Castaway IPA | Kona Brewing Co.

Castaway IPACastaway IPA
BA SCORE
59.2%
Liked This Beer
3.75 w/ 1,358 ratings
Castaway IPACastaway IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Kona Brewing Co.
Hawaii, United States
konabrewingco.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

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.

50 IBU

Added by stirgy on 02-21-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#20,511
Reviews:
202
Ratings:
1,358
Liked:
804
Avg:
3.75/5
pDev:
11.47%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
54
Gots:
606
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 1,358 |  Reviews: 202
Photo of nstygles
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of SoccerSeuss
4.52/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Stamped May 25 17 on the bottle.

Nice honey color with soft, cream colored head.

Hints of floral and citrus in the aroma.

Floral and citrus taste, low bitterness, very refreshing.

Medium body and carbonation.

Bought this at the grocery in a variety pack while on vacation. Was at the beach and it was on sale, and seeing it was from Hawaii I though why not. Was impressed. A very good IPA. I'd definitely recommend.

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Photo of DutchGermanguy
3.46/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer has a nice golden colour to it. The taste is a good mixture between the bitterness of the hop and a refreshing citron like flavour. A nice IPA to try

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Photo of Glowingz
3.6/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BAsbill
3.56/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rderedin
3/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of valkyre65
3.65/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sanitarium16
3.67/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 98green
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of apartin
3.87/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gboley
3.58/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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3/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Dzu
3.99/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from 0.355l bottle into chalice.
L: Transparent light amber with a soft white foam head.
S: Flowers, citrus, weak bitterness.
T: Refreshing , citrus.
F: Medium body and carbonation.
O: Good balanced american ipa.

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Photo of EmSauce
4.89/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Urk1127
3.96/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rbrandt22
4.48/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gchildjr
3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This beer has a nice aroma to it & goes down pretty smooth. It's not too hoppy, but it's certainly hoppy enough.

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Photo of Jubes07
3.67/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Justincrow
1.58/5  rDev -57.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

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

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

Photo of Redman414
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

The appearance was a nice glossy clear yellow to golden amber color. The lacing, oh yeah, spectacular, as it looks just like any other craft beer, it speckles a bit and shows a decent semi-thickness running about the glass. It absolutely looks superbly. The smell, geeze louise, uh...super nice grapefruit bitter hoppiness with some other nice citrusy aspects coming out as it warms. I will say that there is a nice light maltiness helping to balance all of this out. The taste is pretty much on par to blow one outa the water for the "above par" AIPA as it has a super nice bittersweet grapefruit flavoring leading all of the way through. There is a semi-sweet citrus-like aftertaste and a decent bitter dry finish. On the palate, this one sits about a light to medium on the body and ends up having a fairly decent sessionable quality running about it. The carbonation does show a respectful harsh quality for a normal AIPA and tells me this is worthy. Overall, pretty good AIPA, maybe again.

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Castaway IPA from Kona Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 59.2% out of 100 with 1,358 ratings
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