1. BeerAdvocate on your phone?! True story. Try the beta now.

Last Chance IPA - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

Last Chance IPALast Chance IPA

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
79
okay

545 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 545
Reviews: 108
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 13.22%


Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Knapp85 on 06-02-2012)
View: Beers (47) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Reviewers
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 545 | Reviews: 108 | Show All Ratings:
Photo of Sammy
Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.61/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from very recent Oak Tree Liquor trip. passable IPA, I am ok with the understated carbonation. Decent drinkability. Right at the median, citrus hops not interesting but competent, with a nice malting that helps the drinkability. Light orange coloured body.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2013 03:02:46 | More by Sammy
Photo of brentk56
brentk56

North Carolina

3.13/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a hazy honey color with a modest head that does a surprisingly good job in the lacing department

Smell: Grainy and grassy with a lemon Pine-Sol aspect

Taste: Very grainy malt flavors are joined by grass and a lemony/piney character, in the middle; the lemon builds into the finish, along with a minty and soapy aspect

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Not sure what the brewery was going for here but this just doesn't cut it for my palate; reminds me of some of the mediocre beers I had from Weyerbacher about 10 years ago

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2013 23:51:28 | More by brentk56
Photo of metter98
metter98

New York

3.63/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is slightly hazy yellowish orange in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high off white head that died down but has good retention properties and consistently left a thin head covering the surface and a coating of bubbles down the edges of the glass.
S: There are moderately strong aromas of citrus hops in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the overall taste is quite citrusy from the hops, which also contribute a moderate amount of bitterness and lend some hints of pine resin.
M: It feels medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a solid IPA that isn’t that is nice and citrusy and isn’t that difficult to drink.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2012 04:30:27 | More by metter98
Photo of ChainGangGuy
ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.01/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

12 ounce bottle - $1.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a hazed, dingy amber-hued body with a small, altogether brief, whitish head.

Smell: Pine and paper, soapy resins, citric citrus, grasses and muddy, muddled yeast cakes. Oh, some weak toast and pale malts.

Taste: Pale malts, a snap of grains, and a moist mealy quality. Low, short-lived sweetness. Citric orange, resins, tropical fruits, and grassy hops backed with an earthy yeastiness. Moderate bitterness. Hint of shredded mint leaf. Bitter, drying finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall: Uninteresting, a bit disappointing. Just keep telling yourself "it's for charity, it's for downtrodden animals." Think of the animals!

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2013 01:19:08 | More by ChainGangGuy
Photo of TheManiacalOne
TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

4.43/5  rDev +27.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On-tap 2/23/2013 at Doherty’s East Ave Irish Pub in Pawtucket, RI, served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep amber color, with a large foamy off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains fruity citrus, floral hops and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out with a strong hops bitterness followed by some citrus and caramel sweetness. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Very tasty, goes down quite easily, not too filling, decent kick, very good representation of style, this is an excellent IPA to pound down for a whole evening.

Serving type: on-tap

02-01-2013 17:53:12 | More by TheManiacalOne
Photo of WesWes
WesWes

New York

3.59/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a hazy golden color with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a light and complex malt aroma that boasts of pale and biscuit malts along with a mild floral hop aroma. The taste is decent. It has a smooth pale malt flavor with a solid hop character. It's light and easy drinking, yet pretty ordinary. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is an above average beer, but not a top notch IPA.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2013 21:17:38 | More by WesWes
Photo of drabmuh
drabmuh

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a six pack the other day, it was cheap enough to purchase, not bad enough to pour out but not good enough to ever buy again. A mediocre IPA of the highest order, not a repeat.

Beer is amber and mostly clear with a white head of small and medium bubbles, moderate to low carbonation, some lacing, meh.

Aroma is grainy, malty, mildly hoppy, earthy hops.

Beer is medium to light in body and hoppy on the finish, not impressive, a little malty a little grainy, mildly bitter on the finish, I love IPAs just not this one.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2012 20:54:38 | More by drabmuh
Photo of jlindros
jlindros

Massachusetts

3.6/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a fizzy foamy head fades at a decent rate with soapy lacing, mostly clear nectar orange color.

Nose fresh hops, light grassy leafy hops, little spicy earthy, faint pine, a bit floral, just a touch of malty grain underneath.

