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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: 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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
northropfrye (2325) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 27, 2011
UPDATED: APR 12, 2013 Very good. Nice strong hops flavour, slight honey sweetness. Not quite as good as the Humulous Ludicrous, but a very good beer nonetheless.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thb (709) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 4, 2011
Reddish copper with a medium, lingering head. Aroma of grapefruit, pine from hops. Also a big whack of butterscotch (diacetyl, i suppose). Taste is similar, bitter hops, caramel/butterscotch malt backbone. Lingering bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeZasada (293) - Beaumont, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 19, 2011
bottle. Pours a slightly hazy reddish amber with a moderate, lasting white head. Good aroma, kind of a floral hoppiness. Taste: Moderate bitterness, a bit of citrus - warms to a slight sweet maltiness. Finishes with a floral hop bitterness. Pretty good, this would be an excellent ’regular drinking beer’ for hopheads...

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
matrix_can (1) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 27, 2011 does not count
citrus, floral, amber, clear, minimal head, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium sourness, medium body, average carbonation,

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pintbypint (2708) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 10, 2011
341ml brown bottle. Pours golden, a bit of haze. Nice frothy head with sticky, thick, clingy lace. Aroma is piney hops, some orange zest. Flavor has a biscuity malt base, lots of grapefruit and pine hop flavor. Bright hoppy finish with nice lingering grapefruity andpine and lemony notes, medium bitterness. Medium body with soft carbonation, good mouthfeel. Overall, a nicely hopped easy to drink IPA, reminds me a bit of Lakefront’s IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gramity (1465) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 4, 2011
Little Scrapper poured a dark rusty amber color with a gorgeous two finger white head. Head retention was good and ample lacing was left on my tulip glass. The aroma consists mainly of floral and spruce aromas from the hops with some citrus and a small bit of caramel. The flavor is a nice blend of pine, grapefruit, and roasted malts. The malts have a faint caramel note to them. The flavors are very well balanced and the hops are clearly present but not as overpowering as other IPAs. The mouthfeel is very soft and smooth. This IPA is very highly drinkable.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Powertrip (999) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 1, 2011
Single bottle purchased from Kensington Wine Market in Calgary, AB on 02/23/2011. Colour is pleasent medium orange with gold and yellow traces. Low soft head. Nose: Hops, sugar, yeast, pine needles. Nose actually fades as I swirl this one...odd. Taste: Light sweet, light sour, medium bitter. Hops throughout the palate. Roasted malt and nut come mid-palate to the finish. A touch of citrus muddles about. Mouth feel is exceptional - soft and creamy but without thick lacing. A very decent IPA.

4
   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 (1783) - 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..


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