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RATINGS: 533   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 – 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


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (10019) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2014
Bottled, 330ml at Thirsty Meeples, Oxford. Hazy yellow gold with white head. There is a tropical fruit character on the nose which follows through into the beer, quite sweetish, just a little syrupy, fruit punch sweets in the hop. Reasonable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arsol (522) - NORWAY - JUL 21, 2014
brun farge med hvitt skum. Lukter mildt humle og sitrus. Medium karbonert og en lett og mild øl som passer fint en varm sommerdag. Noe bitter avslutning.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Marduk (2582) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 21, 2014
330ml bottle. Clear golden color. Tiny size white head, disappears. Fruity, sweet, mango and faint watermelon in aroma. Watermelon peel, old strawberry chewing gum, straw and caramel in taste. Watery body. Mild spicy aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sarpa (786) - FINLAND - JUL 18, 2014
Bottle 35,5cl from Citymarket Turtola @ home. Pours clear golden with a small white head. Citrus, grass, tropical fruits in the aroma. Citrus, grass, tropical fruits in the flavor also.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tillmac62 (173) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - JUL 17, 2014
BOD 4/11/14. Pours a clear amber that is slightly beyond golden with a faint hint of red. Normal head with weak lacing retention. Excellent nose of tropical hops (mango, passion fruit) over a light biscuit sweetness. Almost light medium bodied with an above normal carbonation level that effervesces nicely on the finish. The taste profile is well balanced between hop flavor and sweetness. It is more spicy than tropically oriented, which is surprising based upon the hop bill and nose, over a nice biscuit sweetness background. The finish is crisp and effervesces into a tropical peppery note.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
closey22 (797) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Aroma is malty grainy; appearance is amber orange with thin rimming white head; Flava is richly malty and grainy; feels light semi watery; finishes slightly dry and malty grainy

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Brevis (26) - Washington, USA - JUL 13, 2014
12oz bottle. Good beer for a hot day. Very thirst quenching with upfront hop notes and a nice mango-y fruity finish.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
rarbring (1267) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2014
Overall: Smooth, grassy, a hint of cardboard.
Note: Bottle 330 ml at Lily’s Burger. Reviewed 2014-07-13.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rand (1269) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle 33 cl from Bier-Bienne (CH). Blonde with a short head, average crackling. Aromas of malt, cereals, citrusy hop. The mouth is similar, with notes of apricot-date, exotic fruits. Smooth with a slight bitterness without aggressivity. Refreshing, classic without much originality. Notes of evolution.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx76 (602) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle in Kailua - pours clear golden with thick white head. Nose of light citrus, grass, and grain. Taste is of lime, sweet grass, and bread. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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