Whale Ale | Kona Brewing Co.

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Whale AleWhale Ale

Brewed by:
Kona Brewing Co.
Hawaii, United States

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by TheBigBoy on 01-24-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 53 |  Reviews: 7
Reviews by Slatetank:
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3.74/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I purchased this at Wegmans, enjoyed chilled in a mug from the 12oz brown bottle.

The color is deep golden with light haze with thick white cap with fine bead -there is good retention and lace. The smell has a slight citrus aroma with subtle lemony tangy scent with light malt and herbal hop ester. The feel is good with light bitterness and slight sweetness balancing with medium carbonation and semi-dry bitter finish.

The flavor is slightly tangy at first with wheat flavor and mild lemon and herbal hops join with an almost pine-like taste toward the finish as it warms with mild wheat taste carrying through in the background. This is a pretty tasty balanced pale with mild citrus hops and wheat flavor.

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3/5  rDev -18%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of secondtooth
4.09/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy straw yellow, with average head. Lovely, attractive lace.

Nose is nicely floral hops. A solid and promising beginning.

Taste is delightful -- hoppy and floral with a tropical fruit bouquet. I get mango, pineapple, and citrus. There's a sharp and grainy wheat presence, too, but it's all carefully balanced and harmonious. A delicious ale!

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Photo of socon67
2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

Photo of enelson
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of bigbeers84
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of rrock44
3/5  rDev -18%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of Mikeluzzjr
3.61/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Got this with the Craft Brew Alliance Explorer variety 12-pack. Pleasantly surprised. Refreshing and tasty, but nothing mind blowing. Really, I've yet to have anything amazing from Kona, but everything I have had has been surprisingly good. Maybe that's just because I don't expect anything crazy, but still. Beer I would easily stock up on to give out if I were hosting a party; especially to share with my non-craft fan friends.

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4.5/5  rDev +23%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of TheBigBoy
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Donkster46
3/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of MichaelProcton
2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

Photo of TheMarkE
3.29/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Cloudy, very light straw color, about the same shade as a Bud Light Lime. Quickly disappearing head, moderate lacing and carbonation.

Smell: Pine, wet grass, mildew, citrus hops.

Taste: Pine, wet grass, citrus and floral hops, caramel.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and creamy.

The Verdict: It’s okay. Nothing exciting, just a drinkable Wheat Pale Ale. I expected more coming from Kona- more flavor, more hops, more something.

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Whale Ale from Kona Brewing Co.
3.66 out of 5 based on 53 ratings.
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