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RATINGS: 654   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   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


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jbuskirk (530) - 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 (368) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aggiebob (113) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - FEB 4, 2015
Bottle: Poured a light golden color with ample carbonation. The aroma is tropical fruit - grapefruit, lemon and grass. The taste was well balanced and the finish was light and clean.

1.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
adamjski14 (6) - - FEB 4, 2015 does not count
Classic American golden ale. Nothing too special, a good intro to craft beer. And from Hawaii!!!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rfhewitt5 (8) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - FEB 3, 2015 does not count
One of my favorite beers, the golden color and aroma makes this beer stand out.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
elf7979 (4) - seoul, SOUTH KOREA - FEB 3, 2015 does not count
Easy to drink. Nice taste. Works best with lazy Sunday, lying on couch with watching ESPN ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Moebbels (408) - FINLAND - JAN 28, 2015
A very mildly hazy yellow body with a minimal white head. Nose has mild citrus notes and some hay. Taste is quite bitter with a dry, crisp finish. Medium carbonation and palate. A pleasant light beer for hot days.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HoppyScallywag (86) - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2015
Citrusy...crisp...yummy. I really like the taste of this. I could really drink quite a few of these. Very refreshing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sharkydodson (441) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - JAN 25, 2015
the aroma is hoppy and fruity, with shades of pine cones and tropical fruits... the taste is smooth, with notes of pine needles, spicy herbs and citrus... bright hopping... dry, sweet and bitter aftertaste...

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
foyle (290) - Wyoming, USA - JAN 25, 2015
Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass. Appearance: pours a thick, sudsy white head that falls slowly with some light lacing. Color is a very clear light golden. Mild streaming carbonation. Aroma: mild citrus(lemon), grass, and hay. Some light toasted barley. Mouthfeel: light, fairly crisp, with a an easy dry finish. Flavor: not too complex, but more malt forward than the aroma. Caramel, bread crust, a bit of lemon, and grass. Overall: a good brew, not outstanding, but very enjoyable.


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