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Big Wave Golden Ale - Kona Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
81
good

1,183 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 1,183
Reviews: 204
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 15.21%
Wants: 27
Gots: 256 | 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:
Beer added by: Sixpoint on 03-19-2005

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
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Ratings: 1,183 | Reviews: 204 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of mjellis08
3.47/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Bigdoc91
3.22/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of LightnerLiquorKS
3.84/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fishstick_pete
3.54/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of jooler
3.37/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Really good and sweet. But all in all It's alright

Photo of JayRichter44
4.18/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Amp
4.09/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SackBlabbath
3.56/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 5pmsomewhere
3.65/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of guru_gonzo
5/5  rDev +40.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

How this could he anything less then a 5 blows my mind. Light, crisp, refreshing, and that hint of island that makes you feel like your in hawaii. Very unique.

Photo of colonia25
3.88/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CraftBeerFanatic_07
3.18/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of thesidewayz01
4.25/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerWithMike
4.14/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Sampling right now on 2/11/15. Comes in a 12 ounce bottle. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a handled-glass thumb print stein.

Brew pours a golden-yellow in color with a thinner white foamy head. Some spotty lacing is seen when sipped that sticks to the sides of the glass. The aroma is of some yeast, grass with a hint of fruit even. More going on with the taste as there are some light hops, grass and hay. Very tasty and goes down easy. Lighter-bodied with perfect carbonation. Really liked this brew and a easy solid "8" if not a "8.5" Hang ten baby!

Photo of Butters_Leopold_
4.16/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vikingron
4.19/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AndyEdgar
3.64/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bfrank8
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pnelting
3.65/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NeoClassicist
3.43/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of spointon
3.63/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ragor0603
4.35/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Fantastic! A great session beer. Surprisingly light on the tongue and smooth but flavorful.

Photo of netshark
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheCondor
3.27/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Picked up as a part of a mix and match sixer. Side poured with standard vigor into a Sam Adams glass.

Appearance - Pours a nice, hazy golden blonde color with a decent, one finger head that dissipates a quarter of the way through the beer and leaves a bit of lacing.

Smell - A bit of fruit, grass, hay, and a touch of breadiness. Very light nose

Taste - Pretty much the same as the nose. Very light and subdued. A touch of fruitiness, some grass, a bit of hay.

Mouthfeel - Lightly carbonated, light body. Pretty thin. Nothing much to speak of.

Overall - Fairly mediocre. Nothing to really get too shook up about. Its not bad, but just isn't anything real good either. Just grab it in a mix and match pack, drink it one time, and decide you won't buy it again.

Photo of jbabs
4.2/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Big Wave Golden Ale from Kona Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 1,183 ratings.