Drink Kona Big Wave Golden Ale

20160423:
After drinking a bottle of Drake's IPA, I went on to have a Kona Big Wave Golden Ale. Unfortunately, I only noted the following: "This beer has a bright taste, but I'm pretty far in and it's hard to concentrate on tastes." 10:48PM PT

[20160511 Edit]

20170411:
Today, while at a Korean buffet dinner, I had a Kona Big Wave Golden Ale.*

In any case, it had a lovely floral smell, and it also smelled of hops.

There was an average amount of carbonation, the beer had a moderate taste, and there was a slightly citrus flavor. 9:55PM PT

*At the time, I didn't realize I had already tried it. This has become a common occurrence of late: not remembering that I had already tried a specific brand of beer.

Kona Big Wave Golden Ale


Relevant Links:
Big Wave Golden Ale (Kona Brewing Company Website)
Big Wave Golden Ale | Kona Brewing Co. (BeerAdvocate.com)
Kona Big Wave Golden Ale (RateBeer.com)

Website Information:
Big Wave Golden Ale

Light, Balanced & Easy Going
Our brewers wanted to make a beer that went down easy after a day out on the water. Big Wave Golden Ale is just the ticket. Big Wave is a lighter bodied golden ale with a tropical hop aroma and flavor – a smooth, easy drinking refreshing ale. The use of caramel malt contributes to the golden hue of this beer and our special blend of hops provides bright quenching finish.

SUGGESTED FOOD PAIRINGS:
Big Wave is an excellent choice after a day of snorkeling, surfing or just hanging out. Its lighter body and bright hop aroma and taste makes it a natural to enjoy with seafood, poultry, salads and light pasta dishes.

BREW SPECIFICATION:
BITTERNESS: 21 IBU
ALCOHOL BY VOLUME: 4.4%
ORIGINAL GRAVITY: 10.3° P
MALTS: PALE (PREMIUM 2-ROW), CARAMEL
HOPS: GALAXY, CITRA

AWARDS:
2016 SILVER MEDAL: BLONDE ALE CATEGORY, Best of Craft Beer Awards
2016 SILVER MEDAL: BLONDE/GOLDEN ALE CATEGORY, International Craft Awards Competition
2016 GOLD MEDAL: LIGHT ALE CATEGORY, North American Beer Awards
2015 GOLD MEDAL: LIGHT/GOLDEN ALE CATEGORY, Great International Beer Competition
2014 GOLD MEDAL, LIGHT ALE CATEGORY, North American Brewers Association
2013 GOLD MEDAL, SESSION ALE, 2013 US Open Beer Championships
2013 FIRST PLACE MEDAL, Great International Beer and Cider Competition
2013 GOLD MEDAL, SMALLPACK ALE CLASS 1 CATEGORY, International Brewing Awards
2011 BRONZE MEDAL: BLONDE/GOLDEN ALE CATEGORY, North American Beer Awards
2007 BEST OF THE NORTHWEST/PACIFIC: GOLDEN ALE CATEGORY, United States Beer Tasting Championships
2001 BEST OF THE NORTHWEST/PACIFIC: GOLDEN ALE CATEGORY, United States Beer Tasting Championships

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