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Brewed by Half Pints Brewing Co.
Style: Black IPA
Winnipeg, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
"... and pray the there’s intelligent life somewhere up in space..." A CDA based on the Black Scrapper but finished completely with Galaxy hops.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (6881) - Ohio, USA - MAY 10, 2014
22 oz bottle shared by b3shine. Pours dark brown to black in color with a medium sized fluffy beige head. The aroma and flavor have good roasted malt, chocolate and coffee with the hop profile showing grapefruit citrus, earthy, and resiny notes. I thought it was good, but leaned more toward a hoppy porter than a true black ipa.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (8363) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 8, 2014
22oz bottle, thanks to b3shine for sharing. Very dark brown color, near-black. Good thin khaki kind of tan head. Dots and bits of lace. Slight red hue. Medium-plus body. Smooth, crisp, lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Awesome hop aroma... Awesome tropical piney grapefruity citrus aroma. Love that galaxy hop. Hint of pine. Good moderate zest, light sweet, bigger bitter taste. A very satisfying black IPA. Good, complex malt and hop profile. Great stuff, especially for a 6%... Great big flavor for that ABV.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (6520) - Indiana, USA - MAY 8, 2014
Bomber to taster (shared with the group; thanks DuffMan. Looks good; a translucent dark brown with beige head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells good too; dark malt, chocolate, and hops with some toastiness as well. Tastes like it smells, but not as robust or hoppy. Average on the palate. Good beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Masterkush7 (580) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 4, 2014
This was great. Aromas of citrus hops with roasted malt and slight coffee/dark chocolate. Tastes amazing and balanced. With a great hop presence. I love galaxy hops. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 29, 2014
Pours opaque black with tan foamy head. Roasty aroma with some hops. Fairly dry with roastiness. Mid range body. Enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - APR 22, 2014
Black with a thick porous head. Light body. Light scent. Light roasted flavour and nice hops. Hops don’t scream or jump. Nice drinker.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kbudd19 (857) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 14, 2014
Bottle. black pour, nice finger or two of of white coloured head. Aroma, lots of dark roasted malts, coffee, some slight sweetness and mild hop character. Taste, roasted malts up front, some nice hoppiness towards the middle, bitter roasty aftertaste. Nice stuff!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
houblonchien (89) - CANADA - APR 2, 2014
Seems to be a close relative of the Half Pints Stir Stick Stout and Little Scrapper IPA. Lots of hops. Citrus hints. A touch of chocolate and coffee. Nicely balanced. Beautiful head with lots of lacing. Well made.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
cards04 (2217) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 24, 2014
Holy moly this is good. Been on my want list for awhile. Pours pitch black with creamy off white head and a ton of lacing. Beautiful. Great fresh green aromas. Vegetal and piney. This is so smooth and drinkable. Nice roasty and earthy flavors with some hop influence. World class black IPA.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ljthiessen (700) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 13, 2014
On tap at the King’s Head Pub for the launch of the new 2014 batch. Delicious hop aromas, with some caramel and roasted malt rounding out the citrus and pine notes. Flavour is big on hops with resinous notes, orange peel, and caramel and light coffee. Very nicely balanced sweetness and bitterness. Likely the best black IPA I’ve ever tried.


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