Big Wave Golden Ale | Kona Brewing Co.

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81
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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:
1,888
Reviews:
328
Avg:
3.55
pDev:
14.37%
 
 
Wants:
60
Gots:
739
For Trade:
2
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Photo of Lard_City
2.72/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Unremarkable light ale. Very light fruitiness but almost no taste. OK on a hot day.

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Photo of logicalparadox
2.73/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of TMoney2591
2.74/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Yeah, it's great for some gnar and whatnot, but you don't wanna get one too big... Anyway, this stuff pours a clear golden-straw topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises old mango, funky lemon peel, mild grass, and a few tablespoons of honey. The taste focuses on the lemon, with a slightly decreased sense of funk, altogether tempered by a crisp, watery biscuit-ish character. The body is a hefty light, with a light moderate carbonation and a crisp-ish finish. Overall, an odd little beer, one that seems to wanna be a lightly fruity blonde, but one that ends up a watered-down and funky husk of its own aspirations.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.74/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

12 ounce bottle - $1.39 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Bottling Date: MAR 13 13.

Appearance: Pours out a clear, pale yellow body with a smallish, thin layer of white suds.

Smell: Grainy-scented nose edged with waterlogged biscuits and the faintest, far-off hint of honey. A little flower petal, a little sweaty citrus rind.

Taste: Washed out biscuit-toned malts with a thin, thin honeyed veneer to it. Some husky, grainy astringency noted. Modest floral, faintly citrusy hops with a bit of bitterness aided by the graininess and crisp carbonation. Dry, bitterish, crisp finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium carbonation.

Overall: What the hell is going on here?

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Big Wave Golden Ale from Kona Brewing Co.
3.55 out of 5 based on 1,888 ratings.
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