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Big Wave Golden Ale - Kona Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
79
okay

1,051 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 1,051
Reviews: 187
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 14.97%
Wants: 22
Gots: 159 | 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: 1,051 | Reviews: 187 | Display Reviews Only:
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4/5  rDev +13%

Nversobr, Jul 25, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

thufflife, Jul 24, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Ropowers3, Jul 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

AMCimpi, Jul 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

jyacco15, Jul 24, 2014
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5/5  rDev +41.2%

bhudish, Jul 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Kunstman, Jul 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

matthewncover, Jul 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Darhawk, Jul 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

TheSamKuehn, Jul 21, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Stargazer2892, Jul 21, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Nickcal, Jul 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Hohnbaum, Jul 21, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

EricKelly386, Jul 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Ardeer, Jul 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Aaron_Kerkvliet, Jul 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

Jaxdad, Jul 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

eggman2b, Jul 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Duff27, Jul 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Sellen, Jul 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

pep, Jul 19, 2014
Photo of KYGunner
3.43/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

KYGunner, Jul 19, 2014
Photo of nicholas2121
3.93/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

nicholas2121, Jul 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

markmo, Jul 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

HalsP944, Jul 18, 2014
Big Wave Golden Ale from Kona Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 1,051 ratings.