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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

404 Ratings
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Ratings: 404
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 9
Gots: 60 | 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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kkazemi

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

07-18-2014 02:39:23 | More by kkazemi
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MattSharpless

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

07-17-2014 15:16:15 | More by MattSharpless
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EnthusedAboutBeer

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

07-17-2014 02:43:21 | More by EnthusedAboutBeer
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zeff80

Missouri

4/5  rDev +5.5%

07-17-2014 02:32:15 | More by zeff80
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c-rum

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

07-16-2014 22:18:17 | More by c-rum
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz can was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: A one finger head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a pale yellow with a little haziness and good vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Nice lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Floral, grassy, pungent, resiny, pine, lemon, herbal, tropical, and citrus hops followed by pale and toasted malts.

Taste: The hops have tamed down a bit, but are all there and balanced out with the pale and toasted malts. Very tasty.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied, low to medium carbonation, some tingly bitterness, smooth, crisp, and refreshing.

Overall: Lots of flavor and punch in this island IPA. So happy to have finally grabbed a bottle of this.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2014 05:52:10 | More by Flounder57
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Belittle

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

07-14-2014 16:34:18 | More by Belittle
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generallee

New York

4.18/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass. The label lists the abv at 6 %. It also has a freshness date and a short description of the beer.

Appearance: The body is cloudy and has a light golden color. It’s head was small and settles quickly. It keeps just a wispy thin film with a ring of creamy bubbles at the edge of the glass.

Smell: There is a nice hop character in the nose. It brings notes of citrusy grapefruit and tropical pineapple to the nose.

Taste / Palate: The flavor is medium bodied with nice juicy hop flavor though out. It has very nice light bready malt sweetness backing up the citrusy and tropical fruity hop flavors. It finishes with just a quick flash of very mild hop bitterness. It feel light, but not thin and it is very drinkable.

Notes: If you’re a hard core hop head this may not be for you but I love the balance and drinkability in this beer. This may also be a good IPA for craft beer newbies or people who like hop flavor with out heavy enamel stripping bitterness.

Serving type: bottle

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California

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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California

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Missouri

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Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

07-13-2014 15:44:29 | More by Chris_Carraher
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California

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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Colorado

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Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

07-12-2014 22:35:38 | More by Colinpyle1974
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Florida

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +5.5%

07-12-2014 19:34:52 | More by rcatalano
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MikeSkaz


3/5  rDev -20.8%

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Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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Castaway IPA from Kona Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 404 ratings.