Big Wave Golden Ale | Kona Brewing Co.

Big Wave Golden AleBig Wave Golden Ale
BA SCORE
39%
Liked This Beer
3.58 w/ 1,901 Ratings
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:
#37,722
Reviews:
331
Ratings:
1,901
Liked:
742
Avg:
3.58/5
pDev:
14.25%
Alströms:
3.67
 
 
Wants:
62
Gots:
743
Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,901 |  Reviews: 331
Photo of sephyrott
4.07/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of J_T_Arlington
3.62/5  rDev +1.1%
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 +21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Svingjo
3.73/5  rDev +4.2%
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%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chrishiker1409
3.99/5  rDev +11.5%
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 +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of ehud
3.95/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Z3US_The_Prophet
4.19/5  rDev +17%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of coldshowers
4.49/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DuncanBishop24
3.8/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of HopliteMpls612
3.48/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Kirbyderby
4.1/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Lucnifter
3.33/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jasadewi
3.03/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of gerite
3.52/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at a local pub & grub. A light bodied golden ale with a white head and decent lacing. Mildly carbonated with a hint of hops and citrus. A good representative of this style of beer.

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Photo of Kuges
3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Pours a clear light golden color.
Smell is sweet and very citrus dominated.
Taste is citrus and tropical fruit.
Faint grassy notes.

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

Part of a variety 12-pack $13.99 Longs Drugs
Clear golden color
Light mouth feel
Medium carbonation
Hint of guava, slightly sweet
Overall an easy drinking refreshing beer, but I wish it had more of a distinct characteristic to set it apart from macrobrews. My least favorite among Kona brews.

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

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

Photo of twillingthenoz
3.68/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hugh37
3.18/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Big Wave Golden Ale from Kona Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 39% out of 100 with 1,901 ratings
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