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Last Chance IPA - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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Last Chance IPALast Chance IPA

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688 Ratings
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Ratings: 688
Reviews: 113
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 13.58%
Wants: 6
Gots: 63 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Knapp85 on 06-02-2012)
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Photo of babaracas
3.55/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a mostly clear amber with quick fading white head, think ring left with fair splotches of lace on the glass. Smell: light grapefruit, grassy, muted caramel, slightly steely. Taste: simple but intense flavors of lemon peel, grass, pine. Oily throughout with a drying finish. Quite hoppy, but not terribly interesting... Bottled 12/05/12.

babaracas, Jan 22, 2013
Photo of rebertx3
3/5  rDev -13.3%

rebertx3, Jan 21, 2013
Photo of CalbeDacks
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

CalbeDacks, Jan 20, 2013
Photo of Headgoober
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Headgoober, Jan 17, 2013
Photo of JimmyFlatRock
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

JimmyFlatRock, Jan 15, 2013
Photo of ThisWangsChung
2.79/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

12 oz bottle into a Samuel Smith pint glass.

A: Pours a golden amber color. The head is a one finger white color with poor retention.

S: This seems to take the herbal/piny route as far as hop profiles go. There is a hint of grapefruit peel as well, but this is mostly pine. Underlying that even further are some biscuity malts and some Simcoe cattiness. The aroma isn't quite my cup of tea, but it's alright.

T: Again with the piny hop profile to start. The hops come across as being generically bitter with no real hop flavors aside from a vague grapefruit finish. Only truly distinctive flavor note I can pick up is green tea in the midtaste. The finish gradually becomes a bit like - dare I say - Windex after some sips. It's not particularly good, but it's mild enough where I don't really sweat drinking this too much.

M: I enjoy the crisp dryness of the body, but the texture squeezes far too much hop harshness out of the flavors it seems. The lingering aftertaste is very resinous and oily.

O: Apart from their solid Imperial Pumpkin Ale, I haven't been impressed by Weyerbacher's offerings - this being no exception. I hate how most middle-of-the-road IPAs (like this) are all about generic bitterness instead of complex hop/malt interplay. Meh.

ThisWangsChung, Jan 15, 2013
Photo of pogoowner
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

pogoowner, Jan 14, 2013
Photo of JG-90
2.78/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle into Glass

A - Pours a large, bubbly head. Clear yellow-light amber color. Moderate-heavy lacing down glass

S - Lots of pine, hops, a little citrus, and a little malt

T - Sticky/resin, a ton of hops, and water (a lot of water). Kind of tastes like if you mixed a ridiculously hoppy DIPA 50/50 with straight water. I like overly hoppy IPA's but this is strange with all the water taste. Still very drinkable though, but i find myself wanting to drink it fast as opposed to slowly

M - Light bodied and watery

O - Looks and smells good, put the watery taste and mouthfeel is definitely not my thing

JG-90, Jan 11, 2013
Photo of AntLeatherface
2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

AntLeatherface, Jan 08, 2013
Photo of cantfindme
3/5  rDev -13.3%

cantfindme, Jan 07, 2013
Photo of jackrodgers77
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

jackrodgers77, Jan 05, 2013
Photo of fdig23
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

fdig23, Jan 03, 2013
Photo of DarthTremens
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

DarthTremens, Jan 02, 2013
Photo of Charlie_Hoss
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Charlie_Hoss, Jan 02, 2013
Photo of jk3
3/5  rDev -13.3%

jk3, Jan 01, 2013
Photo of tdm168
3.9/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - orangish amber with a thin, soft, loose layer of white head

S - faint malt, some pine, some citrus, musty, sweaty, and something akin to "homebrewy"

T - light malt, big hop notes - piny, herbal, spicy

M - medium bodied, well carbonated

This is a decent beer, but it doesn't stand out as an IPA. The malt character is rather light and the hop character is spicy and herbal. The hop character reminds me of a few Americanized versions of Pilsners that I've had. This isn't a bad beer, but it's a beer that won't fit a category. It won't satisfy IPA lovers, it's too intense to be a pale ale, and it doesn't fit comfortably elsewhere. I enjoyed this beer and I think it's worth a try, but I think it won't do well in the IPA category.

tdm168, Jan 01, 2013
Photo of Durge
3.93/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A clear amber-copper color this IPA displays modest white coverage on top with decent striations of lace in retreat. The nostrils encounter a skunky lemon bread. A very nice blend of yeast and hop, sort of a pilsner-IPA idea. The taste buds enjoy a much more hop heavy citrus with a sharp bite that is followed by the skunky bread theme as you finish. This is nearly light bodied with a pretty aggressive carbonation that delivers a crisp, refreshing feel. At times some lemon cake sweetness sneaks through but for the most part this is a bitter bread IPA. Definitely gets the job done and will keep your hop hunger satiated!

Durge, Dec 30, 2012
Photo of pjs234
3/5  rDev -13.3%

pjs234, Dec 25, 2012
Photo of tobelerone
3.68/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Super animal lover christmasing near Easton so why not grab a sixer?

Lovely looking beer; stunningly clear dark gold; snowy white head with average retention. Patches of lacing clinging to the glass here and there. Dry hoppy aroma; citrus, oniony hops with a mere hint of crackery malt.

The flavor is also quite dry, with little maltiness and no sweetness; moderately bitter, hops have citric, salty, oniony qualities, light spiciness, dry finish. Vaguely metallic aspect mars the flavor somewhat, unfortunately.

Medium light body, medium carbonation. Not bad, not the tastiest hop combo I've come across, but its different than so many others on the market now and that definitely counts for something.

tobelerone, Dec 24, 2012
Photo of Snellgg5
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Snellgg5, Dec 16, 2012
Photo of mrskunk
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

mrskunk, Dec 15, 2012
Photo of Treb0R
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Treb0R, Dec 13, 2012
Photo of pearljam118
4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

pearljam118, Dec 13, 2012
Photo of blmar311
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

blmar311, Dec 08, 2012
Photo of nstroup
4/5  rDev +15.6%

nstroup, Dec 03, 2012
Last Chance IPA from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 688 ratings.