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RATINGS: 887   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 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bluemooner (657) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Pours a clear golden with a small white head. Aroma is grassy hops and malt but very mild. Flavor is light malt, grassy hops, and a sweet finish. Medium body with medium carbonation. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kauge (1580) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 25, 2014
355 ml bottle from Liviko Alcostore in Tallinn harbour (Ä 2,19), Sept 2014. So the brewers say they wanted to "make a beer that went down easy after a day out on the water" - how about after a day out in freezing rain and wind? Iíll give it a try anyway. Pours a slightly hazy pale golden with a small white head that nonetheless keeps and laces. Nose is quite a restrained, sweet tropical fruitiness. Gets more succulent as it warms, but also maltier. Taste is less juicy, quite malty. Palate a bit watery, itís got a light to medium body and a rather crisp carbonation. An average beverage with a more inviting aroma than taste. A nice thirst quencher, it indeed goes down really easy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Jyrsa (488) - - SEP 23, 2014
Golden color. Nose has fruits and hops but promises more than taste can deliver. Taste ends up being bland and watery. Good for chugging down on a hot Hawaii day; not much else.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
monkeychugg55 (1025) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Clear gold with small, short lived head. The aroma has some sweet malt and a bit of citrusy hops. The flavor is pretty much the same. Doesnít finish very crisp, has a lot of lingering sweetness, does have a somewhat bland flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
suurjuust (2852) - ESTONIA - SEP 21, 2014
Golden beer, small white head. Nose is caramel sweetness, malt, tropical fruit, hops, perfume. Flavor is malts, fruity perfume, dry finish with delicate hoppy bitterness. Light and easily drinkable. Not too shabby.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
EricTeusink (700) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Free beer. Gets me my 39th state rating. Not a blonde ale fan. This didnít change my mind. Pours straw color. Highly carbonated with a bitter bite. Bottle - Source Unknown

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
rolfc81 (145) - - SEP 17, 2014
Had on the beach after body surfing. Refreshing light beer that does have some flavor.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 5/20
badpuppy69 (320) - orange, California, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Pours a clear light gold with a decent head. Aroma is very faint of grassy hops and light malt really not much aroma. Taste follows the aroma. Very light beer for an ale. I was expecting A bit more flavor. A bit more flavorful after warming Up a bit Iíve had lagers with much more flavor and character Than this. Great for a hot day or a session beer. Or if you like light beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jpkeskinen (483) - FINLAND - SEP 12, 2014
Drank from a bottle at a bar. The taste is quite subtle, could be a bit stronger. Not bad though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nearbeer (4873) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 8, 2014
12 oz. Clear golden with a lasting film of foam. Big nose of catspray and grapefruit. Taste is grapefruit, toast and a bit of caramel. Light-medium body is dry and astringent, with medium-high carbonation. Nice for the boring style, but seems almost in APA territory which is fine with me.

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