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Last Chance IPA - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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Last Chance IPALast Chance IPA

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646 Ratings
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Ratings: 646
Reviews: 111
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 13.26%
Wants: 4
Gots: 48 | 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 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
Photo of daveshawley
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

daveshawley, Aug 16, 2012
Photo of jrfehon33
3/5  rDev -13.5%

jrfehon33, Aug 15, 2012
Photo of larryi86
3.73/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

larryi86, Aug 14, 2012
Photo of Scott1970
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Scott1970, Aug 13, 2012
Photo of maximum12
3.55/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

maximum12, Aug 08, 2012
Photo of chefhatt
3.85/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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 .

chefhatt, Aug 07, 2012
Photo of stewart124
4.03/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

stewart124, Aug 07, 2012
Photo of ThePorterSorter
3.73/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

ThePorterSorter, Aug 05, 2012
Photo of djrn2
3/5  rDev -13.5%

djrn2, Aug 05, 2012
Photo of Doorman1810
4/5  rDev +15.3%

Doorman1810, Aug 04, 2012
Photo of sludgegnome
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

sludgegnome, Aug 04, 2012
Photo of FickleBeast
3.63/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Pours clear amber color with a half finger of thin, soapy foam. There is a nice hop aroma in the nose, with some earthy hoppiness.

First sip is... quite bitter, makes me pucker at first. Long lingering bitterness with a thin body. Not much residual sweetness at all here. There is a bit of toasty, bready, note to it, but it is fleeting. Most of the flavor is dominated by a strong earthy, minerally, hop presence.

This is good... but a bit out of balance. There is substantial hoppiness, but it comes across harshly.

FickleBeast, Aug 04, 2012
Photo of JimmyCop
4/5  rDev +15.3%

JimmyCop, Aug 03, 2012
Photo of WDJersey
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

WDJersey, Aug 03, 2012
Photo of Shanizzle
2.68/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I should have tried this beer before buying the case. Damn you PA liquor laws! I like hoppy beers, but this one lacked the backbone that provides even a hint of balance. I think for that reason, it left a lingering unpleasant aftertaste. I'm happy that my purchase may have helped out a stray dog.

Shanizzle, Aug 03, 2012
Photo of cfrances33
3.88/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

"Fresh" bottle - how fresh I am not sure. Poured in a British pint.

Pour: Clear orange with a finger of white head that recedes pretty quickly.

Smell: Lots of pine, weed, and citrus. Maybe some sweetness in the form of honey.

Taste: Lots of pine again with a honey sweetness. Flavors a light though. Maybe some citrus in there as well.

Mouthfeel: Really light bodied, with good carbonation. Not very bitter. More like a pale ale here.

Overall: Solid, but nothing to write home about.

cfrances33, Aug 03, 2012
Photo of jtd335
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

jtd335, Aug 02, 2012
Photo of sanitarium16
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

sanitarium16, Aug 01, 2012
Photo of jmdrpi
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

jmdrpi, Jul 30, 2012
Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.4/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up via the single bottle in Totowa. It had been a while since I enjoyed once of Weyerbacher's offerings since I was never that impressed with what I had from them in years past. This pretty much continued that trend as it turned out not to be a bad beer, but there wasn't much that stood out about this either.

This had an amber hue to it and a moderately decent head. Those were the best aspects of this pour as there wasn't much of an aroma and there was hardly any lacing down the sides of my pint glass. It felt dry-hopped to the taste at first with some orange and earthy notes to it but the mouthfeel was a bit watery and the hop burn was not that long-lasting. There was a bit of metal in the back in the aftertaste but the carbonation was weak and there was some resin to the consistency without an oily or full base.

The alcohol was a bit too light as well and when combined with the average mouthfeel, led this to be a less-than-memorable beer. This is about as close to a session as an IPA gets but with so many others to choose from, this is only worth a go if you're a die-hard fan of this style. Easygoing can be fine for beer but not in this case, as I expect my IPA's to be a bit more aggressive. It's hard to believe this replaced the Hops Infusion.

JerzDevl2000, Jul 30, 2012
Photo of Ryan011235
3.35/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a snifter on 7/16/12

Deep honey-amber color; shiny and lazy. Two fingers of white head aren't inclined to stay, dropping to 1/8th inch layer. Not much lace.

Lemony and herbal hops take charge of the aroma; dry biscuit and crackers account for the malt notes. Grapefruit, tangerine and orange peel emerge as the beer warms up. Hop flavor is tilted toward the herbal, leafy variety. Citric zest peppers the edges. The malts are pretty well clean and don't steal air time from the hops. This is quite dry. The feel is on the light side of medium and carbonation is has a modest pep. Resin builds on the finish.

Overall, this is a really easy drinking beer; looks like it benefits a good cause, too.

Ryan011235, Jul 30, 2012
Photo of Lee45102
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Lee45102, Jul 28, 2012
Photo of nickfl
4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

nickfl, Jul 27, 2012
Last Chance IPA from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 646 ratings.