Big Wave Golden Ale | Kona Brewing Co.

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81
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1,887 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
1,887
Reviews:
328
Avg:
3.55
pDev:
14.37%
 
 
Wants:
60
Gots:
739
For Trade:
2
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1/5  rDev -71.8%

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1/5  rDev -71.8%

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1.28/5  rDev -63.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Poured from a bottle into a tumbler glass.

A - Clear light yellow, with a one-finger white head which didn't last long. Only the faintest hints of lacing.

S - Mild aroma of dextrin, grass, and Pledge furniture polish. Doesn't smell appealing at all.

T - Things don't get much better here. Some corn sweetness and vague frutiness with a hint of floral hop. Slight salty mineral taste in the finish. Flavors are ridculously mild. Did someone put Michelob Ultra in my bottle?

M - Watery. Beyond watery. Water isnt this watery. Prickly carbonation.

O - Normally I like Kona and I understand this is meant to be a blonde ale, but it's still a big time fail. Just watery, bland, and generally terrible.

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1.32/5  rDev -62.8%

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1.5/5  rDev -57.7%

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1.5/5  rDev -57.7%

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1.71/5  rDev -51.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

This is a poor quality IPA rather than a golden ale. Tastes like a Coors Lite that has had Pine Sol added to it.

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2/5  rDev -43.7%

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2/5  rDev -43.7%

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2/5  rDev -43.7%

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2/5  rDev -43.7%

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2/5  rDev -43.7%

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2/5  rDev -43.7%

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2/5  rDev -43.7%

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2/5  rDev -43.7%

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2/5  rDev -43.7%

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2/5  rDev -43.7%

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2/5  rDev -43.7%

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2/5  rDev -43.7%

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2/5  rDev -43.7%

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2.08/5  rDev -41.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

Wow. This is basically flavored water. Very disappointing

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2.11/5  rDev -40.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Not fond of this one.

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2.13/5  rDev -40%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

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2.24/5  rDev -36.9%

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2.25/5  rDev -36.6%

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Big Wave Golden Ale from Kona Brewing Co.
3.55 out of 5 based on 1,887 ratings.
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