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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: 164   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   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.

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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JesseM (1158) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2010
341mL bottle from a group order, thanks matt7215 for organizing. This one pours a hazy pale gold with some chunks floating around that must be hops I (hope) guess. Aroma is quite nice, some good grapefruit and grassy pungent hoppiness that is enticing. Flavour isnt bad, but doesnt really live up to the aroma. Some nice C hops flavour and good bitterness, with an okay malt backbone that almost reminds me of homebrew malt extract. Nice prickly feel. Really nothing much to complain about though, and Id buy this a lot if it were regularly available to me. High level of decency here, as ambiguous as that may sound. I dont really know what else to say, the beer just doesnt really speak to me....

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
matt7215 (2278) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 6, 2010
341 ml bottle from a private order. AP unclear orange, off white head, over carbonated AR dusty malts, minimal c hops FL great juicy hop flavour, lacks malt body and bitterness PA over carbonated and on the sweet side of balanced OV decent IPA

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DerWeg (1598) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 31, 2010
Very pleasing and highly gulpable. Look is hazy deep yellow-amber with white head. Aroma unexpectedly fresh and open, yeast and c-hop. Taste a nice flourish if citrus hop, moderate bitterness, a little peach, overall clean and straightforward session IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
eric_victor (57) - Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 30, 2010
Very nice hoppy beer both in taste and aroma. Nice light head. Excellent beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (7136) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 12, 2010
Bouteille de 341 ml obtenue via Importations Prives Biropholie. Arme: Odeur dagrumes avec une pointe fruite. Apparence: La couleur est orange voile avec une faible densit de bulle. Prsence dun mince col mousseux et dune fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Got de pamplemousse avec une pointe de caramel. Dure moyenne de larrire got. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture lgrement minrale. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrire got houblonn. (Rating #3016)

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (9499) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 25, 2010
My Bottom Line:
This India Pale Ales 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 (3758) - 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 (6103) - 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 Ive 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 theres nothing wrong with heavy drinking. Its 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 (6174) - 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 Ive 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 (3061) - ste-catherine, 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.....


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