Big Wave Golden Ale | Kona Brewing Co.

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81
good
1,835 Ratings
THE BROS
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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:
1,835
Reviews:
309
Avg:
3.55
pDev:
14.37%
 
 
Wants:
59
Gots:
705
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 1,835 |  Reviews: 309
Photo of EdFed
3.9/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KingBiscuit
3.85/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jibrahim414
3.41/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of duvel1979
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DreDay
3.34/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Vetbidder
3.54/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I think the nose of this beer is pretty decent for a blond ale. I'm getting a slight melon hops character almost like some IPA's have, along with a malt base. Flavor has the hint of hops with a lasting malt bread flavor although this is a very thin beer with less carbonation. Pretty decent... easily chuggable.

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Photo of Rebrown221
3.59/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jdhilt
3.13/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a four finger white head that fades quickly to a thin layer leaving some lace. Crystal clear, very pale amber color. Light carbonation and light bodied. Malt & honey nose. Flavor is bready, honey and hints of hops. Good lawn mower beer. In $9.99 6-pak Shaw's Supermarket Concord, NH. Bottled Sep 2016.

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Photo of Dms844
3.84/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LeftoverCrizack
3.53/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kathleenturin22
4.48/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nichols33
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Raime
4.08/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerBobber
3.38/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

The look was a very clear golden color with lots of carbonation and not much of a white head.

The smell was not pleasant. I was getting a lot of damp, dank hops and an onion like vegetation smell coming up really strong. Now somewhere in there was some tropical fruits as well but almost overpowered by the earthy aroma.

The taste had some tropical fruits like maybe a sweet kiwi and some nice floral hops. The only problem was the onion thing was sneaking in on the taste.

The mouth feel was a bit sticky yet fairly light and finished off to nothing leaving one ready for another sip.

Glad we only got singles of this one to try as I will not purchase it again. That aroma of onions and vegetation that bled over to the taste really turned me off to this beer. Now others may have a different experience with this beer so if you wish to, give it a twirl.

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Photo of Zzavela
3.11/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Gearsm
3.19/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mmoriarty
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ruzzal
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HungarianCount
3.24/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of raylpendleton
3.74/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jgiordano88
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AnotherDisease
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dylanlikesbeer
4.04/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kraticus41
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BrazilianAussie
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Big Wave Golden Ale from Kona Brewing Co.
3.55 out of 5 based on 1,835 ratings.
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