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Long Weekend India Pale Ale - Big Bay Brewing Co.

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Long Weekend India Pale AleLong Weekend India Pale Ale

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78
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65 Ratings
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Ratings: 65
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 16.82%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Big Bay Brewing Co. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: cokes on 10-05-2011)
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Reviews by dhannes:
Photo of dhannes
3.38/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a Perfect Pint.

A=Rich, dark gold color with three finger white colored head that lasted over a minute.

S=At first, nothing...then a sweet smell, with a hint of almonds.

T=Rather complex...first sip reminded me of a standard lager, with some hops...later sips presented a buttery creaminess, some sweetness, and biscuit. Nice balance of malt and hops.

M=A bit too heavy, perhaps, and modest carbonation...bite made it a bit hard to drink quickly.

O=Lower hops profile than most other IPA's and rather drinkable, all things considered. if I had to drink and IPA, this would be considered.

dhannes, Aug 04, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of optimator705
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

optimator705, May 29, 2012
Photo of cokes
3.55/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Lightly hazed toasted gold with a tight bone-colored froth that fades with some haste, but laces well.
Sourdough and caramel nougat aroma backed with lime leaves, lilacs, ferns, and whisper of pineapple.
It enters the mouth with a blanket of breadiness, then gathers a bit toastier. It sweetens considerable midway with caramel, pears, and fleshy melons. Hops bring a congruent tart-bitter, lime-herb-and-evergreen medley, with late nods towards mint and fresh flowers.
Medium-light bodied with a low yet steady carbonation.
My sole gripe is that there's not a whole lotta "India" in this Pale Ale. As a Pale, it's got a good deal of charm packed within its refreshing and drinkable structure (if considered as such, I'd add .5 to my overall score). I like it and will return here, but it just lacks the oomph to carry it over the IPA threshold.

cokes, Oct 21, 2011
Photo of andrew8626
2.91/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thoroughly average IPA. Fine, but not remarkable by any measure. Very little hop characteristic on the nose; appearance is a nice golden, non-cloudy. Taste is hop forward, but I would guess no more than mid-40s on IBUs. Overall, fine at the low-mid price point, but nothing special.

andrew8626, May 09, 2013
Photo of WoodBrew
3.21/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The Long Weekend IPA from Big Bay is a decent English style IPA...which is not my favorite style...but this beer was good. I will admit when I bought the bottle I was hoping for something similar to All Day IPA by Founders. Nevertheless, the beer poured a orangish clear with thin white head that is not leaving a lace. The scent and taste were bolstered by bittering hops....thinking East Kent. The mouthfeel is medium in body with subtle carbonation. Overall its decent.

WoodBrew, Sep 14, 2013
Photo of Kunstman
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

Kunstman, Jun 04, 2012
Photo of Dulcea
3/5  rDev -9.9%

Dulcea, Apr 14, 2013
Photo of BeerIndustry22111
2.84/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

A- Light Golden, slightly transparent,

S- Syrup, very little hop character, slight earth tones

T- Very little up front. Some caramel malt with a earth/citrus hop finish. Some lemon and possible grapefruit.

M- Lays loose on the palate. Any malt/hop character quickly fades.

O- There isn't much to say about this beer because there isn't much going on. What it does have going for it is that it is easy drinking; and the 5.5% ABV could qualify it as a sessionable IPA. However, all other sessionable IPA's I have had offer much more flavor. I think there could be a time and place for this beer, but it was rather disappointing. I could see drinking it on a lake or outdoors.

BeerIndustry22111, Jul 07, 2013
Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.31/5  rDev +29.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle poured into a Big Bay stange.
No date or info.

A - Absolutely superb in appearance, Long Weekend IPA is a vibrant golden honey color tarnished by an ever-so-slight haze. The never-ending head of dense off-white foam shrouds the tall glass in sheets of lace.

S - Long Weekend's smooth, more subtle aroma is representative of the English style, furthered by a splash of citrus and earthy tones of the hops. Grainy biscuit malt and just a touch of pale follows up this floral and slightly herbal aroma nicely.

T - A touch of lemon citrus greets the palate while earthy grass clippings notes and an herbal blend poke through the caramel notes of sweetness draped over the biscuit malt finish.

M - Mild bitterness finishes out this drinkable and medium-light bodied IPA. Smooth and soft is the name of the game for Long Weekend, a perfect combination for a sessionable IPA.

O - Drinkable through a long weekend, Big Bay's IPA showcases English hops through subtlety and smoothness with just a touch of bitterness on the finish for a thirst-quenching and quaffable brew.

BeerFMAndy, Jan 31, 2013
Photo of enelson
3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

enelson, Jun 28, 2013
Photo of bigbeers84
3/5  rDev -9.9%

bigbeers84, Jan 23, 2012
Photo of tommy5
3/5  rDev -9.9%

tommy5, Sep 04, 2013
Photo of Mitchmurn
3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Mitchmurn, Oct 23, 2014
Photo of MidwestBA
3/5  rDev -9.9%

MidwestBA, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of rayj212
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

rayj212, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of gatornation
3.73/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

from a 12 oz bottle

A- pours a clear golden yellow color with a fresh white i finger head that recedes quickly very little lacing

S- was malty and bready with just a hint of tropical hops

T- was better still starts with caramel and biscuit malts, but i get fruitfull hops of mango and papaya citrus floral hops but they were not strong as i like in an ipa

M- medium carbonation with a slick malt coating with hops in the background

O- an average malt forward ipa, it was very fresh tasting, it just did not have enough hops still ok thou

gatornation, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of jwc215
3.45/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours amber with a thin white head. Some trailing lace sticks.

The smell is of mild floral notes, a hint of cracker.

The taste is of sweet honey-like malt, a touch of caramel, finishing with mild bitter hop touch.

The body is on the lighter end of the spectrum, but not fizzy or watery. It is smooth and has a rather refreshing quality to it.

Not a bad brew. Interesting mix of hops - East Kent Golding, Centennial and Tettnanger. They could have been showcased more, but added enough bitterness to keep it just into IPA land. Rated as a mild "English" IPA, as I assume that that is what they were going for.

jwc215, Dec 13, 2013
Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4/5  rDev +20.1%

Hopheadjeffery, Mar 31, 2013
Photo of basili1250
3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

basili1250, Mar 24, 2014
Photo of Eric908
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Eric908, Nov 30, 2013
Photo of Kevin79
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Kevin79, Feb 24, 2012
Photo of TylerDYoung
2.5/5  rDev -24.9%

TylerDYoung, Mar 31, 2012
Photo of TMoney2591
3.6/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

I'm starting to lose my surprised feeling concerning the random popping-up of random breweries to our area here. Never heard of Big Bay, but I've got their three flagships here, starting with the IPA. It pours a clear gold-brass topped by a finger of off-white foam. The nose comprises grapefruit zest, light lemon rind, sweet caramel, and a vague sense of orange juice. The taste holds notes of grapefruit rind, light orange zest, pine sap, mild caramel, light toffee, and a splash of earthy greens. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, not a bad IPA, really, just not one to write home about. For once, a random IPA showing up isn't a sad little experience for my tongue. I'd drink it again...

TMoney2591, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of yankhawk
3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

yankhawk, Oct 26, 2012
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Long Weekend India Pale Ale from Big Bay Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.