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RATINGS: 590   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
iride15 (237) - Rockledge, Florida, Florida, USA - JUN 19, 2011
From the bottle. Clear gold pour with a small white head. Sweet toasted nose with floral hops. Subtle fruits and hops mixed with a lack of hop flavor. It’s balanced well enough, good carbonation, but feels like it is rushed together. Light to moderate body makes it a good warm weather beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (4783) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 6, 2011
Very slightly hazy golden coloured body with a thinnish (one centimetre tall) off-white head. Aroma of light corn, fresh honey, some light pineapple, grass and a bit of light malt. Light to Medium-bodied; Viscous, almost honey like feel at first with sweetness and a potent maltiness that shows some good complexity for the style, then shows a lot of sweetness and a rather mellow subdued finish with sweetness and a good honey and pineapple glow. Overall, a surprisingly good and refreshing beer that shows a lot of the Hawaiin vibe and a bit of a complexity toward the end. Overall, I wasn’t expecting much, due to the low ratings, but found a better than average beer that is definitely worth trying if you can find it! I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Whaler’s General Store in Poipu Shopping Village in Poipu, Kauai, Hawaii on 07-March-2011 sampled at home on the other end of the United States in Washington on 06-June-2011.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sledutah (4938) - Utah, USA - APR 30, 2011
12oz bottle from an ABC store in Honolulu
Appearance: Clear yellow/gold with a small white head and some light lacing
Aroma: Pale malts and honey
Taste: Cereal malts, honey, bitter citrus with a perfume aftertaste
Eh, ok.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mile (3047) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 11, 2011
Bottle. Golden, small and fully diminishing head. Light to moderate, malty and sweetish aroma, some fruitiness, faint hoppyness. Body is light to medium, malty and lightly sweetish, some fruitiness and hoppyness. Finish is average, malty and lightly sweetish, fruity, some hoppyness. Quite basic golden ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
TomTiedemann (250) - Levittown, New York, USA - DEC 14, 2010
disappointed in the flavor from this blondie. was a little sharper then I expected.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (8339) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 26, 2010
On draught at Islands in Honolulu, served in a frozen mug. The beer is a slightly hazy golden color with a medium white head that recedes steadily. Thin rings of lacing on the glass. Sweet malt and mild hops in the nose. Light body with flavors of subtle hops and caramel malt, along with a touch of fruit. The finish is mildly bitter with a short hops aftertaste. Alright for what it is overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
decaturstevo (5168) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - NOV 2, 2010
Slightly hazed gold pour with watery head and lace. Syrupy sweet malt aroma. Sweet malt with almost no bitter. medium bodied with light carbonation. A malt bucket but drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (13587) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 1, 2010
Bottle at Sunroute Shinjuku Hotel. Clear golden - white head. Toasted, bisquit, fruity, nice hoppy, light bitterness, orange, peppery, honey sweetness, light caramel. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vikingbrew (193) - Colorado, USA - OCT 2, 2010
Enjoyed a bottle on Lanai. Golden color. Mild hop and malt aroma. Flavor is similar with nice mild bitterness. Great lunch beer with a burger but forgetable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
rougeau13 (2017) - Richmond, Texas, USA - JUL 28, 2010
Not a bad beer. Tried it when in Hawaii last year, and wasn’t disappointed.

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