Big Wave Golden Ale | Kona Brewing Co.

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3.58/5
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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:
#41,723
Reviews:
362
Ratings:
2,022
pDev:
14.25%
Bros Score:
3.67
 
 
Wants:
62
Gots:
841
Trade:
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Ratings: 2,022 |  Reviews: 362
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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Photo of jvgoor3786
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of penguinsgoboom
3.96/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a foamy 2 finger head that fades. A light golden straw yellow with good carbonation.

S: Sweet. Smell is of honey, papaya, pineapple, flowers, and light herbal hops. If they bottled tropical paradise in a beer, this is what it would smell like.

T: Starts off malty and then there's some hops at some point. Whatever flavor is very subdued. Doesn't quite deliver on what the smell promised.

O: A very drinkable beer. Light, refreshing, fruity. This is good for a hot summer day and it captures the feeling of vacationing on a beach. Not much in terms of taste, but it'll do.

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Photo of Meriah
5/5  rDev +39.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Love love love. Tasty, refreshing and not super expensive.

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Photo of RockyM72
3.86/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Steve_Studnuts
3.85/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Davedrinkinbeer
3.56/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Got beer as a gift, and poured a cold 12oz bottle into a snifter. Typical Golden color, fairly clear too with a 1/4-1/2" white head that dissipates quickly. Smells are faint, even in a snifter but I do detect citrus hops, spice, and sweet malt. Taste is a thin malt with hops and spice in the end. Feel is nicely carbonated, but a muted feel compared to bigger tasting ales, mouthful is evenly distributed, ends watery with a very slight aftertaste.

A good session beer, or great alternative to the lawnmower macro lagers for summer time drinking. This beer is surprisingly light, and can be refreshing. I do recommend it, even though it is lighter than I normally prefer out of an ale.

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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

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Big Wave Golden Ale from Kona Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 2,022 ratings