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:
#40,914
Reviews:
349
Ratings:
1,984
pDev:
14.25%
Bros Score:
3.67
 
 
Wants:
62
Gots:
809
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 1,984 |  Reviews: 349
Photo of paco1029384756
2.68/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Scent of light grain, sweet bread and mild grassy hops. Fresh grain, bread and light, grassy hops in the flavor.

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Photo of Budlum
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of crow
3.77/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SmashAdams
2.5/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A pretty light beer. Smell is slightly hoppy at first but fades. Taste is light and beery with not much else going on. Would only drink on a hot day. nb

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Photo of Vic333
3.04/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Good. Not spectacular, but a good quality beer. Orange/Citrus and hops. Reminiscent of a Blue Moon. It would be good for a hot summer afternoon. A taste I use to really crave, but sadly, one I don't really have much of a passion for anymore.

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Photo of Jarnol21
3.63/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ARoman
2.95/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

12oz bottle, poured into a shaker. The aroma is a fresh baked, soft bread with hints of tropical fruit and honey. It pours a clear orange brown with a white, soapy fuzz for a head that has light retention and lace. The taste is a medium sweet light bitter. It's oily with a light, foamy carbonaition and a medium light, grainy body with flavors of bread, light tropical fruit, a bit of caramel, and finishes crisp with a woody herb / pine note and some citrus. The mellow aftertaste is a bit burnt and waxy with a touch of sugary apricot herb that is cloying and lingers on the palate, but it does clean up with hint of clove late.

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

Photo of rjs246
3.65/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

The beer nerds will take this the wrong way but this is like a Miller Lite that has way more hope on the nose. You smell it right away and it's excellent. Then the taste is crisp but very mild. I can see myself drinking 12 of these but would never confuse it with the world's greatest beer.

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Photo of RickyS
3.79/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JohnLabisch
3.9/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BigDaddyWarbuxx
4.22/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A good citrusy hop aroma. There's just a touch of grapefruit in the flavor, but it's held back enough so it doesn't slam you in the head with bitterness like it does in some IPAs.

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Photo of Garvey
3.72/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Chris_Gannon
3.44/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.91/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Kona Brewing Co. "Big Wave Golden Ale"
12 oz. brown glass bottle, coded "54 5 JAN 22 15"
$1.49 @ Total Wine & More, Claymont, DE

Kona has always produced solid, quality beers and this one is no exception. I was fearful that it might just be another blonde ale, but it's actually fairly unique. It's a clear dark gold that's probably a touch darker than expected, but it remains light bodied and gently crisp. There's a bit of hop in the nose along with a nice fruitiness, and that fruitiness carries over into the flavor. It's surprisingly tropical! I find distinct pineapple, but there's also a light spritz of citrus, and some other tropical fruits (papaya, mango, etc.). Easy to drink, refreshing, and interesting - a great summer ale! Or, for anytime you want to be reminded of the tropics.

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

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

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

Photo of Psg5062
3.9/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MSandahl23
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of entenduintransit
3.32/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Ultrarunner100
3.79/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Coorsy
3.1/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Big Wave Golden Ale from Kona Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 1,984 ratings