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 InspectorBob
3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tdm168
3.83/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A - bright, clear, gold with a soft, thin, white head

S - herbal hop aroma and some faint cereal grains

T - cereal grains, herbal hop character

M - light to medium bodied, well carbonated

This is a rather refreshing, light, very easy to drink, session beer. This would be great on a hot day.

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Photo of rolltide8425
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of imbibehour
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of imperialking
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of AlexFields
2.98/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Billolick
2.52/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle, with brewed on dating on the label. (JUl 06 15, so just over 2 months ago)

Pours near clear, lighter near golden amber. minimal head, nothing left behind, no film, no collar, no lace...boo

Strange nose with mostly a plastic character.

Sweet malt, honey, and ripe fruits are what I get on the palate.

Pretty bad...

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Photo of a77cj7
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mklisz
2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

Photo of Duff27
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Tone
3.52/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, golden color. 1/3 inch head of a white color. Great retention and decent lacing. Smells of citrus hops, hint of pine, sweet malt, hint of pale malt, and floral notes. Fits the style of an American Blonde Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of floral hops, hint of citrus hops, sweet malt, slight sugar, hint of pale malt. Overall, good appearance, decent aroma, body, and blend.

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Photo of smartassboiler
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of BeerOps
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of aasher
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of sendbeer
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of tone77
3.74/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is surprisingly hoppy, some malts as well. Taste is a good balance of malts and hops, drinks more like a pale ale than a blonde, pretty tasty and well hopped for the style. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a refreshing and solid beer.

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Photo of redfox405
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gobzilla
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of beernads
2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

Photo of tommy5
3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Mebuzzard
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of stevoj
2.6/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Initial grain taste, but then nothing. Body is watery, no palate or lingering aftertaste. Light grain/malt aroma. Looks like a lager on pour. Pass on this one.(might be a good thirst quencher in the summer)

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