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Big Wave Golden Ale - Kona Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
80
good

949 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 949
Reviews: 180
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 14.73%
Wants: 21
Gots: 121 | 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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Nage37

California

4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

06-19-2013 18:38:12 | More by Nage37
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LuckyJohn

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

06-18-2013 21:04:03 | More by LuckyJohn
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Larrydoherty

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

06-17-2013 21:24:21 | More by Larrydoherty
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GraduatedCashew

California

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

06-17-2013 19:07:00 | More by GraduatedCashew
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jimmah120

Minnesota

3.49/5  rDev -1.1%

on-tap sample pour, review is from notes

solid blonde ale, look is typical, smell is wheaty and neutral. taste is rolling wheat, some citrus and bitter from the hops. overall it's very balanced and has no off flavors, everything jives well here.... brah.

06-17-2013 07:02:43 | More by jimmah120
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BingCrosby7

California

3.18/5  rDev -9.9%

A - This brew sort of looks like apple juice. Nothing too special going on here. Light carbonation, so the bubbles aren't anything too special. Absolutely no head retention.

S - light hops, citrus, perhaps a little bit of pineapple and apple, but mainly hoppy notes and subdued fruity undertones.

T - This is a very light beer. The hops are a bit masked by the fruitiness. I pick up mainly lemony notes and pineapple notes. Nothing too special or complex.

M - This is a very watery beer, much more so than I had anticipated. A fair amount of carbonation, though, which was a plus.

O - This beer is a little boring. I almost regret buying it. I do think it is refreshing, though.

06-17-2013 06:02:11 | More by BingCrosby7
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hunteraw

China

4/5  rDev +13.3%

06-16-2013 11:57:32 | More by hunteraw
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BucannonXC5

California

4.06/5  rDev +15%

Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Firestone restaurant pint glass
From: Vons in Normal Heights (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $12.79 for a variety 12-pack
Purchased: June 15, 2013
Consumed: June 15, 2013
Misc.: Born on date of April 25, 2013

Poured a golden yellow clear color with two fingers of frothy white head. Pretty good foamy spiderweb foamy lacing on the sides. Very good retention all the way down on the top.

Very surprised with the smell. Was expecting a watery honey flavor, but got a mix of floral hops and citrus hops. Got grapefruit and I think tangerine as well. Got some honey as well. Very nice.

Taste wasn’t quite as good as the smell, but decent nonetheless. Got a toned down version of the floral hops and citrus hops. Watery grapefruit, sweet floral notes.

Light body. Thin texture. Average-to-soft carbonation. Abrupt watery finish. Clean, crisp and refreshing.

I can’t believe how good this beer was. A very nice pleasant surprise.

06-16-2013 06:37:14 | More by BucannonXC5
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ValpoExpo

Ohio

4/5  rDev +13.3%

06-16-2013 04:08:48 | More by ValpoExpo
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garfscores

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +13.3%

06-15-2013 17:04:38 | More by garfscores
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

06-14-2013 03:36:37 | More by Rhettroactive
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Danimal1101

New York

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

06-13-2013 15:20:08 | More by Danimal1101
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ShawnClubb

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

06-12-2013 18:05:15 | More by ShawnClubb
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JakeDebus

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

06-12-2013 14:50:10 | More by JakeDebus
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ChalupaBatman

California

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

06-12-2013 03:27:38 | More by ChalupaBatman
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e30todamax

Virginia

3/5  rDev -15%

06-11-2013 23:02:20 | More by e30todamax
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taez555

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

06-08-2013 19:17:39 | More by taez555
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dmorgan310

Panama

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

06-07-2013 04:38:52 | More by dmorgan310
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jkn09

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

06-07-2013 01:00:48 | More by jkn09
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drinkAK

Alaska

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

06-06-2013 23:01:23 | More by drinkAK
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sendbeer

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

06-06-2013 15:32:13 | More by sendbeer
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APBT91

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

06-05-2013 17:06:20 | More by APBT91
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RedWeizen83

Texas

4/5  rDev +13.3%

06-04-2013 20:08:57 | More by RedWeizen83
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Gobzilla

California

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

06-04-2013 06:14:22 | More by Gobzilla
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DwedPirateWobert

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +13.3%

06-03-2013 17:35:53 | More by DwedPirateWobert
Big Wave Golden Ale from Kona Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 949 ratings.