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RATINGS: 760   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Grumbo (937) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2014
Bottle brought home from Hawaii by Rachel. Pours a slightly cloudy pale gold colour with a white head. Aroma of grain, grass and tropical fruit. Mild bitterness with citrus notes. Light body, rather too highly carbonated for my liking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ajnepple (4074) - Colorado, USA - MAY 20, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2015 12 oz bottle from Evergreen Discount into a wine glass at home. Golden and light hazy appearance with a white head and sticky lacing. Mild aroma of herbs, floral notes, tropical fruits, pale malts, light hops and a touch of caramel/toffee. Similar flavor, lightly fruity, juicy, mildly bitter and lightly sweet. Crisp, light bodied and easy to drink. Pretty clean and refreshing. 736313. 3.2. Update: 6-pack of bottles from Alpine Liquors in Pine Junction. Clear gold appearance with a white head and patchy lacing. Aroma of toasted grain, citrus hops, light resin and light grass. Similar flavor, toasty, grassy, lightly fruity and lightly hoppy. A straightforward easy drinker overall. Pairing: Phish - Waves > Jam, from 08/02/2003, Loring Commerce Center, Limestone, ME

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wischylini (211) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrnkMcDermott (2934) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
GJF (1397) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jtclockwork (11798) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 9, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear dirty gold with white head. Nose/taste of bread, lemon and malt. Watery thinnish body.

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
gopherfan99 (1056) - CROATIA - MAY 6, 2014
Tap, pours gold with a thin white head, hoppy aroma and tastes bitter pine, not that good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KM (409) - 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)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
merc7186 (2715) - 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

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