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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: 157   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.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kathouse (1188) - 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 (3460) - 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 (1391) - 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 (3632) - Candiac, 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 (575) - 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 (1746) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rejtable (1585) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 29, 2013
This is pretty solid. Pours orange, clear, with lit miter head and a finger or so of clumpy, frothy lacing. Nose is a bit quiet, some breakfast tea. Notes of cereal, some light fruit, lots of piney bitterness. Taste is light sweet medium/heavy bitter. Full ish body with lots of carbonation and a pretty long bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bulldogops (1111) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 27, 2013
Bottle at Community (old Brewsters in Castledowns), 6%. Clear golden amber pour with a weak, white head that bubbles away to a ring. Aroma is strong with hoppy overtones, mlid citrusy, but mostly piney, and earthy. Taste is more of the same, dry hops (resinous, piney stickyness) and toasted bread dough malts dominating the flavour, with a hint of sweetness. Definitely comes off as a british ipa despite the northwest hops (Cascade, Amarillo) - not a ton of grapefruit on the nose or palate- but the finish isnt overly dry, but balanced and satisfying. Delicious.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kevinsenn (1340) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2013
Finally, my first beer from Manitoba. Bottle courtesy of toffsbury. Pours hazy amber with nearly no head. Aroma of raisins and citrus fruits. Slightly fruity taste, with some spice, pine, and a dry bitter finish. Good enough IPA to make me willing to try other stuff from these guys, if I ever get the chance.


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