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Whale Ale - Kona Brewing Co.

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Whale AleWhale Ale

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53 Ratings
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Ratings: 53
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 14.2%
Wants: 2
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:
Beer added by: TheBigBoy on 01-24-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Ratings: 53 | Reviews: 7
Reviews by ZAP:
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4.34/5  rDev +28.4%
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.

More User Reviews:
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3/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of secondtooth
4.09/5  rDev +21%
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!

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2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +25.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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3/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of Mikeluzzjr
3.61/5  rDev +6.8%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +33.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Donkster46
3/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of MichaelProcton
2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

Photo of TheMarkE
3.29/5  rDev -2.7%
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.

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Whale Ale from Kona Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.