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Last Chance IPA - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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Last Chance IPALast Chance IPA

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669 Ratings
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Ratings: 669
Reviews: 112
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 13.54%
Wants: 5
Gots: 55 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Snellgg5, Dec 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

mrskunk, Dec 15, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Treb0R, Dec 13, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

pearljam118, Dec 13, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

blmar311, Dec 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

nstroup, Dec 03, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Lantern, Dec 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Bdel34, Dec 02, 2012
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

rderedin, Dec 01, 2012
Photo of DarkBeer
4.68/5  rDev +34.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This might be something that I will buy regularly. It combines Centennial, Cascade, Simcoe and Columbus hops, and has only a 62 IBU rating, so the bitterness is not overwhelming. There is a strong hoppy aftertaste that gives it a dry mouthfeel. However, I agree with other reviewers that this beer may need a better balance. I think the hops drown out the malt flavors, and that the malt flavors should be strengthened. On the other hand, it is a great beer if you want more hops, less malt.
It is an inexpensive IPA in the south eastern PA area. I purchased a case of 24 bottles for only $30 at the Beer Barn in Birdsboro, Pa.
Also, it's advertised that "Weyerbacher donates a portion of the proceeds from the sale of every drop of Last Chance IPA to small, regional animal rescue operations. These shelters offer dogs, cats and other pets their last chance to find a new home." You can find which organizations receive the donations by going to this site -- http://weyerbacher.com/blog/2012/05/last-chance-ipa/

Very good tasting beer, although it is lacking malt, and your kitties and puppies as you buy it. :) I will definitely buy it again.

DarkBeer, Nov 27, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

C-Dog, Nov 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

twenteone, Nov 27, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

chucksim, Nov 26, 2012
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

baklo, Nov 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

bigfnjoe, Nov 26, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

anteater, Nov 25, 2012
Photo of lordofthewiens
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%
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.

lordofthewiens, Nov 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

hollywood_15063, Nov 22, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

sneaks2210, Nov 21, 2012
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

wvsabbath, Nov 18, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

One_Man_Gang, Nov 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

IPAFrankieH, Nov 13, 2012
Photo of Darkmagus82
3.6/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into pint glass

Appearance – The beer poured a hazy copper-orange color with a two finger off white head. The head fades slowly over time only leaving a light level of lacing on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is heavies of a citrus hop mixed with some fruit aromas - a mix of tangerine, apple and pear. With these aromas are some other lighter hop aromas of a pine and earthy nature as well. Overall it’s a rather nice nose.

Taste – The taste begins with a lighter fruit sweetness and a lighter citrus hop on top of a bready base. Quickly after the initial tastes some pine hop flavors come to the tongue. While it starts out more subtle, the pine quickly grows stronger, all the while the sweeter fruit flavors begin to dwindle. At the end of the taste the pine, now quite strong, is accompanied by an upsurge in a bitter grapefruit citrus and some earthy hop to in the end leave a nice fairly bitter hop flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average to just above average side in terms of creaminess with a carbonation level that is rather average as well. Not bad for the flavors, but nothing too exceptional.

Overall – A nice drinkable, bitter piney hoped IPA. A little more sweetness to balance out the pine may have been nice, but its not bad overall. Both for the taste as well as for the animals that it benefits I would recommend giving it a go.

Darkmagus82, Nov 13, 2012
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

tmt71883, Nov 12, 2012
Photo of Guden
3.63/5  rDev +4.6%
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.

Guden, Nov 10, 2012
Last Chance IPA from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 669 ratings.