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Big Wave Golden Ale - Kona Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
80
good

923 Ratings
THE BROS
82
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Ratings: 923
Reviews: 176
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 14.73%
Wants: 19
Gots: 111 | 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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Reviews by BingCrosby7:
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BingCrosby7

California

3.18/5  rDev -9.9%

A - This brew sort of looks like apple juice. Nothing too special going on here. Light carbonation, so the bubbles aren't anything too special. Absolutely no head retention.

S - light hops, citrus, perhaps a little bit of pineapple and apple, but mainly hoppy notes and subdued fruity undertones.

T - This is a very light beer. The hops are a bit masked by the fruitiness. I pick up mainly lemony notes and pineapple notes. Nothing too special or complex.

M - This is a very watery beer, much more so than I had anticipated. A fair amount of carbonation, though, which was a plus.

O - This beer is a little boring. I almost regret buying it. I do think it is refreshing, though.

06-17-2013 06:02:11 | More by BingCrosby7
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

3.64/5  rDev +3.1%

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

06-26-2014 17:27:41 | More by BeerAdvocate
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mojohawk21

Missouri

3/5  rDev -15%

02-10-2013 18:50:34 | More by mojohawk21
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Turbo

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -15%

05-23-2013 01:26:45 | More by Turbo
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MadScientist

New York

3.63/5  rDev +2.8%

A: A pale golden beer with good clarity. The white head is made of rocky bubble having a fiar head retention.

S: moderate malt sweetness that has fresh baked bread character along with a light peach fruitiness. It has a moderately-light citrus and pineapple hops aroma.

T: There is an initial malt sweetness with a very-light bready malt flavor. It has a moderately-light hops bitterness and light citrus and tropical fruit hops flavor. There is a light bit of fruitiness. The balance is somewhat bitter with a medium-dry finish. There is a light citrus aftertaste.

M: The is a medium-light bodied beer with moderately-strong carbonation.

O: An easy drinking, light bodied beer that would be nice and refreshing on a hot day. Would pair with seafood, chicken and lighter food.

12-21-2012 23:56:56 | More by MadScientist
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MikeC144

Rhode Island

3/5  rDev -15%

04-09-2014 15:04:57 | More by MikeC144
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DwedPirateWobert

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +13.3%

06-03-2013 17:35:53 | More by DwedPirateWobert
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markmo

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

07-18-2014 01:43:36 | More by markmo
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DWolf

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +13.3%

05-11-2014 15:24:00 | More by DWolf
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ValpoExpo

Ohio

4/5  rDev +13.3%

06-16-2013 04:08:48 | More by ValpoExpo
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

3/5  rDev -15%

04-08-2013 04:08:22 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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JoeD15

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

07-04-2013 18:30:55 | More by JoeD15
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Nversobr

Virginia

4/5  rDev +13.3%

07-25-2014 14:21:57 | More by Nversobr
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Beerswag

California

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

08-08-2013 16:11:55 | More by Beerswag
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petewheeler

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

08-15-2014 03:52:28 | More by petewheeler
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chossboss

Oregon

3/5  rDev -15%

03-16-2014 05:19:13 | More by chossboss
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Cavanaghty

Maine

3.43/5  rDev -2.8%

Served on tap in a pint glass.

Appearance: Golden with a thin white head.

Smell: Hops with a light citrus and wheat smell.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Taste of wheat with hops and light citrus after taste.

Overall: Good beer to go with my fried seafood.

06-15-2014 22:47:42 | More by Cavanaghty
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NOLTERN

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

11-19-2013 21:34:04 | More by NOLTERN
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rhinonau

Wyoming

4/5  rDev +13.3%

02-18-2014 14:57:54 | More by rhinonau
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bgguy1


4/5  rDev +13.3%

12-31-2012 03:55:58 | More by bgguy1
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Janeinma

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

06-30-2013 23:43:01 | More by Janeinma
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fionn13

Ireland

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

06-26-2013 16:39:43 | More by fionn13
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -15%

11-15-2011 02:06:23 | More by bpfrush
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juicebox

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

07-12-2012 00:37:46 | More by juicebox
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MattyG85

Minnesota

3.8/5  rDev +7.6%

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams "Perfect Pint" glass. Label bottling date of Nov 15, 2012.

Appearance: Pours a pale yellowish golden orange with a lot of rising bubbles. Solid three fingers of white head with good retention. Leaves a decent amount of lacing around the glass.

Smell: A laid back aroma of citrus fruit and soft malt. Soft pale malts with hints of wheat, grain, cracker, and biscuit. Decent hints of citrus orange, lemon, and a little mango. Hop scents are very faint. A very light smell but the citrus hint is nice.

Taste: Like the smell hints, a pretty light taste with citrus being the dominate flavor coming out. Pale malts with some notes of wheat, cracker, grains, and biscuit. A nice taste of citrus orange, lemon, mango, and pineapple. Light earthy hops and grass towards the finish. A decent taste for the style.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Crisp, clean, and somewhat juicy. Goes down very easy.

Overall: A decent version of the Blonde ale style. Light and crisp with a nice citrus fruit taste.

01-31-2013 07:03:34 | More by MattyG85
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Big Wave Golden Ale from Kona Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 923 ratings.