Kona Castaway IPA

On the last night of vacation, the other half and I ended up at a Hawaiian restaurant across the street from our hotel in Dewey Beach. The food was awful and the waitresses were wearing shorts that were so short that they looked to be incredibly uncomfortable. This was the first beer that I had there.


ABV: 6%

Style: American IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Take a sip of this copper-colored India Pale Ale and you’ll taste bold, citrusy hops with a touch of tropical mango and passion fruit, balanced by the rich caramel malts. Castaway IPA has a clean, crisp finish that’s as refreshing as the wind in your face when you set sale for adventure.”

Random: We’ve been having a House Hunters marathon today. It’s interesting to see what some people consider deal breakers.

This beer poured with half a finger of white head that dissipated quickly. It left some light lacing on the pint glass which was quite dirty, especially for a restaurant. The body was a clear amber color with very mild carbonation visible. The nose was fragrant with pine and grapefruit. So far, I was really excited to try it. As soon as I took a sip, I was disappointed. The taste was not nearly as good as the nose. There was some grapefruit pith and then caramel malt. I also picked up some spruce tips as well. Each flavor was very disjointed and transitioned abruptly. It had a medium thick body and needed more carbonation. It had a quick finish with grapefruit. To me, this beer was pretty boring. If someone is just starting to dabble in IPAs, this wouldn’t be a bad one to try.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0

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