Last Chance IPA - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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3.38/5 rDev -2.6%
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.
09-11-2012 04:03:41 | More by superspak
4.05/5 rDev +16.7%
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?
09-11-2012 01:42:11 | More by tlazaroff
3.85/5 rDev +11%
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.
09-10-2012 17:46:21 | More by Brenden
4.05/5 rDev +16.7%
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!
09-05-2012 16:50:22 | More by jwc215
3.98/5 rDev +14.7%
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.
08-21-2012 01:23:01 | More by NoLeafClover44
3.85/5 rDev +11%
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.
08-17-2012 17:09:11 | More by claspada
3.73/5 rDev +7.5%
12 oz bottle poured into a snifter
A- A clear deep amber color with a very small white head.
S- Piney, citrus, wet grass, some malts.
T- Hops everywhere, very piney, some citrus, some resin, not much malts. Gets better as I drink it.
M- Medium body.
O- Not bad but not great, very bitter and leaking some of the balance that IPAs usually have. I will probably buy and drink this again mainly because part of the proceeds go to animal rescue operations.
08-13-2012 23:57:13 | More by larryi86
3.55/5 rDev +2.3%
Thanks to beenitty for this extra in a recent trade that brought me some old Weyerbacher love (no, not old IPAs). Somehow I've managed to avoid this IPA from one of my favorite breweries. How does that happen? 12 oz. bottle.
Pour is light IPA gold, fairly low carbonation. Not much nose going on, grainy, floral hops. Quiet.
Last Chance IPA doesn't grab your face with a five-fingered hop cone. Not quite. The flavors up front aren't promising, very grainy & unsettled & rough for an IPA. Mid-palate the bitterness bursts in with a splash of pine. The end isn't so much flavor as a wicked drying quality, along with a grassy undertone & more grains. Easy to drink.
Well, this isn't the brewery's finest effort, but it's a good, solid IPA. Rough around the edges sometimes suits me just fine, & the hard bitterness & lack of 'balance' is welcome.
08-08-2012 02:44:50 | More by maximum12
3.85/5 rDev +11%
I poured this beer into a pint glass, it has a copper body with a very small head that lays down quickly to a thin lace. The smell has a good pine and citrus aroma to it. The taste is very bitter but in a nice way. Very hoppy upfront with some carmel notes coming through as it warms up a bit. Leaves a pine flavor on the tongue. Overall this is a good IPA, and it was brewed for a good cause .
08-07-2012 03:06:42 | More by chefhatt
4.03/5 rDev +16.1%
Pours a deep orange amber color with a nice amount of off white head.
Nose has Plenty of pine and citrus notes with some fruit coming through.
Medium to full bodied that has quite the hop punch. Chewy caramel character with some toasted bread. Piney resin notes linger on the tongue and as this warms more caramel comes through.
Great dose of C hops to go with the simcoe. I am glad this was available here and it is interesting to see an IPA less than 6%. This is a session able IPA for sure.
08-06-2012 23:53:07 | More by stewart124
3.73/5 rDev +7.5%
Clear amber pour with a thin white head that quickly settles into a halo around the beer's circumferece. The nose is hoppy and sweet, without any distinct fruitiness. The taste is sweet and malty with a biting bitterness that lessens as the beer warms. I coud see mysef enjoying another pint of this beer, but it's not my particular style of AIPA
08-05-2012 20:09:11 | More by ThePorterSorter
Last Chance IPA from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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