Little Scrapper IPA | Half Pints Brewing Company

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Little Scrapper IPALittle Scrapper IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Half Pints Brewing Company
Manitoba, Canada
halfpintsbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

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

Added by trevorwideman on 08-18-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
136
Reviews:
66
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
10.18%
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
23
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 136 |  Reviews: 66
Photo of morimech
3.76/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Clear golden color with a finger of head that quickly settled. Light amount of sticky lacing is left down the glass. Nice aroma of floral and citrus hops with some musty smelling grains. Not a blistering bitter IPA and has a nice malt backbone. Floral, mild citrus, toasted and musty grain, all combine for a respectable IPA. Medium body with a well matched carbonation makes this beer lively without being harsh. A well crafted IPA that is not hiding behind a boatload of hops and bitterness but does not stand out from countless other IPAs.

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Photo of mistahmojoryan
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KStark
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mshkut
4.3/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bought at the liquor store in Selkirk Manitoba. During annual vacation to cottage on lake winnipeg. VERY pleasantly surprised by this IPA. If this was in my local market (Charlotte NC) this would do very well. It would likely become my go-to IPA. I normally drink ballast point grapefruit sculpin, bells two hearted, and new Belgium Ranger. Little Scrapper is right there with all of them. Not as bitter, and a very nice malt balance. I loved it. I'm getting more tomorrow. Very well done Half Pints Brewing. I hope you can share this IPA at festivals in the USA.

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

Photo of cgwami
3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Matt1147
4.22/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Corson
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zeledonia
3.49/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Docrock
3.52/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BellsFan
4.07/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

This is the hoppy-ist IPA I have found in Winnipeg

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Photo of Wajohnst
4.13/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Gotti311
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Grahamdbrown82
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mtomlins
3.84/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A really tasty IPA that probably kills in the local market, but when squaring off with some of the heavier hitters on the market, it puts up a great fight but doesn't stand out.

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Photo of Sones
4.55/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Love the hoppiness of Little Scrapper. One of my favourites for sure.

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Photo of mcgibblets
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bunman3
4.09/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This IPA changed the way I approach this style of beer. I love the strength and balance of the hops and malt in Little Scrapper. It has great colour, lovely grapefruit notes and a clean after taste. I love beers that help shake up your perceptions, and this one did that for me when I first tried it years ago.

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Photo of ThomasT
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Appearance: Medium caramel colour, with thin brown head.
Smell: Hefty amount of grapefruit, with moderate pine and a strong, but pleasant caramel sweetness.
Taste: Grapefruit and pine are definitely present. Floral notes and delicious sweet caramel, like clover nectar lead up the middle and the finish is a very dry and bitter, but refreshing roastiness.
Overall: Nice flavour profile, very delicious and well-balanced.

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Photo of sherpahigh
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of nmann08
3.45/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

From a bottle, pours a pale yellow color with a thin off white head.

The flavor is sweet floral hops, a bit musty. The citrus is fighting to come through..grapefruit, lemon, citrus rinds, but the sweetness of the malts cut through it.

The flavor is more typical, citrus rinds, pineapple, grapefruit, less malt dominance. Pretty clean, but could benefit from a bit more balance.

Overall, good.

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Photo of tom10101
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of Groulxsome
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of KeKeKumba
3/5  rDev -23.7%

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Little Scrapper IPA from Half Pints Brewing Company
3.93 out of 5 based on 136 ratings.
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