GT2 (8741) - San Diego County, California, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at smoke and Barrel. Hazy orange pour. Rocky head. Nose is lemon drops, sweet cherry, perfume, sweet orange. Taste is anesthetic, vegetal, celery, minerally. Palate chalky, dusty.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle poured into glass. Aroma is earthy, hoppy with a slight bit of grapefruit. Some pine flavors as well. A very middle of the road type of IPA but not terrible either.
coldbrewky (1457) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - FEB 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I havenít had a Weyerbacher from my home town in a while. Decent color and carbonation. Thinner head. No lacing to speak of. Light nose of piney hop. IPA main tone is hop. Malts tertiary. This IPA is a bit one dimensional for my liking and expectations from Weyerbacher. While the hops were there, the four types were indistinguishable from one another.
TheCametron (1877) - CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Orange with a good White head. Aroma of punchy citrus hops. Flavour is also citrus driven with Grapefruit leading the charge. The malt takes a back seat. Bitterness is tamed and overall the body is just a touch thin. Very nice all the same.
Zita (4915) - Assentoft, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
cereal, amber, hazy, off white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, oily feel, lively, bitter, bitter, long finish,
Hansen (6873) - Assentoft, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light amber coloured and hazy. Has a white head, mostly lasting. Heavy hoppy aroma, citrus, herbs, faint grapefruit. Flavor is mainly bitter, dry, more hops, herbs. Dry texture and soft carbonation.
MadRobin (2069) - Silver Spring, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap 4 oz. pour at Lost Dog Cafe in McLean, VA.
Clear, straw-yellow with small off-white head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of light citrus and pine and maybe some tropical fruit.
Taste of grapefruit, pine and a little malt.
Medium body and medium/low carbonation.
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acearl (394) - The Ham, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle, cloudy orange gold pour with very diminishing creamy white head, faint citrus hops, medium body, on the lightish side for what Iím used to, minimal grapefruit, medium crisp bite finish, refreshing, not very complex but drinkable, would be a decent house beer
Palidor19 (2998) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
It's a bit too weak in a all aspects. Malts are flatland there no real punch to the bitterness. It's good for a start of an IPA
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Chad9976 (1243) - Albany, New York, USA - JAN 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Iím so used to drinking double and imperial IPAs, I sometimes forget what can be done with a single. Weyerbacher Last Chance IPA is a relatively light beer that shows how well hops can be utilized. If you want a palate cleanser youíll be satisfied with this.
I poured a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass.
Appearance: Pure copper color that almost glows. Forms a good size, eggshell, foamy/frothy head which retains and laces quite well.
Smell: Not necessarily citrusy or piney, but the smell of hop pellets. Slightly earthy and spicy.
Taste: If youíve ever eaten a raw hop pellet you know just how dry and astringent they are. Weyerbacher Last Chance IPA is a flavor similar to that experience put into beer form. Much like the aroma, the taste isnít citrusy or piney, but straight up bitter and dry. I suppose you could describe it as slightly spicy, not unlike that of the noble hops, but considering none are used in this beer itís a bit odd it has the taste it does.
Sharp, dry, bitterness hits the tongue right away and does not let up at all. A hint of orange candy flavor through the middle, but a quick return to the bitterness at the end. Not much in the way of malt character at all, but itís understandable considering the brewery describes it as "delightfully lacking in balance." It has hints of garlic or onion, but only hints. Itís surprising the beer is only 62 IBUs since itís just so overtly bitter. Satisfying for sure, but the lack of the classic (and preferred) flavors of citrus and pine hinders it a bit.
Drinkability: Say what you want about this beerís palate, but the fact remains it still drinks like a standard IPA. The body is well into the full spectrum with a lively, crisp mouthfeel and lingering bitter aftertaste. Itís actually a little refreshing while itís in the mouth as it scrubs the tongue clean. At 5.9% ABV, Weyerbacher Last Chance IPA is also an efficient brew for getting so much chutzpah out of (what is now considered) a relatively light weight beer.