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Castaway IPA - Kona Brewing Co.

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Castaway IPACastaway IPA

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very good

552 Ratings
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Ratings: 552
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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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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

jmccraney, Aug 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

oriolesfan4, Aug 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Jdra, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of barnzy78
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

12oz bottle, dated May 01 14
L 3.75 - slightly hazed, golden body with a frothy white head that leaves a spattering of lacing on the glass
S 3.25 - faint nose with floral hop, citric orange and grapefruit pith, pine, biscuity malt, but it's pretty muted
T 3.5 - fruity, juicy, somewhat tropical, piny, grapefruit pith, biscuity grain, floral hop, fairly refreshing
F 3.75 - medium body, moderately bitter with some pine lingering on the dry finish
O 3.5 - nice, refreshing American IPA, good for summer days. I was hoping for a bigger aroma and tropical burst perhaps. I may revisit this if the chance arises.

barnzy78, Aug 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Bottle: Poured an amber/orangey color ale with a medium size foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma of citrus hops with light floral undertones is quite nice. Taste is also dominated by citrus hoppy notes with light bitterness and some dry caramel malt. Dry hops notes are not as dominant as I would have expected based on the product description. Body is about average with good carbonation. Enjoyable IPA but nothing I would seek again necessarily.

Phyl21ca, Aug 21, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev -4.5%

mrjez, Aug 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

mjstacker, Aug 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Bzash, Aug 20, 2014
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3.84/5  rDev +1.9%

jamesmidd5, Aug 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

bp4171, Aug 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

zekeman17, Aug 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

SonictheBeerhog, Aug 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

pharmerdoc, Aug 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

TooGood, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of mactrail
2.94/5  rDev -22%

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.

mactrail, Aug 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

brheuer, Aug 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

rxthree, Aug 17, 2014
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3.52/5  rDev -6.6%

JasonL02, Aug 17, 2014
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3.44/5  rDev -8.8%

jdrankin, Aug 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

thereal_adam, Aug 16, 2014
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3.4/5  rDev -9.8%

Aduff860, Aug 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Bottled on 5/1/14: Pours hazy yellow color with 1 finger foamy white head that was full of bubbles and faded slowly leaving good foamy spotty lacing.

Smells of grapefruit, tangerine and citrus up front, with biscuit, piney hops, herbs, grass and some more citrus hops. Not a strong fresh hop smell, but a nice aroma that was full of citrus zest.

Tastes very much like it smells, with grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, citrus hops, biscuit, piney hops, herbs, grass, malt or wet grains, light caramel and some more citrus flavor that trails off bitter with a slight onion or herbal taste trailing. The flavor has a lot more malt than the nose and good balance, but like the nose is no hop bomb yet still a nice IPA.

Mouthfeel is light and crisp, with fizzy carbonation, a light body and a bitter citrus aftertaste. Seems more like a lager or APA than an IPA, but the lightness doesn’t mean it’s a bad feel.

Overall an above average IPA that had a nice aroma and decent flavor, but it was a little too timid in the hop department to make this a huge success. A good beer that’s like a session IPA, I would definitely have this again.

CHickman, Aug 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Mississippi, Aug 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Hanselpb, Aug 15, 2014
Castaway IPA from Kona Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 552 ratings.