Long Weekend India Pale Ale - Big Bay Brewing Co.
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Reviews by dhannes:
3.38/5 rDev +1.5%
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.
08-03-2013 23:37:02 | More by dhannes
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3.55/5 rDev +6.6%
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.
10-21-2011 05:03:33 | More by cokes
2.91/5 rDev -12.6%
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.
05-09-2013 04:06:59 | More by andrew8626
3.21/5 rDev -3.6%
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.
09-14-2013 00:24:20 | More by WoodBrew
2.84/5 rDev -14.7%
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.
07-06-2013 23:55:48 | More by BeerIndustry22111
4.31/5 rDev +29.4%
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.
01-31-2013 02:12:06 | More by BeerFMAndy
3.73/5 rDev +12%
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
01-22-2012 02:04:46 | More by gatornation
3.45/5 rDev +3.6%
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.
12-13-2013 21:20:36 | More by jwc215
3.6/5 rDev +8.1%
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...
03-09-2013 21:18:10 | More by TMoney2591
2.9/5 rDev -12.9%
This is the second Big Bay offering I've tried. Poured this one into a pint glass, a hazy caramel amber with a quarter inch eggshell head that disperses quickly and leaves little cling. Moderate visible carbonation. Not much of an aroma: there's some caramel malt sweetness that's reminiscent of butterscotch, and just a very scant amount of herbal hop notes coming through. The taste leaves a lot to be desired: The sweetness of the malts is too strong up front, poorly balanced by what my mouth is registering as only hop oil bitterness. This bitter seems to last through the life of the taste on my tongue. I don't mind the bitter, but give me some good herbal or pine or citrus from the hops, as well. The feel of the beer is decent, with nice creaminess and a bit of acidic bite. Not as clean-finishing as I'd like, though--a bit syrupy.
While I'm happy to support Wisconsin breweries like Big Bay, I can't really get behind this particular IPA. It lacks the hop flavor and aroma that I love from this style. It drinks a lot like a Minhas IPA I recently tried, with too much sweetness and not enough attention to the hops.
02-20-2012 04:19:06 | More by DabblinWiscCraft
Long Weekend India Pale Ale from Big Bay Brewing Co.
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