isn't necessarily a bad thing.

O: I think I've found the session IPA that works for me. This is a good beer. It's just a bit light for the style.

McStagger, Aug 30, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

John_Squires, Aug 30, 2014
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2.6/5  rDev -31%

Smitty1988, Aug 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

innominat, Aug 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Davedecker50, Aug 29, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev -4.5%

BeerForMuscle, Aug 28, 2014
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3.72/5  rDev -1.3%

ckr1451, Aug 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

krampert11, Aug 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Beer_4_brains, Aug 25, 2014
Photo of samtrillo
3.94/5  rDev +4.5%

Once again a beer incorrectly rated by its BA score based off the brewery in question IMO, but I should stop caring about such things. Not that I'm rating this super high or anything, just think it's a little better than its score is all.. I digress.

The nose features a sweet malt complimented by piney citrus hoppiness.

The taste is similar but expands upon the nose .as it should. Grapefruit and pineapple bitter hops are met by a sweet bready malt which give this IPA a balanced tone. Might be too sweet for hop heads, though. Might be too bitter for the lager drinkers out there.

Overall, it's not shattering worlds, but it's good. It's not like I'm going to keep going after it because the market is saturated with similar IPAs but Kona does their job here offering a very drinkable beer here.

samtrillo, Aug 25, 2014
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1.6/5  rDev -57.6%

CK812, Aug 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

bsm80x, Aug 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

mikepcarney, Aug 23, 2014
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3.08/5  rDev -18.3%

Bp123, Aug 23, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

shelby415, Aug 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

jmccraney, Aug 23, 2014
Castaway IPA from Kona Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 550 ratings.