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Little Creatures Pale Ale

Brewed by Little Creatures Brewing
Style: American Pale Ale
Fremantle, Australia


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RATINGS: 617   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
We love our Pale Ale. Many of us from the brewery have made pilgrimages around the world in search of great varieties of this wonderful style. Surprisingly, there are no great secrets to brewing this type of ale but there are most definitely no great shortcuts. Bag loads of Cascade and Galaxy whole hop flowers that we source direct from hop growers in Victoria, Tassie and the US are thrown at this beer, creating an intense citrus and grapefruit aroma and flavour that we balance with a careful selection of specialty malts and a local pale malt made to our own specifications. Preservative and additive free our Pale Ale is live-yeast conditioned in bottles and kegs for unmatched freshness and character. From brewing to release, a batch of pale ale takes about six weeks, allowing for two weeks conditioning in the bottle after packaging. No artificial additives are included, just great ingredients. Pour it into a glass to enjoy it at its best! The beer’s character is driven by the use of fresh whole hop flowers. Hop Flowers are carefuly selected that are bursting with aroma and contain all the essential oils and acids that deliver an uniqe flavour experience. Drink a few pints of this beer and you’ll soon become one of us…a certified "hophead" craving those crisp citrus flavours of grapefruit and passionfruit and maybe a bit of honey, all backed up with a good balance of bitterness. If you’re wondering what on earth malt or hops actually are then click on the two hop characters to the left and find out more. It’s not just the hops that make Little Creatures Pale Ale what it is though. Selected malts are kilned in small batches to our specifications and are used exlusively in our pale ale. Two different yeasts are used to both ferment and bottle condition the beer. The latest technology and equipment is used to maintain absolute quality control and one of the main ingredients in the pale ale has got to be the amount of passion that it takes to produce a seriously good beer...we live for it! From brewing to release, a batch of pale ale takes about six weeks, allowing for two weeks conditioning in the bottle after packaging. No artificial preservatives or additives are included, just great ingredients.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerNinjaUK (9) - Wiltshire, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2015 does not count
Bottle from Waitrose. Pours with good carbonation and slightly off white dense head. Colour orangey yellow, with golden look. Aroma of various citrus, especially orange and grapefruit. Good bitterness in taste with citrus oil and smooth new world happiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ladnewton (1650) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2015
On tap at Buckley’s, Circular Quay, Sydney on 11th September 2015. Hazy amber with off-white part-lacing foam. Light, fresh citrus fruity hoppiness in aroma. Strong hoppiness in-mouth; grassy with light grapefruit citrus. A short citric finish. Medium-bodied with a zingy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
The_Osprey (3839) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2015
330ml bottle at The White Horse, Richmond. Paid £5, which must be the most anyone has ever had to pay for a bottle of this beer. 330ml, no date or ABV details. Hazy orange, still, small foamy white head. Aroma is softly floral, simple. Body is light, tingly carbonation, slightly foamy. Off-putting thin body. Taste is parma violet, sweet toffee and butterscotch, nips of tangerines. The flavour is OK. Overall, it’s just alright.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tselloufc88 (257) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2015
Bottle at JDW, Oxford. Aromas of grapefruit, peach, passion fruit, slightly acidic. Taste is oranges, passion fruit, peach, slightly tart. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GuideDogSaint (867) - Xiamen, CHINA - AUG 24, 2015
One of the first of this style of beer I drank maybe about 10 years ago along with SNPA. Happy to find bottles of this in the Coronation Hall, Surbiton (JDW). Pours golden with a white head. Aroma of malt, pine and citrus. Bitter sweet finish. Maybe one of those that has been overtaken but still a solid beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wim (3202) - Weelde, BELGIUM - AUG 15, 2015
On Holiday gold blond-colored body with a white head and a spicy yeast fruity hop aroma a spicy sweet fruity hop dry bitter taste with a bitter finish

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Bigbluedan (8) - SINGAPORE - AUG 6, 2015 does not count
Hoppy, bright taste. Stays on the palate but overall a bit simple. Session beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nonshaugen (127) - Fetsund, NORWAY - JUL 27, 2015
Beautiful golden colour, slightly hazy, sediments in the bottom of the bottle excluded from the pour. Two-finger white head. Aroma suggests a citrusy flavour, malt note somewhere in the background. Well carbonated, citrus and grapefruit up front. Bitter and dry mouthfeel that lasts frorever. A tasty, refreshing, well hopped pale ale without much malt notes to it. This was my first date with an Australian beer,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
weordie (412) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2015
Pours copper with a thin white head. Aroma is bursting with citrus fruits and a hint of grass. Taste is a bit funny, not as citrusy as I’d expect, more earthy with a thick palate and a bitter finish. Not the best I’ve had but not the worst.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
emincems (14) - izmir, TURKEY - JUL 22, 2015
a cold one could be the best thing under the sun of australia. it’s a perfect pale ale.

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