Weyerbacher Last Chance IPA With Apricots

Posted: November 25, 2016 in American IPA, Reviews, Weyerbacher Brewing Company

Val picked this beer up for me. I’ve had the original Last Chance IPA a few years back, so I was curious to see what it would be like with the addition of apricots.

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ABV: 6%

Style: American IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “We’ve decided to take our Last Chance IPA and add a little twist…We started with our 5.9% ABV Last Chance IPA, a full-flavored IPA with pleasant citrus flavors of tangerine and grapefruit. To that delightful brew, we’ve added apricots. Not just a few, but over 15 pounds of them per barrel! While the apricot is subtle on your first sip, is is certainly more noticeable after several sips. Due to the high pectins of the apricot, this beer pours cloudy.”

Random: I still don’t love Weyerbacher’s label, but they’re better than the old ones.

This beer poured with a finger of white head that dissipated quickly. It left some lacing on the glass along with a crown. The body was a murky, dark orange with no visible carbonation because of how hazy the beer was. The nose was filled with old grapefruit flesh and crushed pine needles. There wasn’t any malt to it. The taste was really…interesting. It had apricot and a weird, astringent tartness. There was really bitter grapefruit flesh as well and a touch of cracker at the end. The body was overly thick for the style with carbonation that was too light. The finish was lengthy with the same tartness. A bottle of this was $1.83 ($.15 per ounce). I wasn’t a big fan of this. The tartness didn’t fit with the beer at all.

Untappd Rating: 2.5/5.0

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