on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 881   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

BeerInHeaven's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerInHeaven (368) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 1, 2014
pours clear gold with a smallish white head. aroma is floral with a hint of citrus. Tastes clean and refreshing with a little hoppiness on the finish, but not bitter. I would definitely drink this again.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
thepatrickman (781) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 24, 2016
Bottle from Greg (gregwilson) -- cheers! Amazingly bland, like a Budweiser bottle wearing a fancy label. There’s really very little to comment on here -- it’s light, crisp, and it tastes generally like beer. It’s technically an ale, but it could definitely pass as a lager. Not bad, per se, just eminently forgettable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Breezy4life (49) - - AUG 15, 2016
Color is light gold. Clear and filtered. Aroma is faint. Hints of malt and grains. Taste is light and crisp. Hints of hops, malt, and grains. Smooth. Not overpowering. Mouthfeel is light and there is very little aftertaste. Does not linger. *12 oz bottle into pint glass ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madquacker (1108) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - AUG 12, 2016
Golden american pale ale in style with citrus and malt biscuit notes. Minimal carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mice (782) - FINLAND - AUG 8, 2016
Vaalea, hailakankeltainen ja aavistuksen samea olut hyvin pienellä vaahdolla. Tuoksu vahvasti eksoottisen hedelmäinen, mangoa ja papaijaa ainakin havaittavissa. Maku ei ole ihan voimakkaan ja houkuttelevan tuoksun tasolla, mutta myös siitä löytyy eksoottista hedelmää aina jälkimakua myöten. Lisäksi varsinkin jälkimaussa viljaista maltaisuutta. Varsin raikas ja hiilihappoinen, mutta samalla hieman vetinen kokonaisuus.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (34232) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2016
Bottled. A hazy golden beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of hops, straw, and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, hops, and straw.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bartlebier (3347) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - AUG 3, 2016
12oz import bb02/2017. Mainly grainy sulphurs and hay in the nose. Proffers some light peach and pineapple rind rests in flavour before vanishing into golden ale oblivion.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dahlstrom (264) - Nygatan 29, SWEDEN - JUL 30, 2016
40 cl bottle @Amarillo. Almost clear golden colour with a medium white head. Light hoppy aroma, with a moderate maltiness, and moderate "yeastiness". Low to medium body. Medium carbonation. Low bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Huhzubendah (3443) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 29, 2016
Draft. Light golden body with a white collar. Grainy aroma, subtle. Not much in the olfactory senses. Light body and fairly bland. Light citrus and mild bitterness. Eh...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sissio (1243) - Orsenigo, ITALY - JUL 24, 2016
Bottle @ home Clear pale golden, white head Cereals, pine needles, resin, balsamic, tropical fruit, red orange, mango Watery, light body, carbonated, very drinkable, some cereals, orange, pineapple and mango, tropical hops

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beer_rookie (383) - Arkansas, USA - JUL 23, 2016
Pours a very clear, very golden color. Well carbonated. About one finger white head. Low retention, okay lacing.

Aroma is very hoppy, but not bitter or citrus hops. I guess herbal hops maybe. Has tropical fruit...papaya maybe? A little bready, a lot sweet.

Taste is mild. Has some sort of weird upfront bitterness, but after that its largely sweet. It’s very hoppy, spicy hoppy, but not bitter. I’m looking for pepper in there, but not finding any. I’m tasting some tropical fruit, maybe orange zest. There may be pear.

Mouthfeel is light bodied. Very refreshing. A little dry, a little oily.

Overall, I like it. A little different. I was surprised by the hops. I would probably recommend this, and I might buy iit again.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2 3 4 » 89

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50