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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

764 Ratings
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Ratings: 764
Reviews: 113
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.97%
Wants: 26
Gots: 207 | 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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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

Photo of Dur921
3.86/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ZBowden
3.77/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours hazy gold orange, smells of hoppy citrus and malts, tastes of malty undertones with hoppy citrus characteristics, creamy and smooth mouthfeel.

Photo of hambone
3.05/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GarthT
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jooler
3.66/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice sweet taste with subtle hop notes

Photo of UniversitateaDeBere
4.03/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Piney, citrus aroma, spiced fruit and grass up front with a good bitter hops taste to finish. Not a fan of the Kona stuff, but this one is pretty good.

Photo of AD17
3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of halo3one
3.83/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Justdoit1234
4.14/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of IPAalways
3.54/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Immortale25
3.45/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Haw River Farmhouse Ales teku glass. Label says Sep 24 14.

A- Pours a medium amber color with a 1/2 inch off-white head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of sheer surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves a jagged ring behind.

S- Pungent, earthy hop aroma. Quite unique actually. Definitely more on the grassy, resinous side of things.

T- Wow, that's different. The bitterness comes on and there's a hint of what's found in the aroma but it abruptly takes a left turn towards a boozy aftertaste. Yeah, that's just strange. It's like they took all that the flavor could be and flushed it down the toilet with unnecessary bitterness and alcohol. A shame.

M- Sharp and bitey with medium carbonation and a lightish body.

O- I have no idea what they were going for with this. What a weird IPA, and it actually seemed like it was going to be good at first.

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3.14/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tbone2131
3.44/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of einman
3.42/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

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3.93/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mbertrand2
4.4/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Castaway IPA from Kona Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 764 ratings.