Taste starts with some bitter hops, little spicy and faint earthy, again leafy and grassy but then starts to get fairly spicy and very bitter. Very light malt base that barely exist. since there is no base, the hops go rampant, earthy slightly herbal leafy hops keep getting more and more bitter, long spicy bitter earthy hop finish that borders astringent, feels like I have a mouthful of pellet hops.

Mouth is med bodied, decent carb.

Overall not bad but hops get a bit too crazy as it's pretty much just bitterness after a while, with little actual hop character. A bit more malt to balance would have been nice, or more hop character later on the boil rather than mostly bitterness.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2013 01:04:10 | More by jlindros
Photo of Knapp85
Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Grabbed some samples of this at the release party about a week ago. The beer poured out as a nice clear looking golden color with a nice white head on top. The lacing is a little sticky leaving behind some sure on the glass. The smell of the beer is hoppy, floral and citrusy. Definitely an IPA for sure. The taste of the beer to me seemed to be more along the lines of an English IPA instead of a West Coast American one. Some dry caramel malts balance this one out. The mouthfeel is light and drinkable, could be a solid sessional brew for some hopheads. Overall it's a decent brew, I'll be having it again once it gets bottled.

Serving type: on-tap

06-02-2012 03:50:29 | More by Knapp85
Photo of jwc215
jwc215

Wisconsin

4.05/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours golden amber with a foamy off-white head that holds up well. Even lines of lacing stick to the glass. A beautiful looking beer!

The smell is of leafy, piney, citrusy hops with a caramel-ish background.

The taste is of spicy hops - piney/floral and grapefruity - wrapped in a caramel-ish and pale malt sweetness. It has an aspirin-like, slightly metallic, bitter finish. A touch of sweetness lingers as well. A nice taste, though not crazy about the aftertaste initially, though it improves as it progresses.

It has a creamy, smooth, slightly effervescent, body.

I love IPA's with big hop and malt presence, and this has it! It fits the style well.

By the way, it claims, on the label, to help animal rescue operations. That's an added incentive to buy it, I suppose!

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2012 16:50:22 | More by jwc215
Photo of RblWthACoz
RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.69/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Love the nose on this off the initial pour; too bad it calms soon thereafter. A nice sweet fragrance replaces it. It was elegantly hoppy and floral while it lasted. Flavor profile is earthy in a muddled sense. Mild hop spice going on. Wouldn't mind some more definition on it honestly. A nice drinker.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2013 05:18:53 | More by RblWthACoz
Photo of WVbeergeek
WVbeergeek

Ohio

3.56/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pale copper hue with white foam forming at least two fingers worth of head. Aroma has a muddled mix of hops a bit of dank earth and citrus notes but nothing really pops here, there's also a slight metallic "copper penny" note to it as well. Faint fruitiness from the malt base a bit of even keeled biscuit malt. Flavors more muddled hops a bit of dank, earthiness, with super high alpha bitterness in the form of citrus pith/rind. Not much sweetness to balance it out, maybe some pale biscuit malts. Mouthfeel is slightly slick with hop oils, even keeled well attenuated feel no residual sweetness carbonation cleans the palate with each sip. Lingering hops between sips, I like my more tropical/citric IPAs that have been out in number this still has a place in the DBF, but it honestly won't make my regular rotation.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2013 18:18:37 | More by WVbeergeek
Photo of smcolw
smcolw

Massachusetts

3.69/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Modest head that lasts. Lots of spots for lace. Golden color with a touch of haze.

Fresh hop aroma. In a word, floral.

Harsh bitterness and dry are the initial impressions. Below average body with high carbonation. The finish is stark and peppery. Short aftertaste.

Serving type: on-tap

02-14-2013 01:22:20 | More by smcolw
Photo of tempest
tempest

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had a tulip glass at Grille 3501 in Cetronia, PA. Big hops here, but it's nothing like that old mess of a beer Hops Infusion that Weyerbacher made. This has a big, rough citrus punch with a bitter, peppery finish. There's a little apricot and juicier fruit in the aroma and flavor, but the earthy grapefruit rind dominates this rich and tasty IPA. Definitely worth a try for hop heads.

