Big Wave Golden Ale | Kona Brewing Co.

Big Wave Golden AleBig Wave Golden Ale
BA SCORE
3.58/5
1,904 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:
#38,285
Reviews:
331
Ratings:
1,904
pDev:
14.25%
Bros Score:
3.67
 
 
Wants:
62
Gots:
750
Trade:
2
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,904 |  Reviews: 331
Photo of Rebrown221
3.59/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jdhilt
3.13/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a four finger white head that fades quickly to a thin layer leaving some lace. Crystal clear, very pale amber color. Light carbonation and light bodied. Malt & honey nose. Flavor is bready, honey and hints of hops. Good lawn mower beer. In $9.99 6-pak Shaw's Supermarket Concord, NH. Bottled Sep 2016.

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Photo of Dms844
3.84/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LeftoverCrizack
3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kathleenturin22
4.48/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nichols33
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Raime
4.08/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerBobber
3.38/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

The look was a very clear golden color with lots of carbonation and not much of a white head.

The smell was not pleasant. I was getting a lot of damp, dank hops and an onion like vegetation smell coming up really strong. Now somewhere in there was some tropical fruits as well but almost overpowered by the earthy aroma.

The taste had some tropical fruits like maybe a sweet kiwi and some nice floral hops. The only problem was the onion thing was sneaking in on the taste.

The mouth feel was a bit sticky yet fairly light and finished off to nothing leaving one ready for another sip.

Glad we only got singles of this one to try as I will not purchase it again. That aroma of onions and vegetation that bled over to the taste really turned me off to this beer. Now others may have a different experience with this beer so if you wish to, give it a twirl.

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Photo of Zzavela
3.11/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Gearsm
3.19/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

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

Photo of HungarianCount
3.24/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of jgiordano88
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Dylanlikesbeer
4.04/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kraticus41
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of Everydayoff
3.55/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On-tap served in a pint glass at Taproom, Bangkok.

Clear bright gold in color with large silky white head with very good retention, it slowly dissipates to an eternal foamy layer on the surface and leaves plenty of lacing patch and spot along the way down.

Pretty mild aroma at first but it gets to develop by time, hop with notes of floral, light citrus, and mild fruity while malt with notes of biscuit, some suggestion of sweet honey, and caramelized toffee.

Pretty light and clean taste and more flat comparing to the aroma, suggestion of toasted grain and a bit sweet cracker from malt at first, hop then follows up closely with its mild frutiness and light citrus zest where bitterness seems a bit hard to find.

Light body with rather smooth mouthfeel and subtle carbonation generated just a bit refreshing feel through the palate, dry and clean finish.

Pretty easy drinkable and go down very easy with any food pairing or in the light day.

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Photo of Scott17Taylor
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HoosierGaijin
4.02/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DucksFan16
3.26/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Bottled 05/26/2016. Enjoyed on 12/19/2016.

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Photo of emptyglassagain
3.05/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Big Wave Golden Ale from Kona Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 1,904 ratings
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