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RATINGS: 547   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   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


steez's rating

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
steez (23) - 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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zymurgeist2 (988) - Redwood City, California, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Aroma of crisp wheat. Slight fruity hops barely detectable. Slightly hazy deep gold with moderate white head that lingers nicely. Taste is grainy with a little bit of floral hops. A little bit of a harsh bite on the back leads to a semi-dry finish. Medium thin mouthfeel. I did not think this was too bad - perhaps a couple of bonus points given as it takes the edge off of working on a Saturday afternoon.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Westchesterco (905) - mclean, Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2014
From notes: It was poured from a bottle it is a clear golden color with no head The aroma is citrus and the taste is citrusy

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcdav2154 (448) - GERMANY - AUG 18, 2014
Great summer time easy to drink beer. Citrus and bread taste and aroma. Slightly sweet on the front. Finishes with a hop bite.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Joakgust (871) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2014
Bottle. Clear golden beer with a small white head. Aroma is malty with notes of citrus, herbs, hay and bread. Flavor is fruity with notes of caramel, citrus, herbs and hay. Well balanced and very refreshing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (7828) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Bottle from Wegman’s. Gold pour with white head. Nose was pale malt, fruity, with some bready pale malt in the flavor, mild hops, and a finishing sweetness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ffaoe (234) - York, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2014
Nice citra aroma. golden and clear with a decent head. Faint hop flavor. A little light on body.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
HULK777 (350) - - AUG 14, 2014
Pineapple and honey aroma. Smooth mango flavor with bread finish. Easy to drink. Somewhat watery.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
czar (4279) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 11, 2014
pours slightly hazy very pale yellow with a small white cap, little retention and lacing. catty pineapple, muted citrus, cardboard, light floral notes, bland cereals, pepper. moderately low carbonation, light body - watery, dry herbal-grassy-citrusy finish. no lagering fruitiness per say. pale malt bill with a dash of en vogue hops..

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (948) - - AUG 10, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 10-14-12- Poured from bottle into pint glass Appearance – Pours a lighter golden color with a two finger white head. The head has a decent retention but eventually fades to give a nice amount of lacing. Smell – The aroma is light overall with some bready and malty notes as well as a lighter citrus hop aroma. Mixed with these aromas is a lighter floral hop aroma as well. Taste – The taste begins with a lighter biscuit and wheat flavor. Some citrus hop then comes to the tongue. It is slightly sweeter and mainly of an orange flavor with some hints of lemon. These flavors take the taste to the end where they combined with some light floral and herbal hop flavors. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer s very light with a carbonation level that is on the average to above average side. Both are quite good for making a very crisp and drinkable beer. Overall – Rather refreshing and easy drinking. While it is not huge on the flavor profile, it does make for a decent session style brew.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kpachla02 (14) - Shelby Township, Alabama, USA - AUG 8, 2014
Poured from tap in a rooftop bar. NY, NY. Tasty beer with a hint of bitterness. maybe slight fruity flavor


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