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Big Wave Golden Ale - Kona Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
81
good

1,093 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 1,093
Reviews: 189
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 15.21%
Wants: 24
Gots: 185 | 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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Ratings: 1,093 | Reviews: 189 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of jandadeboer
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
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Gerred, Aug 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

BraveMountie, Aug 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

ShutdownKings, Aug 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

ffshore545, Aug 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Mpenders, Aug 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

sushimarie, Aug 08, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

ptarmigan98, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of Keginator70
2.36/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Keginator70, Aug 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

Sammythebull19, Aug 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

NJBeer265, Aug 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

zestar, Aug 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Umaroth, Aug 05, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

aoampm, Aug 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

jaredkc889, Aug 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Schwegler, Aug 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

jem282, Aug 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

LotsofLupulin, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of JohnLasher92
3.78/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Started off with the beer in the bottle. No fancy glass. The bottle is aesthetically pleasing. Initial taste is light and flavorful. Smooth, but nice amount of carbonation. Alcohol content is on the lower side - allows you to enjoy the taste a bit more. Hint of sweet, and hint of hops. A good summer time beer.

JohnLasher92, Aug 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

PJP, Aug 03, 2014
Big Wave Golden Ale from Kona Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 1,093 ratings.