Big Wave Golden Ale | Kona Brewing Co.

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3.58/5
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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:
#40,552
Reviews:
348
Ratings:
1,975
pDev:
14.25%
Bros Score:
3.67
 
 
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62
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Ratings: 1,975 |  Reviews: 348
Photo of monkist
4.1/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Redscot
3.74/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 54V4G3
3.44/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jcubz
3.71/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mecmd
3.17/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of EmeraldMist
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Look - Pours light golden/yellow in color, slight haze, a thin cap of white head quickly dissolves leaving a few bubbles.
Aroma - Faint apricot, grass, lemons, grain. Nice but fairly weak.
Taste - Grainy up front, very mellow at first, bready malt sweetness, lemony/herbal hop halfway through, not a hop flavor I come across often, a very light and quick honey note, finish is very pilsner like. Aftertaste is malty with a very mellow nutty lager like taste. Really nice balance here.
Feel - Light-Medium, smooth, creamy, ample carbonation, refreshing. So easy to drink.

Overall - This is one of the more unique and memorable blonde/golden ales I've had. Really love the balance and unique hop flavors I'm getting. If you like German pilsners I recommend you give this a shot.

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Photo of Lagerquestrian
3.29/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Patches826
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dukeandduke
3.02/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

5/2/17 (Chicago) - 12 oz bottle poured into pint glass. Clear straw pour, minimal carbonation, one finger thick white puffy head. Honey, pleasant fruity aroma.Taste matches aroma, very smooth and light texture. Overall OK offering, though nothing special.

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Photo of DerwinWentworth
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cyber_phoenix
3.49/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SnipeCelly
4.06/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of godawgs
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CoolCrispRefreshing
3.03/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours golden yellow with a yeasty yet subtly tropical smell. Slightly skunky. Malty and medium bodied. No bitterness. Hits of caramel and salter cracker in the finish. This beer would go well on a nice summer day with any salty snacks such as pretzels or chips. What's unique with this beer is that it's not a typical blond ale. It has some subtle smokiness to it and hints of tropical fruit. It's overall a pretty good beer that's a bit different from a traditional blond ale. Not sure I'd enjoy a sixer of it but nice as a single.

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Photo of vabeerguy
3.42/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Acat114
4.53/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Zonian1
3.42/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JoshuaShort13
3.73/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrewSnyc667
3.74/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bmgjapan
4.1/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nrbw23
3.07/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of brewnme
3.74/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BrewNoob1
3.64/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Big Wave Golden Ale from Kona Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 1,975 ratings