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Big Wave Golden Ale - Kona Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
81
good

1,039 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 1,039
Reviews: 187
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 14.93%
Wants: 22
Gots: 154 | 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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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: Golden yellow with nice carbonation and lacing.

Smell: Fresh banana, lemon, and pine. A bit salty as well. Excellent, especially for a blonde.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Bubblegum, pine, and vanilla. I actually really like the flavor a ton. Starts a bit thin, but crisps up nice with a dry finish.

Overall Drinkability: I was extremely surprised how much I liked this, especially given my lukewarm reaction to their other light beers, Longboard and Fire Rock. Thumbs up!

tjsdomer2, May 27, 2013
Big Wave Golden Ale from Kona Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 1,039 ratings.