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Last Chance IPA - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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Last Chance IPALast Chance IPA

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733 Ratings
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Ratings: 733
Reviews: 124
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 13.54%
Wants: 6
Gots: 94 | 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:
Beer added by: Knapp85 on 06-02-2012

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: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 733 | Reviews: 124
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2.83/5  rDev -18.4%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of JG-90
2.85/5  rDev -17.9%
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 -28%

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of fdig23
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of Charlie_Hoss
3/5  rDev -13.5%

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of tdm168
3.88/5  rDev +11.8%
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
3.92/5  rDev +13%
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 -13.5%

Photo of tobelerone
3.7/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Super animal lover christmasing near Easton so why not grab a sixer?

Lovely looking beer; stunningly clear dark gold; snowy white head with average retention. Patches of lacing clinging to the glass here and there. Dry hoppy aroma; citrus, oniony hops with a mere hint of crackery malt.

The flavor is also quite dry, with little maltiness and no sweetness; moderately bitter, hops have citric, salty, oniony qualities, light spiciness, dry finish. Vaguely metallic aspect mars the flavor somewhat, unfortunately.

Medium light body, medium carbonation. Not bad, not the tastiest hop combo I've come across, but its different than so many others on the market now and that definitely counts for something.

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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of DarkBeer
4.63/5  rDev +33.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This might be something that I will buy regularly. It combines Centennial, Cascade, Simcoe and Columbus hops, and has only a 62 IBU rating, so the bitterness is not overwhelming. There is a strong hoppy aftertaste that gives it a dry mouthfeel. However, I agree with other reviewers that this beer may need a better balance. I think the hops drown out the malt flavors, and that the malt flavors should be strengthened. On the other hand, it is a great beer if you want more hops, less malt.
It is an inexpensive IPA in the south eastern PA area. I purchased a case of 24 bottles for only $30 at the Beer Barn in Birdsboro, Pa.
Also, it's advertised that "Weyerbacher donates a portion of the proceeds from the sale of every drop of Last Chance IPA to small, regional animal rescue operations. These shelters offer dogs, cats and other pets their last chance to find a new home." You can find which organizations receive the donations by going to this site -- http://weyerbacher.com/blog/2012/05/last-chance-ipa/

Very good tasting beer, although it is lacking malt, and your kitties and puppies as you buy it. :) I will definitely buy it again.

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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Last Chance IPA from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 733 ratings.