Big Wave Golden Ale | Kona Brewing Co.

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3.58/5
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1,920 Ratings
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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:
#39,005
Reviews:
334
Ratings:
1,920
pDev:
14.25%
Bros Score:
3.67
 
 
Wants:
61
Gots:
760
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 1,920 |  Reviews: 334
Photo of Lahey
4.59/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Big wave is a great beginner craft beer for people looking to expand their horizons. Its light enough to be drinkable, but has enough hop flavor to open up a persons palate a little. My girlfriend tried this and it opened her up to trying other beers i recommend (they all don't work out tho).
If you want to like ipas but dont like the bitterness, this is your beer. It has flavor without being in your face. The hop flavor has been described by friends as grapefruit like. But its not sweet like a shandy. If you want a low abv smooth summer sipper, this is your guy. If you're a craft snob, this may be too light to hit the spot. Worth a try though.

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Photo of beerrat
4.58/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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 ZachT
4.56/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Antg8989
4.55/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Again, a clean, decent tasting light ale from Kona. Not sure why it's getting such low ratings. It's nothing amazing but it's more drinkable than most beers out there.

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Photo of Ricsan
4.54/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Solid "light" beer refreshing taste with a surprising sweetness.

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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 Acat114
4.53/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CIBoy10
4.53/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was on-tap at the Astros spring training facility in Kissimmee, FL. On a hot 90+ degree day where I literally turned red from sunburn, I couldn't have asked for a better beer. It was a good hoppy while being exceptionally refreshing and having a clean finish. I walked away very impressed. I really like the Kona offerings.

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Photo of beerinabottle
4.52/5  rDev +26.3%

Photo of IanOsea
4.52/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of markmo
4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

Photo of Melissaluke101
4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

Photo of ronnie-emily
4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

Photo of Nage37
4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

Photo of Bapplebaum
4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

Photo of smadanayr
4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

Photo of double2chin
4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

Photo of MShirokov
4.5/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The "notes" above describe this beer well.
I tried it yesterday among several other beers, and this one was my favorite.
It's very "refreshing," not heavy at all, yet has a great smell and flavor. My girlfriend was the one who ordered this one and I kept reaching for her glass, smelling it and taking a sip.
A very "fun" beer, not "in your face" at all, just fruity, bubbly and fresh.

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Photo of keleonetti
4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

Photo of Almasi_
4.5/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of an02wrx
4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

Photo of MarshMan71
4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

Photo of billhelm
4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

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

Big Wave Golden Ale from Kona Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 1,920 ratings
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