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RATINGS: 874   WEIGHTED AVG: 3/5   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - SEP 19, 2013
On tap. Golden pour with a white top. Mild nose and taste, grains, some biscuits meh

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tiong (6280) - Espoo, FINLAND - SEP 18, 2013
355ml bottle from K-Citymarket Sello (4.4% ABV version)

Bottled Jun 13 2013 - Pours clear golden with a tiny head. Aroma of exotic tropical fruits, grass, pine and hints of caramel. Taste is mildly hoppy with hints of sweet tropical notes, fruits and resin. Finish is bitter and slightly malty with hints of sweetness. A bit light bodied, fruity golden ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jookos (5246) - FINLAND - SEP 18, 2013
Bottle@tresbones (the "new lupolo"). Yellow, slight haze. Very tropical fresh aroma- pineapple, caramel, lime citrus. Good body for the abv. Tasty, caramel tropical flavours. Some grainyness, biscuitness, but overall pretty smooth malty, nicely fruity refreshing ale. [edit: this was a 4.4% abv version]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FatPhil (13312) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 15, 2013
355ml bottle (Viisi Pennia, Helsinki) at 4.6%
Weak aroma, some simple bready malts, fruity hops. Even weaker taste - paperiness is most prominant. Watery body, but would be refreshing on a hot day. Paper in the finish too, but some ok hints of both bitter and aromatic hops. Underwhelming.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DialSquare (4203) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Bottle from ABC on Apalachee. Light gold pour. Citrus, grass, sweet malt aroma. Tastes are light tropical fruit, honey, hay. Thinnish palate. Not bad, but not a lot going on.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 4/20
stryper (3) - - SEP 9, 2013 does not count
Would drink again, just hoppy enough for me but still refreshing. Will buy some to drink Sunday for football.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (4480) - Michigan, USA - SEP 9, 2013
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 8/14/2013. Pours lightly hazy golden amber color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light bits of foamy lacing cling down the glass. Aromas of lemon zest, orange zest, pineapple, tangerine, floral, grass, pine, cracker, light bread, light honey, and floral earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of hop notes with moderate malt presence; and solid strength. Taste of lemon zest, orange zest, pineapple, floral, grass, toast, bread, cracker, light honey, and floral earthiness. Minimal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, pineapple, toast, bread, cracker, floral, grass, and floral earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Nice and pleasant flavor profile with very balanced hop/malt flavors; with a solid amount of robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a very smooth and crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming noticed after the finish as expected of 4.4%. Overall this is a nice blond ale. Solid amount of robustness with a nice balanced hop/malt flavor profile; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
deaconmike (460) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - SEP 5, 2013
On tap at Taco Mac. Pours pale gold with white head; splotchy lacing. Aroma is tropical fruit, grass and funk. Taste is peachy and grainy. Sweet with a bit of a bitter finish. Crisp mouthfeel. Tried this one to cover off Hawaii in my pursuit of 50 states. Had low expectations after seeing the ratings. It’s not a great beer, but has some interesting aspects.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Vighals (2932) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2013
Klar gylden farge. Noe sitrus i lukt og smak. Forfriskende drikke. Medium kullsyre lite bitterhet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
VastActiv (5495) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 31, 2013
Bottle 0.355l at Viisi Penniä, Helsinki. Colour is clear golden with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, citrus, hops and malts.

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