Castaway IPA | Kona Brewing Co.

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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
Ratings:
1,357
Reviews:
202
Avg:
3.76
pDev:
11.44%
 
 
Wants:
54
Gots:
602
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 1,357 |  Reviews: 202
Photo of jsanmarco
4.14/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AJmon13
3.52/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Vetbidder
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Somewhat hazy light golden look with an offwhite head. Scent is of citrus hops and malt mix. A tad less sweet than I was expecting but overall flavor is pretty decent, citrus and pine start moving into a a slightly bitter finish where the malts make an appearance. Medium carbonation and mouthfeel. Pretty decent. I've found myself going back to this a few times. The flavor is APA like but pretty decent.

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Photo of donspublic
3.79/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jcubz
4.03/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Packageguy
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Out of a mix pack on a hot Spring afternoon, backyard shindig.
The boldest of the varieties in the box, but still a little mild for the style...then again, I live in the heart of the New England IPA uprising...surrounded by big bold local ales.
As opposed to burgers and dogs, this beer goes well with steak, and shrimps...and, a serious game of cornhole or croquet. And, I'm sure it works just as well in a red Solo cup.

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Photo of hychenglao
3.36/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of adamette
3.13/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Kona Brewing Company Castaway IPA
Live review. Poured from stubby 12 oz. bottle that I bought as a “mix sixer” from Giant Eagle in Madison, Ohio about a few weeks ago into a clean, clear glass. “Mix sixer“ was $10.99. Date stamped on the label says DEC 28 15. I am afraid that this is significantly past due. Keep that in mind when reading the rest of this review.
A: Basic translucent yellow body under a moderately high white head after a moderate to vigorous pour. Actually holding up nicely after what is likely about 18 months. 3.5
S: Basic floral hops, nothing remarkable. 3.0
T: Taste flows right from the smell. Basic floral hops unoffensive but safe tasting IPA. 3.0
M: Pretty basic IPA feel, thin at first, some smoothness and then a bite of hops bitterness near the end. Very distant syrupy thin layer left behind. 3.5
D/O: Drinkability is quite high but I would not likely reach for more than one of these. Overall a pretty basic IPA. 3.25
Notes: I had hoped for better but did not expect more than this.

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Photo of WunderLlama
3.63/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle poured into a Teku glass

Highly carbonated, copper liquid, frothy one finer foam cap

Faint orange citrus hop, malts, grains

Faint pine, citrus hop taste over malts

Smooth, low carbonation in the mouth, slight hop aftertaste

nice beer

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Photo of monkist
4.46/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pro45
4.05/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Gold color with small white head. Smell is tropical fruit, oranges, citrus, hops, sweet malts. Taste follows the nose but more tartness on the front end. Also getting bready malts and a slight bitterness on the finish. Good carbonation and pretty smooth for all the flavor. Might be a bit too sweet, but very tasty. A different take on the style. Sampled from bottle. I've also had on tap and it was equally as good. Good price tag, as well.

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Photo of aztraz
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of andrewh995
3.69/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a nice golden color with a finger of white head. Smells of citrus, malt, and hops. Tastes of fresh citrus, hop and bitterness, and some malt. Light-Medium mouthfeel with low carbonation. Overall probably one of my favorite showings by Kona brewing.

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Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
3.71/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a speiglau IPA glass.

Look is a golden light amber with a thin head.

Aroma is earthy hops with a slight lager twang at the end.

This tastes much better than it smells. No lager metallic note just a thin malt and hop balance.

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Photo of ChuckTom
4.12/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BlueSpader
3.69/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JohnnyB
3.77/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brewnme
3.94/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Corson
3.59/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Marvicsin
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fitzy01
3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of geeves
3.91/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: Standard ipa appearance with moderate head that fades fairly quickly
S: quite aromatic, with hints of mango and other fruits
T: moderate on the ibu scale but well rounded on flavor
F: medium body and carbonated slightly more than other ipas
O: quality ipa with crisp taste and feel, it could be more bitter/hoppy but i would recommend it

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Photo of JohnnyForeign
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Thy_Philosopher_King
3.15/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I will be honest with you. The only reason I bought this beer was for the bottle. Then I tried the beer and wanted to buy it again, sadly I bought when my store was no longer carrying it. It was the last six pack that they would ever have. It was a delicious IPA. I'm an IPA man because the ABV is usually higher, and in many cases make it easier to drink. That is probably just a personal preference to my liking, but nevertheless this beer caught me by surprise. It is able to be enjoyed from the bottle or poured into a glass. The pour isn't all that entrancing like many other beers, but it has a nice distinction to it that I loved. The head was sharp and piercing, but didn't over kill the deliciousness.

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Photo of cp45
3.6/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Castaway IPA from Kona Brewing Co.
3.76 out of 5 based on 1,357 ratings.
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