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Kona Big Wave Golden Ale



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RATINGS: 732   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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. 10.3°

Malts: Pale (Premium 2-Row), Caramel
Hops: Galaxy, Citra

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Wollvieh (1) - - AUG 27, 2015 does not count
Mein Absoluter Favorit unter den fruchtig aromatischen Ale’s. Etwas wenig Schaum aber der Geschmack entwickelt sich bei jedem Schluck!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brewerale (89) - - AUG 25, 2015
Agradável surpresa. Amarela levemente turva com pouca formação de espuma. Notas de erva cidreira, lúpulos herbáceos e discreto malte. Leve e refrescante com final curto e pouco adocicada.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bigcat03 (223) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - AUG 24, 2015
Poured into a stange a nice clear gold with a sudsy white head. Faintly smells of grapefruit and pineapple. My wife says it, "smells like the beach." A clean, malty initial taste with an grassy note near the end. Lively carbonation and a thinner body. Nice lawnmower beer to mix things up bit nothing I’d go out of my way to buy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
beer-yum (875) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 23, 2015
Restrained tropical (jungle) aroma in a clear golden pour. Pleasantly fruity taste to start quickly recedes into a watery finish. Not great - but still better than a mass produced lager.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ollemies (37) - - AUG 20, 2015
Tropical feel, pineapply. Smooth body and enjoyable aftertaste with a nice kick. I like it

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
pkbites (724) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 17, 2015
Whoa. This has a lot more hops and bitter aftertaste than I expected. It looks average. Smells like watered down grapefruit juice. It’s smooth and refreshing, but then the aftertaste kicks it. Not bad at all!!!!! Bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
redders1974 (391) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2015
Not much head sweet Florida pink graprfruit feel ok beet a bit one dimensional.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borup (8221) - Albertslund, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2015
Bottle at KØ 15. Clear golden colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of citrus, hops, malt, caramel and hay.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cblado (289) - Washington, USA - AUG 10, 2015
22 ounce bomber. Pours a hazy golden color. Slight white head, some light lacing. Aroma is caramel malt and hay. Flavor is malty. Slightly chewy palate. Overall pretty decent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nonshaugen (70) - Fetsund, NORWAY - AUG 10, 2015
Very light yellow in the glass. Nice one-finger head, not much carbonation going on. Clear and filtered, slightly chill-hazed. Citrusy and tropical fruits in the faint hop aroma. Quite grassy notes but far from a hop bomb. Not much flavour either, but caramel malt is absolutely present in the quite long aftertaste. Thin body, pleasant carbonation. Not the best beer I had, but not the worst either.

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