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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

110 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 110
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.38%
Wants: 12
Gots: 14 | 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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4/5  rDev +1.3%

BigGruntyThirst, Feb 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

goalie35, Feb 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

JonnyBeers, Jan 11, 2013
Photo of zachloveshisbeer
4.38/5  rDev +10.9%

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%

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 +1.3%

robuncorked, Oct 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

daskipper, Oct 15, 2012
Photo of Idrankthat
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Idrankthat, Oct 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

4ster, Sep 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Litrecola, Sep 14, 2012
Photo of leaddog
3.9/5  rDev -1.3%

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 -5.1%

ptarmigan98, Aug 11, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

mmurphy525, Aug 06, 2012
Photo of jrenihan
3.83/5  rDev -3%

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 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

TheBeermin, Jul 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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 -49.4%

joefinnigan15, May 25, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -36.7%

Dayna, Apr 15, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

BigDaftAl, Apr 08, 2012
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3/5  rDev -24.1%

rinhaak, Mar 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Edgerrin32, Feb 28, 2012
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3.9/5  rDev -1.3%

Nice hoppy offering North of the border...

Presentation: 16 oz draft serving. Place offers no description of the brew. Served on a pint shaker glass.

A - Slightly hazy deep gold to pale amber pour, short frothy head with good retention, creamy surface memory, and fair lacing.

S - This initial offering is very tepid in the nose, almost non-existing… I was lucky to have it later through this trip and the nose was far better. Dunno.. Me? Cold serving? Old keg? Soft hoppy notes...

T - Luckily the palate displayed a nice hoppy range, citrus, pine, some resign, light caramel in the background…

M - Medium to medium/light body with sizable carbonation picking it up. Good crisp finish as it folds.

O - Very drinkable, hands down this was the brew of this trip to Winnipeg.

Notes: First time trying Half Pints and this did not disappoint. That lack of aroma at first was a bit worrying but the brew stood out. On the last night the place we were at had an issue replacing a keg, which was a bit warm, and while excessively foamy it was a brew that held the evening together very nicely. Looking forward to a chance in the future when I may have a proper shot at this IPA. Also had their Bulldog Amber a couple of times, which I though was all kinds of decent. The only thing I tried from Fort Garry while on a different level was also very decent. Thanks Lawrence and Richard for being such great hosts and putting me close to these libations.

Daniellobo, Feb 27, 2012
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3.98/5  rDev +0.8%

341ml bottle poured into a 16oz pint glass.

A - Big bubbly, off-white head. Hazy copper body with moderate carbonation. Head retains as a thick foamy cap that leaves generous lacing as it recedes.

S - Lots of hops upfront with some faint bready caramel malt. Good citrusy character, grapefruit and lemon, with a nice pine aroma as well. Slightly skunky, and the hops could have a little more character here.

T - Lots of hops, piney and grassy, but not quite as fruity or citrusy as the description led me to believe. Light caramel malt helps balance, but doesn't add much character. Pretty average, run-of-the-mill IPA here, to be honest.

M - Body is about medium in feel, a little creamier than average. Could probably use a touch more carbonation to liven up the feel of this one.

D - Overall, this IPA definitely underwhelmed. That being said, it's still an excellent beer, and I'm not at all disappointed to have 5 more bottles. The citrusy character just never really came through for me. Average IPA, but that's not a bad thing.

Converge, Feb 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

appearance
golden orange in color

smell
smell of citrus hops

taste
taste of citrus hops, not overly bitter, slightly more hops than malt, but it is an ipa so a super balanced beer wasn't to be expected

mouthfeel
slightly light, but has enough density to be satisfying, for the ipa style has desireable amount of body

overall
really good beer, good ipa, I love ipa's so I might be biased, but solid 4/5 in every category, try this beer if you like ipa's

h20mbh, Feb 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

mcpwn, Feb 09, 2012
Little Scrapper IPA from Half Pints Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 110 ratings.