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Big Wave Golden Ale - Kona Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
80
good

852 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 852
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: 852 | Reviews: 171 | Display Reviews Only:
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SoleBriety

California

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

06-03-2014 23:28:20 | More by SoleBriety
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Mrose78

Arizona

3/5  rDev -15.3%

06-03-2014 02:40:05 | More by Mrose78
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YeastEnthusiast

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -15.3%

05-31-2014 20:35:15 | More by YeastEnthusiast
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KevMo84

California

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

05-31-2014 17:34:59 | More by KevMo84
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karlt

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

05-30-2014 15:56:20 | More by karlt
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TheBeerbarian

California

4/5  rDev +13%

05-29-2014 08:05:15 | More by TheBeerbarian
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Matt73

New York

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

05-28-2014 23:05:29 | More by Matt73
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pagesofphotographs

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

05-28-2014 16:07:49 | More by pagesofphotographs
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Dirk_Chappelle

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

05-27-2014 23:15:58 | More by Dirk_Chappelle
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harsley

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +13%

05-27-2014 16:57:32 | More by harsley
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tviz33

New York

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

05-27-2014 03:34:14 | More by tviz33
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Natalie_G

California

3/5  rDev -15.3%

05-27-2014 01:57:17 | More by Natalie_G
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ToddHolder

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

05-27-2014 01:37:11 | More by ToddHolder
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michaelfcasey

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -15.3%

05-26-2014 01:33:52 | More by michaelfcasey
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irthesteve

California

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

05-26-2014 00:26:34 | More by irthesteve
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SitkaSteve

Alaska

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

05-25-2014 23:49:22 | More by SitkaSteve
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bigbluebeerguy

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

05-25-2014 03:07:00 | More by bigbluebeerguy
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chalkda01

New York

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

05-24-2014 23:41:59 | More by chalkda01
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krome

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

05-24-2014 18:54:45 | More by krome
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jgunther71

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

05-24-2014 18:49:21 | More by jgunther71
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JMS1512

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

05-23-2014 21:38:30 | More by JMS1512
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

05-22-2014 21:52:52 | More by WoodBrew
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Mikexw

New York

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

05-22-2014 21:50:38 | More by Mikexw
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Brenden

Ohio

3.45/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A very clear, pale golden-yellow, it does look like a blonde. The head is about half a finger tall, pure white, and densely bubbled. It leaves behind more than a modicum of spotting that clumps up to patching in areas.
It's a little grainy on the nose, pale malts and toast in there along with tangy and sweet fruitiness, a bit of spiciness and some leaf.
It's a little stronger in the taste and not quite as grainy. The main takeaway for me is lots of fruity esters, pale fruits flesh with a hint of something not quite plummy. Biscuit and leaf meld together pretty well.
It's light, very crisp, and creamy in the carbonation. It could be a little cleaner in the feel from the grains, and it dries a little early,

Serving type: on-tap

05-21-2014 21:32:19 | More by Brenden
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mklisz

New Hampshire

2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

05-21-2014 12:29:45 | More by mklisz
Big Wave Golden Ale from Kona Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 852 ratings.