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RATINGS: 565   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


2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
hopdog (8940) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2004
Amber in color with a small head. Hoppy aromas with a light malty taste and hoppy finish. Nothing special.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 26, 2004
Has an orangeish amber color with little head and moderate carbonation. Has a nice hop smell. Taste is slightly malted and finishes with a somewhat tinny hop bitterness. Overall I am not too happy with the offerings from this brewery. This is not that bad, but I would spend my money elsewere...

1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
DerBiermeister (586) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAR 28, 2004
Depressing. This one is not even as good as the Kona Longboard Lager. It has a poor head like its Longboard counterpart, hosts a mediocre taste, flaunts a coppery finish and aroma, and flops back exhaustably fatiguing, a complete failure, saddening. Overrated and uninspiring in every way. And, as my friend said, 'It's a really pissy smell, dude.' He then proceeded to apologise to me that I had to drink this sad beer as he quaffed his Ayinger Weisse...

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 21, 2003
Bottle. I may have gotten an old bottle - hard to tell the age of some of these things sitting around smaller beer shops... Poured amber yellow, cloudy with a thin head that disappeared almost instantly. Aroma is definitely hoppy, but also slightly sour and skunky. Flavor is light maltiness, with tart, bitter hops and a metallic taste that really says "I'm just a little too old for you young man!". Mouthfeel is pleasant with a still lively carbonation. I look forward to finding another bottle at some point and doing a re-rate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Braudog (5748) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - OCT 4, 2003
Orange-yellow with a thin tacky top. Gristy and malty with light fresh tartness. Pretty good.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
savitska (163) - Smyrna, Georgia, USA - AUG 7, 2003
A great golden color and a hazy body. I really enjoyed the clinging, lacy head and the easy taste: not too malty or hoppy. A nice, fresh aroma that was more clean than flowery or fruity. Definitely a nicely complex but not too complicated ale. Perfect for the bright and breezy Hawaiian weather in which it was enjoyed.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 9, 2003
On tap. Golden body, decent head, sweet nose. Very mild hoppiness and a light body.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 30, 2003
Uninspiring. Certainly a hop taste, but from a strange hop I've never had before. Wierd bite with a funny after taste. Not a bad beer, but really not good either.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bjbrown24 (61) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 19, 2003
Pretty good beer good flavor not to strong but still had that beer taste Probably the best beer in Hawaii

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
beerguy101 (5286) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 21, 2003
Medium gold color, slightly hazy. Small head. Aroma is grainy and sweet. A medium bodied golden ale. Malts are mild and slightly sweet. Hops are mild, slightly spicy. Flavor is slightly sweet, and kind of grainy. A touch harsh tasting. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is crisp and harsh. Aftertaste is slightly bitter and grainy.


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