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Big Wave Golden Ale - Kona Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
80
good

929 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 929
Reviews: 177
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 14.69%
Wants: 21
Gots: 114 | 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)
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TheBeerdedCharmer

New York

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

08-16-2014 20:52:35 | More by TheBeerdedCharmer
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wingnutz27

Pennsylvania

1.5/5  rDev -57.6%

08-15-2014 14:10:30 | More by wingnutz27
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petewheeler

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

08-15-2014 03:52:28 | More by petewheeler
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kingslotty

New Jersey

3.76/5  rDev +6.2%

08-15-2014 00:32:07 | More by kingslotty
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sobbysoprano

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

08-14-2014 01:50:04 | More by sobbysoprano
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wrightst

Maryland

3/5  rDev -15.3%

08-12-2014 18:53:59 | More by wrightst
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WhiteHillsStore

Connecticut

3.3/5  rDev -6.8%

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.

08-12-2014 04:07:32 | More by WhiteHillsStore
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LukeGude

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

08-12-2014 03:16:16 | More by LukeGude
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SteveJeremy

Connecticut

3.69/5  rDev +4.2%

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.

08-12-2014 00:59:51 | More by SteveJeremy
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Koehlerbp22


4/5  rDev +13%

08-12-2014 00:16:54 | More by Koehlerbp22
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jandadeboer

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

08-11-2014 22:56:35 | More by jandadeboer
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cardinals22

Illinois

3/5  rDev -15.3%

08-11-2014 16:52:29 | More by cardinals22
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Smyth2


3/5  rDev -15.3%

08-10-2014 21:54:15 | More by Smyth2
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Mariojaekel


4/5  rDev +13%

08-10-2014 21:33:01 | More by Mariojaekel
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Epetrena

Florida

3/5  rDev -15.3%

08-10-2014 19:01:46 | More by Epetrena
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northcoastwolf

Wisconsin

3.8/5  rDev +7.3%

08-10-2014 18:21:05 | More by northcoastwolf
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Gerred

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

08-10-2014 05:15:13 | More by Gerred
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BraveMountie

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +13%

08-10-2014 00:00:31 | More by BraveMountie
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ShutdownKings


4/5  rDev +13%

08-09-2014 22:51:01 | More by ShutdownKings
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ffshore545

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

08-09-2014 17:17:21 | More by ffshore545
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Mpenders

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

08-09-2014 12:46:08 | More by Mpenders
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sushimarie

California

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

08-08-2014 21:13:58 | More by sushimarie
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ptarmigan98

Manitoba (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

08-08-2014 04:19:01 | More by ptarmigan98
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Keginator70

Massachusetts

2.36/5  rDev -33.3%

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.

08-07-2014 23:56:28 | More by Keginator70
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Sammythebull19


4/5  rDev +13%

08-07-2014 00:56:01 | More by Sammythebull19
Big Wave Golden Ale from Kona Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 929 ratings.