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RATINGS: 527   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95   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


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RobertDale (3308) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 24, 2013
Sample at Hopfest 2013. Comes a clear gold with a small white head. Aroma of malt, fruit, and florals. Taste is malt, grain, fruit, and florals. Nice and easy to drink.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ronaldtheriot (1183) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - MAY 21, 2013
Kona Big Wave Golden Ale has a fairly thick, rocky, off-white head, a clear, golden appearance, lots of streaming bubbles (etched glass), some lacing, and little white specks floating throughout. The aroma is of fruit (think pineapple), faint bread, and mild sweetness. Taste is all of those, with a strong tap water note. Bitterness is mellow and pleasant, but ho-hum, to an extent. Mouthfeel is between light and medium, and Kona Big Wave Golden Ale finishes dry, crisp, refreshing, lager-like, and drinkable. Overall, this is alright, and I suppose it’s worth checking out. RJT

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
rcwclj (1) - Carson, California, USA - MAY 20, 2013 does not count
I am not a huge beer drinker, got the app to stay informed now that have a special beer fairy, that is opening my eyes to beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Shanebrews (167) - Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2013
This is a wonderful session beer; I feel like I could drink a thousand. The color is beautiful, and the carbonation just right. The hops were noticeable and citrusy. Crisp, clean, and dry. Everything was in balance, which is the best quality of this beer. Great with a burger.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Emeister84 (862) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Aromas of tropical fruit and honey. Hazy yellow-orange with a mostly fading, white head. Dry, lightly floral, mildly fruity, and with subtle honey flavors. Light and refreshing, and finishes very clean.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAY 18, 2013
12 ounce bottle from Whole Foods Market Charlottesville. Pours a clear golden color with a thin white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of toasted malts and grassy hops. The taste is toasted malts, a bit of corn, grassy and herbal hops. Medium bodied. Decent.

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
timjbaer (20) - pahrump, Nevada, USA - MAY 16, 2013
Nice golden color. Clear and fair head retention. Nice malty aroma with some sweet fruit notes. Light floral notes and. Lightly balanced malt and hops flavors. Does not really stand out but is still a lot better than the yellow domestic lagers. Easy drinking beginner ale. Great before you step over to the malty side of Dopple bocks.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gunnar (5108) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 16, 2013
Bottle from Vaaland, Bryne. ABV 4,4%. Pours clear golden with a small creamy white head. Aroma is malty, with weak fruity hops. Taste is weak with a watery mouthfeel, light sweet malty, almost no hops here.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClubGonzo (3854) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 9, 2013
Bottle from Matkroken Natland, Bergen. Clear golden body, small white head. Nose is peachy rosewater tones with hints of soap, pine and herbs. Quite nice, actually. Taste is grainy malts, floral tones and hints of peaches. Mellow, nice and refreshing. Medium to light body, medium carbonation. Refreshing golden ale meets APA? Yes, it works.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
sonnycheeba (3303) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 8, 2013
Keg pour during Annapolis 5K beer run. Pours clear gold with thin, white head. Aroma is cereal and toasted malts, citrus hops, grapefruit, and light wheat. Flavor is balanced bready malts, citrus fruit esters, and pine hops; dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation.


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