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Big Wave Golden Ale - Kona Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
80
good

806 Ratings
THE BROS
82
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Ratings: 806
Reviews: 164
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 14.73%
Wants: 13
Gots: 64 | FT: 0
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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3.24/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

This golden ale is my least favorite of the kona brews. Going inot this I am not a fan of golden ale. The pale, pitiful yellow color reminds me of budweiser. Luckily, the beers smells much better. Once I take a swig I am again reassured that this is much more than a cheap domestic. Hints of citrus in an otherwise bland unsurprising swig. I like it though its somewhat refreshing. overall I rate this beer 3.00 okay. I would not recommend this to a friend however I would recommend this if your other options are unfavorable or unknown. Try it at least once, right?

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2014 10:15:24 | More by Gabriel_Vaughn
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ThisWangsChung

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3.4/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle into a goblet.

A: Pours a clear golden color. The head is a finger high and white in shade. Very bubbly in texture, it doesn't have the best retention. A nice ring of lacing sticks to the glass, though.

S: There are some subtle tropical notes I'm really digging. Lychee, mango, melon, and papaya come through nicely, with lesser notes of pine and mint. Crackery malts also come through.

T: The malts come through to start - very much like white bread, in a way. It finishes more interestingly, with a combination of tropical hops (and yes, there's a subtle juiciness to it), table sugar, and cream. The main flaw with this is that it tastes rather 'restrained'. Still, it doesn't do anything wrong, either.

M: Really refreshing and light in body. The crisp bite makes it go down spectacularly on a hot day. Maybe it could be drier, but who cares. Just fizzy enough, too.

O: I don't think it's as interesting as it could be - typical for a Kona beer, its trump card is how light and refreshing it is. Flavor-wise, it could have accomplished more, especially considering it uses Galaxy and Citra (two of my favorites). This will definitely make my rotation for hot weather duty, though.

Serving type: bottle

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Big Wave Golden Ale from Kona Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 806 ratings.