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Big Wave Golden Ale - Kona Brewing Co.

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1,036 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,036
Reviews: 187
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 14.93%
Wants: 22
Gots: 153 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Kona Brewing Co. visit their website
Hawaii, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  4.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Big Wave is light golden ale with a subtle fruitiness and delicate hop aroma. A smooth, easy drinking refreshing ale. The lightly roasted honey malt contributes to the golden hue of this beer and also gives a slight sweetness that is balanced out by our special blend of hops.

20 IBU

(Beer added by: Sixpoint on 03-19-2005)
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3.64/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #68 (Spetember 2012):

LOOK: Pale gold, massive white foam head.

SMELL: Fruity, grain, honey

TASTE: Smooth, light-ish body, light sweetness, cereal grains, fruity, mildly tropical, toasty, honey finish

If the average non-beer geek drinker were to close their eyes and imagine what beer might taste in Hawaii, they might expect to taste something like this beer; a light ale with seemingly tropical fruity notes. Decent and drinkable.

STYLE: American Blonde Ale
ABV: 4.4%
AVAILABILITY: Year-round

BeerAdvocate, Jun 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3/5  rDev -15.5%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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3.76/5  rDev +5.9%

Rcaisse, Saturday at 01:08 AM
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Faint piney nose, pours golden yellow. Honey citrus taste, poured a 2 finger head, light and easy to drink

Lou22, Saturday at 01:07 AM
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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1.32/5  rDev -62.8%

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3.48/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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2.6/5  rDev -26.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Light floral ale. Easy to drink on a very hot and humid Miami afternoon.

TheDrewniak, Oct 04, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

Big Wave has a subtle fruity taste, but is a bit on the watery side.

kofukasho, Oct 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Refreshing but certainly not overwhelming. A good summer brew.

Peppy17130, Oct 02, 2014
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Big Wave Golden Ale from Kona Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 1,036 ratings.