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Big Wave Golden Ale - Kona Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
80
good

809 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 809
Reviews: 164
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 14.73%
Wants: 13
Gots: 65 | 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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MurphyMacManus

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3.78/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz. brown bottle into pint glass

A: clear gold, minimal head, but I think I poured too gently. Decent head retention, though.

S: spicy and piney hops, faint malt.

T/M: light body, well balanced between malt and spicy and slightly bitter hops. Bitterness doesn't linger in the finish.

Overall: a good hot weather beer. Flavorful without being too strong, heavy or overpowering.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2013 01:23:25 | More by MurphyMacManus
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Big Wave Golden Ale from Kona Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 809 ratings.