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Big Wave Golden Ale - Kona Brewing Co.

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Big Wave Golden AleBig Wave Golden Ale

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1,184 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,184
Reviews: 205
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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3.8/5  rDev +7%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Faint piney nose, pours golden yellow. Honey citrus taste, poured a 2 finger head, light and easy to drink

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3.81/5  rDev +7.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.4/5  rDev +23.9%

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3.36/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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1.32/5  rDev -62.8%

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3.48/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up in Totowa recently, having never had this before. The other offerings that I've enjoyed from Kona were quite light and that was the case here as well, even though this was better than I anticipated Since the alcohol was barely noticeable, this went down easy and smooth without much of an aftertaste or any lingering carbonation.

Nice golden pour to this with a hint of cloudiness in the hue and a frothy head the left rings of lacing along the back side of my pint glass. Some bread could be detected in the nose and there was a bit of cereal and grain in the taste on top of that. There was a bit of peach and tropical fruit under that and the mouthfeel was pretty light from start to finish. Good carbonation but not enough to lift everything up, as the flavors slowly faded away after every sip.

I only had one of these at a time but it would have been easy to down a few in one sitting given that I never tasted or felt the alcohol. While low on grain and body, there was a hint of bitterness and just enough fruit flavor and crispness to make this easily enjoyable. This would make for a great lawnmower beer when the warmer weather returns but by itself, this was quietly enjoyable.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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2.6/5  rDev -26.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Light floral ale. Easy to drink on a very hot and humid Miami afternoon.

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3/5  rDev -15.5%

Big Wave has a subtle fruity taste, but is a bit on the watery side.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Refreshing but certainly not overwhelming. A good summer brew.

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3.8/5  rDev +7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.9/5  rDev +9.9%

Big Wave Golden Ale from Kona Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 1,184 ratings.