Big Wave Golden Ale | Kona Brewing Co.

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81
good
1,837 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:
1,837
Reviews:
309
Avg:
3.55
pDev:
14.37%
 
 
Wants:
59
Gots:
707
For Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,837 |  Reviews: 309
Photo of Winston3737
3.77/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DanielCole
3.26/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of madakassal
3.78/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Huhzubendah
3.06/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Draft. Light golden body with a white collar. Grainy aroma, subtle. Not much in the olfactory senses. Light body and fairly bland. Light citrus and mild bitterness. Eh...

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Photo of yesterdayfaraway
3.56/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L: pours clear yellow with a white head that fades fast
S: hops although mild
T: some hops, slight bitterness bit lacking overall flavor
F: thin and easy drinking

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

I wasn't expecting to like this beer. For some reason I was expecting a cheap Mexican like beer. I guess I equate beaches and waves and yellow beer with bad beer. However, I quite enjoyed this beer it was full of flavor and interesting to drink.

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Photo of heerboth
4.1/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JOldewurtel
3.42/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RBuckley73
3.44/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Latarnik
3.14/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of sephyrott
4.07/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of J_T_Arlington
3.62/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Golden blonde. Probably, Big Wave gets its name from the frothy white head that resembles and wave rolling in from the ocean.

Ever so slight grass/hops smell.

Tastes like an innocuous pilsner at first, but mild fruitiness and a slight hop presence emerge. Light glycerol finish.

Feels light. Crispy. Easy to swallow. Easy to swallow a lot.

Overall, not a great beer. But for THE STYLE is great. If you enjoy it for what it is, it's a quite nice and refreshing beer. Would make a great party beer, especially in the summer, at cookouts, BBQs, and such. I may even go so far as to declare this a SESSION BEER!

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Photo of americancontrarian
4.36/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Svingjo
3.73/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a crystal clear golden colour with a minimal white head. Nose leads with tons of tropical fruits like mango, passion fruit and peaches and is followed up with some pale malts. That same fruitness comes though on the tongue along with some bready malts and a slight citrus hop. The mouthfeel was on the light to medium side with a active carbonation that disappeared quickly. A nice refreshing, easy drinking summer beer.

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Photo of stashcraft08
3.76/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chrishiker1409
3.99/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: Light golden yellow with a less than finger of head which dissipates quickly.

S: Very faint smell of light caramel malts and slight hint of pineapple.

T: Floral with a sweet citrus pineapple taste. Very Tropical.

F: Smooth and crisp. Light bodied and low to moderately carbonated.

O: I bought a 12 pack of this. It made for a great summer party drinker.

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Photo of dag1991
3.63/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of ehud
3.95/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Z3US_The_Prophet
4.19/5  rDev +18%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of coldshowers
4.49/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DuncanBishop24
3.8/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TonyTwins
3.74/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HopliteMpls612
3.48/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Big Wave Golden Ale from Kona Brewing Co.
3.55 out of 5 based on 1,837 ratings.
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