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:
#37,823
Reviews:
331
Ratings:
1,901
Liked:
742
Avg:
3.58/5
pDev:
14.25%
Alströms:
3.67
 
 
Wants:
62
Gots:
744
Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,901 |  Reviews: 331
Photo of NateMac13
3.63/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of gruss004
3.43/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lobina
3.63/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RonaldWilsonReagan
4.56/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Amazing citrus nose on this. There’s very little to not like about this beer. It’s smooth, refreshing, easy drinking, slightly bitter and sweet. I mean how do they do it?

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Photo of Tlloyd417
3.56/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured with a good head that decreased, but with good lacing. Living up to it's name sake with a pretty golden color with lots of carbonation and clear. Pleasant light aroma. Good light and refreshing taste. Easily drinkable. Nothing stands out too strong or leaves you thinking "wow." Mild pleasant aftertaste and has a light and pleasing mouth feel. Overall a good refreshing easily drunken brew.

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

Photo of DrCDPriest
4.81/5  rDev +34.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Big Wave, excellent color, mouth feel, and most importantly, taste. It seems a small step away from a low IBU IPA, with a citrus finish.

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Photo of Cold_1
4.13/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ferracal
4.78/5  rDev +33.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Great tasting beer
A good session beer

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Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.41/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12 ounce bottle poured into an English pub glass.

This brew has a surprisingly chewy and foamy head and ridiculous amounts of lace. Rushes of carbonation continuously surge upwards in the glass while the body is true to the beers name---Golden---with perfect clarity. 4.5

There's a lemony quality to the hops here and a light malt presence. Nothing spectacular to be made out but it's not bad to smell either. 3.5

Not much to go on with the flavor, although I am reminded of something coconut-like that lingers on the finish. There's a slight malt flavor at the start but it's very tame and the hop presence is light and grassy. It's pretty unoffensive in the sense that it's an approachable flavor. 3.25

An interesting feel here, as it almost borders on watery, but has enough maltiness to sway my opinion and call it refreshing and light. There's a bit of hop bitterness but it's light and easy to miss. 3.5

It's an easy-drinker, but doesn't offer the flavor of a session IPA, pils or something else just as slammable. I'd call this a training wheel beer for newbies or folks that just don't like most beers.

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Photo of chasetam
3.81/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zomdust
4.14/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of zknight
3.69/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

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

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

Photo of TwoBeers
3.56/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HOPSareKey
4.54/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Hands down the best session beer. Crisp, clean and refreshing.
with a tiny bit more aroma, it's a 5 star.

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Photo of Miami66
2.64/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

It has a low ABV which is great, the taste is slightly hoppy and a tiny bit of fruit flavor. Beautiful golden color!

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Photo of Trex
3.89/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of robebo44
3.71/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tankmass
4.48/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4.5

This is an exceptional golden ale. Very refreshing and cleanses the pallet. The lower abv and the crisp taste makes this a very easy beer to consume.

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Photo of taospowder
2.86/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Bitterbill
2.84/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

On draught at our local Old Chicago.

Pours a clear gold with a good head of foam and good lacing.

The smell is of earthy malt and grain with a light hint of hop bitterness.

The taste also leans towards the malty side. No sweetness, more earthy and grainy than anything else. The hops impart very little to the overall flavour.

Good enough mouthfeel but I don't think I will drink this again. Boring.

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