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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: 134   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - OCT 13, 2007
Burning amber body with mellow herbalness and biscuity malts in the nose. Firm nutty/herbal hops with caramel, oak, and toast. Finishes with toasted nuts and more herbs.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (28458) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2007
Bottled. An amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma is sweet malty with notes of caramel - I find the aroma a bit too light. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of straw and caramel, leading to a rather bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 14, 2007
Pours a cloudy golden color with a thin white head. Good aroma of floral hops and pine needles. Good flavor of floral, piney and fruity hops with a dry and bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radiomgb (2143) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2007
Orange-copper in colour, large long lasting white head, great lacing. The aroma is nicely hopped, very fresh orange citrus, quite floral, light malt sweetness. The flavour is moderatly hopped, good bitterness, very floral, some herbs, light caramel sweetness. Bitter mouthfeel, meidum body, medium/high carbonation. Finishes with a lingering floral hop bitterness. Pretty good stuff, a good look at what Half Pints can do.

660ml bottle shared by <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/ViewUser.asp?U target=blank>mds, thanks Mike. Another bottle acquired in a trade with <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/ViewUser.asp?UserID=1 target=blank>piscator34, thanks Kris.
Opened on February 16, 2007.
No best before date.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
faroeviking (10294) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAY 1, 2007
Bottle. Tapped in June 2002. Pours and orange colour with some small floaties in it. The aroma is sweet, malty, hoppy and fruity. The flavour is sweet, fruity, malty and bit spiced. Dry hoppy finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2007
Cloudy orange colour with a white head. Hoppy, fruity and floral aroma with a pine bitter note and some malty sweetness. Malty, caramel sweet flavor with hoppy pine notes and a light dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (19665) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 29, 2007
Bottle. Hazy orange coloured with a white head. Fruity aroma of caramel, spices, hops and pine needles. Flavour of caramel, hops and pine needles.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (29691) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 26, 2007
Sample from 66 cL bottle. Pours orange, clear. Aroma of flowery and spicy notes. Flavour of spices and hops. Ends bitterdry.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 26, 2007
(Bottle 65 cl) Courtesy of Sammy. Clear, amber golden with a dense, white head. Citrusy aroma. Medium body with notes of caramel, pine and citrus. Dry, bitter hoppy finish. 230407

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 25, 2007
Amarillo hops, dry-hopped with Cascade. Cloudy peachy/amber hue, attractive milky white foam above, little lace leaving. Juicy fruit aroma, nice moderate bitterness...grapefruit and piney-ness, lovely stuff. Good bracing bitterness up front, a plentitude of hoppiness, fresh Amarillo flavor, nice and juicy. Creamy, citric mouthfeel. Toasty malt backbone. Well-balanced brew, plenty of everything, not too much, not too little. The label says this little scrapper could take other so-called IPAs to the mat. Well, maybe if you’re only talking about Canadian IPAs. American IPAs have got this category covered and then some...I’d double the IBUs at least, ...but then you’d almost have Surly Furious...and now we’re talking! Drinks great, though. A bit too reserved to really be an aggresive IPA. At least 65 IBUs would have been better (it’s listed at 50). I like this. Thanks to David for bringing it to Surly, for them to give to me!


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