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Little Scrapper IPA - Half Pints Brewing Company

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Little Scrapper IPALittle Scrapper IPA

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very good

115 Ratings
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Ratings: 115
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.69%
Wants: 12
Gots: 16 | 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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Ratings: 115 | Reviews: 61 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Kmat10, May 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

MidwestBA, May 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

bulldogg915, Apr 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

IanSpindler, Mar 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

NightINgale, Mar 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

BigGruntyThirst, Feb 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

goalie35, Feb 02, 2013
Photo of JonnyBeers
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

JonnyBeers, Jan 11, 2013
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.

zachloveshisbeer, Jan 08, 2013
Photo of Rutager
4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

New to BC. Sweet!

Appearance. Pours a quite clear, rich yellow gold/amber with over a finger of white head.

Smell. Nice sweet citrus fruits, some lightly toasted malts and grains, just a little pine and a drop of honey.

Taste. Sweet light malts and some floral, fruity hops. Not the intense citrus of some ipas, but a nicely rounded fruityness with citrus, tropical and even some orchard fruits. Pretty low bitterness, but there is a bit in the finish.

Mouthfeel. Medium body with just below medium carbonation. Very nice.

Overall. A nice, easy drinker here. Not the tongue bruising, insanely hopped kind of IPA, but very tasty and somewhat unique among the many IPAs out there.

Rutager, Dec 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

robuncorked, Oct 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

daskipper, Oct 16, 2012
Photo of Idrankthat
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Idrankthat, Oct 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

4ster, Sep 28, 2012
Photo of Litrecola
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Litrecola, Sep 14, 2012
Photo of leaddog
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a dark amber with a finger width of bubbly head.

Smell - Piney hops, citrus, grapefruit, tropical fruits, caramel malt.

Taste - Piney hops from the start followed by toasted caramel malts and citrus. Moderate level of bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Creamy body.

Overall - An enjoyable AIPA by Half Pints. I'd like to see a higher hop flavour level (my personal preference), but still a good representation of the style.

leaddog, Sep 01, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

ptarmigan98, Aug 11, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

mmurphy525, Aug 06, 2012
Photo of jrenihan
3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Beer is orange/copper in colour. Translucent. A fairly large off-white and frothy head on top. Good retention, quite a bit of lacing.

Caramel malt, light citrus fruit and a wood scent.

Caramel malt, some citrus fruit, wood, grass. A little bitter, but really quite balanced. Maltier than I would expect. No freshness date on the bottle so I do not know how fresh it is. Pretty good but not the citrusy, hop-focused beer that it presents itself to be.

Medium body, moderate to high carbonation. A bit oily.

Overall, pretty good but not anything special. Perhaps this is not a super fresh bottle. I would try it again for sure.

jrenihan, Jul 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

TheBeermin, Jul 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed on many occasions and was surprised to discover I hadn't done a review
A - mostly clear copper golden, thumb of head retained at a good covering leaving a consistent lace ring as it dissipated
S - earthy woody hop notes followed by mild citrus and grain
T - interesting hop mix of earthy, perfume, and citrus, dry cracker and multigrain bread malt flavours
M - medium body with big carbonation, dry and medium bitter finish
O - I have found this to be a fantasticly sessionable IPA, great hop variety and a very drinkable 6%, this will continue to be a regular 6er purchase for me

joemcgrath27, Jul 05, 2012
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2/5  rDev -49.1%

joefinnigan15, May 25, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -36.4%

Dayna, Apr 16, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

BigDaftAl, Apr 08, 2012
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3/5  rDev -23.7%

rinhaak, Mar 16, 2012
Little Scrapper IPA from Half Pints Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 115 ratings.