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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

121 Ratings
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Ratings: 121
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 14
Gots: 22 | 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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Ratings: 121 | Reviews: 65
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3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
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

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2/5  rDev -49.1%

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3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.32/5  rDev +9.9%
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.

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Little Scrapper IPA from Half Pints Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 121 ratings.