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RATINGS: 668   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


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wischylini (151) - Grimstad, NORWAY - MAY 20, 2014
Pours a hazy light yellow, with barely any head at all. Aromas are light, and there’s a tropical fruit aroma reminiscent of Hawaiian punch, passion fruit and apricots. There’s also hints of toasted bread and a slight touch of roasted nuts to the finish. The taste is not particularily sweet, and has a decent amount of bitter to it, the finish is pleasantly dry. The aftertaste is moderately long, and is where the hop aromas really shine. The mouthfeel is light and sparkly, which goes well with this kind of beer. Pretty good.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrnkMcDermott (2870) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2014
Sample bottle, mainland brewed. Golden color, with a little amber in the center, and a sudsy head. Malty nose is a bit dry for a blond ale. Taste is of a beer that has fermented out just a little bit more, so it’s not as sweet as too many light ales are. This bottle has sat around for a while, but it’s held up nicely, and retains a nice prickly mouthful of bubbles.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
GJF (1316) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - MAY 13, 2014
So-so beer. One of those ales with a cardboardy lager finish. But on tap at the flagler beach pier it seemed pretty good--can’t go wrong with the location I guess.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jtclockwork (10268) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 9, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear dirty gold with white head. Nose/taste of bread, lemon and malt. Watery thinnish body.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jdb288 (584) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2014
Pour from bottleshare. Gold/amber with slight white head. Aroma of pineapple, orange, grapefruit. Taste is light and crisp - citrus, decent caramel malt. Surprised this is rated so low. I didn’t mind it at all.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
gopherfan99 (766) - CROATIA - MAY 6, 2014
Tap, pours gold with a thin white head, hoppy aroma and tastes bitter pine, not that good

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KM (379) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 4, 2014
Bottle. Pale yellow body, almost no head. Fresh fruity aroma, pineapple. Light hoppy/fruity flavour. Very short finish, almost no bitterness. Refreshing and easy drinking. (At home, 04.05.2014)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
merc7186 (2423) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - MAY 3, 2014
Aroma: Wheat, Mild Citrus Appearance: Golden Straw Hue, Passes Lots of Light, White Head Ring, Minimal Lacing Taste: Wheat, Mild Citrus, Mildly Bready Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Mildly Drying

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
puboflyons (2372) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 1, 2014
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle marked 10:41-MAR 14 14. Golden pale yellow pour with a white fizzy heads that dissolves fast. Good toasted biscuit malt aroma on the nose, grain, and a crisp light hop note. Medium and smooth body. The taste starts mildly malty and grainy and ends with a nice bitter bite.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Eberndt (229) - - APR 26, 2014
Very light and goes down smoothly. Just a hint of hops flavor. Overall its a little bland


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