Big Wave Golden Ale | Kona Brewing Co.

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3.58/5
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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
Ranking:
#41,760
Reviews:
362
Ratings:
2,023
pDev:
14.25%
Bros Score:
3.67
 
 
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Ratings: 2,023 |  Reviews: 362
Photo of beersampler6
3.46/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Nice easy-to-drink blonde ale that drinks a little like a lager. Clear golden color, mild head with a little lingering lacing. Smells of mild floral hops, tastes of malt, grain, mild floral hops with fruit. Thin mouthfeel and moderate carbonation throughout. Nice and enjoyable, just lacks depth and not overly complex.

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Photo of witster18
3.49/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

They got it in here as a blonde, but imo this is more of a lighter session IPA, or even a session NE. Very fruity ale with a little rosey floral.. little lime-ish tartness that is the only thing that gets to be a bit much after a few. BUT, if you want an ale or session ipa that is utterly poundable and unoffensive, this is a good selection. Pairs well with spicey food or seafood. Sushi. Big Wave is a good brew, for what it is anyway. Very low abv(4.4) means no worries about going overboard... but I'd say you'll love the first few then it'll get a little old after 4 anyway, so, so much for the huge consumption ideas.

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Photo of JamieDuncan
3.88/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BierRichter
1.94/5  rDev -45.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.75

Photo of bryanzk
3.85/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ColoradoRich
3.35/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of shiu-chan
3.32/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Lightly cloudy gold, light foam with some lacing.
Whiff of apricot, mango and pineapple. Airy & crispy, nutty & malty.
Overall refreshing golden ale leaving with an Aloha feel.

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Photo of ibanez2k
2.99/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of d5001986
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KennethBeer
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Photo of DeeBreezy
3.67/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of UtahBeerPleb
3.24/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I'm not in any way opposed to lower ABV beers (just take a look at my profile), but this to me tasted flat and lacking in any bold flavors. In the glass it looks exactly like apple juice. What little head there is dissipated within seconds. The bottle was only about 2 months old, so I can't blame age either. I would be interested in trying it as fresh as possible, on tap or very recently bottled to give it another chance, because I do enjoy a good light golden ale. This one just didn't cut it for me.

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Photo of achepil
2.83/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of yuenglingfan101
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Kona doesnt produce a bad beer. Nice beer golden color. Little head not bad. goes down exceptionally smooth and finshes the same same way. the taste gives its name

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Photo of Dawon
3.52/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jimmyy
3.78/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

Photo of jenrhart
3.57/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

There really isn't much wrong with this session ale. It doesn't taste much of anything, and nothing objectionable. A good beer for a hot summer day,

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Photo of Mr_Rocca
3.69/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of knucky
4.6/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Such a great warm weather session beer. A little on the fruity side but goes great with lighter foods, especially seafood. Easy to drink and super refreshing. One of my go-to staples.

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Photo of SirGunther
3.47/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | 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

Big Wave Golden Ale from Kona Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 2,023 ratings