Big Wave Golden Ale - Kona Brewing Co.
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Reviews by hopfacebrew:
3.9/5 rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On tap at the hotel bar while on vacation in Hawaii, served in pint glass the beer arrives crystal clear with a straw color, 1 finger cream colored head, with good retention and pleasant lacing. The nose is a little faint is pleasant and approachable with a sweet biscuit malt character along with a blend of grassy and citrus hop. The flavor follows suit but is fuller in character. Starts with a gentle biscuit malt base from which a more pronounced citrus, tropical fruit character develops. Mild bitterness. Finishes with a lingering fruit flavor on the tongue, orange. Lighter bodied with moderate carbonation the beer is crisp and clear. Easy to drink. Overall, very nice.
Serving type: on-tap
03-27-2012 14:02:12 | More by hopfacebrew
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3.63/5 rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from the bottle into a pint glass.
Review from notes: January 31st, 2014.
A: Bright white head with golden body.
S: Hops with floral notes.
T: Slight hops, but not as hoppy as the smell would suggest.
M: Light and drinkable.
O: Pretty good. Very likeable, a good summer brew.
Serving type: bottle
03-07-2014 03:17:26 | More by ranger7
3.73/5 rDev +6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
Kona Brewing - Like I've written before, I really want to like this brewery, and the latest beers I'm trying are starting to prove me right. This offering, Big Wave, does a pretty decent job. Out of the bottle, it's none too impressive - your normal yellow, run-of-the-mill beer color - not much head, but surprisingly it has good lacing. The odor is absolutely wonderful, fresh and citrusy. Mouthfeel would be outstanding to me if it weren't so carbonated - it just takes away from the feel for me. Taste-wise, I liked it. The brew was bold, fresh, I could taste the citrus and it mixed well with the hops. Unfortunately, there was just something there - I just couldn't grade it outstanding. Overall, it's a good beer, I definitely enjoyed the two I just had...
Serving type: bottle
02-21-2014 23:11:53 | More by jjamadorphd
Big Wave Golden Ale from Kona Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 598 ratings.