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Big Wave Golden Ale - Kona Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
80
good

815 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 815
Reviews: 165
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 14.73%
Wants: 13
Gots: 69 | 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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RedWeizen83

Texas

4/5  rDev +13.3%

06-04-2013 20:08:57 | More by RedWeizen83
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hunteraw

China

4/5  rDev +13.3%

06-16-2013 11:57:32 | More by hunteraw
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BeerManDan

California

4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

While watching the sunset and having dinner here in Kauai, this Golden Ale tasted fantastic.

First when I got it at my table, the color was of a hazy golden yellow with very little foam.

The smell of fruit,spice and citrus along with a hint of malt, filled the nose with a very plesant aroma the whole time. There was times that everytime I would take a sniff or a sip the flavor just kept me intrigued.

The taste of all the above just kept coming back. I really like this Golden Ale from Kona Brewing. I've had it in bottle and now in draft and I'll tell you that their is a difference in flavor and aroma between the two. I would rate the draft Golden Ale far above the bottle.

Serving type: on-tap

09-27-2007 04:47:53 | More by BeerManDan
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rob99er

California

4/5  rDev +13.3%

12-10-2013 03:43:15 | More by rob99er
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garfscores

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +13.3%

06-15-2013 17:04:38 | More by garfscores
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stealth

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +13.3%

07-04-2013 20:35:52 | More by stealth
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ColSanders123

Georgia

4/5  rDev +13.3%

08-14-2012 01:16:44 | More by ColSanders123
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harsley

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +13.3%

05-27-2014 16:57:32 | More by harsley
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wiscokid920

Maryland

4/5  rDev +13.3%

06-21-2014 05:16:47 | More by wiscokid920
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +13.3%

02-03-2014 18:45:33 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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Troublebar

China

4/5  rDev +13.3%

02-12-2014 10:11:02 | More by Troublebar
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awwdumbnoob

Hawaii

4/5  rDev +13.3%

07-07-2013 10:56:14 | More by awwdumbnoob
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fishguyac

Virginia

4/5  rDev +13.3%

06-23-2013 00:17:49 | More by fishguyac
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New York

4/5  rDev +13.3%

03-03-2013 15:42:15 | More by DrkNite12
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New York

4/5  rDev +13.3%

10-19-2012 22:37:15 | More by Locky
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4/5  rDev +13.3%

06-16-2014 22:03:56 | More by ath1220
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Antarctica

4/5  rDev +13.3%

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Oregon

4/5  rDev +13.3%

03-08-2012 04:17:33 | More by CoryR
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andy1701

Florida

4/5  rDev +13.3%

06-06-2014 23:20:18 | More by andy1701
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Washington

4/5  rDev +13.3%

02-06-2014 07:48:33 | More by stript
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shigg85

Japan

4/5  rDev +13.3%

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Haybeerman

Colorado

4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Clear yellow/gold color. Poured a 2 finger creamy white head that slowly gave way to an even skim. Decanted lightly. Laced in spots.

S: Light-colored fruit. Slightly sweet bready malt. Faint peppery hop charachter.

T: Just like the nose. Low, even bitter in the finish lets the mildly sweet malt flavor linger.

M: Light to medium bodied. Moderate carbonation. Smooth and slightly creamy.

D: Very easy to drink. Very good representation of the style.

Serving type: on-tap

11-01-2010 19:39:35 | More by Haybeerman
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mdavidson

Washington

4/5  rDev +13.3%

09-01-2013 22:31:52 | More by mdavidson
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Jaynuze

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +13.3%

04-14-2014 15:04:40 | More by Jaynuze
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Illinois

4/5  rDev +13.3%

10-02-2013 21:24:55 | More by Wsherry1
Big Wave Golden Ale from Kona Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 815 ratings.