Last Chance IPA - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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3.63/5 rDev +4.6%
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.
08-04-2012 00:48:37 | More by FickleBeast
2.68/5 rDev -22.8%
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.
08-03-2012 00:45:29 | More by Shanizzle
3.88/5 rDev +11.8%
"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.
08-03-2012 00:33:29 | More by cfrances33
3.4/5 rDev -2%
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.
07-30-2012 07:49:34 | More by JerzDevl2000
3.35/5 rDev -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.
07-30-2012 05:12:02 | More by Ryan011235
3.28/5 rDev -5.5%
Enjoyed at the tasting room in Easton, PA
A: half finger head on clear golden with orange hue body.
S: very aromatous with candied fruits, candy sugar and floral notes.
T: very floral and bitter hop presence. Very light on the malts. Crisp and almost a little watery. Malts are again almost forgotten here.
M: medium body and moderate carbonation.
Overall: the hops in this one are almost to the level of a sessionale beer however they aren't complex enough or strong enough. In that case lack of maltiness makes the beer suffer as happens here.
07-27-2012 21:43:59 | More by kylehay2004
3.55/5 rDev +2.3%
A fast pour yielded a finger of taupe colored head. Yes I said taupe. Body is a nice ambery-orange color. Doesn't seem to be much activity going on in there.
Heavy pine and light citrus hops make up the bulk of the aromas. Hints of grass and biscuits are also noted.
Pine and grapefruit play off of biscuits and grass. Bit of spice at the end.
Medium bodied. Carbonation just right. Dry finish.
07-26-2012 01:48:23 | More by CFHMagnet
3.48/5 rDev +0.3%
12 oz bottle into a pint. The brew pours a golden copper with a frothy finger of white head that sticks around for awhile and gets revived with a light swirl.
The smell is primarily grassy to herbal and piney with a very faint floral note. A toasty grain inclusion provides the backbone of the aromatics. Overall it is well rounded and "ok" but I was expecting a little more brightness from the nose considering this was a fresh arrival at the local store.
The taste is herbal and grassy with some hint of straw and herbs. There is some pine quality from the hops that produces a little bit of resinous feel before the onset of the toast grain. Overall the flavor here is middle of the road, I wasnt a big fan.
This is a medium bodied brew with a modest level of carbonation. It is somewhat fresh, crisp and mildly refreshing with a dry resinous finish. The bitterness really is the star of this show and to me it was lacking a bit of balance. This isnt something I could drink multiples of.
07-25-2012 18:07:38 | More by stakem
3.35/5 rDev -3.5%
Served in a pint glass
A - It is amber bodied with golden highlights. An inch of off white head settled to a thin veil.
S - I get a lot of resin with some floral and citrus hints.
T - That resiny bitterness prevails. This is a very bitter beer. I don't get much else.
M - It leaves a chalky feel on my tongue.
O - It tastes, as I expected, lots of bitterness. It is not my favorite flavor profile for the style.
07-22-2012 16:26:46 | More by buschbeer
Last Chance IPA from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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