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RATINGS: 477   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94   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


Scipio's rating

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Scipio (650) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2013
Pours a clear, thin golden with a minimal white head. I was impressed with the aroma. It is very citrus and fruity. Lots of peaches especially, with orange, pineapple, and floral hops. The taste really sours unfortunately. It retains a bit of the strong peach impressions, but is actually more bland. Maybe somewhat grainy, but the best description is that it is almost lacking any taste. Thin, watery body. This really began with much promise from my first impression, but turned out to be a disappointment.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bierhaus (1) - - APR 19, 2014 does not count
Overall clean and refreshing, enjoyed straight from the bottle. As advertised it is not overpowering and has a delightful citrus aroma and a bright citrus flavor.

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cousin_Larry (243) - - APR 19, 2014
Similar to an IPA but instead of a pine flavor it had pineapple/grapefruit. Pretty good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lag91 (55) - Milton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 18, 2014
Orange/gold color. Fruit aroma. Slight bitterness with a fruity sweet finish. Nice beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
scarletfire65 (869) - Rockaway Park, New York, USA - APR 17, 2014
Bottle at home. Aroma is non descript - honey, hops, malt. A super light, refreshing, well balanced, Kolsh - like, simple golden ale. A bit of lemony hops. Quaffable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - APR 17, 2014
Bottled 11/25/13 and poured 2/12/14. Appearance: First, I like the shape of the bottle and custom design. Pours clear, pale yellow. Alright lacing. Tiny head. Smell: Pleasant. Little sweet. A light hop aroma. Some malt. A bit grainy. Basic, but a solid smell. The hoppy note was a nice little surprise. Taste/feel: Good brew. Thin feel with moderate carbonation. Good drinkability at only 4.4%. Solid hop flavor without a lot of bitterness. Slight malt sweetness at the end. A good amount of grain Simple, but done very well. A definite summer, or to be more precise, beach beer. Light, refreshing, nice bit of hops, highly sessionable ABV... could have been a very "eh" beer, but it’s actually very solid for the style. Not super interesting, but tasty enough. Would definitely have this one again, especially in the heat when I want something light. My first (and certainly not last) beer from Kona. Mahalo!

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
IPAgutten79 (359) - Skui, NORWAY - APR 16, 2014
Gul med medium skum. Aroma av malt og sitron. Smaker hovedsakelig malt, med innslag av sitron og humle. Tynn konsistens.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blackflag321 (444) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 13, 2014
Bottle pour to shaker. Light orange-gold. Medium head. Fruity aroma. Mild hoppy and slightly sweet taste. Finish is thin, but not unexpected for the style and low ABV.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bjerkeaa (155) - NORWAY - APR 12, 2014
Clear straw colour, white head. Pilsner malt aroma, some funk. Taste is rich, sweet and lightly bitter.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Frode (100) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 11, 2014
Bottle 33 cl. Nice pale yellow with diminishing head. Hoppy aroma, mild and nice taste. Not very exciting.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gorm (857) - Sandnes, NORWAY - APR 9, 2014
Klar lys gyllen farve med lyst skum. Lukt av malt, sitrus, grapefrukt og humle. Smak av malt, sitrus, grapefrukt og humle. Fruktig. Vaaland.


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