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RATINGS: 895   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
voncrease (90) - - OCT 11, 2014
Tried at: Honest Burgers, Camden, London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Rmorris007 (50) - - OCT 9, 2014
Wow, this beer blew me away! I felt like I was on the island surfing some waves. A definite recommend to anyone who is willing to try something different

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sunevdj (3962) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2014
Bottle in hotel in Kumamoto. Pours a clear golden with a white head and some lacing. Light dryness with aromas of hay and grassy hops but with mellow notes of sprucy hops too (which saves it a little bit). Medium to light bodied. Medium carbonation. Dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
espenra (996) - Kurland, NORWAY - OCT 5, 2014
33cl bottle from Systembolaget. Brewed 2014-03-26. Best before 2015-05-01. It poured a pale golden colour with a minimal head. Aroma is fresh and hoppy. Lots of tropical fruits and some malty notes. Flavour is smooth and mild. Some hops and tropical fruits. Hints of grass. A bit watery. Short aftertaste. Overall a nice beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
JHeath99 (1676) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Tap. Press golden with off white head. Taste and aroma are your basic, mediocre golden ale. Little hops, little malts. Eh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerbomb (223) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2014 really like an everymans session ipa - light, unoffensive, nicely flavorful, not bitter, very refreshing - aroma has some dry citrus, pine, and melon hops - flavor a bit grainy and bran-like but has crisp malt, muted melon, citrus, dry pine hop flavors - very mild overall with some solid hop flavors and low bitterness, just a bit of cloying graininess and sweetness take it down a notch

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
metalspice (684) - Jevnaker, NORWAY - SEP 29, 2014
På laske hos The Elk i Fulham distriktet i London. Servert i plastglass. God frisk og lettdrikkelig.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
lflier (1) - - SEP 28, 2014 does not count
Lett drikkelig, deilig lukt, fin farge, kul etikett. En øl jeg gjerne drikker igjen.

   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 (1617) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 25, 2014
355 ml bottle from Liviko Alcostore in Tallinn harbour (€ 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? I’ll 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, it’s 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.

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