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Brewed by Little Creatures Brewing
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Fremantle, Australia
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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For the past decade we have poured much of our passion into brewing the best Pale Ale possible and we now feel the time is right to give you a little more…
Sitting alongside our Pale Ale, the IPA will deliver the big, rugged hop flavours and the citrusy nose that you would expect. However you’ll also detect aniseed and savoury notes, balanced out with a long firm bitterness to finish.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (14194) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 22, 2013
Bottle at bow bar tasting.. Light amber... Thin white lacing... Soft sweet orange... Soft fruits... Soft sweet orange... Dry zezty.. Light zezty fruits

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (9720) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 21, 2014
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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
motelpogo (6579) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 31, 2014
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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkel07 (3353) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 10, 2014
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maneliquor (3071) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 12, 2013
Tap at the brewery. Very solid all round IPA. Wonder if this is a prototype for their IPA they are currently working on releasing as a staple. Either way, it’s very citrus driven stuff. A touch sweet with light bitterness. Very approachable. I prefer more bitterness in my IPA’s but this is a decent take for the masses. Nice stuff

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawthorne00 (2414) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 18, 2013
Bottle. Amber with a white head. Aroma of citrus, pine, biscuit, nectarines, lychees, spices. Sweet with stone fruit, grapefruit and spices creeping up quite quickly. Firm bitterness. Good, but won’t tear me away from their pale ale.

Seeing all the "similar to Hop Hog" comments I opened one of them too. This is less bright and vibrant in aroma and lacks the wafting tropical notes of Hop Hog, but has a bit more guts in the malt side of things without being appreciably sweeter. Finish is drier and spicier.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ALLOVATE (2386) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 12, 2013
News of bottling problems spread quickly here in Perth over this one. The units that made it to retail are all over the show and this was clearly evident in the four-pack I had picked up. A re-rate shall follow.
Orange, bright and very sparsely carbonated. Head holds for a few minutes before fading off. Nose is dominated by hops - all camphor, vine clippings, grass and bitter herbs, eucalypt and a strange note of anise. A touch too much diacetyl pokes its ugly head in too. Quite thin, subdued, almost watery on the palate. Dry, bitter and herbal length with a flavour reminiscent of sucking on a toothpick. Carbonation is low. Alcohol pleasantly restrained being a positive. A touch of butter, sulphur and burnt toast dwells briefly between sips. Cereal-like malt sits nervously in the background. Not in fine form. I will definitely be trying this one again down the track. (33cL, BB 12/05/14, Cellarbrations Carlisle)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Davros (1924) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 25, 2013
Pours amber with a fading head. Nose shows tropical fruit, rich caramel and fruit confectionery. Very similar flavours, more of the fruit and confectionery along with some of the sweet malt. Finishes with an assertive but balanced bitterness. Carbonation seems a little high.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sm89walt (1754) - Northern Beaches, Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 30, 2014
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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jimthechap (1624) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 10, 2014
I have enjoyed the pale ale on more occasions than is good for me and it is a benchmark of good beer. I thought the pils was good and then felt the rest of the range tailed off. Would this bring the trend up somewhat? Slightly hazy golden amber in colour with a good finger of rocky cream coloured head. A snort of aroma brings our a creamy character along with Seville oranges, grapefruit and some cassia bark (this is me wanting not admit it just has the aniseed notes the label holds and wanting to suggest my organoleptic abilities are more sophisticated than the everyman... yep. I’m a wanker) It is mellow, the aroma, approachable and superbly gratifying. A sip reveals that marmalade citrus with tangy sweet bitterness and brings for a hankering for one, two, three more. A delight in every facet so far; an immediate hit. I want, and will get, more.


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