Big Wave Golden Ale | Kona Brewing Co.

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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:
#41,188
Reviews:
355
Ratings:
2,004
pDev:
14.25%
Bros Score:
3.67
 
 
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62
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821
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,004 |  Reviews: 355
Photo of SirGunther
3.3/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dvmin98
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JASAOC
3.45/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Good carbonation from poured to finish. . It leaves nice laces with each sip. Very light in color. This beer Finish very clean with practically no after taste. Nothing extravagant but a decent golden ale.

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Photo of vette2006c5r
3.92/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Big Wave pours a golden color, with a small, barley lacing head. Nice sweet and creamy aroma, hints of fruit. Flavor is enjoyable, sweet and crisp, not overpowering, subtle sugary fruit flavors. A little lite, even for the style. Overall, a top notch blonde ale, great flavors, easy to drink, just simple and enjoyable.

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Photo of Efoss
3.36/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FajitaMike
3.48/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JacobR1523
3.59/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Gives a good aroma, has a light somewhat fruity taste to it, and goes down easy. I would recommend this to the person who wants to start trying different and better beers, this is a good starting point.

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Photo of cafequaid
3.15/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Tludke
3.72/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Jeffgerace
3.7/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

When I don't want to try something new and I want to sip on a refreshing beer all day, this is my go to. Deliciously drinkable, it's perfect for a picnic, BBQ or
day at the beach.

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Photo of Adam1993
4.07/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Vandelay1863
3.87/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of alexalex314
4.5/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheRougeBastard
4.21/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SolarPower36
2.78/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of kevinmealey1950
3.93/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of roadcrew
4.05/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SaltofOH
3.21/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bottle dated 21 Oct 2017. Nonic pint.

A: pours a brassy gold with 1 finger white bubbly head that recedes quickly to a thin white cap of bubbles.

S: some faint citra hop citrusyness, with some sweetness.

T: New age pale ale, lite.

M: light bodied and very highly carbonated. Thin. Clean finishing.

O: I had this at a work happy hour and was really impressed; impressed enough to buy a single and bring it home. Granted, the happy hour bottle was fresh and this one is pushing 3 months, but damn, this is a disappointment. This is a beer, but not much more can be said for it.

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Photo of evostudios12
3.7/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Aj21
3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Johnkeg
3.39/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of 1971bernat
3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Drewk35
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big Wave Golden Ale from Kona Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 2,004 ratings