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RATINGS: 545   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 Ė 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. 10.3į

Malts: Pale (Premium 2-Row), Caramel
Hops: Galaxy, Citra


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Gno500 (2) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 24, 2013 does not count
I love this beer, I dont usually buy craft beer but I would definatley buy this again...keep it up guys, good job! Gino, Minneapolis

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
HuskerTan (481) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - DEC 28, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Bottle. A- Citrus, wheat. A- Pale golden color, hazy liquid, white head. T- Balanced. Wheat tones, lemon, orange, grapefruit tones. P- Light body, smooth texture, average carbonation. Refreshing finish. O- One of my all time favorites. A solid Golden ale. I am a big fan of the Citra hops used here. Very smooth and refreshing.

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 Iím able to spot it out in stores, purchase it, and share it with friends who havenít been to hawaii...yet!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Peacemaker (2) - Huntington Beach, California, USA - NOV 25, 2012 does not count
I tasted this amazing beer at a food tasting event in Newport CA and I was hooked to the flavor, the taste, the aroma and the tropical finish. I was impressed and no wonder why the stores keep refilling their shelves.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Danev76 (478) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 13, 2014
Nice passionfruit aroma. Clear golden colour with ok head. Nice passionfruit flavour with smooth finish. Light to med body with med carbonation ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Crittersoniii (2) - Camden, New Jersey, USA - DEC 23, 2012 does not count
Surprisingly refreshing. This beer has a very clear, bright-gold appearance. The taste has a citrusy flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
solarfly (1) - - JUN 28, 2013 does not count
Iím a huge fan of this beer. It is very drinkable, cleans the palate, goes down easy. Itís not heavy nor is it intrusive and pairs well with spicy food. I especially go for this brew on hot days. The fruity undertone (apricot? I havenít figured it out yet) is sublime, actually. It gives this ale a nice lift, a nice aroma. The personality of this beer is subtle, calm, content - in contrast to, for example, an IPA or a dark amber, which can be very bold and dominate the palate. I go for this beer when Iíve had enough of everything else. It hits the reset switch, it is always good and I can always go for one more!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hockeybeerguy (1853) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUN 9, 2014
Gee weez, where do I begin? Sorry, Iím a bit overwhelmed right now with this awesome beer. Oh yeah, bottling date = "April 04, 2014." Sigh, yeah, before I actually get into this, Iíll admit, yeah man, this is great stuff. I had this in a pint glass. The appearance, wow, what a show! Thereís a semi-hazy golden/blonde color with barely any carbonation surfacing but what youíll notice is that it is there, but just delicately slides to the surface into the head. The head is about a fingerís worth of soft white foaminess that ends up concaving and leaving a nice clingy semi-thick foaminess that ends up spider-webbing a bit here and there. The smell, wow, once again, thereís almost a perfect blend of the caramel malts to the citrusy hops with just a touch of spice (is that the Galaxy hops, I think, honestly Iím still learning hops a bit to be honest). The taste, well, it takes all of those previously mentioned flavors and blends them just about perfectly. The aftertaste is superb with probably the absolute best blend of flavorings to delicately touch my taste buds. On the palate, this one sits fairly light but has just enough carbonation to make everything feel sublime. Overall, Kona, where the heck did you pull this one out of? Way to go as Iíll go out on a limb and say youíve made the best American Blond Ale known to the beer world!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jayzz (317) - Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2014
Great light refreshing taste with nothing heavy. No bitter flavor or finish and nothing over powering. A great easy drinking beer.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CubsClapp (13) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 31, 2008
Had this on draft in Hawaii at our hotel and at the Kona Brewery(which is a fantastic place by the way with terrific food). I was hoping Iíd be able to find it in Colorado, but no luck. Iím surprised by how low everybody is reviewing this beer.


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