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RATINGS: 517   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 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


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 4, 2010
Kona Brewing Company--Pacific Golden Ale--2000 12 oz. Bottle. 5.00% ABV. (4.25 / 5.0) Golden Ale--Creamy white head leaves rich lace. Light sediment in bottle. Slightly hazy light golden color. Rich floral sweet fruit front. Touch of caramel nutty yeast in sweet rich body. Balanced clean hop end. Great. Sampled 1/8/2001.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - FEB 14, 2010
Bottle. Pours a clear golden beer with a weak offwhite head. The aroma is weak with sweetness and caramel. The flavor is malt and sweetness. The palate is dry. Overall a good beer.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SHANER4 (467) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 11, 2010
Had this beer as a sample when I toured their brewery. Its a pretty basic blonde ale. Has a sweet somewhat fruity taste and light on the hops. Good beer if you wanna knock down a few on a nice hot afternoon in Hawaii!!!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BillKismet (3321) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 6, 2010
Rich gold with decent head. Hawaii does golden ales right. Simcoe-passionfruit tinged hop nose with similar qualities in the quenching body. A refreshing, flavorful, nicely executed golden ale.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bluejacket74 (1263) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JAN 17, 2010
12 ounce bottle, a buddy brought some island brews back for me on a recent trip to Hawaii. Served in a Sam Adams BL glass, the beer pours a hazy light gold color with about a half inch white head which went away quickly. Lacing is average. The aroma is light, it smells like bready malt, honey, and a bit of fruit. The taste is exactly the same as the aroma, I can taste the bit of fruitiness in this beer but I canít figure out exactly what kind of fruit it is. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it seems a bit slick with decent carbonation. Itís still light, but had more substance than I expected. Drinkability is decent, itís not hard to drink at all. Not a bad brew, but itís not my favorite of the Kona beers Iíve tried.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bulldogops (1039) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 1, 2010
Sleeve in a plastic cup at the Tiki Bar of the Kaanapali Beach Hotel. Was pleasantly surprised to find out the hotel had more than Budweiser, Bud Light, Heineken, and Corona. Clear golden pour with a white head that well, judging lacing in a plastic cup is probably not worth a discussion. Anyway, the aroma is quite hoppy, with a floral fruitiness of honey. Taste is honey, hops, and roast malts, but is well balanced, if a little bit on the sweeter side. My tastebuds are praying to their God for this miracle, and for salvation from the scourge of the Bud Light that could have been, I must say this makes for a particularly good beach beer, and is something I would drink regularly at home, if it were available. Excellent golden brew!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
m4rest88 (381) - Beverly Hills, California, USA - DEC 31, 2009
Pours with a murky - golden/orangey hue with no head whatsoever. Aroma is breadey, yeasty, some hops, and some citrus fruits Flavor has a breadey beginning to a moderate hoppy ending which makes the beer have a slightly bitter end note. Medium Mouthfeel, with light carbonation not a bad brew at all.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Capa (1963) - Manama, BAHRAIN - DEC 31, 2009
Cloudy orange with minimal head. Fruity, orange and light hops in the aroma. Flavor is a bit heavier on the orange with a candy-like malt flavor as well. A decent brew, but wouldnít hunt it out.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
darrennelson12 (357) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 12, 2009
In Kona; just OK. Nothing special about this beer at all. I found it quite hoppy

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
jb (2143) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 11, 2009
Light color, but not pale, little to no head or lacing. Palate is cereal and not much else. Nose is a bit nutty, fruity, but not very notable. Overall this has all the makings of a standard macro. Points for no off tastes.


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