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Big Wave Golden Ale - Kona Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
80
good

944 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 944
Reviews: 178
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 14.73%
Wants: 21
Gots: 117 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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thatdewguy

North Carolina

1/5  rDev -71.7%

05-31-2013 01:27:46 | More by thatdewguy
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mwbrady12

North Carolina

1.5/5  rDev -57.5%

07-21-2013 14:52:27 | More by mwbrady12
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wingnutz27

Pennsylvania

1.5/5  rDev -57.5%

08-15-2014 14:10:30 | More by wingnutz27
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j-estep

Ohio

2/5  rDev -43.3%

04-23-2013 23:52:55 | More by j-estep
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user785335

Florida

2/5  rDev -43.3%

09-10-2013 16:06:36 | More by user785335
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thefluker

Missouri

2/5  rDev -43.3%

08-31-2013 13:32:27 | More by thefluker
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Dovers

Wisconsin

2/5  rDev -43.3%

04-02-2014 01:40:53 | More by Dovers
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Fat_Guy_Likes_Beer

California

2/5  rDev -43.3%

09-20-2013 07:08:47 | More by Fat_Guy_Likes_Beer
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BourbonJersey

New Jersey

2/5  rDev -43.3%

01-31-2014 00:30:01 | More by BourbonJersey
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trytoketchup

Arizona

2/5  rDev -43.3%

12-07-2013 02:03:42 | More by trytoketchup
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tmars13

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -43.3%

03-03-2013 18:16:24 | More by tmars13
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Kpitevl

Missouri

2/5  rDev -43.3%

05-08-2013 00:30:11 | More by Kpitevl
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bellb

Connecticut

2/5  rDev -43.3%

05-04-2013 23:21:02 | More by bellb
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Budinetz

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -43.3%

05-19-2013 06:36:27 | More by Budinetz
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Dover

Wisconsin

2/5  rDev -43.3%

04-02-2014 01:40:47 | More by Dover
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Shawner

Minnesota

2.25/5  rDev -36.3%

11-10-2013 16:00:33 | More by Shawner
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Smithperson

Florida

2.25/5  rDev -36.3%

10-13-2013 22:28:51 | More by Smithperson
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Hopinista

Nevada

2.25/5  rDev -36.3%

01-16-2014 14:52:03 | More by Hopinista
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Matthew607

Illinois

2.25/5  rDev -36.3%

03-24-2014 16:48:36 | More by Matthew607
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squirrel49

South Dakota

2.25/5  rDev -36.3%

04-27-2014 03:45:39 | More by squirrel49
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chugalug06

Colorado

2.34/5  rDev -33.7%

Crisp, clean, yellow brew with white thick foamy head. Good lacing.

Papery, wet cardboard, bland.

Thin, wet, awkward dryness, missing much flavor from hops. Papery. Darn near water. Medium carbonation, substantial carbonation helps out the lack of flavors. Too wet and watery, not well balanced or complemented.

Initial drainpour, but then I wanted a crisp clean-ish brew. Cant recommend, but fits the summer profile. Kona can do better, a total miss.

08-01-2013 02:37:28 | More by chugalug06
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Keginator70

Massachusetts

2.36/5  rDev -33.1%

Let's pop the top and pow- a whiff off a pine needles in a week old laundry basket that neutralizes the appearance of a thick head, lacing that sticks to the glass and rising bubbles.

The aroma combined with the light honey, hint of tea and salt on the tongue doesn't do it for me. However it does finish clean. Tried one slightly warmer and another colder; sadly it does not get any better. Food pairing- I do think this might work in a steak marinade.

Maybe coming from half way across the globe adversely changed the beer. That being said I find it overhyped and not all that. Not recommended.

Honestly if this style is considered to be influential introducing people to craft beers, I'll go all the way over and say I'd prefer a passable AAL or Euro lager almost every time.

I feel so dirty.

08-07-2014 23:56:28 | More by Keginator70
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Overlord

California

2.38/5  rDev -32.6%

Pours yellow, large white head. Smell: pure macro lager. Ugh. Taste slight skunk, overly sweet, unpalatable, sickle, and there's little to nothing "blond" about it.

Just not a good brew, and I never would have guessed that I was drinking an ale. Watery, not very drinkable.

10-18-2008 02:08:02 | More by Overlord
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JayNat

Mississippi

2.4/5  rDev -32%

08-27-2014 21:47:01 | More by JayNat
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jason_nwx

Oregon

2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

08-18-2013 00:01:44 | More by jason_nwx
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Big Wave Golden Ale from Kona Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 944 ratings.