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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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1,194 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,194
Reviews: 211
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 15.21%
Wants: 27
Gots: 263 | 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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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 11/25/13 and poured 2/12/14.

Appearance: First, I like the shape of the bottle and custom design. Pours clear, pale yellow. Alright lacing. Tiny head.

Smell: Pleasant. Little sweet. A light hop aroma. Some malt. A bit grainy. Basic, but a solid smell. The hoppy note was a nice little surprise.

Taste/feel: Good brew. Thin feel with moderate carbonation. Good drinkability at only 4.4%. Solid hop flavor without a lot of bitterness. Slight malt sweetness at the end. A good amount of grain Simple, but done very well.

A definite summer, or to be more precise, beach beer. Light, refreshing, nice bit of hops, highly sessionable ABV... could have been a very "eh" beer, but it's actually very solid for the style. Not super interesting, but tasty enough. Would definitely have this one again, especially in the heat when I want something light. My first (and certainly not last) beer from Kona. Mahalo!

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle, dated Dec. 16 13. Poured into a shaker pint.

A: Yup, its a nice golden color with lots of active carbonation. Finger or so of white head that fades rather quickly. Leaves suome decent patches of lace.

S: This is surprisingly hoppy for a golden ale. A bit of sweet peach pineapple and citrus with a lemon zest twang, some grassiness, pale malt breadiness.

T: Sweetness from pale barely malt breadiness, decent hop presence of tropical citrus, grassiness. Very low bitterness makes this one a perfect summer session brew.

M: Light body feel, a bit watery but expected, well carbonated however not selstery. Very refreshing.

O: Suprised by this one, its extremely refreshing and has a decent hop presence with minimal bitterness, perfect warm weather session brew. Worth a try.

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Big Wave Golden Ale from Kona Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 1,194 ratings.