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Castaway IPA | Kona Brewing Co.

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Castaway IPACastaway IPA
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3.75/5
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1,435 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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#26,817
Reviews:
219
Ratings:
1,435
pDev:
11.47%
 
 
Wants:
53
Gots:
640
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 1,435 |  Reviews: 219
Photo of O-Meg
3.79/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bhawk1
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JohnCal
3.4/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Looks, pours, feels good. My problem with this is that it doesn't have much of a taste, certainly not what I would expect of an IPA. For what it's worth, I drank it in mid-February 2019; the date on the bottle is early December 2018.

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

Photo of Ronl12
3.52/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into ipa glass.
Look is little cloudy dark yellow. Smell is light hops. Taste is light hops and malt at end. Feel is light. Overall an easy drink and would drink again.

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Photo of Kwright
5/5  rDev +33.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

H14

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Photo of Antwon616
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MKV
3.58/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Notable hops on the nose and through the body, but not overpowering and pretty well balanced. Full bodied taste but not a full mouthfeel, which is a bit thin.

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Photo of Zigzach
3.3/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IronLover
3.7/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Light golden orange in color with very good clarity. Poured with a moderate, creamy white foam with medium retention. Medium spicy and herbal hop aromas with light tropical fruit notes. Medium malt aromas. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Light creamy feel followed by light warmth near the finish. Malty and bready flavors up front followed by herbal and light tropical citrus flavor. Medium high, biting hop bitterness in the middle followed by herbal and piney hop flavors. Finished with light bready malty notes and pine hop bitterness. Hop aromas were pretty evenly balanced, more in line with a pale ale. Body and feel were a bit on the light side. Flavors and balance were pretty well balanced with assertive bitterness. An easy drinking IPA that would score much higher if I was sitting on a beach in Hawaii.

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Photo of Yeldarb92
3.26/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Zbrewer80
4.16/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.77/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the bottle, it pours a nice hazy amber with a nice thick small head that lasts a bit. Lacing. Some hop scent in the nose. The mouth gets some pine and citrus and is very nice overall.,

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Photo of Dkloubec
3.66/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ZenAgnostic
3.59/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into duvel tulip. AUG2418 printed on bottom right corner of front label.

Appearance - Pours soapy white head with sheets of lacing with powerful stick and low-moderate retention. Hazy deep gold yellow body. Some large floating flake particulates. 4.5

Smell - Wet grassy hop. A little honey sweet. 3

Taste - Strong bitterness up front. Some strong citrus rind bitterness that cmoes across as metallic off tones. Mild bitterness in the aftertaste. 4

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied. Astringent sharpness, but finishes clean. 4

Overall - Pretty decent. Finishes cleaner than a lot of IPAs, but the faint metallic off characters take away from its drinkability. 3

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Photo of ViggieMech
3.28/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rudiecantfail
3.76/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass.

L---Hazy amber color. It took an aggressive pour to get a decent head. The head faded quickly, but left very good lacing.

S---I actually smelled the pine as I was pouring. Strong pine. Tropical fruits (grapefruit, orange).

T---Very mild compared to the nose. Almost like something is missing. Pine & grapefruit are there, but much paler than the smell.

F---Not very well carbonated. Still feels juicy & wet. Nowhere near as sticky/resinous as expected.

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

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

Photo of sjrider
3.71/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap in the Honolulu Airport. Looks like ipa , smells and tastes like a middle of the road ipa. Will do if you are not too particular and there aren’t any other choices.

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Photo of Schmaltz33
3.81/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RyanK252
3.77/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Moose McGillycuddy's

A: Pours golden amber with a frothy off white head that settles to a thin layer and laces nicely.

S: Spicy pine, citrus, fruity notes, bready malt, and caramel sweetness.

T: Resinous pine, fruity, tropical, peach, mango, citrus, grapefruit, lemon, light spicy herbal notes, bready malt, and almost toffee sweetness.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: Serviceable IPA, but there are better available on the islands.

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

Photo of Gmartin75
3.6/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Castaway IPA from Kona Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 1,435 ratings