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Long Weekend India Pale Ale - Big Bay Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 64
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 16.82%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | 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:
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(Beer added by: cokes on 10-05-2011)
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Photo of MrPhield
4.85/5  rDev +45.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big Bay Long Weekend.

This is more of a English style with the malt balance and the types of hops they use.
A= great looking IPA, beautiful apricot kinda orange color
S= Spicy floral hop aroma dominates most of the smell, malt presence is detectable thou
T=Strong hop flavors in the front of the taste, but then it is balanced out with the biscuity/nutty malt flavors, the hops come back a little in the finish, not too much thou
M= medium body in the mouth, I've had English style IPAs that had the mouth feel like ESBs, and this one it thinner, but not in a bad way. I read on their website that they use the same yeast in this as they did in Wavehopper (Kolsch) so I would expect the mouthfeel to be a little lighter.

O= over all a great beer, I have and will continue to drink this beer when ever I see it in the taverns or bars. I'm really excited to see what else this new Wisconsin brewery is going to do next.

MrPhield, Nov 03, 2011
Photo of ChefFelipe11
4.74/5  rDev +42.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A drinkable IPA that you can drink 5 of and not feel like I just chewed on a bunch of hops! Also my stomach doesnt look like Im 4 months prego.

Its very well balanced IPA, medium body, great taste!

One that is not a fan of a Long Weekend is beyond me. Everyone loves a Long Weekend!! :)

ChefFelipe11, Mar 29, 2013
Photo of 1DAC3
4.63/5  rDev +39%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Finally a drinkable IPA that doesn't overwhelm you with bitterness, hops and AC. This is a well rounded IPA and is bound to be a big hit in the Chicago Market. Long weekend, a name that everyone can relate as well as the beer. Looking forward to having many long weekends this summer.

1DAC3, Mar 29, 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 Strix
4.03/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden orange, big initial head, nice lacing.

Fresh bread, floral hops, caramel, lilac?

Malty and bready, with hints of light fruits. Floral, piney finish.

Medium-thin mouthfeel.

Very solid offering here, I've definitely been impressed with Big Bay so far.

Strix, Jan 07, 2012
Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4/5  rDev +20.1%

Hopheadjeffery, Mar 31, 2013
Photo of Joeyuwp
4/5  rDev +20.1%

Joeyuwp, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of JackieTH
3.8/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured light orange with a creamy foam head that persisted and left fits of lacing. Smell was slightly citric hop with buscuit malt and a wee bit of sour apple. Taste was lightly bitter with citric and resins and a good dose of malt. Some twangy yeast elements. Lively on the tongue with a medium-light body. Enjoyable beer.

JackieTH, Feb 29, 2012
Photo of enelson
3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

enelson, Jun 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

basili1250, Mar 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

yankhawk, Oct 26, 2012
Photo of PickwickHopz
3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

PickwickHopz, Jul 12, 2014
Photo of 1Nrwyscotch
3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

1Nrwyscotch, Jan 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

scumation, Sunday at 04:06 PM
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3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Davit, Jun 04, 2013
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 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 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
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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

optimator705, May 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

rayj212, Jan 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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

Kevin79, Feb 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

amart80, Mar 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

mfl620ks, Feb 01, 2014
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Long Weekend India Pale Ale from Big Bay Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.