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Whale Ale - Kona Brewing Co.

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39 Ratings
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 13.82%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TheBigBoy on 01-24-2014)
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California

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

04-08-2014 05:05:25 | More by Gobzilla
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2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

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Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

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Virginia

2/5  rDev -41.2%

06-17-2014 00:27:36 | More by Seanecy
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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +25%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

05-24-2014 03:57:34 | More by h4ger
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

3.74/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I purchased this at Wegmans, enjoyed chilled in a mug from the 12oz brown bottle.

The color is deep golden with light haze with thick white cap with fine bead -there is good retention and lace. The smell has a slight citrus aroma with subtle lemony tangy scent with light malt and herbal hop ester. The feel is good with light bitterness and slight sweetness balancing with medium carbonation and semi-dry bitter finish.

The flavor is slightly tangy at first with wheat flavor and mild lemon and herbal hops join with an almost pine-like taste toward the finish as it warms with mild wheat taste carrying through in the background. This is a pretty tasty balanced pale with mild citrus hops and wheat flavor.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2014 14:02:37 | More by Slatetank
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TheMarkE

California

3.29/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Cloudy, very light straw color, about the same shade as a Bud Light Lime. Quickly disappearing head, moderate lacing and carbonation.

Smell: Pine, wet grass, mildew, citrus hops.

Taste: Pine, wet grass, citrus and floral hops, caramel.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and creamy.

The Verdict: It’s okay. Nothing exciting, just a drinkable Wheat Pale Ale. I expected more coming from Kona- more flavor, more hops, more something.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2014 19:35:09 | More by TheMarkE
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New Jersey

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KoG

Nevada

3/5  rDev -11.8%

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ZAP

Minnesota

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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secondtooth

Indiana

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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Vermont

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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Whale Ale from Kona Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.