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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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4.33/5  rDev +9.6%

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.

DoctorStrangiato, Aug 26, 2011
Photo of DaftCaskBC
3/5  rDev -24.1%

Poured into my Duvel tulip glass.

A: Extreme cream coloured head that is easily over 3". Leaves a lacing comparable to, if not better than, Duvel. The liquid is a cloudy amber colour with white chunks floating throughout. I would dive right in, but I have to wait for the head to settle.

S: Citrus and floral hops and yeast.

T: Floral hops give way to citrus hops in the middle. I was left with a malty aftertaste at the end. At 50 IBUs this might be a little too well balanced for some hopheads; but I could see many others getting into this beer.

M: Medium to thin viscosity with a medium to low level of fine carbonation. Possibly the carbonation exploded into the gigantic head...

O: An easy drinker, and a good session IPA. It makes perfect sense that this IPA comes in six-packs, because it is one of the most accessible representations of the style I have come across.

DaftCaskBC, Aug 11, 2011
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4.85/5  rDev +22.8%

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.

jgs628, May 06, 2011
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4.65/5  rDev +17.7%

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.

BasementBer, Apr 02, 2011
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4.43/5  rDev +12.2%

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!

jbonapar, Mar 21, 2011
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4.63/5  rDev +17.2%

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...

kjyost, Jan 16, 2011
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4.43/5  rDev +12.2%

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.

marty21, Dec 01, 2010
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3.83/5  rDev -3%

Appearance is opaque and orange, head is very small. Has a medicinal, citrus smell with a hint of oranges.

Taste is noticeably malty with hints of orange and citrus. After taste is bitter, creamy and smokey. Very crisp and full bodied with high carbonation.

Overall, this is good beer. At first comes off as something that would be hard to drink, but hits the spot. A 6 pack of this is always fun, would recommend.

CrazyMike, Nov 06, 2010
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Thanks to kjyost for this one. Enjoyed last night with my wife.

Poured from a 341ml. bottle.

Appearance: A dark orange body which is extremely hazy due to the sediment. A big 3 fingers of foam that are very insistent in remaining in place. Excellent retention.

Smell: A bit of a let down here. Whispers of tangerine and hops but it's too brief. It smelt more as i poured but muted up too fast.

Taste: Heavy on the malt with a slight hop appearance on the back end. Lots of grapefruit and my wife tastes white grapes.

Mouthfeel: Strong body with some dry astringency though not mouth puckering. Bitterness is slow at first but rises up more as it warms.

Drinkability: Pretty good. I could see myself having this again.

Overall: A good IPA though i would have preferred more hops to malt. Still worth trying though.

papat444, Oct 15, 2010
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4.33/5  rDev +9.6%

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.

TheSevenDuffs, Oct 14, 2010
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3.65/5  rDev -7.6%

Thanks to wordemupg for this extra. Served in my Surly pint glass. No obvious freshness date.

A - Pours with nearly two fingers of off-white creamy foam that features solid retention and eventually settles to a partial cap and leaves some lacy fingers behind. Body is a hazed dark apricot color with a nice glow to it.

S - Citrus zest that's heavy on the lemon, but with notes of grapefruit as well. A bit of herbaceous perfume as well. The malt backbone is lightly toasted bread.

T - Taste is more toasted grains and cereal, with light notes of orange and grapefruit. Low in sweetness, and high in residual piney bitterness, making it somewhat unbalanced.

M - Carbonation is slightly higher than I prefer, but it's not overly harsh. Body is medium-light but doesn't seem undersized for 6%. Finish is dry, and then resiny.

D - It was easy to drink 12oz (err...341ml), but the carbonation left me feeling a touch bloated. Still, it's much better than most IPAs I've had from Ontario. This wouldn't be out of place on the shelf in the US, but it lags behind the better offerings.

MasterSki, Sep 21, 2010
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3.9/5  rDev -1.3%

Pours a medium amber color with an off-white head. Subduded aroma of mostly citrus hops. Nice balanced taste with citrus hops and a solid malt backbone. Medium bodied with good carbonation, and a bitter finish. A pretty good beer, I've liked everything I've tried from Half Pints so far.

chickenm, Aug 30, 2010
Little Scrapper IPA from Half Pints Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 110 ratings.