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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

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
mwbrady12 (469) - Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA - NOV 2, 2012
Intriguing aroma with a basic golden appearance, a minimal taste and barely there mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blairgus (2540) - California, USA - OCT 20, 2012
20 oct 2012, bottle. Yellow, clear, some slow steady bubbles. Nose is nice, bitter grapefruit rind and juice. Thin body and mildly fizzy. Slightly sweet malt, mainly just watered down grapefruit rind. Watered down isn't criticism. It just isn't a faint grapefruit rind, more of watered down. Hard to describe but I like it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maxwelldeux (3452) - Everett, Washington, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Bottle. Pours a golden color with very little head. Very big floral hoppy aroma. Very smooth and light refreshing taste. One of my faves of the style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pumpmaster (1117) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - OCT 15, 2012
3 ounce sampler at the Grovetoberfest Miami beer festival 10/13/12. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
bth122 (1226) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2012
Draft at epcot. Very nice aroma of some tropical fruit. Light bitter. Light sweetness. Ave carb. Light body. refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kidmartinek (3507) - austin, Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2012
So good the whole 12 pack was gone before I could get the new dishwasher installed. Unimportantly its golden with a tiny ring head. Musty funky aroma. Pure, mild lager like aroma of weak malt and hops and flavor. But the body is fill and that’s what makes it so good. Mild flavor and a medium-full body. Yum.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
rayOfBeer (656) - El Cerrito, California, USA - OCT 9, 2012
Bottle: light golden with medium-sized white head. Aroma is mildly hoppy with some grapefruit, pine, apricot and mango. flavor is apricot and pine hoppy with a light honey, passion fruit and some grass notes. Palate is rather thin with a mild sweetness throughout. Overall not bad in flavor, just a bit thin in flavor and on the palate for me.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tricountybeer (167) - Dillsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2012
poured from a bottle a yellow color lightly cloudy, fair lacing diminishing head,celery, grapefruit hops,med body chalky finish

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Wittales (611) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 4, 2012
Appearance was pale gold with creamy white diminsihing 1 finger head, lacing throughout pour. Aromas are simple malt sweetness hints of floral hops. Taste is simple malts and touch of mild citrus hops. Palate was soft creamy CO2 with light refreshing easy finish. Easy session pour...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jde123 (763) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 3, 2012
Not a great golden ale, the flavor is really thin, reedy, and sweet. Not the best representation of this style.

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