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Whale Ale - Kona Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 20
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 12.35%

Brewed by:
Kona Brewing Co. visit their website
Hawaii, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: TheBigBoy on 01-24-2014)
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Photo of ZAP


4.35/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

One of the better American Pale Wheat Ale's I've had. What I like about this offering is the bright citrus and tropical fruits that are abundantly found in the aroma and taste...it seems usually the hops used in this style lean toward a sharper, more bitter hop profile.

Body is lighter and refreshing as you would want from this style..

But it is also loaded with flavor and highly drinkable. Great hops flavors featuring mandarin oranges, tangerines, pineapples, papaya, mango and peaches/nectarines(perhaps the strongest flavor) .

Love this beer. Very well done.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2014 22:33:31 | More by ZAP
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4.1/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy straw yellow, with average head. Lovely, attractive lace.

Nose is nicely floral hops. A solid and promising beginning.

Taste is delightful -- hoppy and floral with a tropical fruit bouquet. I get mango, pineapple, and citrus. There's a sharp and grainy wheat presence, too, but it's all carefully balanced and harmonious. A delicious ale!

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2014 14:37:23 | More by secondtooth
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3.39/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: 0.5L (16.9 oz.) mug
From: VONS in Normal Heights (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $15.99 (w/ VONS card) for a variety Redhook/Kona/Widmer 12-pack
Purchased: Feb. 21, 2014
Consumed: Feb. 21, 2014
Misc.: Born on date of Dec. 11, 2013

Poured a yellow straw semi-clear color with 3-to-4 fingers of spongy white head. OK layered lacing along the sides. Good retention on the top.

Smelled soapy, pine, mold, wet grass hops, wet Cascade hops, mildew, floral hops, caramel, honey, citrus hops.

Tasted pretty close to the nose. Got lots of different hops in floral, citrus and grass. Still pretty soapy with some pine in there. Caramel and honey as well. Did I mention soap? Didn’t tasted anywhere close to 6.0 percent.

Light body. Creamy texture. Average-to-soft carbonation. Abrupt watery finish.

This beer was OK at times, but not quite good overall. I won’t have another one after the three I have left.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2014 07:42:53 | More by BucannonXC5
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3.61/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Got this with the Craft Brew Alliance Explorer variety 12-pack. Pleasantly surprised. Refreshing and tasty, but nothing mind blowing. Really, I've yet to have anything amazing from Kona, but everything I have had has been surprisingly good. Maybe that's just because I don't expect anything crazy, but still. Beer I would easily stock up on to give out if I were hosting a party; especially to share with my non-craft fan friends.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2014 22:41:15 | More by Mikeluzzjr
Whale Ale from Kona Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.