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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: 140   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (5628) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 12, 2010
Bouteille de 341 ml obtenue via Importations Privées Bièropholie. Arôme: Odeur d’agrumes avec une pointe fruitée. Apparence: La couleur est orangée voilée avec une faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de pamplemousse avec une pointe de caramel. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement minérale. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût houblonné. (Rating #3016)

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (7677) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 25, 2010
My Bottom Line:
This India Pale Ale’s beaufitul citrusy and floral hop bouquet leads to delicate caramel maltiness, before assertive leafy and spicy hop bitterness settles on the tongue.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sturdy coat of foam tops the hazy amber-tinged orange.
-The big-bubbled effervescence and rather light caramel presence make this highly drinkable to me.
-Mineral notes are present throughout; perhaps a sign that this is getting a little tired.
-This must be gorgeous fresh on tap!

Bottle.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
probstblueribbon (2855) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - APR 8, 2010
341 ml bottle from Bieropholie, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass. 18MR10.

App.: Clear orange-amber with a large off-white foam. Aroma: Soapy, floral, citrus hops, light fruity esters, tangerines, light caramel/toffee background, so much orange. Palate: Medium body, medium-soft carbonation. Flav.: Pine/grapefruit hops that are somewhat soapy, still lots of orange, very little malt to balance; dry with fair bitterness, more malt than before.

A bit odd but fair. Like many of my public school teachers.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Glouglouburp (5938) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 26, 2010
In short: Rich caramel with archetypical American style IPA hopping. Good beer.
How: Bottle 341ml. Consumed fresh a few days after receiving it through private importation
The look: Partly cloudy golden orange body topped by a medium off-white head
In long: Pleasant hoppy nose that blends many of the typical American hops aromas. Taste is well balanced with the caramel backbone being totally adequate for this type of hopping.. Grassy, citrusy, grapefruity, floral notes, a touch of pine needles. A little yeasty. Nourrishing. Body a little fluffy. A bit astringent. Nothing original here. I think it could have better if a little crisper (less fluffy/yeasty and with a brighter malt bill) but this is a nice IPA nonetheless. Everything I’ve had from this brewery in the past year has been very solid. And this beer is something I could drink on a regular basis, yet another beer I would drink on a regular basis in large quantities. But there’s nothing wrong with heavy drinking. It’s people that give heavy drinking a bad name.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rastacouere (6119) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 17, 2010
Huge fluffy white head covers the charming hazy golden pour. Lacy all the way. Generous floral, orangey nose of C-hops combined with crystal bready, toasty, caramelly malts. Classic-style IPA with convincing aromatic powers, an initial sweet toasty, honeyed attack and a growing affirmative bitterness that never feels overpowering. Classy stuff that I feel I’ve had a few times under different names, but refreshing, fresh and hitting the spot nicely. Good stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GonZoBeeR (2906) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 20, 2010
Aroma:Caramel,maple syrup,grapefruit and critrus hops aroma... Appearance:light hazy orange,light head... Flavor:Good bitterness,good caramel flavor.....

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheHulk (486) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 14, 2010
Good and firm hops aroma, just what it should be to call it an IPA. Nice cascade presence, but it seems like something is missing in it, I don’t know what though, it just smells too light. Decent head, great lacing, it just keeps on lasting. Orangey coppery colour, very nice, fairly hazy. Taste if quite sharp of the amarillo hops, has the same hole in it the smell has, something’s jut not quite right. It peaks too high and then falls too far too quickly.Hard to find malt flavour under the hops. Prickly on the way down, leaves the hop taste for a while for you to chew on. A pretty nice IPA, it’s almost like a 1 1/2 IPA, not quite a double. Amarillo isn’t my favourite hops but this is a great IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lefossoyeur (444) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 13, 2010
Clear deep orange blonde with a huge and everlasting mushroom head. Notes of caramel and a gentle herbal hops aromas completed by a mineral note. Medium body, lovely malt presence, chewy, backed by a gentle but sustained bitterness that finishes a little spicy. Very classic english style IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DalzAle (1944) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - NOV 29, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2010 Bottle from piscator34 (Thanks!) Copper orange pour, medium carbonation and good amount of lacing after the head subsided. Aroma is caramel and slightly stale resiny hops. Flavor is earthy, herbal hops, some vanilla and a little dry and stale on the finish. Not bad, although I would love to try this fresh on tap! 02/25/2010 Re-Rate-->Bottle received this last weekend via an in person BA trade. This bottle is much better, all the good aspects of the beer from my original rating but much richer. Syrupy hops are definitely up front after the first sip, followed by stronger vanilla and a little booze. Again, very well done and most certainly a beer that’s best fresh!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cole (967) - , Alberta, CANADA - NOV 23, 2009
Deep amber colour, tall slightly green head. Aroma is very hoppy. Very North American. The beer is rich smooth and flavourfull. A very nice sessional IPA. Full bodied and robust, hoppy and bitter without ripping your face off.


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