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Big Wave Golden Ale - Kona Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
80
good

946 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 946
Reviews: 178
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 14.73%
Wants: 21
Gots: 118 | 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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Resuin

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

03-14-2013 08:50:40 | More by Resuin
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Chris77McGrath

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

03-12-2013 15:24:22 | More by Chris77McGrath
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hsus0225

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

03-10-2013 06:07:07 | More by hsus0225
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CesarLopes

Brazil

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

03-10-2013 04:24:44 | More by CesarLopes
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spycow

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

03-09-2013 22:22:00 | More by spycow
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SmLance

Arizona

4/5  rDev +13.3%

03-06-2013 02:30:19 | More by SmLance
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MarshMan71

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

03-05-2013 20:07:08 | More by MarshMan71
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tmars13

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -43.3%

03-03-2013 18:16:24 | More by tmars13
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DrkNite12

New York

4/5  rDev +13.3%

03-03-2013 15:42:15 | More by DrkNite12
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PatGreer

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +13.3%

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

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

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

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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

Ohio

4.36/5  rDev +23.5%

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.

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

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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

Missouri

3.95/5  rDev +11.9%

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.

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

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

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

Illinois

3.03/5  rDev -14.2%

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.

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

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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

Ohio

3.79/5  rDev +7.4%

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.

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

Ohio

4/5  rDev +13.3%

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

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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

California

3/5  rDev -15%

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

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

02-17-2013 00:23:20 | More by norinco
Big Wave Golden Ale from Kona Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 946 ratings.