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Big Wave Golden Ale - Kona Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
81
good

1,124 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 1,124
Reviews: 192
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 15.21%
Wants: 24
Gots: 200 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

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3/5  rDev -15.5%

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3.34/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Idiotic 22oz format bottle. Poured into straight pint glass. Poured a very lightly hazy bright yellow color with about 1/8 inch of white head that had very low retention and no lacing.

The aroma was the typical benign soft grain and gentle hops that are the norm in the style. The flavors had the same notes, just light hops on top of easy grains. The beer didn't have any outstanding features, either good or bad.

The body was smooth and even, with a nicely clean finish. Drinkability was as easy as you would expect a low alcohol, "entry-level" to be. Overall, not a brew that's going to thrill us beer geeks, but one that is a solid example of the style. Worth a shot if going to a cookout or other event that isn't beer focused.

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3/5  rDev -15.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.76/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Clear straw colour, similar to apple juice. Foamy head.

S: Resinous tropical fruits. The missus likes it.

T: Reasonably dry but there is some sweetness. Lots of tropical fruit, probably mango, for it has that smoothness and earthiness. Mellow bitterness.

M: None of the Kona beers I've had have been very effervescent and this is no exception. There's just enough to add a bit of prickliness to the rindy bitter flavour.

O: Not a bad beer.

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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

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2.34/5  rDev -34.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Crisp, clean, yellow brew with white thick foamy head. Good lacing.

Papery, wet cardboard, bland.

Thin, wet, awkward dryness, missing much flavor from hops. Papery. Darn near water. Medium carbonation, substantial carbonation helps out the lack of flavors. Too wet and watery, not well balanced or complemented.

Initial drainpour, but then I wanted a crisp clean-ish brew. Cant recommend, but fits the summer profile. Kona can do better, a total miss.

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2.81/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

A-Clear golden straw in color. Tiny, bleached head of froth. Light lacing.

S-Sweet with an herbal, eucalyptus, cough drop aroma. Crisp graininess with a faint hoppiness that must contribute to that odd herbal aroma.

T-The flavor has that same nearly minty, off-putting flavor. Medicinal hoppiness combined with plentiful sweetness. Dried grains and an odd fruitiness.

M-Needs a bit more bubbles. Light and easy to drink.

O/D-Did not like Big Wave at all. Hard to describe that flavor. It just did not suit me.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Big Wave Golden Ale from Kona Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 1,124 ratings.