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RATINGS: 758   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tillmac62 (511) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
closey22 (1333) - 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

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Brevis (33) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
rarbring (1957) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2014
Overall: Smooth, grassy, a hint of cardboard.
Note: Bottle 330 ml at Lily’s Burger. Reviewed 2014-07-13.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rand (1297) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx76 (651) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1484) - Oregon, USA - JUL 12, 2014
From bottle. Fizzy golden with fluffy white head. Aroma is citrus and touches of pine and biscuit. Taste is light tropical citrus, biscuit, pine, and grass. Light bodied and refreshing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
CPH2200 (336) - DENMARK - JUL 12, 2014
355 ml bottle. Pale golden colour. Fruity aroma but watery taste. Pretty boring as it is.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Salmoniform (1244) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Poured from tap to glass at the Kailua brewery. Crystal clear golden hue with delicate white head that dissipated to a thin ring. Aroma is straw, tangerine, cereal, guava. Mouthfeel is refreshing with a light body and soft but zesty carbonation. Taste is dry grainy sweetness throughout with a slight bitter following and clean finish. Overall this is a decent brew but is a bit heavy on the cereal essence.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jow (2906) - New York, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Tap at penn station out of big plastic cup. Pours golden with big frothy head. Nose is light malt and peach. Rates malty, biscuits, vanilla, peach, and cardboard.

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