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


on tap

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RATINGS: 144   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonas (5622) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JUL 13, 2008
Bottle. Good relaxed, pine hop nose,not overdoing the resins. Hazy golden, nice lacing egshell foam. Light body - easy on the malt, a bit apricot, big on the pine hoppy side. Dry oily finish. Rosmarin retronasal.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
JHunter (676) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 30, 2008
for starters not as hoppy as stated but enjoyable a easy to drink pours a light amber clour with a good head. malt body with hop finish. light in the body but still a good beer

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Trev (1929) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 17, 2008
Bottle from Brewery Creek: Pours a medium amber colour with a nice off white head. Malty aroma, some dusty wet wool tones, floral hop coming through later. Flavour was not as hoppy as I’d hoped. Malt dominated body with a yeasty taste on the fringes. light to medium bitter finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Crit (3340) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 15, 2008
Light copper,small beige head.Salty light cat pissy nose.Malt profile with some medium bitterness in the finish….needs more

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mgermani (1000) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 13, 2008
I was warned that this was a drain-pour by a friend, so I was prepared to be disappointed. Pours a slightly hazy dull amber with a nice creamy head with decent retention. Aroma is questionable - slightly corny, not particularly remarkable. Taste is not terrible - malt, a bit of an oily bil-like hop taste which grates a bit but otherwise better than the stack of pale ales and lagers I had the previous night at a local pub. Good carbonation, crisp finish. High alcohol definitely evident. There’s nothing terribly wrong with this beer - I think it would go quite nicely with a burger & fries or curry. Weird taste in the finish, though... can’t quite figure out what it is...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2008
A - Hoppy A - Dark for a IPA with light head F - Hoppy and refreshing. P - Crisp and sharp, but not harsh O - Get on the deck on a hot summer day with a few of these and enjoy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
paco (527) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - JAN 27, 2008
Bottle from trade with Piscator34. Another great beer from Half Pints. Pours a somewhat dark shade of orange with a nice size white head. Lots of flavor here. Hops a plenty, earthy maltiness, floral notes and even some citrus. Great bitter finish, not over the top. Very well balanced. They are on to something in Winnipeg.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (8867) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2008
660ml bottle acquired in trade with HopTownHarry. Thanks for answering my call for Half Pints beers! Poured a medium and cloudy amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of juicy oranges (like I just peeled one), grapefruit, caramel, and some pine. Tastes of citrus, toasty, earthy, and a trace of caramel. The tastes a bit of a let down compared to the aroma. On the thinner side.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
2VP (4) - CANADA - DEC 29, 2007 does not count
Looks pretty much like any British pale ale, has a noticeable aroma but is a little weak in scent for a solid IPA. If your a fan of real India Pale Ale’s (read not Alexander Keiths) then this is the way to go, if not give it a try a few times and you might acquire the taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dkazuk (248) - winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 25, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2008 660ml bottle.
Pours a slightly hazy honey orange with a fair white head. Leaves a nice bit of lacing. Aroma is strong grapefruity hops with bready, caramely roasted malts. Flavour is lightly sweet with lots of grassy, eartthy hops, finishing with a light sour bitterness. Medium body and carbonation. Light mouthfeel. Very Nice.

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