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RATINGS: 758   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99/5   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rhys_mavis (11) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 26, 2010
Had the chance to visit the brewery on the big island a couple years ago and loved their selection of beers! Two good things came of this discovery, one being that the whole island serves it so i was able to indulge with most meals and two being now that I know about Kona Brew I’m able to spot it out in stores, purchase it, and share it with friends who haven’t been to hawaii...yet!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
leaparsons (9100) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2015
Bottle. Golden with a diminishing foam. Buttery grain malts with mellow lemon and hints of tinned pineapple syrup. Traces of lime with a biscuit, corn finish. Fatty and peppery on the palate. Probably tastes better in Hawaii than Wigston. Average.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
tysongillmore (351) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
Too much citrus flavor in my opinion. Pretty bitter too. Not what I was expecting. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drjoeng (326) - - NOV 17, 2015
4.4%ABV.  Golden Ale. Poured out of the bottle a cloudly pale amber.  10ºSRM. Nose has nice barley flavors.  Maybe some brief lime as a nod to the hops.  But otherwise has the nose of a pale ale.    There might be some citrus sweetness, but otherswise not much character other than nice malty aromas.  There is a hint of nuttiness   Sweet and clean.  I was on the lookout for "off flavors" given the expiry date. Mouthfeel has pronounced carbonation.  The palate is dominated by wheat like flavors of dough, wheat toast, water biscuit and flour.  There are some lighlty toasted flavors of lightly browned wheat toast.  The palate is a little rounded by some fruity vaguely sour notes  of fresh lemon and and Kaffir lime, which then collapse into some spice-like flavor notes of sweet nutmeg and orange peel.  No hop character...and thank my lucky stars no "off flavors" There is no finish to speak of.  Definitely overall malt-balanced as a bona fide golden or pale ale should. I’m glad the brewers decided not to mess with a complicated hop recipe or dry hopping this puppy and just concentrate on puttin out the best pale ale they could,  I have alot of respect for the crew at Kona, but not ballsy enough to make it to the list.  A very solid and professional effort though.  I’ll be watching you, Kona!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
lbianchi66 (171) - FRANCE - NOV 15, 2015
Robe orangée, légèrement opaque. Pas de mousse. Arômes biscuit, caramel et fruits jaunes. Goût de céréales, fruits confits. Une gorgée puis plus rien: aucune longueur en bouche. Texture acqueuse. Une bière médiocre.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Piw (522) - Rüsselsheim, GERMANY - NOV 14, 2015
12fl oz Flasche. Klar und golden. Kleine Schaumkrone. Leichter Körper. Leichter hopfig und bitter mit mildem Nachgeschmack. Gut trinkbar.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeevan (192) - SCOTLAND - NOV 13, 2015
Bottle at home. Slight haze pale. Faint hop and malt aroma. Light malts and hops and light fruity flavours. Nothing special but refreshing. Likely very nice on a hot day.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
phfyysik (42) - ESTONIA - NOV 5, 2015
Golden light body, very small foam. Soft aroma, bit mint and fruits. Light taste, little bit corn and butter insinde. After is bit oily and wont stay long. Drinkable, but nothing special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Choos (685) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - OCT 30, 2015
Aroma: male driven giving way to caramel and some pineapple hop App: pale golden, tiny head finishes quick Flavour: watery pineapple and a hint of malt Palate: finishes fast ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
EAGLE82 (216) - Röslau, Bavaria, GERMANY - OCT 17, 2015
What a great surprise! Nice aroma and color. But the taste is an unbelievable great mix of light hoppy and tropical fruit. I’m in love.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PapaVillum (731) - Valby, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2015
Gylden og ufiltreret Golden Ale / Blonde Ale med 1-2 cm offwhite skumtop. Frisk fersken og en smule grapefrugt præget aromaindtrykket. Humlenuancer af græs. Fin og enkel. I munden er der en frisk mundfølelse, men lidt blodfattig på smagsindtryk. Let bitter og lille let sødme. Let til middel krop og en ditto karbonering. Konsistensen er glat, og afslutningen let bitter. En lidt kedelig, men meget let drikkelig øl til stranden eller lignende. 355 ml, flaske, BB: 31/08/16, købt i Føtex Food Store på Vesterbrogade i CPH City. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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