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Big Wave Golden Ale - Kona Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
81
good

1,013 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 1,013
Reviews: 184
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 14.65%
Wants: 23
Gots: 137 | 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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3/5  rDev -15.5%

twenteone, Aug 18, 2014
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4.36/5  rDev +22.8%

BrianO79, Aug 17, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +13.8%

Rybarra, Aug 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

thebeerlist, Aug 17, 2014
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3.92/5  rDev +10.4%

Chappy-88, Aug 17, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

APTrue7, Aug 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

rxthree, Aug 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

LOOK: Golden

SMELL: Hops!

TASTE: Very hoppy.

Pleasantly surprised by this beer. Great hoppy flavor and only 4.4 ABV. The perfect beer?

huck99, Aug 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

SonictheBeerhog, Aug 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

TheBeerdedCharmer, Aug 16, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -57.7%

wingnutz27, Aug 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

petewheeler, Aug 15, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev +5.9%

kingslotty, Aug 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

sobbysoprano, Aug 14, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

wrightst, Aug 12, 2014
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3.3/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Very pleasant. Appearance is a dark yellow/orange with a white head. The smell was very subtle although there were some hop notes. The taste was very crisp and refreshing with some grapefruit from the hops but overall very mellow. The mouthfeel was nice and light. A nice easy summer beer.

WhiteHillsStore, Aug 12, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

LukeGude, Aug 12, 2014
Photo of SteveJeremy
3.69/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

It must be my birthday - was gifted Big Wave Golden Ale by my father, who got it for free at the store he works at and loathes craft beer. His loss; I embrace all beers. Let's see how this one pleases.

Appearance - Dark brown/yellow, with a pure white head on its top. Very appealing and promising.

Smell - heavy on the aromatic hops, with grapefruit coming through mostly in the nose. I really dig it.

Taste - Not too fruity, not too bitter - it's thoroughly pleasant (I know I say it often), with a mildly sharp, fruity taste coming through before descending into a dryer, more of a lager-like finish (well aware it's an ale).

Mouthfeel - As always, not much different to say that wasn't noted in the taste. Mildly fruity and bitter to create a flavorful little ale. A fun beer to drink; reminds me of Horny Blonde Watermelon Wheat.

Like Watermelon Wheat, this beer is extremely underrated. Sad Landshark Lager and other mediocre summer offerings get more recognition than this subtle offering.

SteveJeremy, Aug 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

Koehlerbp22, Aug 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

jandadeboer, Aug 11, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

cardinals22, Aug 11, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

Smyth2, Aug 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

Mariojaekel, Aug 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

Epetrena, Aug 10, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev +7%

northcoastwolf, Aug 10, 2014
Big Wave Golden Ale from Kona Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 1,013 ratings.