Big Wave Golden Ale | Kona Brewing Co.

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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:
#39,716
Reviews:
339
Ratings:
1,952
pDev:
14.25%
Bros Score:
3.67
 
 
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61
Gots:
781
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Ratings: 1,952 |  Reviews: 339
Photo of rderedin
3.3/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of desint
3.74/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dutchcraftbeergeek
4.5/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very good spring beer, refreshing and hoppy as well.

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Photo of andrewh995
3.6/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Looks and smells pretty decent but the flavor is superior to those factors. Honey and maltiness along with some lighter citrus and bitter notes. A very good, light, and refreshing blonde.

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Photo of Fitzy01
3.62/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Golden32
2.78/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Ukrops
3.46/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of craigbelly
3.48/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Heeenrik
3.8/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerBucks
3.26/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SuomiHobbit
2.5/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of 57md
3.57/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a striking straw color with less than a finger of head. The nose is ever so slightly hoppy. The flavor is a bit flat and basic. The finish is clean.

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Photo of jillzee
4.63/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sabtos
3.15/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Gold with a white head and super clingy coral lace.

Smell is passionfruit (am I hallucinating?, I've had the fruit a few times already this trip), with grape, corn and grass.

Taste is lager-like, with corn, bread, grass, and floral notes. It's just barely bitter, and not much of an IPA at all, and BA seems to have labeled this otherwise as well. I think the bar I had this at mislabeled it.

Crisp, semi-frothy, and semi-wet.

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Photo of Oleg85
3.44/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IanOsea
4.52/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kitekid
3.56/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EdFed
3.9/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KingBiscuit
3.85/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jibrahim414
3.41/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of duvel1979
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DreDay
3.34/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Vetbidder
3.54/5  rDev -1.1%
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 +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jdhilt
3.13/5  rDev -12.6%
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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Big Wave Golden Ale from Kona Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 1,952 ratings
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