Last Chance IPA - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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Last Chance IPALast Chance IPA

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BA SCORE
81
good

124 Reviews
THE BROS
84
good

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Reviews: 124
Hads: 792
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 7
Gots: 116 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Knapp85 on 06-02-2012

Last Chance IPA, 5.9% ABV, is a full-flavored hop assault delightfully lacking in balance. We’ve added a combination of Centennial, Cascade, Simcoe® and Columbus hops to produce pungent aromas of grapefruit, pine and citrus.

Weyerbacher Brewing Company donates a portion of the proceeds from the sale of every drop of Last Chance IPA to small, local animal rescue organizations. These shelters offer dogs, cats and other pets their last chance to find a new home.
Have a glass and make a difference! Cheers!
Beer: Reviews & Ratings
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Reviews: 124 | Hads: 792
Reviews by BB1313:
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3.91/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Pours golden/burnt orange with a slight haze; pretty small head which fades but nice lacing and retention. The aromas are awesome.. lots of sweet mango, peach, grapefruit rind. It also has some "garlic/onion" aromas which can be polarizing, but I love it. Now this seems reminiscent of the west-coast style, but I see other influences as well. There's some caramel malt going on, which is present in the nose and flavors. The flavors start off juicy, but fall flat and the aggressive bitterness take over. There's a nice amount of pine resin with a subtle stickiness. Caramel is always lingering. Maybe there's some fuggle hops going on? Maybe not. Mouthfeel is right on, nice carbonation. It's on the lighter side of medium-bodied. Good stuff!

This is a really nice, unique beer. I personally just wish the flavors were more vibrant. This has potential to be a homerun. It's a nice addition to their lineup though. Check it out if you see it. (980 characters)

More User Reviews:
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3.73/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #83 (Dec 2013):

An amped-up IPA for a great cause: Portions of the proceeds go to small, regional animal rescue operations. Fresh and sessionable with new nuances that pop up sip to sip. This beer is just more proof that East Coast brewers do brew hoppy beer. Hopheads, support the cause and get some!!

STYLE: American IPA
ABV: 5.9%
AVAILABILITY: Year-round

LOOK: Hazed pale amber, sticky lacing

SMELL: Orange zest, grapefruit rind, spearmint, oily hop, hint of breadiness, yeast, ripe pears

TASTE: Moderate-sized body, semi-aggressive bitterness, leafy, orange pith, faint mint, green tea, dried grass, apple pomace, bitter aftertaste, drying finish (682 characters)

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.73/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

In a pint glass this beer was a hazy orange color. The head was white, on the smaller side, and left a little bit of lace.

Strong citrus aroma, a little bit of pine. Some sweet malt.

A lot of grapefruit in the taste. It faded quickly, however, and gave way to some piney resins. Some caramel, some biscuit.

Moderately hopped, not too aggressive. (348 characters)

Photo of TTripp725
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of nstroup
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of baw185
4.21/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had a fresh growler of this from their brewery. Was very impressed. (68 characters)

Photo of Fcip78
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Guden
3.63/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Fairly cloudy pretty orange color with a small head that recedes quickly but leaves nice lace.

S- Orange marmalade on a biscuit, with some lemon, thyme and a touch of fig fruitiness. Not entirely what I expect from an AIPA but not bad.

T- Up front is kind of a bland tartness with a little bit of the biscuit from the nose. Finishes long and smooth with strong piney bitterness.

M- Thin and crisp with medium carbonation. This is right where it should be for the style.

O- This is a very drinkable IPA with pronounced bitterness but not a whole lot else. The hops should be more pronounced in both the aroma and flavor to make this one anything more than drinkable. (673 characters)

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Billolick
4.2/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler filled at DeCicco's Ardsley, NY location.

Pours lightly hazed medium amber. Lite tan head, leaves better then average high bits, blobs and streaks of lacing.

Fruity hop nose, melons, limes, pineapple and hoppy goodness.

Flavorful AIPA, more fruit, more fresh hop notes. Lime, honey and hopped up spice come shinin' thru.

Nicely done. Very enjoyable ale. Went great with some spicy cold noodles with chicken and peanut sauce (436 characters)

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4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of jburchett
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of WeymouthMike
3.65/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of virinow
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of MattyG85
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Surly Darkness chalice.

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. Solid two fingers of white head that slowly fade into a thin creamy layer.

Smell: A very hop forward aroma with lots of grass, pine, and citrus esters. Big upfront presence of earthy, floral, herbal, and citrus hops. Hints of wet grass along with some pine resin. Citrus hop hints of orange, lemons, grapefruit, pineapple, and tangerine. Pretty dank and bitter smelling. Some backing pale malt with hints of grains, cracker, and caramel. Very hop forward. A decent aroma.

Taste: Like the aroma suggests, a very hop forward and earthy taste with lots of grass, pine, and citrus esters. Upfront earthy and floral hops with notes of wet grass clippings and dank pine resin. Weed like taste. Citrus hop notes of orange peel, lemons, pineapple, grapefruit, and tangerine. Background pale malt presence with notes of caramel, grains, and cracker. Really hop forward as expected. Pretty decent taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Somewhat wet and oily. Bitter and fairly drying finish.

Overall: A pretty decent take on a IPA. Very grassy, bitter, and hop forward but its nice. (1,253 characters)

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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Last Chance IPA from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 124 ratings.