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Big Wave Golden Ale - Kona Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
80
good

862 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 862
Reviews: 171
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 14.69%
Wants: 14
Gots: 84 | 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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Ratings: 862 | Reviews: 171 | Display Reviews Only:
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PatGreer

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +13%

03-03-2013 07:19:09 | More by PatGreer
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JimmyFlatRock

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

03-02-2013 22:49:51 | More by JimmyFlatRock
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MN_Beerticker

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

03-02-2013 21:57:56 | More by MN_Beerticker
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NeutroMan

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

03-02-2013 20:54:31 | More by NeutroMan
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hosehead83

Ohio

4.36/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.
Light copper/gold in color,with a decent cap of white foam.
Aroma-Subtle citus hops, tropical fruit notes
Taste-Fruity citrus hops, soft pineapple note, underlying citrus rind. Well-balanced, smooth, fresh and tasty. Fish tacos would fit the bill nicely.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2013 22:46:23 | More by hosehead83
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bcsbeer

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

02-25-2013 04:17:00 | More by bcsbeer
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dpage27

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

02-24-2013 00:11:12 | More by dpage27
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zeff80

Missouri

3.95/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a clear, golden color with a one-finger, white head of bubbly foam. It left thin sheets of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled sweet with tropical fruit aromas.

T - It tasted of sweet caramel with a touch of spice and some tropical fruit flavors.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light to medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

O - This is a very tasty golden ale. Bright and refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2013 20:30:50 | More by zeff80
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bigbeers84

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

02-23-2013 08:53:27 | More by bigbeers84
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matjack85

Illinois

3.03/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

12oz brown bottle with a freshness date stamped on it right on the bottom of the front label. The only thing I don't know is whether that's a born on date or an expiration date.

The beer poured a clear champaign color, sort of like gingerale gold. The half finger of white head dissipated quickly and there wasn't much lacing.

The beer has both a pleasantr hoppy smell as well as an unpleasant barnyard smell.

Well, well,well - what do we have here? A hop dominated blonde ale. Slightly bitter grapefriut/lemon flavor tempered with a kiss of sweet honey.

Light bodied with medium high carbonation.

It's alright, but I like my blonde ales to be fruitier and maltier.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2013 06:21:48 | More by matjack85
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Gww1864

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

02-23-2013 03:24:47 | More by Gww1864
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GregBlatz

Ohio

3.79/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A - Golden, small white head. Clear but with a tiny bit of haze.

S - Sweet grain and lemon.

T - Big hop taste. Dragonfruit or mango. Interesting hop flavor that I can't put my finger on. It is a welcome hop aggressiveness that I was not expecting.

M - Somewhat thin as expected for the stye. Medium carbonation.

O - Wow, now this could be very refreshing on a hot day but you still get some hop flavor. I would like to buy this in 6 packs if available in OH.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2013 21:29:06 | More by GregBlatz
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DiscGolfRobot

Ohio

4/5  rDev +13%

02-17-2013 21:49:36 | More by DiscGolfRobot
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NoCurse2012

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

02-17-2013 13:23:10 | More by NoCurse2012
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jeff1973

California

3/5  rDev -15.3%

02-17-2013 03:13:23 | More by jeff1973
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norinco

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

02-17-2013 00:23:20 | More by norinco
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HazardousBrewer

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

02-16-2013 12:03:32 | More by HazardousBrewer
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ZAP

Minnesota

3.84/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

A-Mostly clear but a slight haze to a light golden colored ale. Nice creamy white head...

S-Very citrus forward...sweet citrus....oranges...tangerines....apricots....peaches...yes a lot of peaches the more I smell...

T-Not full flavored but has a nice citrus component....peaches and oranges....lighter than on the aroma...could use a little more malt backing.

M-I know this was meant to be a session ale but it is too light in the shorts for me. The very watery body takes away from the flavor some actually as your attention is drawn to that instead.

O-I really like the aroma and the flavor to a lesser regard...the body is very light...I guess in the heat and sun a low ABV tasty ale like this would drink nicely but I wonder how much better this could be with a little more malt at say a still sessionable 5%?

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2013 06:00:03 | More by ZAP
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TheBigBoy

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

02-16-2013 04:12:34 | More by TheBigBoy
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avisong

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

02-16-2013 04:09:02 | More by avisong
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Stevie_Janowski

Illinois

4/5  rDev +13%

02-16-2013 02:18:10 | More by Stevie_Janowski
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maynard713

Maryland

3/5  rDev -15.3%

02-16-2013 02:02:30 | More by maynard713
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Andragos

New York

3/5  rDev -15.3%

02-14-2013 21:54:34 | More by Andragos
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rsuske

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

02-13-2013 15:42:51 | More by rsuske
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Bill235

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

02-11-2013 16:24:08 | More by Bill235
Big Wave Golden Ale from Kona Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 862 ratings.