Big Wave Golden Ale | Kona Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
81
good
1,837 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:
1,837
Reviews:
309
Avg:
3.55
pDev:
14.37%
 
 
Wants:
59
Gots:
707
For Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,837 |  Reviews: 309
Photo of CoolCrispRefreshing
3.03/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours golden yellow with a yeasty yet subtly tropical smell. Slightly skunky. Malty and medium bodied. No bitterness. Hits of caramel and salter cracker in the finish. This beer would go well on a nice summer day with any salty snacks such as pretzels or chips. What's unique with this beer is that it's not a typical blond ale. It has some subtle smokiness to it and hints of tropical fruit. It's overall a pretty good beer that's a bit different from a traditional blond ale. Not sure I'd enjoy a sixer of it but nice as a single.

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Photo of vabeerguy
3.42/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Acat114
4.53/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Zonian1
3.42/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JoshuaShort13
3.73/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrewSnyc667
3.74/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bmgjapan
4.1/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nrbw23
3.07/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of brewnme
3.74/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BrewNoob1
3.64/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rderedin
3.3/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of desint
3.74/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Roelleke1986123inkijk
4.5/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very good spring beer, refreshing and hoppy as well.

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Photo of andrewh995
3.6/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Looks and smells pretty decent but the flavor is superior to those factors. Honey and maltiness along with some lighter citrus and bitter notes. A very good, light, and refreshing blonde.

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Photo of Fitzy01
3.62/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Golden32
2.78/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Ukrops
3.46/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of craigbelly
3.48/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Heeenrik
3.8/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerBucks
3.26/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SuomiHobbit
2.5/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of 57md
3.57/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a striking straw color with less than a finger of head. The nose is ever so slightly hoppy. The flavor is a bit flat and basic. The finish is clean.

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Photo of jillzee
4.63/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sabtos
3.15/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Gold with a white head and super clingy coral lace.

Smell is passionfruit (am I hallucinating?, I've had the fruit a few times already this trip), with grape, corn and grass.

Taste is lager-like, with corn, bread, grass, and floral notes. It's just barely bitter, and not much of an IPA at all, and BA seems to have labeled this otherwise as well. I think the bar I had this at mislabeled it.

Crisp, semi-frothy, and semi-wet.

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Photo of Oleg85
3.44/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Big Wave Golden Ale from Kona Brewing Co.
3.55 out of 5 based on 1,837 ratings.
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