Big Wave Golden Ale | Kona Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
81
good
1,837 Ratings
THE BROS
83
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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 prost2hefeweizen
3.67/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bierliebhaber3
3.65/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This is pretty similar in appearance to the Wailua Wheat, maybe a little lighter with a little thicker head, though it dissipates just as quickly. The smell is also citrusy, but in this case it’s an orange / lemon scent. In this case I think the fruit flavor blends much more nicely than the Wailua Wheat. There is a fairly strong taste of orange, but just as much so is the malty beer flavor. There is also a faint sweet, floral essence. It’s very light bodied. It tastes fairly akin to a Blue Moon, though better I would say. The finish is very crisp and clean to the point that there is almost no aftertaste, which to me is neither a good or bad thing. It’s definitely a nice session beer, for the price, on a hot summer day.

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Photo of Sammy
3.09/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of HGildemeister
4.28/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Great drinkin beer!

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Photo of 2ellas
3.68/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Antg8989
4.55/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Again, a clean, decent tasting light ale from Kona. Not sure why it's getting such low ratings. It's nothing amazing but it's more drinkable than most beers out there.

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Photo of bobtaylor0414
3.51/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of skierson1
4.16/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MykeJ
3.56/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerMe8
4.04/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ordybill
4.38/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the tap into a large plunder glass. The appearance is a clear, pale golden color with a large white head. The aroma is malt and fruit. The taste is very nice blend of fruit, malt and hops. A great summer time beer.

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Photo of natfiedler
3.3/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PMarcy78
3.93/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Chief99
3.62/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AAG
3.18/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of vickersspitfire
3.73/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Deep golden in color, crystal clear body and a nice fluffy white head with thin lacing.
Smell: Sweet malty aromas, mild sugar cane, apples and that’s about it.
Taste: Sweet, malty with nice a spiciness to it. It’s mildly bitter towards the aftertaste, but well balanced overall.
Mouthfeel: Crisp. Semi dry and well carbonated.
Overall: Nice, clean and crisp, very refreshing.

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

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

Photo of Scott_McCool
3/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of sjccmd
4.15/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Floral and somewhat sweet smelling. Juicy fruit gum. Perfumey. Crackery malts and honey. Biscuits. Citrus fruits. Clean and bright.

A burst of sweet citrus and graham. Lemon and honey. Balancing bitterness. Somewhat doughy malt character. Cheerios. Cleanly fermented. Dries out in the finish nicely.

Light body with medium high carbonation. Prickly bubbles, but enough malt character to keep it from feeling fizzy. Clean and dry.

Nice blonde ale. Crisp and refreshing.

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Photo of Dweedlebug
3.4/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of COR8RFAN
3.21/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Squire123
3.41/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rollmeaway2loadout
3.67/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

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