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Last Chance IPA | Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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Last Chance IPALast Chance IPA
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900 Ratings
Last Chance IPALast Chance IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States
weyerbacher.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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!

Added by Knapp85 on 06-02-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,977
Reviews:
153
Ratings:
900
pDev:
13.39%
Bros Score:
3.73
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
177
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 900 |  Reviews: 153
Reviews by CHickman:
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3.19/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a slightly hazy gold orange color with a big 2 finger foamy white head that was packed with all different sized bubbles and faded very slowly; the head was so thick you could run your finger through it, and it dissipated slow leaving good foamy lacing that coated the sides and rings as it went down.

Smells of piney hops, hay, earthy tones, floral hops, malt, wet bread, biscuit, herbs, grains, and peat moss. Smells more like an English IPA, as the hops fizzle out after the initial burst and hoppy whiff. Not a memorable aroma, bordering on forgettable.

Tastes like it smells, with piney hops/pine cone, hay, grains, earthy tones, light floral hops, malt, orange peel, wet wheat bread, biscuit, herbs, and mild spices like pepper and coriander. There’s only a hint of caramel sweetness, as the leafy herbal taste and feel seem to dominate the palate and coat the tongue with an oily hop residue. Balance is good, but the hops are a bit too tame for an American IPA, so this didn’t really excite me that much.

Mouthfeel is light and crisp, with light and almost flat carbonation, a medium body with a lot of bready malt notes, and a slightly bitter finish that is grainy with some subtle sweetness. It goes down easy, but really lacks any real IPA punch to make it fun to drink.

It was decent overall and some people may even consider this a session beer. It’s not flavorful enough to be a session beer for me, and the herbal and grainy combo just didn’t work here – it was balanced, but it was balanced mediocrity. So damn average that it seems below average.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.73/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #83 (Dec 2013):

An amped-up IPA for a great cause: Portions of the proceeds go to small, regional animal rescue operations. Fresh and sessionable with new nuances that pop up sip to sip. This beer is just more proof that East Coast brewers do brew hoppy beer. Hopheads, support the cause and get some!!

STYLE: American IPA
ABV: 5.9%
AVAILABILITY: Year-round

LOOK: Hazed pale amber, sticky lacing

SMELL: Orange zest, grapefruit rind, spearmint, oily hop, hint of breadiness, yeast, ripe pears

TASTE: Moderate-sized body, semi-aggressive bitterness, leafy, orange pith, faint mint, green tea, dried grass, apple pomace, bitter aftertaste, drying finish

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Photo of Raime
3.52/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Weyerbacher Last Chance IPA.

A portion of every purchase of these ones go to animal shelters accroding to the bottle. And as an animal lover, i figured why not help out. Also, bottle appearance and design will slightly start playing into my appearance factor since sometimes a good label sells a brew.

Look - Pours a very, very murky diluted sunset orange with a half finger of slightly off white head that quickly turns to cloud formations around the edges of the glass. Can't get a read on carbonation due to the swampy murkiness. Lacing manages to stick around fairly well despite the lacing head. 3.75.

Smell - Malt forward with some floral hoppiness. Slight traces of pine from the C-hops. Not much else going on here. Smells like a lighter version of a centennial IPA. 3.5.

Taste - Very floral all around with a moderate amount of malt to balance it all out. Pine resin in small to moderate forms depending on how warm the beer is. Not sure of the IBU's on this thing but I'd put it in the 70's range as it is a bit bitter. 3.5.

Feel - Medium, slick and sweet body with high levels of carbonation. The sweetness really sticks around amd coats the mouth. 3.5.

Overall - There really isn't a whole lot to say about this beer. It is very sessionable and would make a fine all day drinker. Overall it doesn't go beyond the call of duty in any aspect and there is nothing here you haven't seen before. No off putting or offensive flavors. All purchases go towards a good cause, so why the hell not?. 3.5.

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Photo of q33jeff
2.7/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

** 06/05/2015
Bottle to glass. Appearance: Medium yellow color. Small white head. Aroma: Light pine, grass, maybe a hint of orange. Taste is sharp pine...then some hops, alkali finish. Not too pleasant. Not my kind of IPA.
**

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.73/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

In a pint glass this beer was a hazy orange color. The head was white, on the smaller side, and left a little bit of lace.

Strong citrus aroma, a little bit of pine. Some sweet malt.

A lot of grapefruit in the taste. It faded quickly, however, and gave way to some piney resins. Some caramel, some biscuit.

Moderately hopped, not too aggressive.

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Photo of TTripp725
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of baw185
4.21/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had a fresh growler of this from their brewery. Was very impressed.

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Photo of Fcip78
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Guden
3.63/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Fairly cloudy pretty orange color with a small head that recedes quickly but leaves nice lace.

S- Orange marmalade on a biscuit, with some lemon, thyme and a touch of fig fruitiness. Not entirely what I expect from an AIPA but not bad.

T- Up front is kind of a bland tartness with a little bit of the biscuit from the nose. Finishes long and smooth with strong piney bitterness.

M- Thin and crisp with medium carbonation. This is right where it should be for the style.

O- This is a very drinkable IPA with pronounced bitterness but not a whole lot else. The hops should be more pronounced in both the aroma and flavor to make this one anything more than drinkable.

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of Billolick
4.2/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler filled at DeCicco's Ardsley, NY location.

Pours lightly hazed medium amber. Lite tan head, leaves better then average high bits, blobs and streaks of lacing.

Fruity hop nose, melons, limes, pineapple and hoppy goodness.

Flavorful AIPA, more fruit, more fresh hop notes. Lime, honey and hopped up spice come shinin' thru.

Nicely done. Very enjoyable ale. Went great with some spicy cold noodles with chicken and peanut sauce

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Photo of tigg924
2.78/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Had on tap. Pours clear, copper in color with 1/4 inch head. Taste is grapefruit rind and a bit of breadiness. Bitter, medium bodied and moderate carbonation. Makes for an average to slightly below average American IPA. Not a bad beer, but does not stick out in the wealth of great IPAs available these days.

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4.5/5  rDev +28.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.65/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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Last Chance IPA from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.51 out of 5 with 900 ratings
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