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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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67 Ratings
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Ratings: 67
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 17.82%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | 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:
Beer added by: cokes on 10-05-2011

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Ratings: 67 | Reviews: 23
Photo of Maryobeerian
3.42/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Look: deep, apricot amber, hazy, rich. White foam, but insubstantial
Smell: have to work hard to get a slight bit of mango and biscuit
Taste: pleasant, honey forward, a bit of burnt caramel, not much hops. Barely an IPA, more like a thick English Bitter.
Feel: a bit more fizz than anticipated given the haze. A little thin on the tongue.
Overall: Easy to drink, fruit and honey but not treacle. Not substantial but nice enough and would be good introduction to someone moving away from lagers.

Photo of NSXAG
1.5/5  rDev -54.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

This brew was that super-boo...

Photo of Mitchmurn
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of scumation
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of Yodo
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of PickwickHopz
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of jzlyo
3/5  rDev -9.4%

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3/5  rDev -9.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of pathead
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of NicholasOfMKE
2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of Walletsworth
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of CaryBrew92
2.5/5  rDev -24.5%

Photo of jwc215
3.44/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

Photo of DaveMiller
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of Eric908
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of WoodBrew
3.19/5  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.

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2.5/5  rDev -24.5%

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3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of dhannes
3.36/5  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.

Photo of leedorham
2/5  rDev -39.6%

Photo of MidwestBA
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of BeerIndustry22111
2.83/5  rDev -14.5%
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.

Photo of stealth
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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Long Weekend India Pale Ale from Big Bay Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.