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RATINGS: 642   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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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


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Leighton (12639) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2015
Bottle at home in London - courtesy of the fine folks at BeerMerchants. Pours totally clear gold with a frothy white head that quickly settles down into a cream. Fairly subdued on the nose, just some notes of biscuits, hay, light cereal, lemon rind. Light sweet flavor with simple pale malt structure, some more biscuits, dry white bread, mild citrusy hops, slight grain, lemon pith, straw. Light bodied with average carbonation. Basic on the finish, more crispy cereal, pale grain, dried citrus, rind, hay. Not much to this beer, but I could see myself sipping it on the big island.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fidelis83 (2075) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Clear golden pour with a thin white head. Aroma is toast, light caramel, buttered corn and nice fruity hops. Flavor is toast, mineral, light fruity hops and light floury grain. Light body, slightly watery, chalky feel, medium, sharp carbonation. Decent.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
lukedarock (218) - Howell, Michigan, USA - FEB 23, 2015
Nothing here to that will blow your mind but with that being said its very refreshing! Not too shabby

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Carlisle (128) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Bottle. Easy drinking. Some bitterness in the finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bax (1206) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2015
(bottle 20/02-2015) low white head, clear yellow color, light hoppy aroma, some bitterness, light hoppy taste, slightly slim body. BB date 01.12.2015.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
pivnizub (9161) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - FEB 14, 2015
Bottle: Golden, a bit unclear, small and slowly collapsing white head with a little lace; pretty perfumed aroma of exotic fruits; thin MF; moderate bitter-sweet flavour; slightly lingering exotic-fruity and mildly bitter finish. Too exotic, presumably suitable for Beach Boys…

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
oh6gdx (21383) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 12, 2015
Bottled. Yellowish golden colour, small white head. Aroma is fruity, floral, mildly grainy and bready malts. Flavour is quite similar, with a nice herbal touch to the hoppiness as well. Fresh, but a bit simplistic and boring.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mmahut (1263) - CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 12, 2015
Bottle, secret stash at u2p. Clear pale body with no head at all, almost tea like. Aroma has high malty sweetness, grainy background. Taste has high grainy sweetness, low earthy carbonation. Pretty sweet. Body is full, oily, low carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jbuskirk (517) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - FEB 11, 2015
As an easy-drinking Golden Ale for a warm afternoon, Big Wave does its job just fine. However, I was left wanting just a bit more from it. The hops are nice. I’d like them to be more crisp, but the fruity flavor they impart is quite good. There’s a solid tropical grapefruit note. The brew’s malt is smooth and refreshing, too. In the end, I mainly wanted a fuller body from this brew. That was the main thing I couldn’t get over. Overall, though, Big Wave is an above average ale. I just expected somewhat better results from Kona.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Zekada (357) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - FEB 6, 2015
Bottle. Pours golden with a medium white head. Smell is strong with yeast and malts. Taste is bland and not very nice. Some malts and hops. Palate is very thin and doesn’t fill the mouth. Overall a very boring beer. Tastes like a boring lager beer.


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