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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2006
Had this on-tap at the brewery. The beer was a light, hazy amber color with a small, creamy, off-white, mostly diminishing head. The flavor was initially lightly sweet and heavily bitter with a super-long, shiveringly bitter finish that was full of floral retronasal notes that made it worth enduring through it. The body was light-to-medium with a watery texture and fizzy carbonation. I don’t usually enjoy super bitter IPAs, but this one had a lot of interesting qualities that left me looking for more.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ratman197 (9012) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 23, 2005
On tap @ Faling Rock poured a clear copper with a small amber head. Aromas of citrus and pine. Palate was medium bodied. Flavors of carmel and grapefruit rind with a dry bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - AUG 3, 2005
On tap at the Kona Brewery Brewpub in Kona. Probably the only IPA on the island, this one is worthy of the visit to the brewery (the food is excellent too!). Very deep orange color, possessing a teriffic hoppy nose, I was in IPA heaven. They really should bottle this one too.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2005
[At GABF 2004] A hazy orange beer with a small disappearing white head. The aroma is sweet and very hoppy, but with some alcohol making it self present. The flavor is a lovely hoppy and grassy one, though with hints of alcohol.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
ElGaucho (2156) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2005
Hoppy aroma with light citrus notes and some sweetness. Murky, orange, with off-white head. Excellent lace. Head is a little diminishing. Very nice flavor. They need to bottle this. Creamy. Not fabulous and a little unbalanced toward the hops, but good. I’d drink this all the time if I lived on the Islands near one of the Kona brewpubs. Very good overall.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
NeonLX (261) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 3, 2003
On tap at the brewery-- This one rates way up there on my scale. This brew has everything I want in a beer--superb balance of flavors, hearty hop aroma and taste, nice pallate & appearance--very close to the perfect brew. Wish the brewery wasn't thousands of miles away...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mpbro (132) - Stanford, California, USA - MAR 29, 2003
(24Mar2003--draft at brewery) A real IPA. Excellent effort, though again, excellent execution without going very far outside the box. 6.8% ABV, 45 IBU. Sweet aroma, kool-aid (not bad). Very malty flavor, perfect bitterness. Nice notes of Cascades hops in flavor and nose.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 10, 2002
On tap GABF ’02: Light orange color, light grapefruit aroma, oily texture. Starts off with just a bit bitterness that ends up much bigger. Had a slight sweetness to it.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2495) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2002
GABF 2002: Light amber color. Strong resiny hop aroma. Very resiny piney flavor. Little malt.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aubrey (3417) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 6, 2002
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2004 Super spicy, acidic, piney; sweet and juicy with a fruity-sugar element (orange-like). Hoppy up front. Creamy malt backbone. Many lingering and lasting hop flavors. Tasty notes of pine, grass and earth. Fitting bitterness.


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