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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: 158   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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3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeZasada (298) - Beaumont, Alberta, - 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...


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (8028) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Bottle @ Boon Burger. Pours a clear amber with a white head that lasts throughout the beer. Aroma has a decent amount of citrus that is supported by a growing pine and a touch of resin. Flavor is more pine forward with notes of grass and resin underlying as well as a grain backbone.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UXO (769) - CANADA - MAR 19, 2015
Pours clear pale amber with one finger of loose off-white head, good retention and moderate lacing. (4/5) Nose is pithy citrus, light caramel malt, mild herbal. (7/10) Taste is moderate sweet, moderate bitter. (7/10) Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, lingering bitter finish. (4/5) A nice little A/IPA from a reliable brewery. Maybe a little too little - it could stand to be a bit more bold, but as it stands, it’s pretty close to sessionable, so that’s OK too. Worth checking out. (15/20)

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
Patrickctenchi (4722) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 16, 2015
Bottle: Nearly clear, light amber with a short, white head. Grapefruit, orange aroma. Taste is strong citrus.....grapefruit, solid grapefruit-peel..an almost leafy bitter. A straightforward and moderately bitter IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JanosX (34) - - FEB 13, 2015
Golden Amber. Nice head. Grapefruit upfront with a clean slightly bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GraffitiVandal (143) - Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 8, 2015
ENG: 341ml bottle from Liquor Mart in Winnipeg. Poured into the tulip. Orange, opalescent color, very small (!), tan head. Light pine and citrus aromas mixed with herbs in the background. Tastes piney and grapefruit, with hints of herbs. Delicate sweety pine bitter aftertaste. Medium to high carbonation and medium body, creamy. Overall a bit too balanced, delicately bitter IPA (maybe a better idea would be to name it APA, rather than IPA). Not overwhelmed by any specific flavor, for one it might be too light for an IPA. It’s good even so, but not as an IPA.

PL: Butelka 341ml kupiona w Liquor Mart w Winnipeg. Przelana do kieliszka. Pomarańczowa, opalizująca barwa, bardzo mała (!), jasna piana. Aromaty delikatnie sosnowe, cytrusowe, uzupełnione ziołowymi gdzieś w tle. W smaku sosna i grejfrut, z nutami ziół. W posmaku delikatna słodkawa sosnowa goryczka. Nasycenie średnie do wysokiego oraz średnie odczucie w ustach, kremowe. Podsumowując nieco zbyt zbalansowane, delikatnie goryczkowe IPA (chyba lepszym pomysłem było by nazwać to piwo APA). Żaden ze smaków nie jest tu zbytnio uwydatniony, dla niektórych to piwo może okazać się zbyt lekkie. Mimo wszystko smakuje dobrze, ale raczej nie jako IPA

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (8836) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 31, 2015
Bottle. Orange/grapefruit malt and grapefruit peel aroma. Slightly hazy golden yellow with moderate head. Lightly sweet tangy orange malt and moderately bitter grapefruit peel flavor. Good - like that it isn’t as sweet as the average IPA.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
b3shine (6519) - Indiana, USA - JAN 23, 2015
Bottle to half-pint glass (thanks cards04). Looks solid; a hazy paler burnt orange with white head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells malty with notes of caramel and bitter hops. Tastes like it smells with a bit of toast as well. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied. Not bad, but an old school IPA.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrChopin (3575) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 26, 2014
[ Bottle ][ 1oz ][ Tasting ][ ][ Snifter ][ 11.09.14 ]
Hazy gold, thin wispy white collar. Light honey grapefruit nose, highly dusty, bitterness heavy with low sweetness. Stinging honey flavor, orange up front considerable pine mid, tons of fruit sweetness, low booze and decent carbonation to support. Stinging papery end, booze finally showing. Meh.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (11100) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2014
Bottle poured a clear golden amber with a lasting creamy ivory head. Aromas of bread and citrus. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, citrus and light yeast with a smooth dry lightly bitter finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
radagast83 (5606) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - NOV 11, 2014
Bottle shared by Iphonephan at the DC Pre-Thanksgiving tasting. Thanks! Poured a clear golden color with a small fizzy head. Aroma was some earthy notes, some light bitterness. Flavor was a light earth notes. Maybe not fresh so the hops have mellowed out?


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