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RATINGS: 845   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EithCubes (5431) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle. Nose is richly citric and jammy, tons of great fruity hop character, orange peel probably in the fore with light tropical essences and more than a touch of spicy caramel. Rich clear golden with carbonation a tick above average, a dish-soapy white head. Taste faintly bitter (like, well, and English Bitter) with faint astringency and grain, oily and dry, some lemony citrus and good smooth wood character, light spice, touch papery and chalky. More pale malt than caramel (that notion is long departed). Medium-full body, filling and satisfying, clean and somewhat refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (14834) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 17, 2014
Golden, thin head. Mild pale malt nose. Taste is lightly fruity hop (lilikoi) and mild pale malts, with a modest level of bitterness. Good for type, ended up drinking a lot of it in Hawaii thanks to its ubiquity.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
slowrunner77 (9206) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 16, 2014
"it’s not bad, but not a beer i can get into. there’s just not anything there to catch your interest. if you’re bothering with a microbrew, go a little bolder...C-."

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Beese (2561) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2014
Bottle at Honest Burger, Camden on 11 Oct. Poured a hazy, pale golden with a dense white head. Aroma of muted hops, esters and soft fruit. Malt forward flavour, some caramel and grassy, herbal notes. Finish was butterscotch, mineral and boiled sweets. Probably would have been nicer if it were a little fresher.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
eduardovl (1283) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2014 Pale yellow color. Good perfume of flowery hops. Good carbonation and retention. Taste is malty and fuity. Light body. Good carbonation. Great drinkability. [ BA Review @ 9/10/2014 ]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arek (877) - Zielona Góra & Wrocław, POLAND - OCT 14, 2014
Bottle 0,355 l, 7Bones, Bournemouth, England, UK. Złote, mętnawe piwo z lekkim, białym kożuchem i egzotycznym aromatem. W smaku gęste, lekko cytrusowe oraz egzotyczne z wyrazistą, chmielową goryczką na finiszu.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
ClutchMasterson (64) - Aiea, Hawaii, USA - OCT 13, 2014
Pours a clear yet strong golden yellow with a 1 finger head that leaves a medium lacing. Aroma is a resin and vanilla malt with hints of nuts and cereal. Taste is a malt with a nutty but bready taste and leaves the palate with a moist and lightly carbonated feel. This isn’t a bad beer and is refreshing for a summer day but also could be a lot better and fuller.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GuideDogSaint (1021) - Xiamen, CHINA - OCT 12, 2014
355ml bottle from Tasty Life, Xiamen. Pours hazy golden yellow with a thin white head. Fruity aroma. Some pine and a hint of citrus. Finish sickly sweet and a bit thin. Not the greatest.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
GoufCustom (1432) - HONG KONG - OCT 12, 2014

355 ml bottle bought at Great Food Hall in Pacific Place, Admiralty during Summer’s “American Food Festival” promotion.

Translucent golden yellow colour; Razor-thin head and residual soapy white foam which fades in 10 seconds; Minimal sticky lacing with notable slight carbonation; Fragrant and sweet aroma of light Ale malt, with grapefruit, passion fruits, light jackfruits, floral, honey, molasses, light lemon and faint grass; Near zero sweet taste of light malt, with faint grapefruit, light jackfruit, very light passion fruits, molasses notes, lemon notes and notes of bitter hops; Light body, watery palate; Mouth feel is thin Golden Ale - maltyness is barely mentionable, almost as bland and tasteless as the Anchor Summer Beer I just had this afternoon. No sweetness, no yeast, near zero hops sums it up. Boooooring… Hoppiness is neat citrus, passion fruits, jackfruits and floral in nose, barely detectable citrus and tropical fruits in taste. Almost no bitterness, just watery finish; Slightly dry after taste. Very easy to mouth.

Comments: This could easily be just as underwhelming as the Longboard Island Lager. As a Golden Ale, its only redeeming value being the rather neat fruity aroma. That’s it, the rest is as empty as a black hole. Near the bottom of the pile. Forgettable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MoritzF (9151) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - OCT 11, 2014
(bottle, 35.5cl) Clear, golden colour with a blond and short foamy head. Fruity hoppy aroma with notes of citrus, tangerine, pineapple and mango, backed by a delicately biscuity malty background. Mildly bitter and slightly sweet flavour, light bodied with a soft carbonation. Dry and slightly biscuity cara-malty base with a fresh and fruity, slightly exotic hops; dry, bitter and slightly sweet malty finish. Enjoyed it a lot. 07.X.14

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