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:
598
For Trade:
1
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Photo of DrewSnyc667
3.8/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dcbeers
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DucksFan16
3.78/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap, 12/15/2016.

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Photo of D1noB
3.55/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Fades into a crisp, hoppy, citrus beer that that finishes the sentence off in a grainy period.

Taste Rating in Words: It's surfing, there is some work involved but it the joy and rush of adrenaline makes it all worth it.

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Photo of smcel371
3/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of greedysoul
4.44/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Leoherrmann9
3.37/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Burnerdale
3.38/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NateDyk47
3.89/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of RodSmith
3.4/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MaddoJay
1.95/5  rDev -48%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Guppy314
3.71/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From a bottle, pours as clear yellow with a white head. Hops aroma and hops-forward taste and bitterness with a tangy grapefruit astringency. There are follow
on flavors of caramel and grass.

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Photo of lhwjanssen
3.56/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ghrymm
3.69/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle. Bottled on July 25/2016.
A: Pours a Hazy Golden with a thin white head and minor lacing.
S: A nice floral citrus nose.
T: Kind of disappointing not much on the hop end at all more of a pale Ale. Minor hop bitterness.
F: medium body and carbonation clean finish.
O: An ok IPA but so many are better than this one,pretty weak for a IPA.

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Photo of DarkSideOfTheMoon
3.63/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a golden color with a bit of haze. One finger of froth. Good bit of piney hops on the nose. Unfortunately the taste doesnt follow the nose. The hops kinda fall flat and a lot of grain comes through on the taste...especially the back end. It's not a bad beer but doesn't compare to the better IPAs out there.

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Photo of Pletser
3.61/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Shaker pint glass, "production date" 5-1-16.

APPEARANCE: pours a hazy, golden color with less than one-finger white head that quickly dissipated until a thin, broken layer of small bubbles remained, there is some lacing on the glass, medium carbonation.

SMELL: bread, brown sugar, flowers and citrus, there is a faint metallic note.

TASTE: initially sweet brown sugar and bread then a nice grapefruit citrus hop profile, there is also an earthy metallic note at the end.

PALATE: medium body and carbonation.

OVERALL: this is a good IPA, it's balanced, I enjoyed it but there are better options available so I would probably not seek this one out again.

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

Photo of fuzzcherry
3.78/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cts309
2.56/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of nicholas2121
4.11/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Castaway IPA brewed by Kona Brewing Co., with an ABV of 6.00% This brew pours out a nice golden amber color with a nice white head. The smell of Castaway IPA is rich with grains and malts. There is also a nice amount of hops in the smell of this brew. This brew has the look and smell of most IPA's on the market. Not saying that is a bad thing. Now for the taste, it is bold with flavors. You first pick up on hoppy flavors , fallowed by grains and malts. There is a lot going on in Castaway IPA, this IPA has a real nice flow to it. It is really hard to pick up on the 6.00% ABV in this brew. I can't get over how smooth this IPA goes down. Castaway IPA , has a real nice balance to it, there is nothing overpowering about this brew. The mouth feel of Castaway IPA is Bold, rich, clean, smooth and refreshing. Overall I'm giving Castaway IPA a 4.25 out of 5. I would definitely buy this brew again. Kona Brewing Co., Did a real nice job with this IPA.

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Photo of bird_soul
3.61/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

From the bottle. Solid Hawaiian IPA

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Photo of igl
4.75/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of PlutonowyManiek
3.61/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Color light amber, golden, hazy. White and yellow head, not too high, is reduced to a larger rim.
The aroma of delicate fruit with a leading resin, caramel.
Taste: Again fruit, mainly oranges and lemons in the background mango and resin.
Gentian long, clear, grapefruit. The loading medium toward high.

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