Big Wave Golden Ale | Kona Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
81
good
1,847 Ratings
THE BROS
83
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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
Ratings:
1,847
Reviews:
313
Avg:
3.55
pDev:
14.37%
 
 
Wants:
59
Gots:
723
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 1,847 |  Reviews: 313
Photo of beerrat
4.58/5  rDev +29%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RonaldWilsonReagan
4.56/5  rDev +28.5%
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 +28.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Antg8989
4.55/5  rDev +28.2%
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 +27.9%
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 +27.9%
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 +27.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CIBoy10
4.53/5  rDev +27.6%
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 +27.3%

Photo of IanOsea
4.52/5  rDev +27.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of markmo
4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

Photo of Melissaluke101
4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

Photo of ronnie-emily
4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

Photo of Nage37
4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

Photo of Bapplebaum
4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

Photo of smadanayr
4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

Photo of double2chin
4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

Photo of MShirokov
4.5/5  rDev +26.8%
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 +26.8%

Photo of Almasi_
4.5/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of an02wrx
4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

Photo of MarshMan71
4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

Photo of billhelm
4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

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

Photo of Mstezano
4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

Big Wave Golden Ale from Kona Brewing Co.
3.55 out of 5 based on 1,847 ratings.
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