Castaway IPA
Kona Brewing Co.

Castaway IPACastaway IPA
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Kona Brewing Co.
Hawaii, United States
IPA - American
Ranked #3,365
Ranked #22,957
3.74 | pDev: 11.23%
Yesterday at 07:11 AM
Feb 21, 2004
Castaway IPACastaway IPA
Notes: 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
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3.86 by Danzifer from Ohio on Yesterday at 07:11 AM
3.5 by Jjmj51 from Rhode Island on Apr 10, 2022
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4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by davidward from Florida

A solid IPA. Refreshing with notes of pineapple.

Mar 24, 2022
3.71 by DrewTheBrew from Ohio on Mar 06, 2022
3.94 by MillyLite from Michigan on Feb 15, 2022
3.75 by hockeypuck from Maine on Jan 29, 2022
3.54 by Eychung from New York on Dec 31, 2021
3.68 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota on Oct 18, 2021
3.59 by jak from North Carolina on Jul 30, 2021
3.6 by beersampler6 from Michigan on Jul 16, 2021
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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
by StonedTrippin from Colorado

for some reason i thought i had previously had all the kona regulars, but i guess i missed this one somehow. its a solid ipa, fuller feeling to me, generically hoppy too, bright and fresh though, with good bitterness and plenty of malt behind it. the fermentation is clean, it feels just a little bigger than average, and is just slightly metallic at the end, but i do get bold notes of pine and citrus in the middle of this, not real unique, but nicely dosed, its cool to drink bitter ipa again, seems like a dying breed as hazy continues to rise. there is nice balance to this, a lightly toasted element to the grain and just a pinch of middle sweetness, very fresh, and it goes great with the hops. some light orange or tangerine from the hops, a bit of stone fruit too, and then a grassy herbal finish, higher alpha and lingering just a bit. it doesnt warm up great but overall this is solid, if a bit samey. i dont really get the island vibes from this that i often do in kona beers, nothing really summery or tropical about it or anything, but its crisp for its boldness and was one of my favorites in their recent variety pack.

Jul 09, 2021
3.75 by AndrewFord666 from Illinois on Jun 18, 2021
3.5 by atesus from California on Jun 17, 2021
3 by emiliobaratta from Venezuela on May 04, 2021
3.53 by ivanpadron from Venezuela on May 03, 2021
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3.97/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.75
by UristMcBrewer from Pennsylvania

The beer is a dark goldenrod with a good head. It smells sweet and very floral with tropical fruit hops mixed in. There are notes of hibiscus and pineapple. In contrast to the sweet smell, it tastes bitter. That is a nice surprise a good way to balance a beer. On the palate the hops take more of a dark stone fruit character with he bitter aftertaste having faint leather notes. The mouthfeel is satisfyingly thick and the carbonation is good. The mouthfeel isn't spectacular though. Overall, the sweet nose and the bitter palate lead to a good beer and a concept I haven't really seen done to this scale before. It gets extra points for that.

Mar 02, 2021
3.9 by Sinister from New York on Feb 21, 2021
3.5 by Chipwells from Georgia on Feb 02, 2021
3.48 by simonrgilbert57 from California on Jan 31, 2021
3.63 by DarrellK from Florida on Dec 30, 2020
4 by n2492004 from Michigan on Dec 26, 2020
3.52 by Tjb14 from Michigan on Nov 24, 2020
3.64 by cheefdaddy1 from Texas on Nov 02, 2020
3.63 by SonOfKyuss from Virginia on Sep 12, 2020
3.72 by M4CDO from Massachusetts on Sep 10, 2020
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3.6/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
by MrOH from Malta

Slight chill haze, deep gold, thin white head, good retention, spotty lace
Mixed bag of citrus aromas
A lot of citrus rind hop flavor, slight caramel malt background
Medium light body, good carbonation
A throwback, for sure, but pretty good.

Aug 18, 2020
3.75 by qrazvan from Romania on Aug 04, 2020
3.75 by Velivolus1 from Vermont on Aug 02, 2020
3.5 by Jeez from Massachusetts on Jul 18, 2020
4 by TallGuyCM from California on Jul 08, 2020
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3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75
by AdmiralOzone from Minnesota

Pours clear amber yellow with a thin white cap that disappears quickly leaving virtually no lacing. Aroma is a faint touch of tropical fruit, mainly pineapple. Flavor a bit more pronounced, pineapple and mango, some caramel malt. Feel is light and well carbonated. Overall a nice summer beer.

Jun 17, 2020
3.42 by miwestcoaster from Michigan on Jun 13, 2020
3.75 by ryanf2192 from District of Columbia on Jun 08, 2020
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3.94/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by digboy from New Hampshire

Pours hazy medium orange gold color with a thin off white head. Aroma is soft, sweet malt and a light tropical hops. Flavor has caramel malts dominant, but well balanced in sweetness against the mild fruity hops. The finish is lightly bitter with some peppery character. Feel is medium bodied and a little soft. Nothing jumps out with this beer but that may be what saves it. It is a mellow malty ale like old speckled hen - but if it was dry hopped.

May 25, 2020
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3/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by BrinkingDeer from California

Tried to get "on board" with this one but its just really doesn't offer much more than that.

May 23, 2020
3 by RiceOwls27 from Texas on Apr 16, 2020
4.43 by DCH from New York on Apr 03, 2020
3.7 by Yendor61 from Michigan on Mar 21, 2020
3.75 by MTKATL from Georgia on Mar 14, 2020
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3.35/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by defunksta from North Dakota

Appearance: Pours a clear, light orange color with a mild white head. Sort of looks like a lager rather than an IPA. SRM of 9-11. (3.50)

Aroma: Mild aromas of juicy, ripe orange, peach, nectarine, and ripe pineapple. Mild and tame, but nice and juicy. Lots of mild tropical and nectarine juice. (3.50)

Flavor: Flavors of yeast and suds with tamed fruity flavors of clean honeydew, orange, grapefruit, melon, and more citrusy juice. Mild flavors, yet mild malts too. Smooth and balanced. Minimal bitterness. Drinks more like a pale ale. (3.25)

Feel: Lighter-bodied. Moderate carbonation. Finishes clean and relatively dry. (3.50)

Overall: A very tame IPA as I've come to expect from Kona Brewing. Not the best brewery out there and I'm often underwhelmed by their IPAs. Lacking the bite as well as flavor. Tame and simple, drinks more like a pale ale. Couldn't complain drinking this on a beach though, but compared to other craft IPAs, this beer and brewery sort of underwhelm. (Final Rating: 3.35. Not that bad but definitely not impressive).

Mar 12, 2020
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