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RATINGS: 521   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (1219) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2014
Pours a bright clear golden color with white head. Cereal grain, caramel malt, and a little tropical hop on the nose; follows onto the palate. For being a simple golden ale, this is a great example of the style.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewGoblin (240) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - JUN 4, 2014
Honey-blonde Hawaiian babe that probably actually smells like a Hawaiian surfer girl...tropical fruits, pine and citrus and caramel and bready funk, likely from surfing and sweating all day in the sun. A nice sweetness to it, like a mango/papaya white fruitcake. I’d partake again but she’d probably leave me for a surfer dude. The beer I mean.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
tmrmwel (854) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 3, 2014
Bottle. Pours light golden with a creamy finger thick head. Aroma is a strange mix of roasted malts and citrusy hops. Quite light body with soft carbonation. Flavour is sweet with light malts and grain, with some strange, unfitting and almost barnyard-ish straw and grass notes.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AAEA (83) - California, USA - JUN 3, 2014
22 FL OZ ($2.99) pretty decent fruity beer. Very unique flavor and is totally worth trying if you’re into the fruity beers. Under the 5% mark making this a non mans beer.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thrashers2x (46) - Georgia, USA - JUN 2, 2014
Very nice, refreshing, and medium bodied golden ale. Caramel malt and pine/citrus hop characteristics.

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
fourpack (56) - NORWAY - MAY 31, 2014
Nice white foam. Golden color. Goes down easy. Little bit watery. Would say this is a nice summer beer.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JonMoore (1840) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2014
Bottle - golden with slim soon gone white head. Aroma of grain and citrus. Same in the taste, with malt. A bit lifeless, But OK.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HarryPlopper (15) - - MAY 26, 2014
Pineapple aroma with floral/hoppy notes. Very little head, no lacing. Golden color. Strong pineapple/citrus start with hoppy finish, slightly bitter after taste. Decent summertime offering.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brian087 (4) - Everett, Washington, USA - MAY 25, 2014 does not count
Fantastic beer from kona brewing. Has a little citrus flavors with a lighter ale taste. Goes good with burgers and chicken dishes!

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
John25 (352) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - MAY 24, 2014
Draft. Pale orange. Too much carbonation. Wheat, peach, grains, apricot. Pretty good for summer. Refreshing. This would be better with more body to it.


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