Big Wave Golden Ale - Kona Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 949 | Reviews: 180 | Display Reviews Only:
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
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
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
Big Wave Golden Ale from Kona Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 949 ratings.