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Little Scrapper IPA - Half Pints Brewing Company

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Little Scrapper IPALittle Scrapper IPA

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BA SCORE
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 jgs628
4.85/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

My current favourite. Has sparked my interest in IPAs.

A: Nice amber hue and creamy head.

S: Sweet citrus aroma.

T: Grass hop bitterness that is strong enough for most hopheads but does not dominate. Caramel malty background that is the perfect compliment to the hops.

M: Lite carbonation with a creamy texture.

O: Can't get enough of this IPA. Has everything an IPA should have.

Photo of MrTinnedPEach
4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

Photo of steofwinnipeg
4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

Photo of BigDaftAl
4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

Photo of BasementBer
4.65/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A limited batch of what appeared to be a Little Scrapper with an additional dry hopped fermentation transferred to cask. Not as overwhelmingly hoppy as Humulus Ludicrous but darn bitter! Fortunately I managed to get there in the nick of time for a pint.

A: Cloudy orange to amber hue with a brief head. For various reasons, mostly near end of the cask, the 'pour' didn't produce much head to report on. But a consistent lacing remained from the off-white top.

S: Grapefruit. Excellent citrusy aroma with a hint of pine. One of those smells that makes a hop head tingle in the gullet.

T: Flavor was the most distinct similarity to little scrapper, but still had additional bittering qualities of grass and fruit with a heavy malty character in the nose.

M: Front to back, the bitter resins from the lupulin washed over and left a lasting impression in the pockets of the mouth. Despite the lack of carbonation, the tongue had plenty to play with.

D: A great IPA. The humulus is tough to go back to back with, this double dry hopped ale was neither overpowering or singular in quality making seconds an easy decision. If made a seasonal, I would queue up.

Photo of kjyost
4.63/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I rarely double review beers with different servings, but I had this on tap last night and it was so much better than the bottled version I had reviewed that I had to re-review...

20 oz pour into a sleeve at Original Joe's in Winnipeg

A: Clear amber body, with a head that retained through the whole drink (~20 minutes) and left scads of beautiful lacing all over the glass.

S: A nice balance between some bready malts and some citrus aromas courtesy of the cascade hops (I think). The aroma is strong, yet not overpowering.

T/M: A body that has a bready depth to it that comes off almost as toast with a solid bitterness that balances beautifully. The hops lend citrus flavours in the beer, though they are understated when compared to the malt backbone.

D: The key word here is balanced... It was sublime. I haven't had a beer like this in quite a while, and perhaps that a function of me leaving hoppy beers alone for a month so I can appreciate a 'mere' 50 IBUs... Stellar. Just enough 'West Coast' influences to be loved by my palate...

Photo of mdevonshire
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of Idrankthat
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of Litrecola
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of TheBeermin
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of schnarr84
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of jbonapar
4.43/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Imagine, beer from Winnipeg! Thats what I thought untill i tried beer from this brewery!

Pours a wonderfully dense amber with a slight hazyness ( think they must use a touch of wheat malt) with some yeast sediment.

Smell is fantastic: Hops. Bread. Caramell. Amazing.

Taste: Just like the smell but 10x. I was shocked by the complexity in the hoppy character as well as the dense caramel that seems to tickle your taste buds.

A short review, but honestly, one of my favorite IPA's now. Along with 90min IPA and the Souther Tier IPA.

I recently learned that there is no wheat used! But I'll keep my review as is!

Photo of tbeckett
4.43/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottle from the brewery.

A - Tight one finger head with big bubbles that go away fast but leave a nice cap. Darkish golden colour with low carbonation.

S - Really juicy hops. Lot's of citrus. Not a particularily strong aroma but really really inviting.

T - Citrus hops balanced really well with malts. Flavour hangs out for a long time. Bitterness is noticeable but not overpowering. Flavours linger really nicely. Delicious beer.

M - Light to medium body is nice for the style. Carbonation is there but works well with the beer and doesn't offend.

D - It's a shame I only got a 6 pack and we can't get it in Ontario because this would be my go to IPA. I could drink this all day.

