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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: 159   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Eructoblaster (3363) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 10, 2013
Bottle - 341ml. Hazy amber body with a thin off-white creamy/frothy head. Fresh hoppy aroma with melon and grapefruit hints. Its sharp hoppy taste carries citrusy, woody, and grainy notes. Ends with a good bitter finish. Enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimmay (807) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 30, 2013
341 ml bottle. Pours amber in colour, with huge frothy off white head. Nicely balanced ipa. Cascade hops balanced with solid caramel malt.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wordemupg (9) - calgary, CANADA - MAR 20, 2013 does not count
330ml bottle July 17 2009 A almost orange in color, nice head that hangs around for a while, some lacing S hops and citrus and some sweet malt T hoppy but balanced with some sweet malt flavor. quite nice i enjoyed it from start to finish M/D good feel easy to drink all around good IPA nothing blows me away but noting disappointed me either Serving type: bottle 07-18-2009

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Narnad (1503) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2013
From a bottle into a tulip glass. Pours a very hazy orange color with a huge, pillowy white head that sticks around. Aroma has a mix of grapefruit, light orange and typical "cascadey" nose with a light touch of crisp, sweetness from the malt. Flavor has a very nice grapefruit and orange citrus mix. The grapefruit lends a slight acidity and the orange actually tastes like orange slices in the brew. Alcohol creeps up late in the tasting. Body is modest with a slight hot feeling. Overall a pretty good IPA with a good dose of hops.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WoodersonMB (26) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 8, 2013
My all season go to beer. Citrus and hops dominate this beer. Nice carbonation, sexy lacing and just all around balanced. Not a "hop monster" but its not supposed to be. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jayseppi (155) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2013
Nice hop aroma coming off the light amber body. Grassy and pine are the main notes coming through. Big punch of hops up front and a good crisp bitterness to finish it off. slightly drying on the back.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (7959) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Bottle via trade with Andrew - thanks! Bright orange pour with a smaller white head. Big juicy citrus hops - very aromatic and flavorful. Great brew.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vadie (1018) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 18, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2012 Un nez d’agrumes avec un goût prononcé de houblon avec des notes d’annanas. Un goût IPA très amer au dessus une bonne bière blonde. Excellent.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 12, 2012
UPDATED: APR 19, 2013 Pours a great slightly cloudy golden colour. Aprox 3/4 an inch of nice white head that slowly shrinks leaving decent lace. Smells of pine, grapefruit, and a light toasted malt profile on the nose. Taste is majorly of grapefruit balanced by some roasted malt. Fantastic ipa.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (3905) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 7, 2012
Bottle (12 oz). Traded by northropfrye, thanks Andrew! Clear golden/amber with a huge slowly diminishing white head and major lacing. Aroma of floral hops, some citrus with piney and herbal notes. Taste is piney and floral with a good malty backbone and slight citrus. Moderate bitter finish. Dry mouthfeel. Good sessionable IPA with a tad too much malty presence for my liking but still drinkable and thirst quenching.


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