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RATINGS: 587   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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
porkdiggity (108) - Ohio, USA - JAN 15, 2013
Well, it's definitely a golden ale. Fruity aroma, very light in hops but has a nice crispness to the finish. Overall a light beer, but I imagine it would be quite enjoyable on a hot summer day. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Travlr (12314) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Bottle. Clear golden color, medium white head. Aroma of subtle lemon. Taste is mixed citrus, light straw, light body.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EithCubes (5008) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle. Nose is richly citric and jammy, tons of great fruity hop character, orange peel probably in the fore with light tropical essences and more than a touch of spicy caramel. Rich clear golden with carbonation a tick above average, a dish-soapy white head. Taste faintly bitter (like, well, and English Bitter) with faint astringency and grain, oily and dry, some lemony citrus and good smooth wood character, light spice, touch papery and chalky. More pale malt than caramel (that notion is long departed). Medium-full body, filling and satisfying, clean and somewhat refreshing.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12723) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 17, 2014
Golden, thin head. Mild pale malt nose. Taste is lightly fruity hop (lilikoi) and mild pale malts, with a modest level of bitterness. Good for type, ended up drinking a lot of it in Hawaii thanks to its ubiquity.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
slowrunner77 (5977) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 16, 2014
"it’s not bad, but not a beer i can get into. there’s just not anything there to catch your interest. if you’re bothering with a microbrew, go a little bolder...C-."

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Beese (1953) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2014
Bottle at Honest Burger, Camden on 11 Oct. Poured a hazy, pale golden with a dense white head. Aroma of muted hops, esters and soft fruit. Malt forward flavour, some caramel and grassy, herbal notes. Finish was butterscotch, mineral and boiled sweets. Probably would have been nicer if it were a little fresher.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
eduardovl (865) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
Pale yellow color. Good perfume of flowery hops. Good carbonation and retention. Taste is malty and fuity. Light body. Good carbonation. Great drinkability. [ BA Review @ 9/10/2014 ]

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arek (114) - Zielona Góra, POLAND - OCT 14, 2014
Bottle 0,355 l, 7Bones, Bournemouth, England, UK. Złote, mętnawe piwo z lekkim, białym kożuchem i egzotycznym aromatem. W smaku gęste, lekko cytrusowe oraz egzotyczne z wyrazistą, chmielową goryczką na finiszu.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
ClutchMasterson (58) - Aiea, Hawaii, USA - OCT 13, 2014
Pours a clear yet strong golden yellow with a 1 finger head that leaves a medium lacing. Aroma is a resin and vanilla malt with hints of nuts and cereal. Taste is a malt with a nutty but bready taste and leaves the palate with a moist and lightly carbonated feel. This isn’t a bad beer and is refreshing for a summer day but also could be a lot better and fuller.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
outlawskies (962) - - OCT 12, 2014
Julie does not like. She gives a 2. Flower piss ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GuideDogSaint (352) - Epsom, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2014
355ml bottle from Tasty Life, Xiamen. Pours hazy golden yellow with a thin white head. Fruity aroma. Some pine and a hint of citrus. Finish sickly sweet and a bit thin. Not the greatest.


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