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RATINGS: 863   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99/5   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


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4.5
   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!


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sebilinz (1646) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JUN 24, 2016
Bottle. Golden body with white head. Aroma is malts with hints of herbs and bread. Taste is malts with hints of caramel. Aftertaste is slightly malts sweetness with low bitterness. Summer beer.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
hauxe (310) - Butzbach, GERMANY - JUN 23, 2016
Pours gold from the bottle with a white foamy head that soon fades. Aroma is tropical with notes of freshly cut passionfruit and grapefruit. Quite inviting. Taste and body make a distinctly watery impression at the outset, followed by a mild, dry, hops bitterness. The fruity notes evident in the aroma carry over to the taste as well, but on a much more subtle level. The finish is refreshing but subdued. Some beers are made for a time and place and this is one of them. Drunk outside on a hot, sweaty day it hits just the sweet spot of being satisfyingly refreshing without losing its character. In another setting, it’s light body and watery hints will be less forgiving.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
MrGGen (331) - ITALY - JUN 23, 2016
Versa di un bel biondo con una bianca schiuma compatta di media durata. L’aroma è luppoloso, fruttato,dolce,delicato, anche troppo forse.In bocca è secca ma il gusto non è niente di speciale, anche se il luppolo è di qualità,passa quasi inosservato.Il finale è secco In sostanza l’aroma floreale lasciava pensare tutt’altra cosa, alla fine sembra quasi di bere una fioriera...da cimitero

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bobman006 (339) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 22, 2016
12 oz can. App: Clear golden with persistent lacy white head. Ar: Malt, citrus, herb. T: Cereal, lemongrass. P: Light and Smooth with soft carbonation. Very clean brew. Perfect lawnmower beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ordybill (1231) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - JUN 22, 2016
Poured from the tap into a large plunder glass. The appearance is a clear, pale golden color with a large white head. The aroma is malt and fruit. The taste is very nice blend of fruit, malt and hops. A great summer time beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Strangebrewer (1119) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 20, 2016
bottle. Poured clear gold with a thin white head. Aroma of lemongrass. Light body, crisp carbonation, clean dry finish. Bready malt flavour, hay, light peppery hops.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
ciocanelu (990) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - JUN 19, 2016
Clear golden color, white head. Aroma is really clean and malty. Taste follows, balanced, malty at first with some light, grassy hoppiness. Light body with medium to high carbonation. Not bad but it’s quite generic and boring.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Kosmokrator (813) - ITALY - JUN 18, 2016
Bionda e schiumosa. Profumata e floreale al naso, delicate note di luppolo; il primo sorso è piacevole, ma dopo un po’ si rivela carente di spessore e banalotta. A tratti ricorda una lager, niente di che.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
alex_leit (1694) - Minsk, BELARUS - JUN 15, 2016
Bottle. Pale golden color, average foam again. Aroma: floral, citrus and fruity. Taste is not bad: fruit and citrus notes, chilled fruit lemonade.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jukkar (105) - FINLAND - JUN 12, 2016
Golden color, cloudy. Minimal head. Slightly bitter finish. More hoppiness would be nice, there is only very little hops in the taste. Very refreshing beer and would be nice after a hot day.


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