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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: 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.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lazyrocky (2) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 21, 2011 does not count
Wonderful IPA! I just enjoyed a 12 ounce bottle and will definitely buy more. I really enjoyed the hops. Slightly bitter with subtle hints of coffee.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
patricks110 (1620) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 30, 2010
A really solid beer. The pour is bright amber with golden and orange notes. Two fingers of white head subsides to a thin cap. Aroma is sweet grassy hops with a mild citric element. The taste is moderately malty with a nice hop at the finish. Pretty boring beer however.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lovehops (3) - Medicine Hat, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 3, 2010 does not count
Great Stuff...Good bang for your buck....I have chatted with the Brewmaster via email....Great guy.....I really like the the fact they dry hop this beer at the end, it gives so much more hoppy flavor!....I like the fact every beer in the brewery is bottled by hand.....Some dedicated guy’s for sure!! Cheers....Jeff..

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sask89 (414) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - NOV 3, 2010
Pours a slight hazy amber colour with a medium off-white head. Floral and spruce hop aroma, slight caramel malt undertones. Taste has a light sweetness to it, fairly hoppy and bitter with a dry finish. Light-medium body, creamy / syrupy mouth feel and average carbonation. Overall a nice IPA, good beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scubaguy (230) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 25, 2010
The flavor is made of roasted malt,pine,grapefruit. Some light carmel in the background. It seems to be well balanced and nothing over powering. The aroma has some citrus notes but the hop’s steal the show Pours an amber color with a white head that quickly vanishes to a thin ring head with a fair amount of lacing. There is some sediment in the bottom so be careful when pouring. It finishes well a roasted malt feeling but a lingering bitterness from the hops. I am new to the IPA scene so trying to keep an open mind.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrManning (2003) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 20, 2010
Many bottles at Chancey Smith’s- Hazed orange with an almost ruby hue. Pours two fingers of sticky froth that laces well. Initially I get peach and mango in the nose, but it is quickly displaced by spice and floral, herbal hops. The flavour profile focuses on spicy and herbal hops with rose petal, grapefruit pith, and mango sweetness. Quite spicy finish with a marked bitterness that lasts. A good effort from this brewer.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MXD (303) - Gatineau/St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 18, 2010
At Pub Italia. Pours pale copper, translucent. Small head (.5 cm). Quite long-lasting though. Heavy hops aroma (mainly citrus, some spruce). Taste is slighty roasted malt, and some hints of resin as well. Gets more and more floral. Too bad the malt taste is too slight. Moderately bitter. Quite a long finish here. Too much carbonation. All in all, pretty good -- I just don’t see this one as anything special as far as IPA are concerned. Certainly well-made --- a well-made IPA-by-numbers.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fred82 (2114) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 22, 2010
341ml bottle from IPB.
Appearance : Clear pale amber HUGE foamy head.
Aroma : Earthy, floral and bready. Something rubbery also. Fades away after some time. Nose get more resinous. Fruity also.
Taste : Slightly citrusy and slightly resinous. Earthy and floral. Very faint bitterness. Taste is quite good actually. Fruity.
Overall : Hops are rather faint but this is very drinkable and refreshing. Carbonation may be a bit too high. Nice drinkable brew.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rederic (2904) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 14, 2010
341ml bottle, amber-orange color, with a big thick beige head, leaving some lacing, faint yeasty, fruity, light floral hop, piney, leafy, citrusy, grapefruit skin nose, with some mango, litchi, tropical fruit, pineapple esters, with a mild toasty, caramel malt accent in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a yeasty, fruity, nice flowery hop leafy, piney, grassy, citrusy, grapefruit character from the cascade hop, with a toasted, caramel malt note in background, with a hint of nuttiness, leading towards a fruity, lemony, grapefruit skin, hop, leafy, piney bitternees finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
cfrancis (2311) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 9, 2010
I’m becoming a huge fan of Half Pints. Thanks to paco for this. Pours clear golden with a white head and decent lacing. Aroma is sweet malt and pine. Taste is a blast of hop and pine. Some citrus on the back of the tongue with a mild but dry bitterness. Such a pleasant beer, I’d drink this all day if I had the chance.


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