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RATINGS: 609   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
junon (424) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - APR 10, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2009 Typical with 1 exception. This has an odd bite that suggest something stronger than it should be. This beer isnt going to blow your mind but its a solid release.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
blutt59 (6035) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 26, 2008
12 0z. bottle, golden color, smooth very mild ale without much going on, good for the beach

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - MAR 2, 2008
Pours a hazy golden color with orange hues. Head is cotton-ball white and very short lived. Aroma is lager hops, corn and barley. Very carbonated taste, sweet with white grapes, orange peel, drying hydrogen peroxide. Despite drying aftertaste, it has a very wet mouth feel overall. Greater hop complexity and presence would be appreciated. As it is, this is just a big sweet, wet beer with misplaced flavors. 12 oz bottle purchased at ABC in Waikiki, Oahu.

   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 (5025) - 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 (7871) - 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.

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