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RATINGS: 748   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   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

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
steez (30) - Georgia, USA - NOV 12, 2013
Not bad swillin brew. Very grapefruity taste and fruit aroma. Like the islands...Mango guava maybe a little pineapple. Hops are not too strong. Hardly any malt . A bit watery but not bad on a hot day working in the yard type stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
themightyjag (269) - - OCT 9, 2015
355ml bottle from M&S. Thin white head disappears quickly, no lacing. Clear golden amber body. Light hops on the nose, tropical fruit. Flavour is malty, caramel, biscuit, earthy finish. Mouthfeel is pretty thin, light carbonation, goes down easily. Pretty standard golden ale fare, a wee bit more hoppy than usual.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mintzmeet (361) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 5, 2015
Lightly colored But cloudy. Pocked thin head. Smells literally and faintly of gym sock. Tastes kinda like it too? Not grey flavor, but good light bodied texture.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
drjay44 (3038) - Salida, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2015
12 oz. bottle. Pours a medium thick, well retained white head, over a clear effervescent light gold (SRM 4) body......nose is light toasted malts with hinits of bread crust, light herbal hops.....taste is lightly sweet with pear apple notes, mild toasted cereal, finishing with mild hop bitterness......mouth feel, light body, no alcohol,, high carbonation with light acid. This is a light example of this light style. It is not particularly interesting in either aroma or flavor and the recipe could use a bit of re-work to increase the complexity of both. BJCP 7/3/14/4/6

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
koleminer20 (1259) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 27, 2015
12 oz bottle shared with ebone1988. The pour is a a darker golden yellow with a cap of of white head that falls down to a collar. The aroma is dirt. People that call it earth are full of shit. There is a little hop hidden in there, but it's all dirt. The flavor is decently juicy hops and a little bit of caramel malt. There isn't any dirt here, but it's really mellow. The mouth feel is thin and light with a little syrupy texture that doesn't make sense. There is a little juicy hop on the back end and a light maltiness. Not too bad at all ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ebone1988 (529) - Taylor, Michigan, USA - SEP 27, 2015
Bottle shared with koleminer20. Aroma is "earthy", another word is dirt, some hop but not much. Appearance is golden, white head. Taste is decent, nice hop presence and easy drinking. Mouthfeel is a touch light, not crisp but still doing the job. Overall, better than expected for sure.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
MattShizzle (569) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2015
Bottle - from sampler pack. Light golden - cloudy. Some malt aroma. Weak with slight hop aftertaste and a slight unidentified off-flavor, Meh. Least favorite of the pack.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
northropfrye (2840) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 21, 2015
Murky orange, sunset body, white head, not much retention or lacing. Pleasant but faint citrus, tropical fruit aroma. Taste is faintly sweet, maybe some tropical fruit again and yeast, but rather watery. Palate is a little soft. Overall, okay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sinfull (1149) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 20, 2015
Clear , golden color . Aroma of tropical fruits and malt . Rather sweet taste with hoppy bitterness in finish. Not bad, although nothing special.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ljthiessen (805) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 20, 2015
Bottle. Slightly cloudy pale golden pour with a small white head. Aroma is light citrus and some sweet candy. Flavour is very mild citrus and a touch of caramel. Certainly not bad - just very light and kind of thin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Reimer96 (1594) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 18, 2015
Easy drinking golden ale, with a good balance of pale malts and fruity esthers. Easy to drink in a hot summers day and a good thirst quencher.

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