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Big Wave Golden Ale - Kona Brewing Co.

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Big Wave Golden AleBig Wave Golden Ale

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1,235 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,235
Reviews: 218
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 14.93%
Wants: 30
Gots: 287 | 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:
Beer added by: Sixpoint on 03-19-2005

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
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Ratings: 1,235 | Reviews: 218
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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".

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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.

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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.

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Big Wave Golden Ale from Kona Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 1,235 ratings.