Last Best IPA - Last Best Brewing And Distilling

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Ratings: 12
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 8.44%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Last Best Brewing And Distilling visit their website
Alberta, Canada

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: schnarr84 on 04-19-2014

Mosaic, Amarillo, Chinook hops

65 IBU
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Ratings: 12 | Reviews: 4
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4.14/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Tasting notes: Big, bitter, gnarly IPA. Mango, papaya, and pine on nose. Features a citric tartness that complements the huge Citra hop flavor. Sour straws, black tea, peaches, grapefruit, orange breakfast drink, menthol lozenge, pear, lemon, pineapple skin. Wonderful complexity. Quite fizzy. Medium bodied. Malts low key and in the background. Ballsy, resinous, brutal, but supremely tasty.

Photo of Roby923
3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Smooth tasting IPA. Pleasant hoppy citrus smell but doesn't have the bitterness of a prime IPA. Might appeal to the non IPA lovers out there. Throw a few more hops in kettle, buckaroos.

Photo of leaddog
3.7/5  rDev -2.4%

On tap at National on 10th in Cowtown.

Appearance - Pours an amber copper with a finger of creamy white head.

Smell - Citrus hops, bready caramel malts, hint of pine resin.

Taste - Citrus hops followed by the sweetness from the caramalts and pine resin.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with light to moderate carbonation. Finishes with a lingering bitterness from the citrus hops and pine resin.

Overall - I have finally gotten around to trying an offering from the latest Calgary brewery. Last Best delivers an IPA with a good citrus hop profile but I was hoping for more of the hops in the aroma. Some minor tweaks will make this one a stand-out. Otherwise, a pleasant IPA by a newcomer to the craft beer scene.

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3.72/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

20oz pint at the National on 10th in downtown Calgary, cowboy hats de riguer and country music abounding right about now.

This beer appears a slightly hazy, dark bronzed amber hue, with one flabby finger of puffy, densely foamy, and somewhat creamy off-white head, which leaves some fuzzy painted snow rime lace around the glass as things bleed away.

It smells of mild, generic citrus rind, pine resin, biscuity caramel malt, soft bready toffee, and a leafy, floral, and gently perfumed hoppiness. The taste is sort of bitter leafy pine needles, orange and white grapefruit peel, crackery and bready caramel malt, a hint of earthy yeast, and more floral, perfume-touched hops.

The carbonation is fairly easygoing, just a timid frothiness throughout, the body a solid medium weight, and generally smooth, especially given the nature of the style. It finishes barely off-dry, the muddled citrus and forest flora hoppiness lording over the waning, and mostly dry malt.

A nice, hop-dominated IPA, even if the hops are not as peppy or astringent as one (i.e. moi) would like. Reminiscent of another southern Alberta brewpub's offering for the style, which speaks more to a perception of the target market around here, than yer average beer geek's predilections.

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Last Best IPA from Last Best Brewing And Distilling
85 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.