Serving type: on-tap

06-23-2012 18:24:47 | More by tempest
Photo of Billolick
Billolick

New York

4.23/5  rDev +21.6%
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

Serving type: growler

06-28-2012 01:48:28 | More by Billolick
Photo of stakem
stakem

Pennsylvania

3.48/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle into a pint. The brew pours a golden copper with a frothy finger of white head that sticks around for awhile and gets revived with a light swirl.

The smell is primarily grassy to herbal and piney with a very faint floral note. A toasty grain inclusion provides the backbone of the aromatics. Overall it is well rounded and "ok" but I was expecting a little more brightness from the nose considering this was a fresh arrival at the local store.

The taste is herbal and grassy with some hint of straw and herbs. There is some pine quality from the hops that produces a little bit of resinous feel before the onset of the toast grain. Overall the flavor here is middle of the road, I wasnt a big fan.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest level of carbonation. It is somewhat fresh, crisp and mildly refreshing with a dry resinous finish. The bitterness really is the star of this show and to me it was lacking a bit of balance. This isnt something I could drink multiples of.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2012 18:07:38 | More by stakem
Photo of Kegatron
Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into a tulip glass.

Pours a crystal clear copper, with 2-3 fingers of thick white head that has a bit of an off-sheen to it. This retains with a creamy ½ finger, which rings the sides of the glass with sticky lacing. The aroma is floral, piney and spicy, with some herbal tones and tropical fruit that come in off the sides. Juicy grapefruit sits at the core of this, while a touch of soft grains works with those notes of herbs and fruit.

The taste is zesty green citrus, spice and resins, which stretch out through the profile into a dry sticky finish. I ripe mix of tropical fruit, herbs and light neutral grains helps tame the hops down a bit but the finish on this is fairly assertive, with the spice and pine in particular really coming out as this warms. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a soft crispness that gets even creamier the longer it sits on the palate. A little oiliness to the body and a relatively low alcohol feel helps as well.

This was decent. The flavor is mostly on the aggressive side with those hops but this remained mostly well balanced and the smooth body on this helped with the drinkability. I wasn’t blown away or anything by this but I could definitely drink more than one of it.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2012 14:33:42 | More by Kegatron
Photo of beerthulhu
beerthulhu

New Jersey

3.04/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A: Tarnished orange pour with a good clarity. Spongy head sits moderately about at a finger high with average rate of retention. Carbonation is light and spacious with some splashy lacing adoring the vessel.

S: Fresh orange peel with a brief touch of tropical fruitiness is first noted. Some freshly squeezed citrus, but unfortantely the experience doesnt last long with a quickly dimisihing aspect that might pass you by if your not quick enough to the glass.

T: Dry orange, grassy hops, moderate bitterness and only meh level of complexity. No bottling date so cannot confirm age but this comes off rather ordinary, Dry flowery finish with a slight metallic nature .

M: Medium bodied, warming bitterness, again nothing to write home about, its there, but dont expect any strong company. Smooth and slick texture wise, dry orange bite and flowery bitterness with moderate appeal touches the tongue.

O: Overall somewhat bitter but bland in its complexity and flavor. Rather dull enjoyment, wont give you any incentive to order another one, and seems quite disappointment from the fellows that brought you double simcoe ale. Low level entry ipa that is only moderately bitter with little support otherwise. Boring bland best concludes things here.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2013 01:09:39 | More by beerthulhu
Photo of Stinkypuss
Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

3.6/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Last Chance IPA
Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Style: American IPA
ABV: 5.90 %

Pours a clear orange sporting a soapy head with plenty of lace. Aroma of floral resiny hops and hints of tobacco. In the taste, moderate and pronounced bitterness and quickly become very herbal. Sticky herbal hops with notes of grapefruit peel. Woodsy, earthy tones, strong herbal tea, pine, juicy malt, caramel, and coming off very fresh tasting. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a drying hop bite. Overall, a pretty solid IPA good for sessions, as it is easy to have a few.

Serving type: on-tap

07-07-2012 22:04:24 | More by Stinkypuss
Photo of Georgiabeer
Georgiabeer

Georgia

3.65/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Had this on-tap at the Brick Store Pub. A bit disappointing- I was expecting more from this IPA. Pours a little hazy with a grainy head, but excellent lacing with well defined rings in the glass. More grain in the aroma as well as a dash of citrus. The taste is similar- very dry, quite grainy, quite grassy and floral with just a modicum of citrus. The mouthfeel is grainy and mouthcoating. I'd say this beer is flawed by an inefficient sparge- just too much grain here and it overwhelms everything else.

