DRAFT REVIEW: Big Wave Golden Ale
RATING
85

Spirited hops pop out of the glass: Orange and tangerine brighten wafts of dank pine in an aroma that’s as robust as an American pale ale. Like the aroma, this beer’s hops swell with near IPA strength. A simple stroke of tangerine and orange marks the hops’ flavor; their overt bitterness cuts through the bready malt base for a dry finish that’s a bit aggressive for the style.

 

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