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Last Chance IPA - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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Last Chance IPALast Chance IPA

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BA SCORE
79
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695 Ratings
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Ratings: 695
Reviews: 113
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 13.58%
Wants: 5
Gots: 65 | 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:
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 added by: Knapp85 on 06-02-2012)
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Ratings: 695 | Reviews: 113 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of beerthulhu
3.04/5  rDev -12.1%
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.

Photo of Tumble
4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of cbyrd4088
2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

Photo of lupercmda
2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

Photo of adam42381
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of ADTaber
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Lovely85
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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.

Photo of rebertx3
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of CalbeDacks
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of Headgoober
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of JimmyFlatRock
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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.

Photo of pogoowner
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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

Photo of AntLeatherface
2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

Photo of cantfindme
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of jackrodgers77
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of fdig23
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of DarthTremens
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Charlie_Hoss
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of jk3
3/5  rDev -13.3%

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.

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!

Photo of pjs234
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Last Chance IPA from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 695 ratings.