Serving type: on-tap

02-12-2014 17:10:29 | More by Georgiabeer
Photo of superspak
superspak

Michigan

3.38/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 6/12/2012. Pours lightly hazy golden orange color with a 1 finger fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Good amount of spotty lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of orange, mango, grapefruit, wet grass, hay, herbal, floral, pine, dankness, and light caramel. Ok aromas, but they seem really odd to me; something’s off, and wet grass is all I have to describe it. Taste of pine, grapefruit, herbal, floral, wet grass, hay, caramel, orange zest, earth, and herbal spiciness. Good amount of piney bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, pine, grass, floral, caramel, and herbal spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Some good hop flavor balance; with prominent and crisp bitterness. Slightly weird flavors like the aromas. Light amounts of cloying bitterness and hop flavors. Medium carbonation and body; with a crisp and sticky mouthfeel that is good. Overall this is an ok IPA. I don’t know how they hopped this, but there are some odd notes in the flavors and aromas. I certainly had no real issue finishing the glass though.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2012 04:03:41 | More by superspak
Photo of dbrauneis
dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.95/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a crystal clear dark golden yellow to orange in color with some light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a half finger tall light beige head that quickly reduces to a medium patch of extremely thin film and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Light lacing is observed.

S: Moderate aromas of citrus (grapefruit, orange, and apricot) hops along with some lighter notes of tropical (pineapple and mango). Slight floral aromas as well.

T: The beer has a light caramel malt body with lots of hop flavors. There is a solid presence of citrus hops including grapefruit, orange, and apricot. Additionally there are lighter notes of tropical hop flavors like pineapple and mango. There is a light amount of bitterness but overall this is pretty well balanced.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: This beer is very easy to drink and quite enjoyable, the hop flavors are very present without a lot of associated bitterness - this is probably the first sessionable AIPA that I have come across recently (the ABV is also low enough to be sessionable). Not an amazing AIPA but certainly a very drinkable one and I will be having a couple more of these in the near future.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2012 22:47:30 | More by dbrauneis
Photo of kylehay2004
kylehay2004

Florida

3.28/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Enjoyed at the tasting room in Easton, PA

A: half finger head on clear golden with orange hue body.

S: very aromatous with candied fruits, candy sugar and floral notes.

T: very floral and bitter hop presence. Very light on the malts. Crisp and almost a little watery. Malts are again almost forgotten here.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: the hops in this one are almost to the level of a sessionale beer however they aren't complex enough or strong enough. In that case lack of maltiness makes the beer suffer as happens here.

Serving type: on-tap

07-27-2012 21:43:59 | More by kylehay2004
Photo of avalon07
avalon07

South Carolina

3.3/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had an amber color and a mostly clear consistency. There was a half inch of foamy head that quickly dissipated. Pretty good lacing.

S: A decent aroma of malt, heavy hops, and a little bit of citrus.

T: Tasted of hops (a lot of harsh hops), some citrus, and a helping of malt in the finish. As it is with so many beers, one ingredient can dominate a flavor and throw it out of whack. Here it's the hops. There's a certain harshness because of them.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a bitter finish. Medium-bodied.

O: Not necessarily a bad beer, but should have been better. A very uneven beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2013 23:44:08 | More by avalon07
Photo of DrDemento456
DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Actually brimming with carbonation. Bubbles are small but flowing making the head fill and lacing super sticky. The 1/4 inch that sticks around, stays around.

S - Actually kind of lackluster. Mild pine/citrus and some malt balance. Didn't expect a hop explosion I just wanted more...

T - Well it's a smooth IPA so I am glad I got a six pack. The taste is kind of underwhelming though giving some piney hops, balancing malts, and some pine in the finish. Simple yet effective.

M - Quite good actually. The taste is good with a light to medium body and it is crisp. Has a good flavor overall.

Overall a pretty standard IPA maybe a shot above some of those overly bitter hard to drink standard versions but nothing to merit a second six pack. Pity since it's your last chance.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2012 04:35:11 | More by DrDemento456
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Last Chance IPA from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 545 ratings.