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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

838 Ratings
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Ratings: 838
Reviews: 125
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 12%
Wants: 33
Gots: 246 | 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: 838 | Reviews: 125
Photo of russpowell
3.97/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is 7 weeks old, but the freshest bottle I've found to date, This can be my placeholder review...

Pours an effervescent gold/bronze with a finger of pearl white head. Insane lacing & head retention

S: Crackery notes, lemons, pineapple & grapefruit

T: Follows the nose, grapefruit & pineapple dominate, a little mango as well up front. Faint caramel notes, grapefruit pith & pine as this warms. Finishes with a flourish of tropical fruit, a little mineral dryness & some biscuitty malt notes

MF: Medium bodied, firm carbonation, nice balance

Drinks easy, I have no complaints on this one. I would buy this again unless something bordering on world-class pushed this out of the sight-picture; a damn good deal to be sure

I sure seem to be swimming against the tide of recent reviewers, but that's just how it goes, some times

Photo of DbbC
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MooseBoose
3.67/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HeavyDandtheGirls
3.06/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Risenhower
3.72/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Devistator16
3.24/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of EQSATUB
2.97/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

I felt this IPA had little character. Typically, I'm good about picking up subtle notes and aromas, but I found little nose to this beer whatsoever. Nothing offensive, of course....just neutral. Taste-wise, this was probably the least pronounced of any IPA I've had so far. Looks fine, goes down fairly smoothly, I'd say about the right amount of carbonation and bite on the tongue...it just doesn't reach out and grab you.

Photo of wholelottaloha
4.09/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Jimmy_Sprinkle
3.96/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beerparrot
3.73/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kevindp9
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MickeyHops
2.77/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Slightly below average IPA with a faint metallic flavor.

Photo of ryan33iowa
4.21/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eman17
4.14/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jrawlinsGA
3.55/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dukeandduke
3.89/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

3/3 Bottle - Very nice dark orange pour, with white head. Citrus and hops smells were strong and pleasant. Nice malty and hop filled taste, somewhat bitter without a bitter aftertaste. Very impressive beer and I will look out for this offering in the future.

Photo of gar1974
4.38/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

What a hidden gem. A little more in the floral side than citrus. But a very drinkable brew. Top shelf in my opinion. I was very surprised.

Photo of sachie23
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WKyle
3.43/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PhilMiller
3.62/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of bmayes1991
3.93/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HiWire
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Castaway IPA from Kona Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 838 ratings.