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RATINGS: 612   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
strings (377) - Sydney, - MAR 21, 2010
Bottle in Honolulu. Solid take on the genre, let down by a slightly chemical first hit, but a pretty solid fruity palate with a lasting sweetness in the finish.


2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ryrpat (149) - Illinois, USA - DEC 25, 2014
Ok nothing special. Probably wouldn't buy this. Not a ton of flavor. The kona name is about all ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zarkam (466) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 23, 2014
355ml bottle from supermarket in Helsinki. Slightly hazy pale yellow body, small frothy mostly lasting white head, some lacing. Light malty aroma of grain and a bit of caramel with moderate tropical and citric hops. Taste is mildly sweet and acidic at first, turning into a moderately bitter finish with an astrigent feel. Light to medium body, lively carbonation, slick mouthfeel. Pleasant summery ale with a fair bit of hop aroma but not unbalancedly bitter. A bit thin maybe.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bjakk (397) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - DEC 22, 2014
Clear, yellow, with minimum foam that dosnt last. Hoppy fruit in the aroma. Mild dry taste of blanket, with mild bitterness in the aftertaste. Watery.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SlimHabib (233) - California, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Bottle pour. Clear golden with a good frothy white head, but disappears quickly. Good citrus aroma with grapefruit and pineapple, and some floral hops. Medium body. Bright citrus fruit taste with floral hops.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirstyrabbit (1157) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 20, 2014
Bottle. Pale golden body with some cloudiness, minimal head disappears soon. Aroma has a pleasant sweet and fruity hoppiness. Pineapple. Taste has sweet pineapple and some melon. Light but refreshing. And sessionable. Pretty good for what it is - not a beer to analyse thoroughly but something refreshing to grab from the fridge and drink straight from the bottle when you get thirsty.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gurthnar (2173) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle. Aroma is fruity, citrusy, resiny. Strong hoppy. Lightly hazy golden colour, small head. Taste is also hop-centered, bitter, pleasant moderate intensity. Thin bodied, which is evident from the beginning, but that actually makes for a really nice thirst-quencher. Very nice sessionable beer.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
StilleStorm (892) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 12, 2014
DWG; Bottle 12 FL. OZ. Pours moderate, frothy, clear golden with a fast fading white head. Nose is intense, malt, caramel , passion -grapefruit, light grass and spice. Taste is less, light sweet and bitter. Body is light to medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is avarage. Probably perfect on a Hawaiian beach.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AdiBeer (1539) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2014
Aroma: grains, bread, some tropical fruits. Appearance: clear gold, medium, frothy, white head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: malts dominating, some sweets and fruits coming up, soft carbonation. Overall: quite decent Golden Ale, nice fruitiness. Bottle at Pond, Dalston Kingsland.

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sadacdur (7) - - DEC 7, 2014 does not count
Aroma was very nice. Fruity. I expected more, but taste was light. I have to say that this ale is the true summer ale. I drank this in Finland in december with polar bears so not the best time to drink this. =DD

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cuso (5092) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 6, 2014
Bottle from Convi. Golden color with small white head. Fruity, floral hoppy aroma. Solid malty base, with light fruity, floral hoppy bitterness with tangerines, oranges, tropical fruits. Medium long frutiy finish with hoppy touch. Refreshing beer.


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