Big Wave Golden Ale | Kona Brewing Co.

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3.58/5
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2,044 Ratings
Big Wave Golden AleBig Wave Golden Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Kona Brewing Co.
Hawaii, United States
konabrewingco.com

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.40%

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

Added by SCW on 03-19-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#36,319
Reviews:
365
Ratings:
2,044
pDev:
14.25%
 
 
Wants:
65
Gots:
851
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 2,044 |  Reviews: 365
Photo of corywalston
3.87/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cheefdaddy1
3.42/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of roarkty
3.62/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bankboy66
3.34/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Johndoe16
3.26/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Very popular beer around my area, gave it a try not a bad drink, but not something I would drink on a regular basis.

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Photo of JimboBrews54
4.88/5  rDev +36.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of trparky
4.54/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Citrus in nature, you can definitely taste hints of pineapple in it. Overall it's very drinkable, smooth and mellow. Slightly carbonated but not too much, it definitely goes down smooth. Great if you want a nice beer after a long hot day.

I had this beer on tap in The Yard House while on vacation in Hawaii. I found this beer in Ohio and I just had to have it. I mainly bought it for a little taste of Hawaii now that the weather is turning colder here in Ohio. It makes me feel just a little closer to the paradise that is Hawaii.

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Photo of Grinky
3.9/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bendukes86
2.57/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of acurtis
3.23/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ZenAgnostic
4.94/5  rDev +38%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

12oz bottle poured into Duvel tulip. Bottled on 02AUG18 printed on bottom left corner of from label. Grabbed at grocery store for under $2 per bottle from a mixer.

Appearance - Slightly to moderately hazy gold body with decent carbonation. Pours a tiny white head with extremely fine bubbling, possibly the finest bubbling I've ever seen, that dissipates fairly rapidly. Lacing is fine and has decent stick, but washes off easily. Aptly conjures imagery of sheets of white seafoam spreading across the sand. 4

Smell - Soft, distinct sweetness. Some sort of floral fruitiness. Honey, malt and hop faintly underneath it. Very appetizing. After tasting it, I came back to the smell and realized maybe it's jackfruit? Love how unique it is while still being delicate and alluring. 5

Taste - Flavors I've never tasted in a beer. Almost reminds me of jackfruit for some reason. 5

Mouthfeel - Smooth, lightly effervescent, drinkable. Light-medium bodied. A bit of faint bitter white noise up front but finishes pretty clean. 5

Overall - No off characters anywhere in this brew. Astonishingly balanced and drinkable. Amazing for a session beer. I almost feel like an asshole for giving this beer such high ratings, but I honestly can't bring myself to take away from any part of the score. On second inspection, I have to admit to myself that I honestly feel it deserves these numbers. 5

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Photo of nickles
3.4/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

pours a light yellow color with a very slight golden tinge to it. thin foamy head that recedes after about 30 seconds. smell is of citrusy fruit with hops and a slight malty profile. tastes crisp and clean. nice light bodied beer that would make for a good session beer. the taste was rather muted compared to the smell. i was rather surprised.

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Photo of Dakin
3.81/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of steinhauser10
4.06/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WDJersey
3.43/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bigskyjim
3.87/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ghasting
3.63/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of steverx8
3.67/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StormAles
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Rileford
4.63/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dnmyrick
3.74/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Schmaltz33
3.57/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ceddd99
1.58/5  rDev -55.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Not a fan of this one, there is an odd taste/mouthfeel that ruins it for me. It's hard to describe but I feel almost nauseas when I try to drink this. Couldn't even finish it.

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Photo of isaac_barrow
3.03/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of AdmiralOzone
3.99/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours clear golden yellow with a thick white head that dissipates quickly but leaves great lacing. Aroma is tropical fruit. Flavor is sweet ripe pineapple and light malt. Feel is crisp and clean. Great taste for a beer with such low ABV.

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Big Wave Golden Ale from Kona Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 2,044 ratings