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RATINGS: 477   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94   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 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


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
johnnyoski (415) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle. Pale, yellow color with a thin white head. Citrus and coconut aroma. Surprisingly its more sweetly floral flavored. Average carbonation with a thin texture. Definitely a unique tasting blonde ale and it exceeded my low expectations after sampling some of their other offerings.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Pikkio (7) - ITALY - MAR 1, 2014 does not count
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2014 Gold colour, bubbly lager style head which disappears quickly. Light tropical fruits aroma. light body with nice carbonation. Strong juicy pineapple flavour. Itís definitely interesting for an Hawaiian beer, but itís very unbalanced and the tropical taste it feels a bit artificial and too overwelming for a beer which is very light in all the other flavours (hops and malts).

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (11939) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 25, 2014
Bottled at kkk Kamppi. Golden color, medium-sizef head. Tropical fruity aroma. Light-bodied. Tropical fruity flavor but quite dry finish with grapefruit and even some cardboard. Easy going thirst-quincher.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sailracer (377) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Tap. Pours a light gold. Great hop aroma. Initial taste had some grapefruit and citrus flavors, like a good IPA but without lots of bitter aftertaste. The flavors wore off slightly as I worked my way through the beer, which was the only down side. This was a pretty good beer and one of the best lower gravity beers Iíve had in awhile.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hkrivera (65) - Guaynabo, PUERTO RICO - FEB 21, 2014
This golden ale is underrated! Excellent palate, flavorful, with citrus hints in the aftertaste. I would say it's the best coming out from Hawaii. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EdKing (1760) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2014
Bottle in St Christopers Place, Borough. Colour is amber, clear, thin white head. Nose is slight citrous hoppy and tropical fruit hoppy, with some pineapple and grapefruit. Body is grainy husk with touch of honey then grapefruit and pine.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pinkie (427) - New York, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Pours clear and yellow golden with a white head of loose foam that fell too fast but left spots of lace. Nose is simple. Light breaddy grain with a bit of natural sweetness on it. Some ripe peach, a bit of grass and some citrus to give it pizazz. Taste follows the nose all the way. The balance is toward the malt so that is forward and firm but light and not too sweet. The ripe peach takes a back seat but itís juicy. There is a touch of bitter grass and a bit of tart citrus to give it some tang. The body is thin and the mouthfeel is watery. The carbonation was ample but it did not enliven this beer because it wasnít dry. This finishes with a very light bitter and sweet .

This was a good beer that drank pleasantly. It did not excite in any way but would be ideal for a summer beer as it is very refreshing and with the low abv this could really hit the spot on a hot day.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
csaso (1229) - Missouri, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Tap - small foamy head, medium straw color, sweet malty aroma and flavor with mild tropical fruit notes, easy drinking and refreshing ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ROBC3366 (367) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 15, 2014
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 special blend of hops provides bright quenching finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Block (1232) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Fruity aroma and flavor. Light, refreshing, and floral. Not bad and a good beer for a hot day or a light meal.


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