danlo (1741) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 fl oz bottle from beermerchants.com. Orangey golden amber colour, white foam head leaving some lacing and aroma of tropical fruit, mango, citrus, hoppy. Taste is malt caramel, some biscuit, with tangy citric & pine, hop resiny bitterness. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry dusty lingering bitter finish. Nicely drinkable.
gripweed57 (1046) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - OCT 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a bright honey gold color with a brief white head. Perfumy pine needle aroma. Toasted malt flavor has a bright citrus hoppiness. Bittersweet and juicy with lots of lupilin love. Finish has grapefruit and pine notes
sinfull (1149) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear, golden color . Medium-sized , white head. Aroma of pine and tropical fruits with hint of malt. Good but not biting bitterness in taste. Crispy and refreshing.
visionthing (3773) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 24, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
35,5cl bottle at BareBar, Lillehammer. Pours clear golden golden with a small, but lasting white head. Fairly hoppy aroma with herbal and piney notes, hints of citrus and pale malt. Fairly sweet, hoppy flavours, but not so fresh. Finishes fairly bitter. Quite okay.
Maltser85 (357) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - SEP 23, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden pour, white head. Floral aroma, sweet malts. Taste is similar with some slight pine flavor. A pretty non-descript bitterness that lingers considerably on the back end. Medium light body. Average.
sound67 (570) - Offenbach, GERMANY - SEP 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Maker: Kona Brewing Company, Kailua Kona, Hawaii, United States ***
Beer: Kona Castaway IPA (bottled, 330ml) ***
Style: India Pale Ale ***
ALC.VOL.: 6.0% ***
"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." [brewery note] ***
Colour: Yellow golden, slightly hazy. Small, frothy white head. ***
Nose: Intense sweet mango, yeast. ***
Texture: Medium body, hardly watery. Medium carbonation. ***
Taste: In contrast to the sweet aroma, the initial taste is dry and moderately bitter. Mango fruit is there, but it’s being overshadowed by pinewood, flowery hops and grass. Increasingly bitter towards the middle, with some resin, citrus. Moderately bitter, dry finish of pine and lemon. After taste is the same. ***
Impressions: A surprisingly dry- and bitter-flavoured beer considering the super-fruity aroma. Mainstream APA, and a good one, perhaps a bit too lean.
MattShizzle (569) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - from sampler pack. Golden color, clear. Somewhat hoppy aroma. Good, hoppy IPA.
Pinball (11588) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle from superbrugsen. clear yellow, smooth offwhite head.Pretty nice and strong flowery hoppy aroma. Flavor is fat, flowery hoppy, Good bitterness towards the end, easy drinking yet very flavorful ipa.
ljthiessen (805) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Cloudy golden amber pour with a white head. Aroma is juicy citrus and mango, sweet and rich. Flavour is medium-bodied, nicely bitter with plenty of fresh fruit notes. Pretty nice IPA, although not perfectly balanced.
northropfrye (2840) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 20, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice orange murky body white head and nice lacing but not long head retention. Aroma of musty malts and citrus hops. Sweet grains. Taste is more dry than bitter with a touch of rhubarb, yeast, and lactose. Not bad.