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RATINGS: 667   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   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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3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
1guywith_aboat (254) - phenix city, Alabama, USA - JUL 26, 2013
Golden clear pour. Soapy head, mild retention, minimal lacing. Aroma is wonderful; fruity hops with some natural earth. Taste is initially bland. Some hops and honey shine through the somewhat watery flavor. Aroma is the best thing about it. Mouthfeel is medium-thin and sticky. Decent beer. Its actually very unique how the hops are so strong on the nose but hardly noticeable in the flavor.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
brokensail (12277) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 12, 2015
Bottle @ Easter. Clear pale yellow/golden pour with a small white head. Sort of a sweet orange and spicy hop aroma. Lots of bread and grain as well. Slight cauliflower, maybe? A little bit of apple and biscuit as well. The sweetness of grain and apple is sort of dominating on the tongue. A little bitter and grainy on the finish. Some sweet orange, apple peel, and a light vegetal note. Eh...

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sremed60 (15) - Arizona, USA - APR 12, 2015
The date on the bottle was 02/18/2015 and I drank it 56 days after this date. There was no indication on the bottle if this was a "bottled on" or "best by" date. It poured a light golden color, 3-4 SRM, clear. Decent carbonation and a thin white head that played out pretty quick. The aroma was Citra hops and nothing else. The initial taste and feel was like butter... literally. I couldn’t pin down a specific style for this beer. Different sites had it listed differently, but even so it didn’t seem to follow the criteria of the style they had it listed as anyway. All the styles that this beer might fall under stated that diacetyl should not be detected, so either no one got the style right or Kona didn’t get the beer right. There was the mild fruity bitterness from the Citra in the middle and it finished watery and slick with a hint of dryness. So I don’t know, it’s an ale that drinks like a light lager, tastes like buttered pineapple and movie popcorn, and finishes smooth like tropical flavored vegetable oil, if that helps.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alvaro1603 (3) - - APR 11, 2015 does not count
Aromas a frutas tropicales, y piel de cítricos. En boca es muy amable transportando todos los sabores que teníamos en nariz. El post gusto es prolongado y el amargor perfecto recordando toques de IPA.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
charule (1465) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2015
Bottle thanks to HuskerTan during FBW. Poured clear gold with thin white head. Aroma sweet malt. Light carb med bod. Taste is light malt lager.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Camons (6985) - Hasselager, DENMARK - APR 6, 2015
Bottle @ Home. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma of light malt, fruity hops, grapes, pineapple, light citrus. Flavor is light malt, tropical fruit, hops, peach, mango. Medium body, lively carbonation. 060415

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hansvf (228) - - APR 6, 2015
Ruikt lekker hoppig. Uiterlijk moeilijk in stenen camper mok. Iets teveel carbo, verder iets hoppiger dan pils, niet heel speciaal.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rondphoto (2603) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - APR 5, 2015
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Clear light amber color, full white head, sheets of lace. Aroma of citrus and malt. Taste is crisp malt and carbonation that adds citrus on the swallow, the citrus turning hoppy as it moves through a lingering finish, with malt returning at the end. Actually a solid light brew, very drinkable, probably terrific on a hot summer day. Better than many of the ratings imply.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
k0mpsa (1533) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - APR 5, 2015
Bottle at matsi, jyväskylä. Clear golden color, white head. Aroma is malty and some fruits. Malty, some fruity notes, hops.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mstrcrwly (538) - New York, USA - APR 4, 2015
basically a clone of any other American golden/blonde ale that’s between 4-5% ABV..they’re all the same.

2.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tompete (233) - Tillsonburg, Ontario, CANADA - APR 4, 2015
No aroma. Golden in colour. Very small white head. Flavour of light caramel and biscuit. Finish is smooth and light.


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