Little Scrapper IPA - Half Pints Brewing Company

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Little Scrapper IPALittle Scrapper IPA

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88
very good

117 Ratings
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Ratings: 117
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.69%
Wants: 12
Gots: 19 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Half Pints Brewing Company visit their website
Manitoba, Canada

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
To admit that the brewers at Half Pints are hopheads is an understatement. This India Pale Ale is unabashedly hoppy, with a grapefruit-like aroma due to a large addition of hops directly to the final tank (a process called “dry hopping”). A firm, toasted malt presence forms the background for all these hops lending balance so it’s not just a one note symphony.

50 IBU

(Beer added by: trevorwideman on 08-18-2006)
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Photo of ThomasT
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Appearance: Medium caramel colour, with thin brown head.
Smell: Hefty amount of grapefruit, with moderate pine and a strong, but pleasant caramel sweetness.
Taste: Grapefruit and pine are definitely present. Floral notes and delicious sweet caramel, like clover nectar lead up the middle and the finish is a very dry and bitter, but refreshing roastiness.
Overall: Nice flavour profile, very delicious and well-balanced.

Photo of sherpahigh
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of nmann08
3.45/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

From a bottle, pours a pale yellow color with a thin off white head.

The flavor is sweet floral hops, a bit musty. The citrus is fighting to come through..grapefruit, lemon, citrus rinds, but the sweetness of the malts cut through it.

The flavor is more typical, citrus rinds, pineapple, grapefruit, less malt dominance. Pretty clean, but could benefit from a bit more balance.

Overall, good.

Photo of tom10101
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of Groulxsome
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of KeKeKumba
3/5  rDev -23.7%

Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.53/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

341 ml bottle poured into a shaker pint glass. Cloudy orange-yellow amber with a small amount of frothy white foam (although what is there sticks around for a long time). Aroma is gritty grapefruit rind and bready caramel malts, lemon cleaner perhaps. I want to say harsh but that's overstating the case. Quite rustic though. Palate is similarly a little coarse and grainy, although the grapefruit and orange hop flavors do pop nicely. Strong malt backbone, nutty bread front and center, with an unusually dry, mildly metallic finish. Not fresh and bright in the hops department despite the robust flavors, recalls some old world examples of the style although its impossible to miss the Cascade in here. Nice mouth feel, smooth and moderately thick. I do appreciate the toasted character and jam-like fruitiness. Not a top tier western Canadian IPA but worth a sample.

Photo of kwhallick
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of ZiggyPop
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of SimonHamm
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of LarryAppleton
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of jcubz
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of qcbrewer
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of MrTinnedPEach
4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

Photo of rogerdandy
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Reider
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of smakawhat
3.44/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass.

Real nice deep bronze amber and crystal clear body, with small amounts of pinhead rising carbonation. Head is fluffy bone white, two to three fingers deep and sets down nice and thick.

Nose is a bit odd. Strange dirt action on this, and ranking musty qualities. Very off putting and not enjoyable. Some interesting toasty qualities and faint brown sugar, but not a real great smelling brew even in the hop realm, and not much citrus sensing warmth.

Palate is a little lacking. Juicy mouthfeel coating though, with lots orange and grapefruit like citrus. Oily on the lips and sweet zesty flavors roll easily. Some aftertaste biscuit qualities and sweet brown sugars that match with the zesty oily bitterness nicely. Luckily none of that rank smell comes to the palate.

Overall a pretty easy drinking IPA and has some nice distinct malt finish, but the nose is just rank and off putting.

Photo of KeeganRohovich
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of DamageCase76
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of mhaugo
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of YamagamiTravis
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of spinrsx
3.7/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

341ml Bottle received in trade with rejtable - thanks!

Appearance - Slightly hazy light copper with an average size fizzy off-white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for around 3 minutes.

Smell - Hops, malts, caramel, grapefruit

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste caramel, malts, and hops. There is also some grapefruit and some grassy notes and a hint of an odd musty flavour. It ends with a medium amount of bitter hop bitterness.

Overall – Pretty decent. Unsure how fresh this is. It's by no means a world beater, but a solid IPA with a nice variety of flavours.

Photo of Noxious26
4.06/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I can't believe I've never reviewed this as it's one of my regulars. 341ml brown bottle with twist off cap poured in a pint glass.

Light copper to orange in colour and mostly clear but a little hazy. Light beige head is 1/2 inch on the pour and recedes to a thin cap with lots of lacing down the sides.

Nicely balanced aroma of sweet citrus fruits (grapefruit and orange) and malts (caramel and bread).

Nice hop bite right off the start. The caramel malt tries to add backbone, but winds up making a cameo appearance. Long bitter hop finish or pine and grass.

Medium bodied wth mild carbonation and a little oily.

As I mentioned, one of my regulars as there aren't many IPAs available year round and of the couple that are, this is my favourite. Definitely worth a try.

Photo of ksolomon
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of FondueVoodoo
3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Tbadiuk for this and many for tasty brews!
A: A clear amber capped with plenty of boney white head. the head settles down to a cratered cap leaving lacing around the glass.

S: Cirtus rind and yeasty bread, with sweet malty notes. Slight notes of funkiness mirrored with honey.

T: Pops forward with pleasant bitter orange rinds followed up with caramels, honey and malts. Some faint biscuit and yeastiness mid palette and finishes piney and hold on the palette well. Hops are present and balanced well with the malts.

M: Creamy and thick with a dryness that develops at the back end. Complex mix that manages to offer a welcoming medium body and a refreshing finish.

O: A well balanced brew that offers a solid hop and malt profile. Neither playing centre stage, but complimenting and enhancing the other.

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Little Scrapper IPA from Half Pints Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 117 ratings.