Castaway IPA | Kona Brewing Co.

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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
Ratings:
1,358
Reviews:
202
Avg:
3.76
pDev:
11.44%
 
 
Wants:
54
Gots:
605
For Trade:
1
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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I first had this beer on tap in Santa Cruz California and its been a favorite since. On the smell I get tropical fruits reminiscent of oranges and citrus and slight mango. Its got a bite right away with a bready malt character in the middle of the taste ending with a bitter orange mango taste. This is an Hawaii beer for sure.

The bitterness is right there and really there to remind you how this is no average IPA. The flavor backs up the bitter. This beer should be ranked way higher. Its got all the flavor of your favorite IPA plus the bitterness and at 7.99 a 6 pack....seriously? What a great beer and brewery!

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I like it a lot.

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4.78/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance -golden yellow with a fair head.

Smell - Great aroma similar to fresh bread and citrus.

Taste - Wonderful full bodied taste.

Mouthfeel - smooth, perfectly carbonated

Drinkability- Very drinkable willing to drive to Kona to get another.

I visited the Kona Brewery a few weeks ago and this particular beer is still fresh in my memory. So if you are hanging out in Kona it's worth it to visit the brewery and the pub next door.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

My current favorite beer. This is the 1st beer over last 30 years I litterly crave in the evening after work.
The wonderful aftertaste last for a good 5-10 minutes.
Color is very bold and sharp. Smell is sharp but it is an appealing sharp fruity
aroma. This will be my go to spring and summer beer.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Castaway IPA from Kona Brewing Co.
3.76 out of 5 based on 1,358 ratings.
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