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Big Wave Golden Ale - Kona Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
80
good

868 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 868
Reviews: 171
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 14.69%
Wants: 13
Gots: 87 | 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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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

I am now committed to reducing, if not eradicating, my backlog of bottles. This one was part of a local, in-person trade with tone77. This is not a bad way to begin the day - with a Blonde!

From the bottle: "Since 1994, Kona Brewing Co. has been committed to making handcrafted ales and lagers of uncompromised quality."; "We invite you to visit our brewery and pubs whenever you visit Hawaii. Mahalo!"; "Fresh, Responsible, Always Aloha"; "Catch a Wave! Year-round, the waves that roll onto Hawaiian beaches are some of the best in the world. Catch the crest of a breaking wave and ride it all the way in. Our sun-drenched Big Wave Golden Ale is a smooth, refreshing brew, inspired by what makes Hawaii great."; "Liquid Aloha".

The Blonde and I were both beginning to sweat in anticipation, or maybe it was just attributable to the heat and humidity, but I was quick with the pour. The pseudo-cascade died down, creating two fingers of rocky, bone-white head that began to fall, leaving nice lacing in its wake. The color was a bright, sunshine-yellow (SRM = > 2, < 4), like liquid sunshine in my glass! This would be far more heartening on a dreary winter day, but it was already hot and humid here in my kitchen. Nose was very fruity - peaches, mangoes, papaya, guava, even coconut. Aloha, honey! Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium. The taste was entirely fruity, like Juicyfruit chewing gum or a roll of Tropical Fruit Life Savers. My my. I stand behind all of the fruits that I mentioned on the nose with the exception of coconut. I may have been hallucinating on that one. Finish was semi-sweet, not quite semi-dry, but quite refreshing on this occasion.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2014 14:38:10 | More by woodychandler
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Keananmichael5

California

3/5  rDev -15.3%

07-14-2014 04:14:56 | More by Keananmichael5
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Beershack

Virginia

4/5  rDev +13%

07-14-2014 02:20:45 | More by Beershack
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NYR_Rob

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

07-14-2014 00:28:37 | More by NYR_Rob
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tmg

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +34.2%

07-12-2014 22:08:33 | More by tmg
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MSWallack

Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

07-12-2014 18:46:09 | More by MSWallack
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pjbfromkc

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

07-12-2014 12:46:04 | More by pjbfromkc
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this_is_casey

California

4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

07-12-2014 07:36:10 | More by this_is_casey
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Snorris

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

07-12-2014 04:16:39 | More by Snorris
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PvtSnowball

Florida

3.41/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Purchased at one of the local grocery stores.

A: Pale, translucent gold with moderate head and poor retention.

S: Hop forward with some citrus. Slightly floral.

T: Noticeable sweetness. A decent blend of malt and hop.

M: Very crisp. Light and refreshing.

O: A decent beer. It doesn't look all that great, but improves from there.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2014 02:51:46 | More by PvtSnowball
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bdelonj13

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

07-11-2014 15:22:19 | More by bdelonj13
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mobrockman

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

07-10-2014 23:50:55 | More by mobrockman
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keleonetti


4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

07-10-2014 05:08:03 | More by keleonetti
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DeadWalkerAir

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

07-09-2014 17:47:17 | More by DeadWalkerAir
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VonZipper

New York

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

07-07-2014 17:12:03 | More by VonZipper
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Beernoobie

California

3/5  rDev -15.3%

07-07-2014 05:55:25 | More by Beernoobie
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speedvagen

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

07-06-2014 14:49:07 | More by speedvagen
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lilwaite


3/5  rDev -15.3%

07-06-2014 01:25:54 | More by lilwaite
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NickThePyro

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

07-06-2014 00:16:14 | More by NickThePyro
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heliocopter

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

07-05-2014 00:18:56 | More by heliocopter
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pmorey

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

07-04-2014 20:38:08 | More by pmorey
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goodshiz

Florida

4/5  rDev +13%

07-04-2014 14:18:16 | More by goodshiz
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lapequenabandita


4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

07-04-2014 02:31:26 | More by lapequenabandita
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Boostie

New Mexico

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

07-03-2014 04:16:44 | More by Boostie
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MtOrion

Nebraska

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

07-03-2014 03:56:05 | More by MtOrion
Big Wave Golden Ale from Kona Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 868 ratings.