Long Weekend India Pale Ale | Big Bay Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Big Bay Brewing Co.
Wisconsin, United States
bigbaybrewing.com

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by cokes on 10-05-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
71
Reviews:
22
Avg:
3.37
pDev:
17.21%
 
 
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Ratings: 71 |  Reviews: 22
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2/5  rDev -40.7%

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3/5  rDev -11%

Photo of BeerIndustry22111
2.83/5  rDev -16%
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.

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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of andrew8626
2.9/5  rDev -13.9%
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.

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3/5  rDev -11%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of 1DAC3
4.62/5  rDev +37.1%
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.

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Photo of ChefFelipe11
4.71/5  rDev +39.8%
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!! :)

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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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3/5  rDev -11%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.62/5  rDev +7.4%
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...

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Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.32/5  rDev +28.2%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of NuclearDolphin
3.4/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Pint Glass

Appearance - Hazy Orange Color. Head is around 2 fingers and width and leaves behind lots of lacing on the sides

Smell - Piney Hops, Yeasts, and Malts. Smells is nice and not too strong.

Taste - Piney Hops, Citrus Honey, Yeasts and Malts, with a dry resin aftertaste. Flavor is very light, but not in a watered down sort of sense; Just...light.

Mouthfeel - Light bodied and the carbonation is also fairly light. It's easy to drink and a bit crispy.

Overall - This is what I would like to call a "IPA Yard Beer", it's easy going on flavor and you can have it on pretty much any occasion. However, if you're looking for a robust tasting IPA, then you should probably look elsewhere.

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2.25/5  rDev -33.2%

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3/5  rDev -11%

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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

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3/5  rDev -11%

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3/5  rDev -11%

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Long Weekend India Pale Ale from Big Bay Brewing Co.
3.37 out of 5 based on 71 ratings.
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