Castaway IPA
Kona Brewing Co.

Castaway IPACastaway IPA
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From:
Kona Brewing Co.
 
Hawaii, United States
Style:
American IPA
Ranked #3,359
ABV:
6%
Score:
84
Ranked #23,581
Avg:
3.74 | pDev: 11.23%
Reviews:
232
Ratings:
1,273
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 21, 2022
Added:
Feb 21, 2004
Wants:
  55
Gots:
  669
SCORE
84
Good
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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Ratings by The_BeerBaron:
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Rated by The_BeerBaron from California

4/5  rDev +7%

May 24, 2014
More User Ratings:
 
Rated: 3.86 by Danzifer from Ohio

May 21, 2022
 
Rated: 3.5 by Jjmj51 from Rhode Island

Apr 10, 2022
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Rated by davidward from Florida

4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A solid IPA. Refreshing with notes of pineapple.
Mar 24, 2022
 
Rated: 3.71 by DrewTheBrew from Ohio

Mar 06, 2022
 
Rated: 3.94 by MillyLite from Michigan

Feb 15, 2022
 
Rated: 3.75 by hockeypuck from Maine

Jan 29, 2022
 
Rated: 3.54 by Eychung from New York

Dec 31, 2021
 
Rated: 3.68 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Oct 18, 2021
 
Rated: 3.59 by jak from North Carolina

Jul 30, 2021
 
Rated: 3.6 by beersampler6 from Michigan

Jul 16, 2021
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
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
 
Rated: 3.75 by AndrewFord666 from Illinois

Jun 18, 2021
 
Rated: 3.5 by atesus from California

Jun 17, 2021
 
Rated: 3 by emiliobaratta from Venezuela

May 04, 2021
 
Rated: 3.53 by ivanpadron from Venezuela

May 03, 2021
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Reviewed by UristMcBrewer from Pennsylvania

3.97/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.75
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
 
Rated: 3.9 by Sinister from New York

Feb 21, 2021
 
Rated: 3.5 by Chipwells from Georgia

Feb 02, 2021
 
Rated: 3.48 by simonrgilbert57 from California

Jan 31, 2021
 
Rated: 3.63 by DarrellK from Florida

Dec 30, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by n2492004 from Michigan

Dec 26, 2020
 
Rated: 3.52 by Tjb14 from Michigan

Nov 24, 2020
 
Rated: 3.64 by cheefdaddy1 from Texas

Nov 02, 2020
 
Rated: 3.63 by SonOfKyuss from Virginia

Sep 12, 2020
 
Rated: 3.72 by M4CDO from Massachusetts

Sep 10, 2020
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Reviewed by MrOH from Malta

3.6/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
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
 
Rated: 3.75 by qrazvan from Romania

Aug 04, 2020
 
Rated: 3.75 by Velivolus1 from Vermont

Aug 02, 2020
 
Rated: 3.5 by Jeez from Massachusetts

Jul 18, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by TallGuyCM from California

Jul 08, 2020
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Reviewed by AdmiralOzone from Minnesota

3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75
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
 
Rated: 3.42 by miwestcoaster from Michigan

Jun 13, 2020
 
Rated: 3.75 by ryanf2192 from District of Columbia

Jun 08, 2020
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Reviewed by digboy from New Hampshire

3.94/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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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Rated by BrinkingDeer from California

3/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Tried to get "on board" with this one but its just bitter...it really doesn't offer much more than that.
May 23, 2020
 
Rated: 3 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Apr 16, 2020
 
Rated: 4.43 by DCH from New York

Apr 03, 2020
 
Rated: 3.7 by Yendor61 from Michigan

Mar 21, 2020
 
Rated: 3.75 by MTKATL from Georgia

Mar 14, 2020
Castaway IPA from Kona Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 1505 ratings