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RATINGS: 640   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   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


2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SilkTork (5319) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2015
350ml dark bottle, filtered. £2.19 from Beers & Bottles, Southampton. Dry, thin, tasteless malt with some pleasantly fragrant tropical fruit hops. Too thin and dry for my taste. More lager than ale.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tfredvik (1253) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 11, 2015
Hazy medium golden body with a white head that ends up as a partially covering film, good lacing. Hoppy and rather strong aroma of sweet tropical fruits, I get peach, pineapple and mango. Quite strong flavour of tropical fruits and citric fruits. Light sweet taste with a very light bitter and rather short finish. Light, thin and a bit watery on the palate, but crisp and refreshing. A nice and easy-to-drink brew if you like the aroma and flavour of hops, but don’t like bitter beers.
[35.5 cl bottle enjoyed 6 months before BB date, from Rimi Korsvoll, Oslo]

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jeffbigD (78) - - JAN 12, 2015
Pours clear with no head. Smooth but little taste. Minimum hops and flavor. Overall not a great ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zarkam (507) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 23, 2014
355ml bottle from supermarket in Helsinki. Slightly hazy pale yellow body, small frothy mostly lasting white head, some lacing. Light malty aroma of grain and a bit of caramel with moderate tropical and citric hops. Taste is mildly sweet and acidic at first, turning into a moderately bitter finish with an astrigent feel. Light to medium body, lively carbonation, slick mouthfeel. Pleasant summery ale with a fair bit of hop aroma but not unbalancedly bitter. A bit thin maybe.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
johnnnniee (2556) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 4, 2015
On tap at the River road Tavern Deep golden color with a decent white head. Earthy citrus hop, with bread and light caramel. Decent brew.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ryrpat (165) - Illinois, USA - DEC 25, 2014
Ok nothing special. Probably wouldn't buy this. Not a ton of flavor. The kona name is about all ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
macoidh (8) - - JAN 8, 2015 does not count
Light hoppy nose (more than your average golden) Light and well balanced palate Pale color and low/normal head Very clean finish

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
popephred (261) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2015
I poured this ale into my trusty Samuel Adams glass. The pour produced a crystal clear golden body with a quickly diminishing head of white foam. The aroma is lightly hopped. Texture is light and crisp, with a dry edge, and easy on the hops aftertaste. A lawnmower beer, but not too bad. It has some character, though since my tastes lean toward the darker side, this isn’t the beer for me. Easy to drink and not too bad.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Listigovers (387) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2014
Nice golden refresher on the beach with an aroma you can smell as soon as the glass is in your hand. Nice crisp hop flavor and light-medium body.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
panzerwolf (127) - FINLAND - DEC 31, 2014
Clear gold with a white head. A little bit sweet, but not too much, with a floral, fruity taste. A very smooth beer to drink.


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