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Wavehopper - Big Bay Brewing Co.

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78
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69 Ratings
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Ratings: 69
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 19.29%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Big Bay Brewing Co. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerFMAndy on 12-14-2010)
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beagle75

Iowa

4.3/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a becker glass.

A: Clear, pale golden color with two fingers of white foam head. Heavy lacing remains on the glass and scattered solitary bubbles rise frequently in the column.

S: Powerfully grassy noble hops are allowed to spread expansively in the nose, fairly dripping wet herbaceous qualities. Malt is very light and bright, accommodating to the featured hops in a traditional way. The smell is clean, save for a trace of sulfur with questionable origins.

T: Begins off-dry, with refined pilsner malt that lends a breath of sweetness, as well as mild hop aromatics that hay. Acidity is moderate, adding an accent of brightness that joins other similar layers. Short-lived herbaceous aromatics are greener during the middle, as malt begins to crouch for a late pounce. The finish, while very mildly bitter, shows resonating husky malt that stays light but leaves a bold presence.

M: Thin to medium viscosity, balanced and lively on the palate, with brisk carbonation.

D/O: As an introduction to Big Bay Brewing Co. this beer makes an outstanding first impression. Hops are allowed to shine, while the beer remains balanced and even aggressively malty at times for such a typically-understated style. A Citra- or Amarillo-hopped version of this beer could be a Gumballhead-killer.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2011 23:10:50 | More by beagle75
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Nose has grainy straw malt notes with a hint of sweetness, slightly spicy hops and a big straw backbone.

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Mouthfeel is great for a hot day. Light, crisp clean and lots of carbonation. Very refreshing.

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Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -11%

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4.45/5  rDev +32%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wavehopper is a very nice American Kolsh style beer. It has a nice creaminess with a subtle hoppy finish. This will do very well during a Chicago summer. In addition, I love the marketing of life on the water and the white caps. I grew up vacationing in the great lakes region and have a boat in Chicago.

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Wavehopper from Big Bay Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.