Last Chance IPA | Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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81
good
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
User Ratings & Reviews
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.01/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

12 ounce bottle - $1.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a hazed, dingy amber-hued body with a small, altogether brief, whitish head.

Smell: Pine and paper, soapy resins, citric citrus, grasses and muddy, muddled yeast cakes. Oh, some weak toast and pale malts.

Taste: Pale malts, a snap of grains, and a moist mealy quality. Low, short-lived sweetness. Citric orange, resins, tropical fruits, and grassy hops backed with an earthy yeastiness. Moderate bitterness. Hint of shredded mint leaf. Bitter, drying finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall: Uninteresting, a bit disappointing. Just keep telling yourself "it's for charity, it's for downtrodden animals." Think of the animals!

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4/5  rDev +12%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of mvanaskie13
3.77/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a sam adams custom pint glass, color is transparent gold, head is light tan, good thick presentation, large bubbles in the foam, no real lacing.

Smell is mostly hops, nice lemon, light citrus, grapefruit, blended well with the earthier notes of pine and grass.

Taste has more malt presence than the nose, hints of munich/vienna style malts otherwise clean, hops are not overpowering but subtle, clean flavors of lemon and citrus with light pine and grass.

MOuthfeel is well balanced, pretty dry on the tongue, touch of lingering malt flavor but not sweetness, nice bittering balance.

Overall, a very pleasant and drinkable ipa, flavors are subdued but it dries out nicely with good lingering flavors.

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of MattyG85
4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Surly Darkness chalice.

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. Solid two fingers of white head that slowly fade into a thin creamy layer.

Smell: A very hop forward aroma with lots of grass, pine, and citrus esters. Big upfront presence of earthy, floral, herbal, and citrus hops. Hints of wet grass along with some pine resin. Citrus hop hints of orange, lemons, grapefruit, pineapple, and tangerine. Pretty dank and bitter smelling. Some backing pale malt with hints of grains, cracker, and caramel. Very hop forward. A decent aroma.

Taste: Like the aroma suggests, a very hop forward and earthy taste with lots of grass, pine, and citrus esters. Upfront earthy and floral hops with notes of wet grass clippings and dank pine resin. Weed like taste. Citrus hop notes of orange peel, lemons, pineapple, grapefruit, and tangerine. Background pale malt presence with notes of caramel, grains, and cracker. Really hop forward as expected. Pretty decent taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Somewhat wet and oily. Bitter and fairly drying finish.

Overall: A pretty decent take on a IPA. Very grassy, bitter, and hop forward but its nice.

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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2.5/5  rDev -30%

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3/5  rDev -16%

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2.75/5  rDev -23%

Photo of ACinSC
2.61/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a glass, moderate bubbly (not very foamy) head with little retention. Smelled lemony with some grains. Taste was extremely bitter (can't say I didn't expect it) and the mouthfeel was too grainy, almost like my tongue was being attacked. Aftertaste ... was just awful.

Overall it felt like I was drinking carbonated (lawn) grass extract.

Note to all potential brewers of imitations: If bitterness is the only thing people remember about a beer, it's probably a sign that some of the other characteristics need to be amped up a bit.

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

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3/5  rDev -16%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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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3/5  rDev -16%

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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3/5  rDev -16%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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2.5/5  rDev -30%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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