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RATINGS: 628   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   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

Drake's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drake (9264) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAY 18, 2013
12 ounce bottle from Whole Foods Market Charlottesville. Pours a clear golden color with a thin white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of toasted malts and grassy hops. The taste is toasted malts, a bit of corn, grassy and herbal hops. Medium bodied. Decent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Moebbels (383) - FINLAND - JAN 28, 2015
A very mildly hazy yellow body with a minimal white head. Nose has mild citrus notes and some hay. Taste is quite bitter with a dry, crisp finish. Medium carbonation and palate. A pleasant light beer for hot days.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HoppyScallywag (77) - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2015
Citrusy...crisp...yummy. I really like the taste of this. I could really drink quite a few of these. Very refreshing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sharkydodson (367) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - JAN 25, 2015
the aroma is hoppy and fruity, with shades of pine cones and tropical fruits... the taste is smooth, with notes of pine needles, spicy herbs and citrus... bright hopping... dry, sweet and bitter aftertaste...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
foyle (271) - Wyoming, USA - JAN 25, 2015
Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass. Appearance: pours a thick, sudsy white head that falls slowly with some light lacing. Color is a very clear light golden. Mild streaming carbonation. Aroma: mild citrus(lemon), grass, and hay. Some light toasted barley. Mouthfeel: light, fairly crisp, with a an easy dry finish. Flavor: not too complex, but more malt forward than the aroma. Caramel, bread crust, a bit of lemon, and grass. Overall: a good brew, not outstanding, but very enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Troupis (80) - - JAN 24, 2015
Disclaimer: Drinking this while relaxing on a lazy Saturday in Kauai so am incredibly biased/vulnerable to think piss takes like sweet bliss... A nice beer for a hot day or for light beer drinkers who want some flavor to their beer. There is enough variation in palate that ranges from slight hoppy notes to fruity notes. Mostly a plain tasty ale but the added hints make it highly drinkable. If you had to drink one beer at dinner this wouldn't be satisfying but if you like taste in your lighter beers this one has enough to be a great choice. Great aroma. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
asheft (2599) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 21, 2015
Bottle. Citrus hops aroma: lemony grapefruit dominates, with some base malt backbone. Almost clear gold under a lasting white flannel blanket. Lemony bitter flavour that lacks depth bit does not offend. Light body, medium carbonation, fairly crisp.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Boomersmancave1 (74) - Indiana, USA - JAN 19, 2015
Floral scent from the beginning. Light citrus scents and taste makes this a very good beer to have with foods!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Florya (435) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 17, 2015
How: Bottle Appearance: Clear golden, medium white head Aroma: Caramel, citrus, herbs Palate: Light body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jeffbigD (68) - - JAN 12, 2015
Pours clear with no head. Smooth but little taste. Minimum hops and flavor. Overall not a great ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tfredvik (1227) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 11, 2015
Hazy medium golden body with a white head that ends up as a partially covering film, good lacing. Hoppy and rather strong aroma of sweet tropical fruits, I get peach, pineapple and mango. Quite strong flavour of tropical fruits and citric fruits. Light sweet taste with a very light bitter and rather short finish. Light, thin and a bit watery on the palate, but crisp and refreshing. A nice and easy-to-drink brew if you like the aroma and flavour of hops, but don’t like bitter beers.
[35.5 cl bottle enjoyed 6 months before BB date, from Rimi Korsvoll, Oslo]

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