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Whale Ale - Kona Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
78
okay

48 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 13.57%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | 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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Reviews by Slatetank:
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

3.74/5  rDev +10.3%

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.

05-19-2014 14:02:37 | More by Slatetank
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mrosenfeld32

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

06-16-2014 17:54:44 | More by mrosenfeld32
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

03-26-2014 19:21:38 | More by LXIXME
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secondtooth

Indiana

4.1/5  rDev +20.9%

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!

04-12-2014 14:37:23 | More by secondtooth
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socon67

New York

2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

07-05-2014 00:38:41 | More by socon67
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enelson

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +25.4%

06-01-2014 02:13:40 | More by enelson
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bigbeers84

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

03-11-2014 02:44:19 | More by bigbeers84
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kk73

Hawaii

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

07-04-2014 06:36:31 | More by kk73
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rrock44

Washington

3/5  rDev -11.5%

02-01-2014 01:25:39 | More by rrock44
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allstar255

California

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

03-12-2014 23:07:02 | More by allstar255
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Birdlegs

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

06-06-2014 07:08:45 | More by Birdlegs
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bubseymour

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

02-23-2014 14:35:29 | More by bubseymour
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KoG

Nevada

3/5  rDev -11.5%

04-23-2014 01:21:30 | More by KoG
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Mikeluzzjr

Massachusetts

3.61/5  rDev +6.5%

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.

02-13-2014 22:41:15 | More by Mikeluzzjr
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KlayWey

Idaho

3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

03-08-2014 05:45:18 | More by KlayWey
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dradair

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

06-05-2014 16:50:59 | More by dradair
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paulcdc

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

08-12-2014 02:21:26 | More by paulcdc
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TheBigBoy

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

01-26-2014 04:18:35 | More by TheBigBoy
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RHVC59

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

03-17-2014 05:13:28 | More by RHVC59
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jbeervt

Vermont

3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

04-10-2014 14:00:26 | More by jbeervt
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TheMarkE

California

3.29/5  rDev -2.9%

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.

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

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +25.4%

05-11-2014 00:41:51 | More by Norica
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ascags

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

08-10-2014 18:22:57 | More by ascags
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Gobzilla

California

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

04-08-2014 05:05:25 | More by Gobzilla
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podes

Pennsylvania

3.52/5  rDev +3.8%

08-22-2014 02:36:57 | More by podes
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Whale Ale from Kona Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.