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RATINGS: 701   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
steez (30) - Georgia, USA - NOV 12, 2013
Not bad swillin brew. Very grapefruity taste and fruit aroma. Like the islands...Mango guava maybe a little pineapple. Hops are not too strong. Hardly any malt . A bit watery but not bad on a hot day working in the yard type stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zacgillbanks (3090) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2013
4.4% ABV bottle from Glug, Newcastle. This is a pale golden beer with sweet, slight tropical fruity flavours and a light toffee and honey finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wolfderek (7) - - NOV 3, 2013 does not count
Aroma - passion fruit and citrus notes from Galaxy and Citra hops. Low malt notes due to pungent hops used. Color - deep gold and slight orange hues. Flavor - very crips and clean. Finishes with citrus and passion fruit notes. Malt comes through to balance the intense hops flavors. Very good Mouthfeel - highly carbonated with thin head that persists lacing down the glass. Oils from hops create a slight slick. Overall Impression - a very good golden ale. Enjoy passion fruit and citrus notes from hops. Adds great character for such a light beer. Definitely reminds me of Hawaii. One of my favorite beers that Kona brews. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
rosenbergh (8418) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 1, 2013
12 oz bottle. 4.4%. 15/June/2014 say the importer. (K-Citymarket) Tampere, Finland.
Cloudy pale yellow golden colour with a tiny white head. Exotic fruits, sweetness and candies in the aroma. The flavour is quite subtle fruity hops, sweetness and some maltiness. Very soft carbonation. Watery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
stevoj (2820) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 29, 2013
Initial grain taste, but then nothing. Body is watery, no palate or lingering aftertaste. Light grain/malt aroma. Looks like a lager on pour. Pass on this one.(might be a good thirst quencher in the summer)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rune (9236) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 27, 2013
355ml bottle, 4.4 % abv, at Blå Rock Café, shared with Gaute. Dark golden body wit a slight haze. Firm white head with fair lacing down the glass. Quite prominent aroma of grapefruits. Flavours of mild pale malt and watered grapefruit with a short, fruit bitter ending. Alright as a partner to the spicy Pixies burger, rather thin bodied though (Tromsø, 25.10.2013).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kavu (2819) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 26, 2013
0,33l bottle from Länsiväylä. Pours clear golden with a medium head. Aroma and flavor are malts with some fruits. Slightly hoppy finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
djoeye (2260) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 25, 2013
Original bottle @BlåRock Tromsø 2013-10-25 at RateMeet-II with Rune. Tall fluffy head, fast diminishing on a golden body. Scents; peaches and grapefruits. Tastes; hops, sweet malts, hints of mild honey. Mild smooth in the mouth, easy drinkable, only slightly watery. Ends with bread, sweet malts, grains and malts, and dough. Overall okay, not top, but easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (13558) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2013
Bottle @ Parcel yard, London. Clear golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty and moderate hoppy - fruity. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 061013

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braastad (431) - FINLAND - OCT 22, 2013
Aroma of tropical fruit and malt. Flavor is mildly citrusy and malty. Thin but good balance.

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