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Big Wave Golden Ale - Kona Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
80
good

923 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 923
Reviews: 176
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 14.73%
Wants: 19
Gots: 111 | 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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raffy313

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

05-18-2013 00:18:11 | More by raffy313
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dvanhandel

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

05-16-2013 23:08:11 | More by dvanhandel
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tgatort

Florida

4/5  rDev +13.3%

05-15-2013 05:37:07 | More by tgatort
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

05-14-2013 15:50:18 | More by KevinGordon
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BeastLU

Virginia

3/5  rDev -15%

05-14-2013 14:57:59 | More by BeastLU
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gir02021

Illinois

3/5  rDev -15%

05-14-2013 02:02:52 | More by gir02021
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jkball01

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

05-13-2013 16:40:31 | More by jkball01
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Joelt123

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

05-12-2013 02:28:13 | More by Joelt123
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bbapst

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

05-12-2013 02:07:04 | More by bbapst
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kp29

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

05-11-2013 21:05:01 | More by kp29
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Kpitevl

Missouri

2/5  rDev -43.3%

05-08-2013 00:30:11 | More by Kpitevl
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UltimateLivewire

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

05-05-2013 00:23:56 | More by UltimateLivewire
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bellb

Connecticut

2/5  rDev -43.3%

05-04-2013 23:21:02 | More by bellb
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

05-03-2013 02:16:25 | More by DrunkinYogi
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Travix1516

Texas

4/5  rDev +13.3%

04-29-2013 00:06:54 | More by Travix1516
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sajaffe1

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

04-28-2013 00:58:28 | More by sajaffe1
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crobinso

Colorado

3/5  rDev -15%

04-26-2013 23:38:58 | More by crobinso
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pirmannt1

Illinois

4/5  rDev +13.3%

04-26-2013 01:27:27 | More by pirmannt1
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

2.73/5  rDev -22.7%

12 ounce bottle - $1.39 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Bottling Date: MAR 13 13.

Appearance: Pours out a clear, pale yellow body with a smallish, thin layer of white suds.

Smell: Grainy-scented nose edged with waterlogged biscuits and the faintest, far-off hint of honey. A little flower petal, a little sweaty citrus rind.

Taste: Washed out biscuit-toned malts with a thin, thin honeyed veneer to it. Some husky, grainy astringency noted. Modest floral, faintly citrusy hops with a bit of bitterness aided by the graininess and crisp carbonation. Dry, bitterish, crisp finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium carbonation.

Overall: What the hell is going on here?

04-25-2013 00:39:42 | More by ChainGangGuy
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

not a bad golden ale, if a bit bland and generic, its plenty easy drinking. pours perfectly clear golden in color with gently rising bubbles and an inch of white foam that is gone in a few minutes but can be riled back up consistently. the nose is peachy, not sure if its intentional or an off essence, but I personally like it, pale malt profile and a bready ale yeast. the flavor hints of some mild hops up front, but its washed out quick by a big wave (pun intended) of neutral malt flavors that are just on the verge of sweet. finish isn't as clean as the longboard lager, but still pretty quick. not too exciting, but certainly not offensive at all. my dad would love this as a Molson drinker. carbonation is a little light for the style, and the body is super light. its an all day beer with the super low abv and general pleasantness. not something ill seek out again, but a beer that id be more than happy to quaff on the Hawaiian shores.

04-25-2013 00:04:24 | More by StonedTrippin
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StJamesGate

New York

3.29/5  rDev -6.8%

Honey blonde with loose silvery white froth like sparkling wine.
Clean fresh cut grain with hints of white sugar, waxy rind and flowers.
Honey and melon, some husky grain in the middle, and faint floral hops. Lemon peel as it warms.
Grassy finish and sour linger.
Thin, flaccid, tinny, some stick.

Neither the malty depth of an English blonde nor the hop bit of an American. Throws lager shapes, but even ice cold it's hard to picture this one as a quencher.

Actively unpleasant.

04-24-2013 21:28:06 | More by StJamesGate
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j-estep

Ohio

2/5  rDev -43.3%

04-23-2013 23:52:55 | More by j-estep
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Nugganooch

California

3.58/5  rDev +1.4%

12oz bottle from the Kona Brewing variety pack - served in an Imperial nonic glass
Dated 19-FEB-13

A: Pours a golden straw body with magnificent clarity. Effervescent with micro bubbles that form a thick finger of sudsy white stuff. Decent hang time and some rungs of dripping lace decorate the glass.

S: Smells piney with some grapefruit zest and tangerines. I am getting a light yeast spice and a bit of tropical mangoes. No real malt sweetness coming through. Delicate aromas yet relatively fresh with American hops. Surprisingly nice.

T: Taste is very light, fruity, and tropical with a firm grassy hay note. I get some tangerine citrus, mango, and pines with a moderate amount of bitterness on the palate. There is a light sourdough bread malt base that is not really sweet at all. Alcohol not even mentionable. This almost drinks like a West Coast APA/IPA. Really not bad at all especially on a hot summer day.

M: Clean light and crisp with a nice drying quality. Finish is slightly wetter but very light and dry overall.

D: At just 4.4% this is a really nice session beer. Much hoppier than I was anticipating. It drinks more like a hoppy Pale Ale. Light crisp and refreshing warm weather brew. Not your typical Blonde and I would say my favorite of the pack.

04-23-2013 22:09:18 | More by Nugganooch
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Theosphere

California

4/5  rDev +13.3%

04-23-2013 18:49:23 | More by Theosphere
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.43/5  rDev -2.8%

A - Bright golden yellow hue in color (obviously) with a 1/4 inch of white head.
S - Smells of mild hops, pilsner malts, and some bready yeasts.
T - Simple yet not offensive it's far from tasty. Mild hops and bready malts with a touch of fruity yeasts.
M - Not very watery which was surprising for 4%. Drank with a light to medium body though.

Overall this is just a filler review since I got a bottle best by August 2012 yet it wasn't offensive or skunked. I bet fresh this beer would be... something.

04-22-2013 01:17:40 | More by DrDemento456
Big Wave Golden Ale from Kona Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 923 ratings.