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Last Chance IPA - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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Last Chance IPALast Chance IPA

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644 Ratings
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Ratings: 644
Reviews: 111
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 13.26%
Wants: 4
Gots: 47 | 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 drabmuh
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
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.

drabmuh, Sep 27, 2012
Photo of ColForbinBC
3.58/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a pint

A slightly hazy orange amber with a two finger ecru cap. Good retention with smallish sip marks lining the glass. The nose is of toasted biscuits, candied grapefruit, earthy hops, pine, ganja, and some floral notes. On the palate, a quick burst of candied grapefruit and floral hops greet you before earth, pine, and malt take over mid palate. The finish is pine and earth with a mild bitterness. Some grapefruit notes pop up. A very well-balanced east coast representation of the style. Medium feel, soft and smooth.

ColForbinBC, Sep 27, 2012
Photo of BigPlay1824
3.48/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Enjoyed in a pint glass

A: Pours a bright orangish gold color with a large amount of tiny carbonation bubbles rising to the surface, pours with a two finger head that is creamy and frothy and is a nice slightly off tan color, lingers beautifully before dissipating and leaving a ton of lacing all over the glass
S: great fresh hop scent with really bright notes of fruits, kind of citrus and kind of more islandy notes, very nice
T: interersting, that smell of hops seemed very fresh and bright, the brightness is still pretty much there in the taste but the freshness is what i would call more stale or even musty, not bad tasting by any mean but there is a bit of incongruity
M: medium carbonation tingle, smooth throughout, finishes with just the slightest dryness
O: what i would call an above average AIPA, nice hop notes, well rounded, nicely drinkable

BigPlay1824, Sep 26, 2012
Photo of Kegatron
3.58/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

Kegatron, Sep 24, 2012
Photo of rwilde
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

rwilde, Sep 23, 2012
Photo of rangr514
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

rangr514, Sep 23, 2012
Photo of mocktm
2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

mocktm, Sep 22, 2012
Photo of jacewg
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

jacewg, Sep 22, 2012
Photo of RWNay
4/5  rDev +15.3%

RWNay, Sep 20, 2012
Photo of jar66su
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

jar66su, Sep 16, 2012
Photo of DrunkinYogi
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

DrunkinYogi, Sep 14, 2012
Photo of TequilaTom
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

TequilaTom, Sep 13, 2012
Photo of smutty33
2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

smutty33, Sep 11, 2012
Photo of superspak
3.38/5  rDev -2.6%
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.

superspak, Sep 11, 2012
Photo of tlazaroff
4.05/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aromas coming off this are moderate of flowers and light citrus. It smells good, it's just not very strong.

Beautiful opaque orange color topped by a just-off-white head that leaves sheets of lacing down the glass.

Oh dear god how wonderfully bitter. The bitterness is the first wave that hits, the second is a big floral punch that transforms into the third wave of juicy, fruitiness. It finishes with a lingering dry bitterness that completely satisfies me. Its medium bodied with carbonation levels to match. Wonderful beer, and it helps the animals too! What more could you ask for?

tlazaroff, Sep 11, 2012
Photo of Brenden
3.85/5  rDev +11%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A medium amber color, this beer is opaque and a bit ruddy. Some chill haze is present in the body. The off-white head never reaches a finger and doesn't stay well, though it shows some stubbornness in the foam as well as a little stick in the spotty lacing.
I really like the bouquet when it first comes out, a bit fruitier than the flavor but with all the pine and pith it has. It doesn't take long to fade, though, and a lot of it is lost.
The overall profile does have some fruity notes but is full of particular earthy, pine resin, and herbal notes. Malt backing is enough to add some balance with just a touch of caramel. At first the bitterness is too pithy and abrasive, but give it a chance to warm and it's a very nice IPA with an ample bitterness. Grapefruit is ample in the finish.
The feel is pretty good, and in this beer it's fortunate that it loses its crisp bite partly through, getting more nippy and softly crisp. It does retain the smoothness in its medium body, though.

Brenden, Sep 10, 2012
Photo of Jsproat
4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

Jsproat, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of desperado28
4/5  rDev +15.3%

desperado28, Sep 06, 2012
Photo of jwc215
4.05/5  rDev +16.7%
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!

jwc215, Sep 05, 2012
Photo of jnardone235
3/5  rDev -13.5%

jnardone235, Sep 03, 2012
Photo of RyanGoodman
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

RyanGoodman, Sep 02, 2012
Photo of baybum
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

baybum, Aug 24, 2012
Photo of NoLeafClover44
3.98/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from 7/15/12 notes. 12 oz. bottle poured into standard pint. It was less than two weeks old when tasted.

A - Pours pale orange with a thin, quickly dying head. The lacing is minimal.

S - The aroma is bursting with citrus hops and tropical fruits. Not much malt here, which is fine with me.

T - Big grapefruit tart and bitter hops. Some crisp cracker malt to balance. The finish is a bit dry, with good tangerine linger.

M - Very light and crisp with big flavor and tingling effervescence.

O - Weyerbacher was lacking a solid regular IPA in their lineup. This is a big improvement over Hops Infusion. Huge flavor for a beer that is as sessionable as this is. Definitely worth a try.

NoLeafClover44, Aug 21, 2012
Photo of tdmccarthy
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

tdmccarthy, Aug 18, 2012
Photo of claspada
3.85/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear looking golden color with a nice white head on top; as it recedes it leaves behind some sticky lacing on the glass.

Aromas begin with hops, both floral and citrusy. As it warms you get a little some of the light sweet pale maltiness and more more earthy/floral hoppiness.

The tastes begin with some dry caramel maltiness. Then you get the moderate and pronounced bitterness. Sticky herbal hops with notes of grapefruit peel. As it warms you get some of the woodsy, earthy tones, herbal tea and pine.

The mouthfeel is light in body with a medium amount of carbonation. Finish is light and drinkable, could be a solid sessional brew for some hopheads.

Overall it's a decent brew, nothing too special or delicious to make me reach for another however. I would never turn it down, but probably won't buy it in the near future. It needs either less malt to make it a fantastic session pale ale or more hops to make it a super IPA but right now it's kind of in the middle.

claspada, Aug 17, 2012
Last Chance IPA from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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