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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AdamGott (386) - Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA - SEP 5, 2012
yellow pout with a hint of copper, little to no head - aroma of hay, slight spruce and citrus - light sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, medium body, average carbonation - finsishes with sour grain and light resiny hops

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Reid (2014) - Salem, Oregon, USA - SEP 3, 2012
12 oz from Roth’s Vista Market Salem, $1.34. Typical golden yellow coloured ale but the head is large, thick and creamy. Very strange and delightful fruit aromas..papaya and pineapple..there is nothing on the bottle to suggest such additives but they are there! Again lots of light fruitiness in the beer but more trad for a blonde..some cereal malt..but overall very light and refreshing. Palate is thin as expected. Overall an strange ale and had it been mid July by the lake ,,it would have got a better marks for its refreshing qualities

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfinney23 (2048) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 31, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2013 Light and refreshing with an unusual fruitiness, like ambrosia salad but without any distinct flavors of pineapple or coconut. Great change of pace from other "summer" beers.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
rbrazell (1702) - Florida, USA - AUG 31, 2012
Draft at Momo's. Clear light gold pour with virtually no head. Faint aroma of pale grains, fruitiness, and citrus. Light in flavor with pale malts, light fruitiness and a crisp finish. Nothing spectacular.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dfonorow (1676) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2012
Pour is clear yellow with a small white head. Aroma is of slight citrus fruits with a hint of grass. Flavor is pretty weak, light bodied, and just overall lacking. Somewhat malty, very carbonated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12072) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2012
(12oz bottle, courtesy of Mora2000) Pours a clear yellow body with orange, biscuit, and grapefruit. Flavor of grass, biscuit, caramel, and citrus with a moderately dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerFunGuy (799) - California, USA - AUG 23, 2012
This good looking golden beer tastes amazing. It has a good ale flavor with a subtle honey taste. I really like this beer and have had it at the brewery where it is even better than in the bottle. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jjuf1853 (1251) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2012
Draft at Land O Lakes World of Beer. Pours a clear golden color with a medium sized white head that is quite short lived. Aoma is sweet and slightly fruity with a faint bit of hops. Flavor is also slightly sweet with hints of mango and papaya in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
bpreo (1848) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - AUG 22, 2012
This one had a strange fruit flavor. It was not what I was expecting, or what I had hoped for.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hansen (7138) - Assentoft, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2012
Golden coloured and light hazy. Has a white head, fully diminishing. Aroma is fruity, mango and peach. Sweet flavor, mores fruit. Creamy texture and soft carbonation.

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