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Big Wave Golden Ale - Kona Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
80
good

813 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 813
Reviews: 165
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 14.73%
Wants: 13
Gots: 66 | 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: 813 | Reviews: 165 | Display Reviews Only:
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blivingston1985

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

03-23-2014 22:53:50 | More by blivingston1985
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AFchino

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

03-23-2014 19:21:42 | More by AFchino
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aldabears1

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +34.6%

03-22-2014 21:33:47 | More by aldabears1
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MarvinSnyder

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +13.3%

03-22-2014 00:46:33 | More by MarvinSnyder
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Dave1999

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

03-20-2014 23:44:52 | More by Dave1999
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Retroman40

Kentucky

3.71/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass

A - Golden yellow color with a loose but very persistent head.

S - Citrus hops with some floral background.

T - Very pronounced citrus hops with a sweet finish.

M - Rich and creamy with good carbonation.

O - A very pleasant surprise. Really good flavor for a fairly low ABV beer. Will definitely try to get more for additional "testing".

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2014 09:21:09 | More by Retroman40
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Kraig

California

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

03-16-2014 17:32:23 | More by Kraig
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chossboss

Oregon

3/5  rDev -15%

03-16-2014 05:19:13 | More by chossboss
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pinkysup

New York

4.75/5  rDev +34.6%

03-15-2014 17:44:45 | More by pinkysup
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dcmchew

Romania

3.46/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Golden/light amber, small foamy head, not so sticky lacing.
Fruity malts in the smell, with peach and tropical notes. Floral hint and biscuits too.
Malts are very weak, giving way too a nice fruitiness, with tangerines, pineapple, watermelon, lime zest and peaches (not too strong tho). Grassy and floral notes. Hops are mostly aromatic, packing a very (less than) mild bitterness.
Feels a bit watery, very easy to gulp down.
Nice fruity beer, but feels way too faded. Refreshing, but lacking.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2014 18:51:56 | More by dcmchew
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Nunya

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

03-14-2014 01:34:33 | More by Nunya
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kbrown

Ohio

3/5  rDev -15%

03-13-2014 23:13:15 | More by kbrown
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Zetcha7x

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

03-12-2014 01:57:10 | More by Zetcha7x
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ShemRahBoo

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

03-10-2014 19:19:20 | More by ShemRahBoo
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rlb49

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

03-10-2014 00:57:42 | More by rlb49
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Karibourgeois

Texas

4/5  rDev +13.3%

03-08-2014 23:20:06 | More by Karibourgeois
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evbro

California

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

03-08-2014 07:04:26 | More by evbro
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KingMe

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

03-08-2014 01:35:46 | More by KingMe
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tyleeis

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +34.6%

03-08-2014 00:26:15 | More by tyleeis
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Goatboy

Texas

4/5  rDev +13.3%

03-07-2014 22:43:30 | More by Goatboy
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Derek

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

03-07-2014 04:46:25 | More by Derek
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mpenske

California

3/5  rDev -15%

03-07-2014 04:00:57 | More by mpenske
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ranger7

Texas

3.63/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass.
Review from notes: January 31st, 2014.

A: Bright white head with golden body.

S: Hops with floral notes.

T: Slight hops, but not as hoppy as the smell would suggest.

M: Light and drinkable.

O: Pretty good. Very likeable, a good summer brew.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2014 03:17:26 | More by ranger7
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GRap

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

03-07-2014 03:10:42 | More by GRap
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zacky_U

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

03-05-2014 12:35:50 | More by zacky_U
Big Wave Golden Ale from Kona Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 813 ratings.