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RATINGS: 598   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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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

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerInHeaven (138) - 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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
edhutson79 (20) - Alabama, USA - NOV 20, 2014
The palate is medium-bodied, a little on the light side for an ale with a tingling carbonation. A sweetness is the initial impression on the taste buds; it’s sugary, toffee-like and fruity, pretty full and well-defined, while there’s also a little graininess mid-palate. It does seem as though things are about to get a little too sweet when a surprising dryness hits the back of the palate. The dryness is pretty impressive in the finish, a little bitter, a little citric, but not overwhelmingly so. The sweetness does linger a little biscuity into the aftertaste, while there’s also a slight reminder of the dryness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ramboraffe (672) - SWEDEN - NOV 20, 2014
355 ml bottle. Clear golden with white head. Smell is light floral hoppy. Taste is light caramel malty with some fruit and floral hops. Dry with low bitterness and medium carbonation. Solid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SODAK14 (293) - Rapid City, South Dakota, USA - NOV 18, 2014
Brew is a little malty and sweet. Pours your everyday golden hue. Easier to drink than most ales as it not so heavy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ads135 (3071) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 16, 2014
Mild and well-balanced. Golden appearance with a frothy head. On the sweet side, mostly tropical fruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (8062) - Hasborn, GERMANY - NOV 12, 2014
Goldene Farbe, wenig weißer Schaum. Geruch leicht nach tropischen Früchten, ansonsten mild malzig, hopfig. Geschmack fruchtig malzig, exotischen Früchte, mild, süffig.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
joeneugs (3415) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 10, 2014
On draft at Tap 25. It pours a yellow color with a nice white head. The aroma has some lemony, floral notes with some bread and light caramel. The flavor is pretty bland and watery. Not much malt or hop character. Non-offensive, slightly bready and spritzy in the mouth. Meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MichaelAwesome (4439) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - NOV 4, 2014
Had a bit more expectations about that one as it began quite hoppy and fruity with some big citrus in the back. The taste was more boring than expected with some straw, bit of leaves and earthy background. Starting off well, finishing low - there are better ones out there.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
McTapps (4440) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - NOV 4, 2014
Bottle from Rudat in Dortmund. The beer pours out in a deep golden colour with steady low head and medium body. Aroma of hops and mild fruits. Taste of mild hops, malt, bread, herbs and pine. Hints of spices and mild fruits. Easy drinkable, yet nothing special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VamboladeTolly (179) - Tartu, ESTONIA - NOV 2, 2014
Bottle @ De Tolly Joogipood. Pours golden with small head that does not stays. Aromais fruity and sweet. Taste is light bitter and fruity. Medium carbonation. Good smooth beer for a summertime.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
MissPxx (461) - - OCT 30, 2014
Mild hoppy aroma. Very light golden appearance. Fruity and mildly sweet tasting. Very moreish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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