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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
patricks110 (1837) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 23, 2012
Pretty bland, but still okay session brew. Pours a clear gold with a white head that dies instantly. Grainy and slightly sweet nose with a hint of grass and hops. A light taste with grainy malts and a bit of citrus hops. Light body on this one. This is a grainy, bland and boring brew.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
gregwilsonstl (1185) - Missouri, USA - JAN 15, 2012
Very clear, golden Color. sweet, malty flavor. Nothing special, but quite refreshing.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
cleverlobo (319) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 9, 2011
Draught; clear yellow with small white head; aroma-citrus, grapefruit, honey; taste- light sweetness, lightly bitter, lively carbonation. Decent. Lager-like.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
troyc (2776) - Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2011
[Tap] Pours a clear golden color with a quickly receding white head. Aroma is of cereal malts and light honey sweetness. Cereal malts, sweet grain and mild grassy hops. Hints of fruitiness comes out in the taste as it warms. The body is OK for what it is, but a little on the light side otherwise. Highly carbonated. Pretty standard.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bb (7052) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 1, 2011
Bottle. Golden beer with an off-white head. Malt and light caramel aroma. Malt and light caramel flavor with some light toastiness. Medium bodied. Malt and light toastiness lingers with light caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
boFNjackson (4184) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 23, 2011
Bottle... Poured golden orange hue with a thin head that dissipated quickly. On par for the style: light, crisp, easy drinking. Honey sweetness, barley malt, and earthy hops contribute to most of the flavoring. Also a tropical fruitiness creeping in there.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bcoble003 (248) - Aiea, Hawaii, USA - AUG 10, 2011
Out of bottle smells of rancid butt, the taste though was amazing... it was very smooth and i had a stong taste of citrus.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
tennessejed420 (927) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 12, 2011
drank from the bottle on the beach in Hawaii. Unfortunately, I have to say this is the first Kona beer that actually disappointed me. You can see AB poking their influence in this one. This beer preforms the same role in the Kona porfolio as longboard lager and is decidedly worse - why brew it? Aroma is light floral hops and corn. Flavor is creamed corn and maybe a touch of pineapple on the finihs, medium to light in body. Has an overall bland, slightly chemical taste and feel. Has macro written all over it. Cannot recommend.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Strykzone (5202) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2011
Sampled at an ESBLS tasting. This is a golden beer that has just a bit of haze in it. The flavor and aroma offered light honey, grain, and fruit. Far from exceptional.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
solidfunk (4681) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 29, 2011
in a world of crappy tasteless lagers, this one is a pleasant change. Slightly bitter, hoppy aftertaste, lasts for a few seconds at least. Got in a bottle in Taipei from 7-11.

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