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Big Wave Golden Ale - Kona Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
80
good

854 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 854
Reviews: 171
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 14.69%
Wants: 14
Gots: 80 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 854 | Reviews: 171 | Display Reviews Only:
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keleonetti


4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

07-10-2014 05:08:03 | More by keleonetti
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an02wrx

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

08-08-2012 00:15:39 | More by an02wrx
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MarshMan71

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

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

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

04-18-2014 17:00:50 | More by billhelm
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Mstezano

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

01-02-2014 02:29:26 | More by Mstezano
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balinor

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

08-05-2013 13:52:43 | More by balinor
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Franticc


4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

02-04-2013 08:39:13 | More by Franticc
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Nihilistkid

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

05-19-2013 06:34:03 | More by Nihilistkid
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rodemey2

New York

4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

10-09-2013 20:03:29 | More by rodemey2
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gleemonger

California

4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

12-08-2012 00:08:01 | More by gleemonger
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ginuwin794

Idaho

4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

01-21-2014 04:49:36 | More by ginuwin794
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MichaelPatch

California

4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

07-29-2013 08:20:59 | More by MichaelPatch
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Srecko

Serbia

4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

05-06-2014 01:02:10 | More by Srecko
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Babydave

New York

4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

10-25-2012 01:18:07 | More by Babydave
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dsmcva00

Alaska

4.5/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clean, clear, golden color with an off-white head.

Smell is of mango juice and ocean breeze.

Taste is light, slightly sweet and thirst-quenching. Malt prominently comes in towards the end, balancing with the aroma hops. Carbonation is pretty high at first, but a few minutes of off-gassing and warming up lend itself well to this beer. The finish is of biscuit malt.

I really like this beer! It’s really drinkable, refreshing, and quite balanced. My favorite Kona Brewing Co beer!

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2012 03:04:32 | More by dsmcva00
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Rihup

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

06-01-2013 23:36:01 | More by Rihup
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tneenan1

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

09-01-2013 23:22:33 | More by tneenan1
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MShirokov

Illinois

4.49/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The "notes" above describe this beer well.
I tried it yesterday among several other beers, and this one was my favorite.
It's very "refreshing," not heavy at all, yet has a great smell and flavor. My girlfriend was the one who ordered this one and I kept reaching for her glass, smelling it and taking a sip.
A very "fun" beer, not "in your face" at all, just fruity, bubbly and fresh.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2013 04:19:08 | More by MShirokov
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QuarterHorse

Pennsylvania

4.4/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This brew pours a slightly hazy golden color with a thin white head.

It smells of apricot, citrusy hops, with a hint of honey sweetness.... very pleasant

The taste is full of bready malt, honey, a touch of grapefruit, with a hint of toasted biscuit that lingers with mild hop bitterness in the finish.

This brew is very well balanced with impressive flavor and aroma considering the session strength ABV. I really enjoyed this beer ,which could become a summertime staple for me.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2012 21:34:51 | More by QuarterHorse
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hosehead83

Ohio

4.36/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

California

4.35/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Im not normally a fan of light ale, but this beer was better than any light ale i can think of. It is in line with a good pilsner.

1.Appearance: Nice head, not too carbonated with a yellow/copper consistent to a pilsner.

2. Smell: A lemon citrus smell, not overpowering like a blue moon or other citrus ale type.

3. Taste: Fantastically refreshingly light. This will be my qualty "coors light" go to day beer.

4. Mouthfull: A light beer but enough hoppyness to be an Americanized "Hawaiian" type German pilsner.

5. Overall: I might have scored this too high becouse of my lowered expectations. But, it is exactly what i would want in a light beer "coors light take notice" as to how it should taste. ( reference; I've never liked their logger and loved their kona porter )

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2013 21:42:55 | More by Sparkyinsurf
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RBassSFHOPit2ME

California

4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

05-17-2014 06:21:38 | More by RBassSFHOPit2ME
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DruC4

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

04-09-2014 03:24:28 | More by DruC4
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Dammer-licht

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

04-07-2014 06:24:00 | More by Dammer-licht
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kristenrae8

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

06-24-2014 23:31:42 | More by kristenrae8
Big Wave Golden Ale from Kona Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 854 ratings.