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Big Wave Golden Ale - Kona Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
81
good

1,154 Ratings
THE BROS
82
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Ratings: 1,154
Reviews: 198
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 15.21%
Wants: 27
Gots: 227 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.74/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is surprisingly hoppy, some malts as well. Taste is a good balance of malts and hops, drinks more like a pale ale than a blonde, pretty tasty and well hopped for the style. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a refreshing and solid beer.

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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3/5  rDev -15.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at The Lark, East Northport, NY.

Poured a light brass hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a lively herbal hop atop a clean grainy pale malt.

The taste consisted of a vibrant herbal, a piney hop and fruity esters.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style with a vigorous carbonation.

Overall a very tasty hop forward blonde ale.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.13/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

This has to be one of if not the lightest bodied ales in existence. This unique property is by no means a good things, this beer is boring, bland and unexciting to drink. The aroma smells spicy and hoppy but its all misleading! One sip and you might as well be drinking a bmc beer. Don't buy a six pack of this, maybe get single if you want to try it. As far as kona brewing goes I did like their fire rock pale and their island lager. Those are good beers don't let this one turn you off the rest of their lineup.

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3/5  rDev -15.5%

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3/5  rDev -15.5%

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3.45/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle, with a date on the label August 13, 2013. Another year round offering from Kona Brewing, acquired this bottle as part of a mixed six pack from the local beer store.

Poured into a Firestone Walker pint glass.

A - Pours a finger and a half of fluffy white foam. Body is a light lemon-orange color with just a bit of sediment floating around. Looks good for what it is.

S - Smell is of light crackery biscuit malts, honeyed graham cracker, some lemon zest, and piney hops. Not a strong aroma, but well enough for what it is.

T - Taste is of crisp bready malts, with just the right amount of lemon / pine hop zest to it. Maybe just a touch of caramel malt, and a touch of honey sweetness from the honey malts. Very nicely balanced.

M - Feel is crisp, light, and refreshing. Mild hop stickiness / bitterness on the palate.

Overall, an excellent, refreshing, light, and delicious beer from Kona Brewing. This is probably one my favorite beers from these guys yet. This beer would definitely make a great summer sipper to pair with some BBQ.

Kona Brewing Big Wave Golden Ale ---3.5/5

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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2/5  rDev -43.7%

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3.45/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I poured a finger of white head over a bubbly wheat-yellow body. The head disappears in a minute or so, leaving nothing up top.

Smells grainy.

Grain with grass is what I'm getting on my tongue. Tastes pretty clean.

The mouthfeel is light/medium bodied. Goes down easy.

Big Wave Golden Ale from Kona Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 1,154 ratings.