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Big Wave Golden Ale | Kona Brewing Co.

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1,911 Ratings
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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:
#38,686
Reviews:
332
Ratings:
1,911
pDev:
14.25%
Bros Score:
3.67
 
 
Wants:
62
Gots:
751
Trade:
2
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,911 |  Reviews: 332
Photo of cbur914
4.47/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Raphaellima
4.47/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of adamhdg
4.47/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: nice, golden, slightly cloudy with a half inch head that dissipated quickly
S: sweet odor with some elements of citrus and bread
T: yummy citrus with a mild hop, sweet, (is that pineapple and banana ?)
F: easy drinking with some pleasing carbonation
I: I don't care what others think, I loved it. Will be on my short list.

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Photo of Bershad22
4.46/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Hooligan23
4.45/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Great tasting beer.. Very refreshing

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Photo of TommyM96
4.45/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ChuckTom
4.42/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of robert812
4.41/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Foley67
4.41/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Joshp
4.4/5  rDev +22.9%

Photo of VineyardBeer
4.4/5  rDev +22.9%

Photo of QuarterHorse
4.39/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This brew pours a slightly hazy golden color with a thin white head.

It smells of apricot, citrusy hops, with a hint of honey sweetness.... very pleasant

The taste is full of bready malt, honey, a touch of grapefruit, with a hint of toasted biscuit that lingers with mild hop bitterness in the finish.

This brew is very well balanced with impressive flavor and aroma considering the session strength ABV. I really enjoyed this beer ,which could become a summertime staple for me.

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Photo of Sparkyinsurf
4.39/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Im not normally a fan of light ale, but this beer was better than any light ale i can think of. It is in line with a good pilsner.

1.Appearance: Nice head, not too carbonated with a yellow/copper consistent to a pilsner.

2. Smell: A lemon citrus smell, not overpowering like a blue moon or other citrus ale type.

3. Taste: Fantastically refreshingly light. This will be my qualty "coors light" go to day beer.

4. Mouthfull: A light beer but enough hoppyness to be an Americanized "Hawaiian" type German pilsner.

5. Overall: I might have scored this too high becouse of my lowered expectations. But, it is exactly what i would want in a light beer "coors light take notice" as to how it should taste. ( reference; I've never liked their logger and loved their kona porter )

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Photo of weaponexpo
4.39/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ordybill
4.38/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the tap into a large plunder glass. The appearance is a clear, pale golden color with a large white head. The aroma is malt and fruit. The taste is very nice blend of fruit, malt and hops. A great summer time beer.

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Photo of megamick
4.38/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wretchedabyss
4.37/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cadiazmk78
4.37/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HIdon
4.37/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is my go-to beer. I like it for its tropical fruit aroma, great flavor, and overall lightness (low carbs and calories) when compared to other beers of the same type. I usually buy it by the 12 pack for home, but several locations in Hawaii also have it on tap.

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Photo of americancontrarian
4.36/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CraigP83
4.35/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Super fruity, not overly hopped. Simply magnificent summer brew. I may have under rated this one

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Photo of ragor0603
4.35/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Fantastic! A great session beer. Surprisingly light on the tongue and smooth but flavorful.

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Photo of johnnyd10vt
4.35/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was a surprisingly great beer. I was expecting a typical American lager type bland experience. This one has a lovely smell and taste of apricot. I have no idea where that flavor came from, but it was really nice. Between a lager and an amber, nice golden color. This is a beer that I could drink all night.

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Photo of Gandingo
4.34/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hosehead83
4.34/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.
Light copper/gold in color,with a decent cap of white foam.
Aroma-Subtle citus hops, tropical fruit notes
Taste-Fruity citrus hops, soft pineapple note, underlying citrus rind. Well-balanced, smooth, fresh and tasty. Fish tacos would fit the bill nicely.

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Big Wave Golden Ale from Kona Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 1,911 ratings
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