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RATINGS: 786   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99/5   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Swoop (4) - - JAN 27, 2013
A great, session ale with loads of tropical fruit flavor. Perfect for a hot summer day.


3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mikkellund42 (703) - DENMARK - FEB 6, 2016
Bottle. Pours hazy honey yellow with small white head. Aroma is malt, caramel and hints of spruce and pineapple. Taste is light to medium sweet, medium bitter and light acidic. Body is light oily with sparking carbonation. Finish is long and mostly bitter with notes of malt, sugar, caramel, lemon, pineapple, pink grapefruit and hints of fresh point wood.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheAleMale (9) - Worcester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2016 does not count
Bottle from the exceptional Whole Foods Cheltenham. What I would call an APA. Deserves better than the average score on here. Hoppy, yet light and drinkable. American style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
rotaman14 (492) - Germany, lives in Vilnius, LT, - JAN 26, 2016
Bottle, bb 02.07.2016. Clear golden beer with a minimal white head. Weak grainy and grassy aroma. Stingy metallic taste, malts, grain. Fairly high carbonation. Surprisingly bad. An imported craft beer ale, that is worse than the macro lager from the supermarket around the corner... next one, please.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
weitz15 (493) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 24, 2016
Light amber pour. Flavir is a good mix of citrus, light grain, and a slightly sweet, almost mango note.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hirigalzkar (2677) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 24, 2016
Bottle. Light, crisp and drinkable. High sweetness, low bitterness. No faults, just edgeless.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
thmsboyd (188) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JAN 23, 2016
12 fl.oz. bottle BBE: 13 Aug 15. Medium chill (approx. 10 degrees). Pours an amber body with medium haze, and a minimal ring atop. Low intensity aroma of caramelized onion and earthiness. On the tongue, a high-medium malty sweetness gives a very wort-like taste. Light-medium bodied with an abrasive texture, yet medium-low carbonation, a light bitterness eventually comes through in the finish. Clearly past its best, as the best before indicates, it’s not really fair to review this bottle. However, it’s always good to be reminded of the faults that beers can develop.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
finol (2719) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 23, 2016
Bottle at Karl’s korvkök. Pours golden. Sweet, some malt and hops very drinkable.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rader58 (852) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JAN 20, 2016
12 oz bottle. Pours clear light yellow. Aroma of grain and lemon. Flavor of grain, hint of lemon, nothing else.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jake65 (3115) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 13, 2016
Tap @ Taphouse Boise. Golden color with a finger of tan head. Nose is mild with sweet malt and minimal hops. Same in the taste... a modest floral and fruity flavor is mostly sweet with minimal bitters. Nice malt presence.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
knickskicks (1026) - - JAN 11, 2016
Clear golden pour. Nose is veggies, straw, fruity hops. Taste is veggies, straw, metallic, fruity. Spritzy mouthfeel.


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