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Big Wave Golden Ale - Kona Brewing Co.

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Big Wave Golden AleBig Wave Golden Ale

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BA SCORE
80
good

847 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 847
Reviews: 171
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 14.73%
Wants: 14
Gots: 79 | 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 output01x:
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output01x

Ohio

3.35/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz. capped bottle (Bottled JAN 05 12) into a pint glass.

A strong pour yields a 1-finger cream colored head that fades to a thin dusting and thin foam ring in a couple minutes. The body is a perfectly clear golden straw with a light amount of lazy carbonation bubbles. Some light lacing can be seen temporarily clinging to the sides of the glass throughout consumption but never adhere too long.

The nose is not the strongest my nostrils have dug into but it is pleasant and rather well-balanced. Sweet, biscuity malts lay the groundwork for citrusy and grassy hops. Notes of orange peel and papaya are detectable but distant.

Light and sweet malts start each sip along with flavors of pine and citrus hops. Swallowing the beer releases more of the hops flavors carrying notes of pine needles, freshly cut grass, lemon rind, and grapefruit. As these flavors fade, a mellow orange flavor develops and is soon met by a slight grassy bitterness. An orange sherbert aftertaste persists between sips.

Light bodied with moderate carbonation, this beer crisp, clean, and refreshing (sound familiar?). The body is light enough to make this both a warm spring night sipper as well as a hot summer day gulper. The carbonation is only slightly fizzy and really helps this beer's drinkability (especially during the swallow).

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2012 01:44:32 | More by output01x
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Big Wave Golden Ale from Kona Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 847 ratings.