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RATINGS: 534   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


2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
scefer (8) - - JUL 4, 2013 does not count
Free six pack from a work function...Aroma was of light hops. From the smell I thought this would be a solid beer. Unfortunately, I was wrong. For me, this was too watery. The hops hit you a bit at first, but then it fades into nothingness. It reminded me of one of those fake "Craft" beers that Budweiser produces.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Berard (273) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 2, 2013
Murky yellow with a light white head that dissipates quickly. Subtle hop flavor, light and a bit sweet. Easy drinking light beer with decent flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HoppyBudgie (690) - SOLA, NORWAY - JUL 2, 2013
Pours a clear yellow body with orange, biscuit, and grapefruit. Flavor of grass, biscuit, caramel, and citrus with a moderately dry finish.

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!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerBill1 (17) - Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2013
Light tasting. Good. Refreshing. Nice change of pace. Recommend trying. .................... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone BeerBill

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pablo951 (450) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2013
Had it at the Chicago Craft Beer Festival 6/22/13. Had. Clear yellow color, a very citrusy aroma. Light tasting beer, good summer ale, not great.

2.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerBreakfast (15) - Castle Rock, Colorado, USA - JUN 24, 2013
Itís an odd combination of fruitness and beer...almost flowery taste, but with a decent aroma. Itís not terribly bad, but just doesnít have very much kick to it. Decent drinkable ale.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
paintedmaple (381) - Fenton, Michigan, USA - JUN 22, 2013
OK...site and setting were (almost) everything when I drank this on a bluff overlooking the Pacific O. on the Kauai north shore. Seemed perfect...the beer too ;-)

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
ChiGuy68 (399) - Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2013
Tasted at Chicago Craft Beer Festival. Clear light golden with a thin white head. Very subtle hop aroma. Watery taste. Not much here unless you want something do light you can drink all day. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
eRock_2013 (208) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 22, 2013
An easy drinking light ale. This beer's Hawaiian heritage definitely shows through - smells like pears and has a tropical fruit aftertaste. Features a floral, almost sweet, hoppy taste, very straightforward. Unusual in that it almost tastes like fruit juice mixed with beer, but makes for a successful refreshing brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy


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