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Big Wave Golden Ale - Kona Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
80
good

985 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 985
Reviews: 181
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 14.69%
Wants: 23
Gots: 130 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Soxfan45, Jul 08, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

Mordhaus, Jul 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +13%

FLBeerGuy, Jul 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +13%

awwdumbnoob, Jul 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

SlothBeard, Jul 07, 2013
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3.83/5  rDev +8.2%

A hazy golden color beer. The head was white and fizzy and fades to a simple collar. Small streams of carbonation rise slowly to the top.
The aroma was mostly of hops. They had a fresh and dank smell. Smelled nie.
Taste was thin and watery with some hops and grainy malts. The hops wern't as noticeable as in the nose but still had a desent taste.
The beer drank dry and almost abrasive, but felt flat and lifeless on the palate.
Over all it's a good beer especially for the summer months with it's easy drinking and low alcohol. Take it to the shore.

micromaniac129, Jul 06, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

g_jenkins, Jul 06, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

rolltide8425, Jul 06, 2013
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3.65/5  rDev +3.1%

Light carbonation--which I like on a hot summer day--and a nice blonde color. It has a crisp and refreshing flavor. It tastes like a pretty good golden beer and it is worth trying. It is too light for me to enjoy on a regular basis--almost no alcohol.

BigBrewStu, Jul 06, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

dubmax, Jul 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

hockeyemmers, Jul 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +13%

stealth, Jul 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

JoeD15, Jul 04, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

leprechaunandfatman, Jul 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Jeffani, Jul 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

arthurbdavis, Jul 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

tallfellapgh, Jul 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

JordanHageman, Jul 02, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +34.2%

Beerlover, Jul 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

sgregory, Jul 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Janeinma, Jun 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

anaids, Jun 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Satchboogie, Jun 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +13%

lilnicky068, Jun 29, 2013
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3.69/5  rDev +4.2%

12 ounce bottle
Served in a conical pint glass

A - It is straw colored with a chill haze to it. I got a fleeting off-white head that settled to a skim.

S - The smell is floral and fruity with a hint of caramel malt.

T - The taste has the floral hops aspect. That is the main flavor. It's like drinking potpourri.

M - Moderate to medium

O - It is actually better than I anticipated. My friend a macro drinker loved it when he had it in Hawaii. I bought a sixer for him and snuck (sneaked) one. I was not in a hurry to try any Kona beers, but this one was decent enough to make me want to try some others.

buschbeer, Jun 29, 2013
Big Wave Golden Ale from Kona Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 985 ratings.