Big Wave Golden Ale | Kona Brewing Co.

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3.58/5
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2,013 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 Sixpoint on 03-19-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,449
Reviews:
358
Ratings:
2,013
pDev:
14.25%
Bros Score:
3.67
 
 
Wants:
62
Gots:
832
Trade:
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Photo of pootz
3.36/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours a pale gold with a 2 finger white cap that retains well. Aromas of floral-citrus-exotic fruit and some bready malts...flavor is light, well balanced between hop floral bittering and malts, crisp dry finish slight bitterness at the end....mouth feel is a tad too weak/liquid for me...Decent enough but I prefer heartier ales

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

Photo of DRRSTAR
4.19/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of webtopf
3.71/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of MugC
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Heftklammer
3.93/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pacioli1445
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Schlitz74
3.23/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured it into a shaker glass, pours a medium golden color with a half finger of fizzy head. it did not leave any real lacing on the glass. This beer is not something I would want to drink again. This is just average.

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Photo of Pinkylives
3.73/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of teromous
3.65/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the side of the label: "02:01 01 APR2018"

Appearance: The beer has a light golden body with just a light touch of haze. It has a medium-large fluffy whit head with good retention.

Aroma: there is a nice mango and tangerine aroma right off the bat. It smells very nice.

Taste: There is this light mix of peach and mango flavors.

Mouthfeel: It is light bodied with a wet finish and a refreshing quality. It has no bitterness and it is very easy to drink.

Overall: This isn't a very complicated beer but it is light, fruity, enjoyable, and refreshing. It would make for a good hot weather beer. I could see myself picking this one up again and I would recommend it to those looking for something easy-going to pair with a day of yard work or a sunny day at the beach.

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Photo of FadetoBock
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beerfam205
3.71/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of CHickman
3.58/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Overall a malty brew, it has light caramel, faint brown sugar, subtle fruit notes like lemon zest and orange peel, toasted grains and a mild hop spice. A very light body with a medium carbonation and a very minor bitterness. Light bodied and as easy to drink as a lager, it's a fine session beer.

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Photo of JamesGrove
2.94/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ADKbeerguy
3.08/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Sigmund
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sample from bottle at Vectura-messe; Norway. Golden colour. Orange-like aroma. Citrussy flavour, light bodied. easy to drink. Better suited for Hawaiian climate than a Norwegian winter.

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Photo of polloenfuego
2.83/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

This tastes industrial. It looks nice off the pour,a nice fluffy white head and a clear gold color,then it goes wrong. Smell is not much...malts and maybe some faint hops. Taste is bland. Biscuit malts,some corn, and the faintest of hops. Feel is watery.

Well, I didn't expect much, and it seems I got what I expected.

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Photo of bmaggot
4.02/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of badgerbeer1
4.06/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Have had many in Maui on tap and in can. Love it. Love the readonable abv and that it tastes great! Go to beet

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Photo of Gnorton7
4.75/5  rDev +32.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of kier
3.79/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IKR
3.72/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Clear straw-yellow color with a medium-sized white head that slowly faded. A good looking beer.

Smell: Grassy aromas with some mild fruit notes.

Taste: moderate nondescript fruit notes with some moderate hay notes. The beer finishes mildly sweet with dry final finish.

Mouth-feel: On the light side of medium bodied with a medium level of carbonation.

Overall: A good easy drinking sipper,

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Big Wave Golden Ale from Kona Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 2,013 ratings