Brewing a Kona Big Wave Golden Ale Clone tomorrow with a friend who is brewing an IPA. It's spring and it's great to be outside!
I had a Kona Big Wave yesterday for the first time - really good ale - almost lager like. I would love to see a clone recipe, as it had some very interesting esters that I'd describe as a medley of tropical fruit. I wondered out loud as to whether it was mainly a hop created flavor or was yeast/fermentation created.
My favorite summer/session beer. fmader's recipe looks pretty good I think. Big on hop flavor but not bitterness..
Bitterness: 21 IBU
Alcohol by Volume: 4.4%
Original Gravity: 10.3° P
Malts: PALE (PREMIUM 2-ROW), Caramel
Hops: GALAXY, CITRA