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RATINGS: 565   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 – 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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (14581) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 23, 2013
Draught at Kona Brewing Company - KoKo Marina Pub, 5.4% ABV
Deep blond color, with generous compact head, leaving a sticky lace. The aroma is perfumy, hoppy, fresh, with delicate fruitiness. The mouthfeel is drier than expected, the flavor is rather anonymous, with some dry malt, and hints of good hops; ordinary bitterness, into a very dry final.
Promising aroma, disappointing flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maekchu (2140) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JAN 23, 2013
Bottle from Kumiyama Aeon Mall liquor shop. Good, barny sort of stink, pine nose. Pretty clear straw; lots of carb. Sweaty, dirty hoop initial; mid has piney notes and caramel; nice finish and then in fades very quickly, like a big wave spent. Very refreshing. But way over the top in aroma and hoppiness for the style. Still, I like it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thornecb (4403) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 22, 2013
Pours pale yellow into a shaker. White head with little retention recedes to mottle surface. Sour hay and caramel aromas. Dry with sweet honey and bread upfront turning sharp in the sour hay finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mrenzweiler (30) - burlington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Not big on fruity beers but surprisingly good generic bottle and lite in flavor unless u can figure out the fruit

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bookman10 (641) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Pours a golden yellow with mid-sized head. Some hop aroma, but mainly a bready, malt nose. Flavor is a nice smooth combo of malt with some hoppy notes present. Nicely balanced with a sweetness to it and a smooth finish. Not bad, not bad at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (5458) - Indiana, USA - JAN 16, 2013
Draft to taster. Looks solid; a transparent gold with fluffy white head. Smells like a hoppy blond with a touch of doughiness. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. A solid example of the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mnurda (1132) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 15, 2013
On tap at the yard house in palm beach Light golden colour. Nice flavor. Not as bold as I like but a great beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
porkdiggity (108) - Ohio, USA - JAN 15, 2013
Well, it's definitely a golden ale. Fruity aroma, very light in hops but has a nice crispness to the finish. Overall a light beer, but I imagine it would be quite enjoyable on a hot summer day. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Shot (144) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JAN 14, 2013
Straw-colored with a thin head that quickly dissipates to a lacy head. Fairly good hop aroma. Tastes of light malt, pine needles and a hint of coconut. Light mouthfeel with high carbonation. Very dry finish, but perhaps too dry. This would be a decent beer to sip on the beach or at a backyard barbecue.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GranvilleTim (1467) - Granville, Illinois, USA - JAN 11, 2013
Golden yellow pour with a white head. Fruity hop aroma and so is the taste. Ok malt backbone. An average beer.

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