Photo of marty21
4.43/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a hazy orange with a one finger head that leaves a nice cap and nice lacing that continues until you're finished.

S: It has a nice hoppy aroma. I get a lot of pine needle and citrus scents.

T: Similar to the smell I get a nice hop taste of pine needles and citrus. A nice malty, dry and mild bitter finish to it

M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation that suits this beer perfectly.

D: This is a really good session IPA and is a good warm up for Half Pints Humulus Ludicrous. I've never been disappointed with Half Pints.

Photo of Long813
4.38/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dated: N/A
From: Chris (wordemupg), 341ml

A: Hazy copper body with one inch of fluffy white head. Head dissipates rather quickly into a thin ring, but leaves nice lacing.

S: Fair amount of pine mixed in with some bready notes and some citrus at the back.

T: Much like the aroma, loads of pine and bready malts. Citrus notes are subtle.

M: Medium-light bodied with medium-high carbonation. Creamy texture is given off with a nice malty finish.

D: This beer tastes damn good! Nice balance between two styles of IPA's. Hoppy and malty, easy to drink and no sense of alcohol. Thanks again to Chris, I love it.

Photo of zachloveshisbeer
4.38/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A very good IPA and true to style. Not a big, hoppy surprise but very approachable and something I'd pour for someone interested in a more "hopped up brew" but not something "so bitter I need a can of Coke to counter the pain". The fact that it's brewed in what is often hailed as one of Canada's worst cities, it sure does impress me. I'd love to try it on tap some time.

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.33/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed in a hotel room in Brandon, MB. Poured in to a regular glass.

A - Hazy oragne colour with a small amount of white head.

S - Nice juicy citrus hops up front with some tangerine and grapefruit notes. A nice sweet caramel malt backbone rounds this one out.

T - Some nice bitterness up front from the hops along with a nice citrus palate with the tangerine & grapefruit from the nose really coming through nicely in the palate. A nice sweet malt backbone that is noitceable but doens't overpower the nice juicy citrus hops. The finish is bitter and sweet at the same time. A very well balanced IPA.

D - One of the better IPAs I have had recently.

M - Medium body, light to moderate carbonation.

Photo of ZorPrime
4.33/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Copper color beer, it is veiled due to no filtering process involved, should be tasty. The head is sticky enough. Looks creamy too.

The aroma is citrusy with some grapefruit. It is of medium intensity. Some piny notes too in the aroma. Very inviting.

The taste is all citrus. This beer is very refreshing with some floral notes. The finish is all dry from the hops... you want more after that.

Medium body beer. It is well balanced too. An excellent introductory IPA if you ask me. I like this stuff for an every day beer.

Photo of DoctorStrangiato
4.33/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a 341-ml bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance - gold-copper colour with a good 1/2-inch head. Good lacing from the heavy quantity of hops.

Smell - a very nice citrus hop aroma over top of a nice malt foundation.

Taste - this is a good beer. Rich and malty, very hoppy but smooth. Tonnes of flavour but finishes fairly crisp.

Moutheel - smooth and tasty. Some oily after-effects from the richness of the hops.

Drinkability - goes down easy. Crisp and flavourful, ideal for most situations.

Photo of andrenaline
4.33/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I've drunk this on several occasions, but have yet to review it until now. Half Pints continues to produce top quality microbrews jam-packed with flavour!

A - Pours a nice thick pillowy amount of head, leaving a noticeable amount of lacing. Golden copper brown with the slightest haze.

S - Powerful citrus and pine scents. Smells absolutely delicious and possesses quite a strong scent.

T - Very bitter hop flavour off the top. Much like the scent bit of a pine and citrus, similar to the initial taste, finishes quite bitter. Prepare yourself to pucker those lips!

M - Very light on the palette, carbonation is light and bubbly and goes down quite smooth.

D - A delicious IPA, and I'd easily rank it up there with my go-to Canadian IPA (Tree's - Hop Head)! It seems to be easier to find lil' scrapper than in the past... Increased accessibility means more shelf space dedicated to it in my beer fridge!

Photo of bulldogg915
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of jcubz
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of ZiggyPop
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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