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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

120 Ratings
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Ratings: 120
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 15
Gots: 21 | 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:
Beer added by: trevorwideman on 08-18-2006

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
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Photo of Noxious26
4.07/5  rDev +3.6%
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
3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

Photo of steofwinnipeg
4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

Photo of FrostyWPG
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Kmat10
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of MidwestBA
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of bulldogg915
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of IanSpindler
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of NightINgale
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of BigGruntyThirst
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of goalie35
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of JonnyBeers
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of zachloveshisbeer
4.37/5  rDev +11.2%
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 Rutager
4.02/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

Photo of robuncorked
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of daskipper
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Idrankthat
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of 4ster
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Litrecola
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of leaddog
3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
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.

Photo of ptarmigan98
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of mmurphy525
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of jrenihan
3.81/5  rDev -3.1%
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.

Photo of TheBeermin
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Little Scrapper IPA from Half Pints Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 120 ratings.