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RATINGS: 533   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   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 Ė 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. 10.3į

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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
COMRADEJOSH (287) - Ft Hood, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Malty on the palate with a good amount of carbonation and a spicy aftertaste but I donít think it is from spices but the yeast. Golden in appearance just like it says and very refreshing and crisp. Overall a well rounded session beer.

3.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
beastmaster (228) - Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Pour light oak yellow, white head. Nutty, light hops. Refreshing. Meh beer, minimal malt light hops. Good golden.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Frothmeister (546) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 20, 2014
12oz bottle. Pours a clear golden colour with a thin white head that quickly disappeared. Lots of grapefruit with some resinous hops on the nose, light caramel, and light hard water notes. Light bodied, and dry with grapefruit, mineral notes, light tropical fruit and light caramel up front that leads into clean grapefruit with light pine, hard water, and light bitterness in the citrus pith finish. This is a GREAT summer beer. Light bodied, light alcohol, easy drinking, and flavourful. Thumbs up!

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Headbanger (3246) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 18, 2014
16oz draft 5/27/14 (The Town-Aurora)-Pours a clear golden with a decent sized white head. Aroma of hops, grains, and malt. Taste of the same. This light bodied brew goes down easy and is pretty tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lillmuffin (57) - Haugesund, NORWAY - JUN 18, 2014
Bottle bougth at stuelands apothek. Smell reminds me instantly of ananas. This one was very good. Fruity. Not bitter. Sweet. Taste of ananas, citrus and hops.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GarrettB (998) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 16, 2014
Kona Brewing isnít usually high on my shopping list thanks to the awesome array of choices here in San Diego. But at $3 for a tall bottle, it seemed like a no-brainer to try something from there that I havenít yet had a chance to enjoy. Itís a medium golden beer with a touch of haze, most likely from the chill of the refrigerator, and a slight fuzz of white bubbles on top. The smell is thick with white grape juice, a cloying apple juice sweetness, and a slight greek yogurt tang. The taste is much thinner, with just a light layer of apple, which levels off to a light touch of graininess, and a flavor profile that verges on a pallid, gray lifelessness, carried only by a moderate ebullience and a thicker-than-water body. You canít expect a barley wine for $3, but as far as golden ales go, this is very much on the thinner, lighter side. That said, it might fit very well with a day at the beach. Expecting something with a rich flavor profile and a more assertive alcohol dimension? Invest a little more.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jayzz (304) - Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2014
Great light refreshing taste with nothing heavy. No bitter flavor or finish and nothing over powering. A great easy drinking beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
katyerin (3) - Newport Beach, California, USA - JUN 12, 2014 does not count
Flavorful beer that is still light enough to drink a few. Not as hoppy as a pale ale or ipa but much more full bodied than a lager.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
melush (526) - SPAIN - JUN 12, 2014
Botella de 35,5 cl, adquirida en Aeon Mall Nagoya Dome Mae en Nagoya, Japon. Color dorado. Sabor a malta, caramelo, ligeramente afrutado y citrico.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
milewide (1474) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 10, 2014
Lots of body for 4.4% ABV. But bland taste wit little hop contribution. Bud yellow color.


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