New Beer Blog Kona Brewery Castaway India Pale Ale


Kona Brewing Castaway India Pale Ale is the brewery and beer that is being featured in this beer blog.  If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this Hawaii craft brewery.  If you have not, please, read them to get to know this Kona Brewery.  Let us get into this IPA.

It has a golden color with small constant bubbles. There is a semi on constant white head. The aroma has a heavy citrus notes with a slight grapefruit notes. The taste has a nice citrus notes that is not bitter at all. It is pretty smooth on tongue. There is a nice grapefruit aftertaste. It is pretty drinkable beer.

Here is a description from the beer bottle:

Since 1994, Kona Brewing Co. has been committed to making handcrafted ales and lagers of uncompromised quality.  We invite you to visit our brewery and pubs whenever you visit Hawaii.  Mahalo!

Set Sail For Adventure!

Hawaiians crossing the channel between Oahu and Molokai faces perilous journey.  Our Castaway IPA is inspired by these brave island explorers.  A smooth yet spirited brew, it’s as refreshing as the wind in your face when you set sail for adventure.

Here is a description from their website (

Kona Brewing Company | Castaway IPA

Set Sail for Adventure

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.

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Here is their website and twitter addresses:


Twitter:  @konabrewingco

In the end, it just seems all the time that I have to make trades to get beers from the west coast.  I was happy to see this brewery finally made an IPA.  I love this beer and I wish it was in Michigan.  It has finally made it to the Michigan market.  It has a nice grapefruit and citrus notes.  This beer has a nice color in the beer glass.  There is some nice smooth but has a nice bitter notes to make a hophead happy.  I highly recommend this beer.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/


Bill DJ Weiser


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