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


on tap

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RATINGS: 151   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAY 12, 2009
Bottle 341ml at Volo
Appearance: Hazed light brown with mid creamy , bright top. Good looking. 3+
Nose: Good , green hop nose , organic , raw with slight citric touch , black tea at finish.
Flavor/Palate : Mid bodied. Welcomed malt sweetness with solid character. Semi dry at mid that well balanced as whole. Refreshing with more citric hints finishing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pootzboy (1597) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - APR 13, 2009
bottle: Pours a clouded shimmering orange-amber ale in the glass with a rich puffy 2 finger cap that lasts and laces. Aroma: Rich leafy citus-herbal woodsy tones over some substantial malt notes....very lush. Flavor profile: starts with a big chew of caramel malt up front but then the hops rush in..citrus, piney, leafy hops ride just above a stable bready malt spine...finish is dry and lightly bitter. A good boilerplate APA with a Pac-NW flair wedded to a Brit IPA simplicity...a rich sessioner.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
manuchampions (1237) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 7, 2009
12oz bottle. Some piney hops in the nose but subdued. Pours an amber with decent head that subsided quickly. The hops are certainly there but not overly distinct. Malt is caramel, rounded and more dominant. But there at the finish are more hops. It’s a pretty good IPA but not stellar. However, benchmarked against other IPA’s from the region it’s a standout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Viper666 (2763) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 6, 2009
Bouteille 650ml, courtoisie de Blankboy. De couleur orange dorée et voilée. Nez de houblon herbeux (herbes fraîches) aux notes citriques et florales, malté de caramel doux avec des notes de biscuits sucrés ainsi que léger de fruits (agrumes, léger dabricots). Moyennement ronde en bouche avec un pétillement moyen et une texture légèrement crémeuse. Moyen goût fruité (agrumes sucrées, notes dabricots) accompagné dune moyenne amertume de houblon herbeux (herbes fraîches, présente toute la gorgée) lors de lentrée en bouche auquel se rajoute un goût malté de caramel très doux avec des notes de biscuits puis en finale on retrouve un regain damertume plus asséchante de houblon herbeux (herbes mouillées) avec des notes citriques (pamplemousse) et florales (faibles notes résineuses perceptibles). Post-goût moyen-long, moyen-amer de houblon herbeux, légèrement citrique avec de petites notes résineuses ainsi qu’un léger goût fruité (zest dagrumes).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 24, 2009
Nose is orange/pine and some decent malt. Amber, small custard head. Taste is orange/pine, fine malt backing, well balanced, hoppy, biiter and bold. Very good example.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 26, 2008
Pleasant, understated hop aroma. Pours a very nice hazy orange with decent head.Not too bad to sit around and have a few pints, but fairly simplistic. Light body, could use some more malt. Mid range bitter finish with some alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonas (5842) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Trev (1960) - 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 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (8059) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 11, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2010 2010-09-20. Lightly hazy orange body with a modest off white head. 3+ Flavour has a pleasant modest bitterness throughout. Hoppy profile is modestly resiny, light leafy green resin, hints of citrus and grapefruit seed. Flavour finishes with a chewy resiny caramel malt blend. 7+ aroma is mild at first, modest orange seeds and modest green hops. 7+ Average to medium bodied palate suits the beer nicely. 3+ Combination of a larger sample and mire assertive citrus takes this up a notch from previous samples. Freshness counts as this was noticeably better than at another pub in Winnipeg. 7/3/7/4/15 - 3.6 On tap at the King’s Head, Winnipeg.

2009-05-08. Dark orange body with an off-white head. Pleasant resiny hop aroma with muted leafy and citrus touches. Flavour starts with a quick burst of citrusy resin but the hops get a touch muted and muddled in the middle. Sweet malt base with muted touches of caramel undertones. (6+). Average plus palate is lightly carbonated. Okay. 7/3/6/3/14 - 3.3 Bottle at Volo

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