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RATINGS: 536   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 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VitaminR (540) - Colorado, USA - FEB 13, 2008
No real aroma to speak of...Deep yellow gold. Not much on the attack, but finish is nice and smooth. Could be a little sweeter. Decent palate, maybe could use a little more carbonation. Pretty easy drinker...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 2, 2008
Very average golden ale. I had this on vacation while I was in Hawaii. Pours a clear gold with a medium white head. It has a little hit of hops to it but nothing really stands out. It isn’t a bad beer, but not a great one. Not bad for a refresher if you are laying out by the pool though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CubsClapp (13) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 31, 2008
Had this on draft in Hawaii at our hotel and at the Kona Brewery(which is a fantastic place by the way with terrific food). I was hoping I’d be able to find it in Colorado, but no luck. I’m surprised by how low everybody is reviewing this beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewDad (4844) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JAN 23, 2008
Taster - Kona Brewing Co. - Koko Marina Pub - Honolulu, Hawaii
2008 – Great Hawaiian Beer Run
Aroma – Light ale aroma. Very light hops.
Appearance – Light yellow in color, nice head and clear.
Flavor – Very light lawnmower pale ale flavor. This was a light malt and very light on the hops.
Palate – Nice Mouthfeel, good texture with a dry finish.
Overall – A easy to drink Golden ale. Nothing to impressive this was a basically good beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mvcramer (243) - Lexington, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 12, 2008
Quenches your thirst but doesn’t do much else for me. Nice golden color and simple on palate - too simple? - but not much on the nose or with the flavor. Good beer for sitting by the pool.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HazelRah (276) - Summerland, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 28, 2007
Pleasant graininess but couldve used a more interesting yeast. Perfectly quaffable though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
BMan1113VR (7835) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 28, 2007
On tap. Nice aroma golden color ... White creamy head with great lacing. Aroma is nice and flavor is refreshing but watery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - OCT 28, 2007
12 oz from the GF’s fam. Clear golden with small white head. Aroma is yeasty, pretty sweet, light citrus and other fruit. Light red apple flavor, mild alc, yeasty, a little off though. Medium bodied and good carb though chalky. Okay.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
goldbrew (99) - USA - SEP 21, 2007
Had this on draft in Hawaii. There was every reason to enjoy it with the location and view, but the aroma was a bit metallic and skunky and so was the taste. Much thinner than anticipated. I enjoyed this brewery’s Longboard Lager more.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
bigbish (511) - California, USA - SEP 12, 2007
A decent golden ale. Very light, slightly hoppy, with a tad bit of citrus.

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