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Big Wave Golden Ale - Kona Brewing Co.

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987 Ratings

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Ratings: 987
Reviews: 182
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 14.69%
Wants: 23
Gots: 130 | FT: 1
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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3.64/5  rDev +2.8%

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%

BeerAdvocate, Jun 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Golden orange color with practically no head.
Nice tropical fruits aroma with predominant notes of pineapple, passion fruit and mango.
Likewise, fruity flavor with notes of honey, papaya, orange citrusy, passion fruit and melon. Dry aftertaste with a low to medium bitterness. Hops are very present in flavor and aroma, similar to an APA, but not much for bitterness.
Light body with perfect carbonation.
Positive surprise, I was expecting a boring beer. This is a flavorful beer with lots of tropical fruits. Assertive, clean and utterly pleasant. If it was easy to find I would always have this in my fridge to chill out.
Ap.3 Ar.4 Sab.3,75 Sens.4 Cj.3,75

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Pale yellow color. Good perfume of flowery hops. Good carbonation and retention. Taste is malty and fuity. Light body. Good carbonation.
Great drinkability.

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Big Wave Golden Ale from Kona Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 987 ratings.