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Kona Bourbon Barrel Aged Castaway IPA


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RATINGS: 5   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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American-style IPA aged in old bourbon barrels.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16539) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 13, 2011
Draft @ FoBAB 2009, Chicago, IL. Pours a hazy golden orange color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity floral hoppy grapefruit aroma with hints of bourbon. Fruity malty wet woody hoppy piney grapfruit flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy finish with bourbon hints in the aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - OCT 23, 2010
hazy orange color, tiny white bubbles rim glass for a head, trace of lace. nose is vanilla, caramel and light hops. lots of piney hops in the flavor, some caramel, and vanilla also, but a touch too muted bu the barrel perhaps. medium bodied, lingering bitter finish. i did find this one enjoyable enough to do again, and i wonder what the base ipa might taste like. sampled at FoBAB ’09.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cornfield (5465) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2009
FoBAB 2009. I liked this one. It poured a somewhat hazey gold body with a frothy head. The aroma held floral scents with citrus undertones. The flavor had a woody, floral bitterness over some grainy pale malts with a splash of booze. It finished with a mild floral bitterness that lingered on the tongue. A muted IPA, to be sure, but one that I’d drink again.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HonkeyBra (3325) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2009
Sampled at FoBAB. This was another one of those "I got this and it sucks so drink it HonkeyBra" beers. There were a lot, because I went with girls. Kind of a decent aroma with faint barrel. I get some decent IPA notes but its more like aged IPA and kinda of lacking. Definitely light compared to must of the insane stuff I had. Not terrible though.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (5672) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2009
Sampled at FoBAB 2009. Pours nice lightly hazy golde pour, a bit of darkness, small white head that dies to bubbles. Aromas are lightly citrus hopped, fresh grapefruit and lemon, a faint bourbon edge, wet wood and vanilla more apparent. Initial is lightly hopped, getting stronger, florals, light bourbon and booziness, good hopping grows, lighter pale malts. Nice, hoppy grows heavier, lightly boozy sticking the palate. Very nice and a change of pace from most of the fare on tap today.


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