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:
1,341
Reviews:
199
Avg:
3.75
pDev:
11.47%
 
 
Wants:
54
Gots:
599
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 1,341 |  Reviews: 199
Photo of JohnnyB
3.77/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brewnme
3.94/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Corson
3.59/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Fitzy01
3.73/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of geeves
3.91/5  rDev +4.3%
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%
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%
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%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of dsa7783
3.48/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Kona Grill in Woodbridge. Pours an effervescent, golden hue with minimal frothing. Mild aroma replete with hints of grapefruit, citrus, and pine. Similar overall flavor profile.

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Photo of Jodio
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gandres
3.53/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle 12 ounce poured to wine glass
Appearance: Deep orange, clear, small head, almost no lacing
Aroma: slight smell of hops
Taste: Balance bitterness, but can improve on follow through
Palate:Slightly creamy
Overall: Good beer, but not something to look forward to. aftertaste can be improve
Drank:

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Photo of sparx1100
3.59/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Dms844
3.74/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jibrahim414
3.24/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jdhilt
3.23/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a two finger white head that fades very slowly to a thin layer leaving a good lace. Light hazy straw color. Light-medium carbonation and light-medium bodied. Grapefruit hop nose and flavor is light grapefruit, lingering bitter after taste. In $9.99 6-pak Shaw's Supermarket Concord, NH. Bottled Sep 2016.

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Photo of Tripel_Threat
3.64/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Redeemed by aroma. Pours an orangish gold with a chill haze. A finger of white foam rests on top. Aroma ia citrus, and floral, and a little soapy. Tastes a bit bitter, some orange rind, but much more subtle than the aroma. Went very well with pineapple, though.

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Photo of Nichols33
3/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of eldoctorador
2.5/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of gobuccos
3.69/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Timtac
3.34/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HermitDan
3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Castaway IPA from Kona Brewing Co.
3.75 out of 5 based on 1,341 ratings.
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