If you live in Hawaii, or have vacationed here, you may have had the chance to try Kona Brewing Company’s Castaway IPA. It’s one of the few beers that you could pretty much only find in Hawaii. That’s about to change as Kona Brewing plans to release Castaway IPA to all of its markets in mid April.
Castaway IPA will be available year-round in bottles and draft. It is being termed as a Hawaiian-style IPA. The draft version I’ve had in the past has had a clean and light malt base that allows the tropical and citrusy hops take the show. Castaway IPA is definitely very sessionable because of its lower above (6.0%) and light body.
Kona’s brand new Brewmaster Billy Smith shared, “IPAs are one of the fastest-growing segments in today’s craft beer industry, and we think mainland craft beer lovers will appreciate how distinctive Castaway is from many current IPA offerings. The citrus, tropical and mango influences combine with what you’d expect from a typical IPA to create a drinking experience that takes you back to the islands.”
Castaway IPA specs:
Style: Hawaiian-style IPA
Bitterness: 55 IBU
Hops: Galaxy, Citra, Simcoe, Millennium
Release date: April 14, 2014