StevieT (995) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle. Pours light copper with minimal head, big grapefruit flavours with a resin finish. Great example of the style, drink it.
floydian1 (1170) - FNQ, Australia, - FEB 3, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a 330ml bottle (BB 7/4/15). Hazy dark amber with a moderate firm white head. Nose offers caramel malts beneath prominent tropical fruity, citrusy and floral hops with a hint of spiciness. Palate is smooth and amazingly drinkable and tastes like a ramped up version of their legendary pale ale with plenty of hoppy fruity bitterness to the finish (but not "show-offy"). Excellent stuff.
Dredd (722) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - DEC 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice step up from the Little Creatures Pale Ale. Floral and caramel aroma, pour is a nice orange amber with a white head and nice lacing.
Flavour is reasonably well balanced, lots of complex flavours, caramel, burnt toffee, orange, apricot finishing with a firm but not over the top bitterness. Would rate higher, but is a fraction sweet for my liking, but that is a very picky criticism. Overall a good beer.
tomciccateri (1032) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - OCT 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draught at Trappeze Pub, athens, Ga. Pours a hazy dark gold with lasting white head and lace. Intense floral hop aroma. Initial slight maltiness before bitterness jumps in. Medium body. Hops dominate the flavor profile but no citrus or astringency. Nce.
motelpogo (7239) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, at the union in newtown, why didn’t they think of this sooner? pale amber with an orange tinge and a lasting off-white head; similar aroma to the regular little creatures - some lychee and caramel; grapefruit tang, biiscuity malts, plenty of bitterness though i wouldn’t have minded more
Ratman197 (11234) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured a clear orange amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of biscuit, grapefruit zest, pine and light earthiness. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, pine, light grapefruit zest and light earthiness with a smooth dry lightly bitter finish.
mkel07 (4301) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Archive Beer Boutique September 2013. Honey amber in colour with a dominating citrus aroma. Feels thin in the mouth but has some good flavour.
cattrall (52) - Midlevels, HONG KONG - JUL 30, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very pleasantly surprised with Little Creatures’ first foray into IPA’s. Aroma citrus and medium hops. Appearance golden yellow amber. Taste a highlight - citrus with medium hops and a very pleasant lingering IPAish taste on the roof of the mouth (is that a technical beer tasting term haha?) Overall a very satisfying beer. Not the full-on IPA of the Pacific Northwest, but much more than the british / Scottish versions. Excellent beer.
Muggus69 (1528) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - JUL 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can’t believe it’s taken so long to try this!
Deep golden beer holds a firm white head.
Good nose packed full of plenty of cooked citrus, woody spice, pine herbaceousness, with a complimentary background of toasty, light caramel malt.
The palate is where it kicks up a gear from the pale ale; more body, a nice chewiness to the texture, longer on the finish.
The maltiness is quite a joy; ESB-like with plenty of nutty biscuity caramel crystal malt to support a firm bitterness and notes of citrus rind & pine resin.
Very nice, worthy of being the big brother of the legendary Pale Ale - not overdone, which is refreshing.
sm89walt (1816) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Poured a clear bronzed amber with a dense and lasting lacy one-finger off-white head. Markedly different from a standard IPA with vanilla bean and chocolate characters in addition to the more archetypal pine, herbs and grapefruit standard. Medium body with solid malty palate weight and a brightly spritzy palate carbonation lifting the zesty, pithy and herbal hop bite with a slight gingery kick in the last. Protracted in the finish with a balanced bittersweetness. A decent IPA with pleasing intensity and interesting points of difference.