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Half Pints Little Scrapper IPA

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Brewed by Half Pints Brewing Co.
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Winnipeg, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 140   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
To admit that the brewer at Half Pints is a bit of a hophead is an understatement. This India Pale Ale is unabashedly hoppy, not only from the Amarillo hops we add to the brew kettle, but also from the northwest U.S. variety called Cascade that we add directly to the final tank. A firm toasted malt presence forms the background for all of these hops, and we're confident our Little Scrapper IPA could take other so-called IPA's to the mat if called upon to do so. Try it with a curry or a basket of beer battered fish & chips. Serve in a glass at 8 degrees celcius. Unpasturized.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
AgentAle (579) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 29, 2014
Aroma is citrus, lemon grass, earthiness, clove and a pe sweet graininess. Taste and lightly roasted malts with a deep hop presence. The bitterness maintains to finish with light/medium tartiness. Appearance is a cloudy gold/orange. The pearl head is thin and retains moderately.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pictoman (427) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 31, 2014
Poured from 341mL bottle. Clear orangey yellow with white head. Resiny hops balanced with minor sweet biscuit malt. Medium body.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (5918) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 18, 2014
On tap at The Underground, pours a clear golden with a medium white head. Aroma brings out light piney notes and biscuity notes. Flavour brings out an excellent balance of smooth piney hops, some resin and crisp biscuity malt. Nicely hoppy, without any astringency. Excellent IPA.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kathouse (916) - Nevada, USA - MAY 6, 2014
The Amarillo hops give the aroma a tropical note which is not cancelled out by the citrus Cascade. Rather, the citrus comes through in the flavor. Bready malts carry the weight and the beer finishes towards the dry side. I wouldn’t go out of my way for this but not bad. Thanks cards04!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rodenbach99 (3063) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 5, 2014
Une bière cuivrée qui ne mousse pas. Un nez malté avec une touche de levure et de houblon amère. Une bouche en malt avec une finale piquante. Peu à dire ou à redire de cette IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AlainG (1127) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 28, 2014
Même si ce n’est pas des plus flamboyants, c’est doré et voilée et la mousse n’est qu’un mince voile. Une dentelle fait partie du tableau. Est-elle brassée depuis longtemps? Parce que ça ne sent pas très fort. Le malt et le caramel principalement, avec un léger parfum d’agrumes. Le goût lui, est assez puissant. Une belle amertume tranchante qui se tient du côté des agrumes. L’arrière-goût est des plus amers. De belles notes minérales tout au long de la dégustation sont présentes. Une IPA générique. (1056-130414)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlovakSniper (3013) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - APR 17, 2014
341 ml. Une IPA orangée et un col qui frétille doucement. Quelques pointes de mousse sont visibles ici et là. Le nez est doux avec des agrumes, du miel, des notes de conifère, des pommes et du caramel. Mes papilles découvrent des sucres montées tout près du vin d’orge avec des houblons aromatiques et peu amers. En bouche, le liquide a un corps de bonne dimension. La texture est huileuse et le pétillement est normalement ajusté. En finale, des cultivars aux accents terreux et épicés viennent me chatouiller la langue. Thanks Luke!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Masterkush7 (492) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 16, 2014
Pretty good IPA with lots of bite. Getting mostly pine and resin bitterness from the hops. Something for hop heads who feel like an ibu punch in the mouth. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
houblonchien (89) - CANADA - NOV 16, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2013 lots going on here - you know you are drinking a serious IPA with the first sip, a touch of carmel, nice hops, a bit of a bite, average head, not too much alcohol, surprisingly rich mouth feel

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DeanF (1662) - Nunavut, CANADA - OCT 11, 2013
Modest head and lighter lager body with a bit of decent fogginess. Aroma of hops with plenty of bread. Flavour is nice dry hops with a sour finish. A good, balanced IPA with a hint of complexity.


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