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RATINGS: 612   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


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drake (9005) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAY 18, 2013
12 ounce bottle from Whole Foods Market Charlottesville. Pours a clear golden color with a thin white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of toasted malts and grassy hops. The taste is toasted malts, a bit of corn, grassy and herbal hops. Medium bodied. Decent.

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
timjbaer (24) - pahrump, Nevada, USA - MAY 16, 2013
Nice golden color. Clear and fair head retention. Nice malty aroma with some sweet fruit notes. Light floral notes and. Lightly balanced malt and hops flavors. Does not really stand out but is still a lot better than the yellow domestic lagers. Easy drinking beginner ale. Great before you step over to the malty side of Dopple bocks.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gunnar (5684) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 16, 2013
Bottle from Vaaland, Bryne. ABV 4,4%. Pours clear golden with a small creamy white head. Aroma is malty, with weak fruity hops. Taste is weak with a watery mouthfeel, light sweet malty, almost no hops here.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClubGonzo (4238) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 9, 2013
Bottle from Matkroken Natland, Bergen. Clear golden body, small white head. Nose is peachy rosewater tones with hints of soap, pine and herbs. Quite nice, actually. Taste is grainy malts, floral tones and hints of peaches. Mellow, nice and refreshing. Medium to light body, medium carbonation. Refreshing golden ale meets APA? Yes, it works.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
sonnycheeba (3785) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 8, 2013
Keg pour during Annapolis 5K beer run. Pours clear gold with thin, white head. Aroma is cereal and toasted malts, citrus hops, grapefruit, and light wheat. Flavor is balanced bready malts, citrus fruit esters, and pine hops; dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Palme (3591) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 7, 2013
0.355l bottle. This is a near-clear golden one with a small quickly side sticking and islandy off-white top. The aroma is not really all that much. I’m always hoping for a lovely tropical aroma in all beers coming from tropical places, but quite often I’m disappointed. Some sweetness with traces of something copper metallic and some floral hints. Not horrible, but just not all that good either. It has a soft carbonation level and the mouthfeel is thin, almost watery. It’s relatively easy to drink this. Some malty flavors, not directly sweet, but it has a good amount of malty sweetness. Biscuits and floral flavors. Nothing out of the ordinary, but still absolutely OK. 20.04.2013

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2547) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAY 6, 2013
Well I full expected to dislike this but it was a refreshing surprise. The nose was all grapefruit hop, very fruity, with some lime as well as nearly a tropical character. While the hop flavors were muted, and the malt base was blandish, it was balanced and had just enough gravity to stop short of being thin, instead it was a fairly nice and light drinkable beer with a pleasing hop nose.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
njager246 (366) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 5, 2013
On draft at salty dog. . fruity aroma... fruit and malt taste... overall a fine summer beer!

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
camborne (656) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - MAY 5, 2013
On tap, funky citrus sweet and musky nose. Some of the same in the taste. Sweet and malty. Just not very good I’m afraid.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hfmejias (825) - Dover, Delaware, USA - MAY 3, 2013
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Pours bright gold, clear with a small white head and decent lacing around the glass. Aroma is grain mostly, some floral hops and hint of citrus fruits. Taste is similar bready, some hints of hops and hints of citrus fruits, some honey flavor too. It has mild bitter and dry. It has a crisps refreshing taste a bit too watery; I guess it is OK but it is far from being great.


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