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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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1,128 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,128
Reviews: 192
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 15.21%
Wants: 24
Gots: 204 | 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:
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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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.53/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I picked this up at Gian Beer Garden and Eatery,enjoyed chilled in a mug.

The color is golden w/ gentle haze and thick white cap which recedes to a small ring. The smell is malty with light sweet scent and mild fruit ester from the yeast. The feel is decent with mild sweetness and moderate carbonation level with gentle bitterness and clean overall feel with semi--dry finish.

The taste is good with some malt flavor which is toasted with some light sweetness and gentle yeast accents with a semi-creamy taste and mild hop in the background. Overall this is a pretty gentle flavored beer with some fresh tasting malt but not a very complex affair, just a pretty well brewed blonde which is easy to drink

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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2.25/5  rDev -36.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

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3/5  rDev -15.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3/5  rDev -15.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.5%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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2.9/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Part of a pick-six at a local market, let's give it a whirl. Popping the top I get a nice waft of earthy noble hops. Not much maltiness but lots of hops. Pours into. My SAPP with a nice golden color as expected with an off white multi faceted bubble head that recedes slowly. Taste is as expected from the smell a nice highly hopped taste that is not bitter but earthy. Not much malty backbone so the mouthfeel is a little thin. A tasty ale that wouldn't be offensive to any hopheads. Not one to seek out but imbibe able.

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3/5  rDev -15.5%

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Big Wave Golden Ale from Kona Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 1,128 ratings.