BREWER: Kona Brewing Co., Hawaii
STYLE: Golden Ale
VESSEL: 355ml bottle
Big Wave has to be one of the most understated beers that I think I have ever consumed let alone reviewed. I have known in the back of my mind for some time that Kona brew some decent pop as I have had the odd one over the years and the word on beer street is that these specific Pacific kids know precisely what they are up to. So when I broke the lid off of the beautifully embossed bottle and finally got stuck into my test and review two thing immediately hit me.
First off, where had half of my beer gone?
Well, oddly, I had drunk it. To say this Golden Ale is refreshing, juicy and instantly crushable is an understatement (literally three visits to the glass and it was GONE).
Secondly, I was a little taken aback by the lack of hard hitting flavour. It tasted great but wasn’t all up in your face like I had maybe expected it to be. I had to go searching a little for what Big Wave was offering up flavour wise but once discovered oh very my my was I taken aback once more!!!
This is an insanely good brew!!
Big Dub is so very smooth and so very crisp with lime and grapefruit notes subtly meandering around the whole tasting experience. There is a soft sweetness to this masterstroke of an ale that is then finished off by a very slight almost undetectable bitter hint. The whole invention just works in perfect harmony and is just an absolute wonder of a thing.
This may not be a big obvious hitter but what it is is total genius and I really can’t say more than that.
Liquid Aloha ♥
Jymi’s Rating: 90%
Sammy’s Rating: 92%
MUSE ON BOOZE RATING: 91%
MOB review next weekend: HOPPIT by LODDON BREWERY
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