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Big Wave Golden Ale - Kona Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
80
good

948 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 948
Reviews: 179
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 14.73%
Wants: 21
Gots: 119 | 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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Ratings: 948 | Reviews: 179 | Display Reviews Only:
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jyacco15

New York

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

07-24-2014 13:53:00 | More by jyacco15
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bhudish

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +41.6%

07-24-2014 13:51:34 | More by bhudish
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Kunstman

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

07-24-2014 03:43:13 | More by Kunstman
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matthewncover

California

4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

07-23-2014 21:02:50 | More by matthewncover
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Darhawk

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

07-22-2014 03:18:48 | More by Darhawk
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TheSamKuehn

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

07-21-2014 19:21:25 | More by TheSamKuehn
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Stargazer2892

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

07-21-2014 02:28:52 | More by Stargazer2892
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Nickcal

Rhode Island

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

07-21-2014 02:25:51 | More by Nickcal
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Hohnbaum

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

07-21-2014 02:00:31 | More by Hohnbaum
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EricKelly386


2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

07-21-2014 00:01:58 | More by EricKelly386
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Ardeer

New York

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

07-20-2014 22:32:36 | More by Ardeer
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Aaron_Kerkvliet

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

07-20-2014 21:04:39 | More by Aaron_Kerkvliet
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Jaxdad


3/5  rDev -15%

07-20-2014 18:42:22 | More by Jaxdad
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eggman2b


3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

07-20-2014 01:51:42 | More by eggman2b
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Duff27

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

07-19-2014 22:07:42 | More by Duff27
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Sellen

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

07-19-2014 17:41:58 | More by Sellen
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pep

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

07-19-2014 04:07:34 | More by pep
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KYGunner

Kentucky

3.43/5  rDev -2.8%

This poured with, of course, a golden color that had a general thinness about it. The head was fizzy and thin but it held a nice bit of lacing.

The nose is a light herbal hop of pine and lupilin. Not much else comes out.

The flavor is a light and refreshing Pilsner malt, with a cracker, dough and breadiness. The hops are mostly pine but it has a touch of lemon.

The feel is very light but never watery, refreshing and quenchable.

I actually drank this at home but would have loved to have had it at the beach as it does a good job of giving out enough flavor but holding that thirst quenching personality.

07-18-2014 23:24:06 | More by KYGunner
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nicholas2121

Ohio

3.93/5  rDev +11.3%

Big Wave Golden Ale brewed by Kona Brewing Co with an ABV of 4.4% This brew pours out a nice amber color with a nice thick white head. The smell is bitter with some grains. Nothing special about the smell of this brew. The taste is different- it is spicy but smooth. I'm not really picking up on the bitterness in this brew. There is a nice balance to this brew. The end to this brew is clean with a nice finish. There is nothing overpowering in this brew. Mouthfeel is nice. Kona Brewing Co. did a nice job with this one. Overall I'm giving this brew a 4.25 out 5.
I would get this brew again.

07-18-2014 04:28:23 | More by nicholas2121
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markmo

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

07-18-2014 01:43:36 | More by markmo
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HalsP944


3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

07-17-2014 23:21:22 | More by HalsP944
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tillmac62

South Carolina

3.93/5  rDev +11.3%

BOD 4/11/14. Pours a clear amber that is slightly beyond golden with a faint hint of red. Normal head with weak lacing retention. Excellent nose of tropical hops (mango, passion fruit) over a light biscuit sweetness. Almost light medium bodied with an above normal carbonation level that effervesces nicely on the finish. The taste profile is well balanced between hop flavor and sweetness. It is more spicy than tropically oriented, which is surprising based upon the hop bill and nose, over a nice biscuit sweetness background. The finish is crisp and effervesces into a tropical peppery note.

07-17-2014 19:17:57 | More by tillmac62
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costanzo_mike

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

07-17-2014 13:13:50 | More by costanzo_mike
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brandonati

Ohio

3/5  rDev -15%

07-17-2014 01:30:59 | More by brandonati
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pat_usher

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

07-16-2014 20:00:08 | More by pat_usher
Big Wave Golden Ale from Kona Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 948 ratings.