Last Chance IPA | Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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81
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896 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
896
Reviews:
150
Avg:
3.57
pDev:
13.17%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
176
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 896 |  Reviews: 150
Photo of Sammy
3.63/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from very recent Oak Tree Liquor trip. passable IPA, I am ok with the understated carbonation. Decent drinkability. Right at the median, citrus hops not interesting but competent, with a nice malting that helps the drinkability. Light orange coloured body.

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.32/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of spycow
3.25/5  rDev -9%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3/5  rDev -16%

Photo of Knapp85
3.65/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Grabbed some samples of this at the release party about a week ago. The beer poured out as a nice clear looking golden color with a nice white head on top. The lacing is a little sticky leaving behind some sure on the glass. The smell of the beer is hoppy, floral and citrusy. Definitely an IPA for sure. The taste of the beer to me seemed to be more along the lines of an English IPA instead of a West Coast American one. Some dry caramel malts balance this one out. The mouthfeel is light and drinkable, could be a solid sessional brew for some hopheads. Overall it's a decent brew, I'll be having it again once it gets bottled.

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Photo of nmann08
3/5  rDev -16%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of metter98
3.63/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is slightly hazy yellowish orange in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high off white head that died down but has good retention properties and consistently left a thin head covering the surface and a coating of bubbles down the edges of the glass.
S: There are moderately strong aromas of citrus hops in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the overall taste is quite citrusy from the hops, which also contribute a moderate amount of bitterness and lend some hints of pine resin.
M: It feels medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a solid IPA that isn’t that is nice and citrusy and isn’t that difficult to drink.

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Photo of brentk56
3.14/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a hazy honey color with a modest head that does a surprisingly good job in the lacing department

Smell: Grainy and grassy with a lemon Pine-Sol aspect

Taste: Very grainy malt flavors are joined by grass and a lemony/piney character, in the middle; the lemon builds into the finish, along with a minty and soapy aspect

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Not sure what the brewery was going for here but this just doesn't cut it for my palate; reminds me of some of the mediocre beers I had from Weyerbacher about 10 years ago

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Photo of oline73
3.42/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a standard pint glass.

The beer pours a slightly cloudy amber color with a very little bit of off white head. Turns out this one could use a little more carbonation. You can pick up some hops in the nose, but there isn't anything particularly special about it. The taste is bitter from the hops. Reminds me a bit of grapefruit rind, but the juicy citrus notes aren't really there. Bitterness crushes the tongue in the finish. There is some bready malt behind the bitterness, but the bitterness dominates. The finish is dry.

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Photo of dmorgan310
3.65/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of superspak
3.31/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of chinchill
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A pint on tap at the Wall of Beer (Tiger Mart; SC).
The hazy orange-Amber body is topped by a good head that has decent retention and leaves streaky lacing on the glass.
Over ripe tropical fruit notes from the hops dominate the aroma. The taste follows but has little in the way of unattractive aspects the "over ripe" description implies.

Feel - medium body and near medium carbonation.

Overall - a good but not great mix of hops that's sure to appeal to some more than it did to me.

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Photo of jlindros
3.62/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a fizzy foamy head fades at a decent rate with soapy lacing, mostly clear nectar orange color.

Nose fresh hops, light grassy leafy hops, little spicy earthy, faint pine, a bit floral, just a touch of malty grain underneath.

Taste starts with some bitter hops, little spicy and faint earthy, again leafy and grassy but then starts to get fairly spicy and very bitter. Very light malt base that barely exist. since there is no base, the hops go rampant, earthy slightly herbal leafy hops keep getting more and more bitter, long spicy bitter earthy hop finish that borders astringent, feels like I have a mouthful of pellet hops.

Mouth is med bodied, decent carb.

Overall not bad but hops get a bit too crazy as it's pretty much just bitterness after a while, with little actual hop character. A bit more malt to balance would have been nice, or more hop character later on the boil rather than mostly bitterness.

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4.25/5  rDev +19%

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.42/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On-tap 2/23/2013 at Doherty’s East Ave Irish Pub in Pawtucket, RI, served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep amber color, with a large foamy off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains fruity citrus, floral hops and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out with a strong hops bitterness followed by some citrus and caramel sweetness. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Very tasty, goes down quite easily, not too filling, decent kick, very good representation of style, this is an excellent IPA to pound down for a whole evening.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.95/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a crystal clear dark golden yellow to orange in color with some light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a half finger tall light beige head that quickly reduces to a medium patch of extremely thin film and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Light lacing is observed.

S: Moderate aromas of citrus (grapefruit, orange, and apricot) hops along with some lighter notes of tropical (pineapple and mango). Slight floral aromas as well.

T: The beer has a light caramel malt body with lots of hop flavors. There is a solid presence of citrus hops including grapefruit, orange, and apricot. Additionally there are lighter notes of tropical hop flavors like pineapple and mango. There is a light amount of bitterness but overall this is pretty well balanced.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: This beer is very easy to drink and quite enjoyable, the hop flavors are very present without a lot of associated bitterness - this is probably the first sessionable AIPA that I have come across recently (the ABV is also low enough to be sessionable). Not an amazing AIPA but certainly a very drinkable one and I will be having a couple more of these in the near future.

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Photo of ygtbsm94
3.04/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Aroma grassy, citrus, earthy. Taste zest, pine, sharpe grassy bitter finish. Need sweetness to balance.

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Photo of Kegatron
3.58/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into a tulip glass.

Pours a crystal clear copper, with 2-3 fingers of thick white head that has a bit of an off-sheen to it. This retains with a creamy ½ finger, which rings the sides of the glass with sticky lacing. The aroma is floral, piney and spicy, with some herbal tones and tropical fruit that come in off the sides. Juicy grapefruit sits at the core of this, while a touch of soft grains works with those notes of herbs and fruit.

The taste is zesty green citrus, spice and resins, which stretch out through the profile into a dry sticky finish. I ripe mix of tropical fruit, herbs and light neutral grains helps tame the hops down a bit but the finish on this is fairly assertive, with the spice and pine in particular really coming out as this warms. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a soft crispness that gets even creamier the longer it sits on the palate. A little oiliness to the body and a relatively low alcohol feel helps as well.

This was decent. The flavor is mostly on the aggressive side with those hops but this remained mostly well balanced and the smooth body on this helped with the drinkability. I wasn’t blown away or anything by this but I could definitely drink more than one of it.

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Last Chance IPA from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
3.57 out of 5 based on 896 ratings.
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