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RATINGS: 863   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99/5   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 14/20
Cunningham (6657) - Halden, NORWAY - JUL 11, 2013

Appearance: Clear golden color with a nice white head. Some lacing.
Aroma: Sweet malty and sitrus hoppy.
Palate: Medium body. Tad sweet and a refreshing bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste: Slightly sweet malty and lovely fresh citric hoppy.
Overall impression: Lovely refreshing summer ale.
Personal stats: Bottle from Varnaveien Mineralvann in Moss, Norway.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
edgallow (3477) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 8, 2013
12 oz bottle pours golden with white head. Aroma of grass, malts and citrus. Taste is malts, hay and a bit of citrus. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Panzuriel (1785) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JUL 8, 2013
Big wave pours an apple juice amber hazy with almost no head. the Nose is just a slight hint of spruce hops. taste is faint hops on the finish. Prior to that it is a bit of metallic and maybe a bit of peach. Body is indistinct. Overall a bit more than I was expecting for this beer, as i was expecting a bud clone. Though, this beer falls far short of impressive.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wxman (1713) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2013
Pours a clear golden with a fairly big white head. However, because the bead of the bubbles is large, the head begins to dissipate rather quickly. Aroma is mown grass that has mulched and rotted just a tad. Taste is grassy and malty with just a bit of funk related to the oddness of the aroma. Refreshing enough, but not a quality summer ale.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
udfan07 (71) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JUL 6, 2013
When poured there was not much head. Aroma of the beer smells good. I did not detect much flavor while I was drinking however I would drink it if it were on tap

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
coyforce (684) - California, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Not bad. Pours a nice golden yellow with a soft white head. Taste is smooth and aftertaste is light hay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
boxofrane (2553) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Bottle from Wegmans. Pours clear yellow with no head and a little carbonation. The aroma is slightly grassy, some citrus, smells nice. The taste is a bit of hay, cereal, some grain.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
joe19612 (2465) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2013
Bottle. Pours a golden colour with a medium size head, good citrus aroma, the taste is watery and sweet but has a dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CH-303 (1896) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUL 4, 2013
Appearance: Yellow golden, clear. Some white head. Aroma: Fruits, hops, honey. Flowers. Taste: Light fruit, flowers, hops. Refreshing. Info: 148 ml (5 oz) draft, 21/5-2013

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
scefer (8) - - JUL 4, 2013 does not count
Free six pack from a work function...Aroma was of light hops. From the smell I thought this would be a solid beer. Unfortunately, I was wrong. For me, this was too watery. The hops hit you a bit at first, but then it fades into nothingness. It reminded me of one of those fake "Craft" beers that Budweiser produces.

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