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Whale Ale - Kona Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
78
okay

49 Ratings
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Ratings: 49
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 ZAP:
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4.35/5  rDev +28.3%
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.

ZAP, Apr 12, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of mrosenfeld32
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

mrosenfeld32, Jun 16, 2014
Photo of LXIXME
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

LXIXME, Mar 26, 2014
Photo of secondtooth
4.1/5  rDev +20.9%
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!

secondtooth, Apr 12, 2014
Photo of socon67
2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

socon67, Jul 05, 2014
Photo of enelson
4.25/5  rDev +25.4%

enelson, Jun 01, 2014
Photo of bigbeers84
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

bigbeers84, Mar 11, 2014
Photo of kk73
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

kk73, Jul 04, 2014
Photo of rrock44
3/5  rDev -11.5%

rrock44, Feb 01, 2014
Photo of allstar255
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

allstar255, Mar 12, 2014
Photo of Birdlegs
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

Birdlegs, Jun 06, 2014
Photo of bubseymour
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

bubseymour, Feb 23, 2014
Photo of KoG
3/5  rDev -11.5%

KoG, Apr 23, 2014
Photo of Mikeluzzjr
3.61/5  rDev +6.5%
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.

Mikeluzzjr, Feb 13, 2014
Photo of KlayWey
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

KlayWey, Mar 08, 2014
Photo of dradair
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

dradair, Jun 05, 2014
Photo of paulcdc
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

paulcdc, Aug 12, 2014
Photo of TheBigBoy
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

TheBigBoy, Jan 26, 2014
Photo of RHVC59
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

RHVC59, Mar 17, 2014
Photo of jbeervt
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

jbeervt, Apr 10, 2014
Photo of TheMarkE
3.29/5  rDev -2.9%
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.

TheMarkE, May 12, 2014
Photo of Norica
4.25/5  rDev +25.4%

Norica, May 11, 2014
Photo of ascags
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

ascags, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of Gobzilla
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Gobzilla, Apr 08, 2014
Photo of podes
3.52/5  rDev +3.8%

podes, Aug 22, 2014
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Whale Ale from Kona Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.