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Little Scrapper IPA | Half Pints Brewing Company

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Little Scrapper IPALittle Scrapper IPA
BA SCORE
3.93/5
Very Good
138 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#7,682
Reviews:
66
Ratings:
138
pDev:
9.92%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
23
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 138 |  Reviews: 66
Photo of Converge
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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Photo of h20mbh
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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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of DoctorStrangiato
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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Photo of DaftCaskBC
3/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of jgs628
4.83/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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.

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Photo of BasementBer
4.67/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

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.

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Photo of jbonapar
4.42/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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!

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Photo of kjyost
4.63/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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...

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Photo of marty21
4.42/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of CrazyMike
3.77/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of papat444
3.49/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Little Scrapper IPA from Half Pints Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 138 ratings
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