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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: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   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.


Kurtos' rating

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kurtos (95) - Sydney, - DEC 1, 2013
Bottle. Pours a nice light golden colour with medium carbonation. Aroma. Can smell mainly tropical flavours. Taste. Taste is citrus, with a nice passionfruit touch and a slight pine taste. Overall. Quite a good beer, i’d say it’s just a touch better then their pale ale, but if i compared them side to side, i wouldn’t be surprised if i picked the pale ale.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Muggus69 (1132) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - JUL 7, 2014
Draught. 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sm89walt (1741) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Malrider69 (26) - Central Coast, AUSTRALIA - MAY 10, 2014
One of the best Australian IPAs available. Pours well and the hopping has been well thought out with flavour up-front as well as in the after-taste.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omega (680) - NEW ZEALAND - MAY 4, 2014
Quite a sweet nose, which translated through on the palate which was a bit sugary. Definitely drinkable, but think I would stick to the PA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Morboso (36) - ECUADOR - APR 28, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2014 I bought this after buying Vale IPA which was my first IPA and I loved it so tried Little creatures IPA and found it nice but not as good as the VALE, seemed a little more lager like. But still quite nice.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ColaKid (48) - AUSTRALIA - APR 22, 2014
A good Aussie IPA but lacking a bit of hop punch and bitterness. A good alternative to many other IPAs nonetheless. Fairly good hop aroma with a touch of lychee and pine. A good session Aussie IPA, good work Little Creatures, in meeting the demand for more hop orientated beers in the Australian craft beer market.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MRMedellin (209) - Bogota, COLOMBIA - APR 20, 2014
Cloudy orange beer, small white head, clear floral and citric aromas comin from the hops are felt, but some sweet like honey are also perceived. When is tasted a medium body is felt. The flavor indeed has a strong hops making it floral, citric and bitter, but in contrast with an adequate balance with the malt, expected for the style. At the end of the day it could be the best Australian IPA I have tried so far.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jimthechap (1539) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
neverleaveopen (144) - GERMANY - MAR 13, 2014
slightly hazy, dark golden with a fine head. nice aroma of citrus, grapefruit and floral notes. well-balanced, full and lasting taste. a bit pricy.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BDD89 (12) - young, AUSTRALIA - FEB 25, 2014
Sweet fruity aroma. It has a slightly hazy golden appearance. A balanced hoppy flavour that corresponds with the malt profile and a slightly sweet taste with a firm but not overpowering bitterness. Little to no head. An all round great example of an IPA.


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