RATINGS: 1025   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99/5   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sailracer (486) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Tap. Pours a light gold. Great hop aroma. Initial taste had some grapefruit and citrus flavors, like a good IPA but without lots of bitter aftertaste. The flavors wore off slightly as I worked my way through the beer, which was the only down side. This was a pretty good beer and one of the best lower gravity beers I’ve had in awhile.

dutchdarthvader (182) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 24, 2017
Eerste indruk ziet en ruikt beter als ie smaakt. Ruikt naar lichte hop. Heeft een mooie gele troebele maar niet te troebele kleur. Weinig koolzuur en wat er aan schuim is, is wel snel weg. Maar als je een slok neemt het biertje gewoon ronduit waterig en bijna zonder body. Aloha wat is hier aan de hand? Oké beetje fruitig met hop maar ook waterig en te vlak. Ik zou het een beginnende IPA liefhebber kunnen aanbevelen. Maar goed het biertje staat als Golden Ale in de boeken. Dat is het denk ik dan ook wel . Maar toch.... aan de andere kant met een paar van deze biertjes kun je misschien nog wel surfen ;-)

WilliX (6) - - JUL 24, 2017 does not count
A very good palate - also the special Aroma ! Catch the Wave - i would say ... A tremendous Beer from a terrafic Island - Simply Great ! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Christos (5785) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUL 23, 2017
(Kona Big Wave Golden Ale) Bottle 355ml at home, served into a shaker, ABV 4.4% Golden yellow colour on the body, clear, with a small and a bit thin white head on top. Aroma of tropical fruits, mango. Taste follows, plenty of tropical fruits, mango, citrus. Thin body, carbonation on the high side. Pretty good.

19Oracolo78 (206) - ITALY - JUL 23, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2017 Birra dal colore giallo paglierino. Schiuma bianca, fine e mediamente persistente. Al naso sentori di frutta esotica, caramello e crosta di pane. Al palato corpo leggero, mediamente carbonata con note di maracuja, mango e malto. Nel finale rimane lievemente amara e resinosa. Non asciuga completamente il palato, molto beverina. Forse manca un po’ di carattere ma tutto sommato una birra discreta.

tderoeck (9724) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 22, 2017
26/VI/17 - 355ml bottle from Albert Heijn supermarket @ home - BB: 21/II/18 (2017-950) Thank to Erwin for sharing the bottle!

Clear orange to deep blond beer, big creamy white head, little stable, bit adhesive, leaving some lacing in the glass. Aroma: citrus, a hint of tropical fruits, grapefruit, pretty malty. MF: soft carbon, medium to light body. Taste: soft bitterness, some grapefruit, citrus, malty. Aftertaste: little sweet, malty, some citrus, soft bitterness, grapefruit notes, grains, some tropical fruits. Pretty decent, surprised at the low overall score (35th %ile).

EugeneStraver (282) - Nootdorp, NETHERLANDS - JUL 22, 2017
Home. 35.5 cl bottle. BB 2.10.2018. A white foam layer, which disappears fast. A yellow clear beer. Aroma is light malty and direct a fruity hop flavour of somewhat grapefruit and marmalade. Also a light hop off-flavour. Taste is light sweet, but not enough for a good body against the fruity hop bitter which became a little astringent. Apple, orange, somewhat grapefruit, peach and melon. Thin body, soft carbonation. At the end after a certain time the malty makes the beer a little off.

ruigo (3000) - PORTUGAL - JUL 18, 2017
355ml bottle. Clear golden with a small white head. Grapefruit, tropical fruit, malty and floral.

fdomig (1024) - München, GERMANY - JUL 14, 2017
355ml bottle at home. Aroma is light hops. Appearance is clear yellow with almost no foam. Taste is light bitter. Watery. Ok.

Lilja (3161) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2017
Flaska från SB. Smak och doft av humle, malt, persika, aprikos, ananas, gräs och citrus. Kryddig och örtig, lagom sötma, fruktig, rund och len, bra balans, lätt kropp och beska. Uppfriskande!

Grovlam (4247) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2017
Bottle. Light fizzy white head. Light golden color. Light fruit and malt with a hint of caramel. Light body. Light sweet flavor. Light sweet finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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