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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AmEricanbrew (6211) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - SEP 20, 2012
Tap@Kona Bud Brewing. Clear pale piss color with white head. Faint grainy pale malt, floral aromas. Light body. Decent lightly sweet honey biscuit flavors with subtle floral hoppage--

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (7424) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2012
Plastic cup in the lot of Big Save, Hanalei, hiding from a passing cop having snapped the neck off the bottle on a bollard trying to prise it open. Bright streaming gold with a low persistent head. Enticing, slightly leafy hop nose with passion fruit hints. Light passion fruit and lychee hop; hints of nettles, dunked biscuit malts. Tasty, decidedly new wave English TPA in style...prefer it to Big Swell.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
poisoneddwarf (1901) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - SEP 16, 2012
12 oz bottle from a six pack bought at Super 1 in Rathdrum, ID. Pours a slightly hazy deep gold under a nice-sized off-white head with good retention; leaves some lace. Nice hoppy nose for an American golden ale. It’s citrusy, tropical and catboxy like a decent APA or IPA. Taste, also, is more in line with an APA than your average golden ale. This must be a new trend, making these golden ales more hoppy. I like it. I remember the days (not so long ago) when a brewer’s golden ale was the dullest creation in their repertoire, with hops being very neglible. The most recent examples I’ve had are definitely more interesting than the old guard.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Shink (177) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 14, 2012
Out of the bottle from Uptown. Pours golden with a head that disappears quickly. Slightly hoppy smell, but a little off at the same time. Pretty solid taste for a cheaper beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 10, 2012
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours a clear pale gold with a small white head. Oddly fruity nose with slightly herbal hop notes. Maybe a little pineapple and grapefruit in there. A touch of graininess too. The flavor follows the nose almost perfectly. Light in body with average carbonation. Easy drinking summer fare. Remind me a little of Summer Love.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fluffy (1903) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 9, 2012
honestly a solid middle of the road blond ale. not exciting but decent and refreshing enough to possibly be a gateway beer for megabrew swillers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackEyePA (573) - USA - SEP 8, 2012
really good clean golden ale. Light bready malt slight earthy citrus flavor. Nothing over powering. All easy drinking but well made.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
r464 (2011) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2012
Sweet, tart, yeasty. Some malt and honey, lemon and banana. Smooth and lingering in the finish.

   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 (2044) - 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

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