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Brewed by Little Creatures Brewing (Lion Co.)
Style: American Pale Ale
Fremantle, Australia

bottled
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RATINGS: 655   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maracuja05 (565) - Mainz, GERMANY - SEP 26, 2016
[backlog] 14-01-15 // bottle at home in Sydney. Nice Pale Ale. Fruity citrus hops. Medium bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrepintado (2727) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - SEP 26, 2016
Bottle from beermerchants. Hazy orange color. Thin white head. Taste is light sweet, medium bitter. Finish is dry and balanced. Aroma is orange, piney, hops, herbs. Balanced and tasty.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
nickd717 (4165) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 20, 2016
Bottle. Hazy golden pour with a lasting and lacy white head. Aroma is pleasant, honey, floral hops, some citrus. Medium sweet malt base, mild bitterness. Decently drinkable and well carbonated. Overall above average.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
danjs5 (25) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 9, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2016 A nice regular ale with quality flavour. Enjoyable. A decent commercially brewed beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tezminator (31) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 3, 2016
Bottle. Aroma is mild honey with floral notes. Taste of grapefruit, citrus and a hint of grass. A very good American Pale Ale.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Grzesiek79 (4000) - Radom, POLAND - AUG 21, 2016
Fajny i wyrazisty zapach dojzalych cytrusow, ananasa i mango. Kolor jasno bursztynowy ze srednia pianka i malo trwala. Lekka metnosc. Smaczne, wytrawno goryczkowe piwo ze srednia slodowoscia. Przyjemnie sie pilo do objadku

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeardedAvenger (206) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2016
Bottle at The North Camp, Farnborough. 16/08/16. Sweet hazy aroma with a hint of hops and honey. Deep amber and bubbly. Frothy white head. I ititial sweet hit, rounds off with a light bitterness. Fruit, honey, a touch of caramel. Mesium body. Carbonated. Better than I remebered. Would like to try from a tap when I can.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jasonbenali (134) - Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2016
Pours slightly cloudy amber to orange with medium high carbonation and a fluffy white head. Aroma is apricot, orange, honey and floral. Taste is quite sweet with some bitterness and a medium slightly soapy finish. Tastes better than it smells. Good session pale ale.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3739) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2016
Bottle from supermarket. Golden colour with a thin white head. Aroma is fruity citrus taste light bitter slightly over,y gassy body.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GoufCustom (1616) - HONG KONG - JUN 10, 2016


330 ml bottle bought at Gorgeous Wine & Cigar in Yuen Long.

Looks: Clear orange amber colour with a thin trace of dirt-like yeast sediments; Half finger head with residual soapy white foam which fades in 30 seconds; Good sticky lacing with near zero carbonation.

Aroma: Fairly fragrant Ale malt, with citrus peels, orange, strong honey, floral, sugar, bread and light yeast.

Taste: Mid to light sweet Ale malt, with light tartness, citrus essence, light candied fruits, toffee, floral, molasses, very light pine, dry biscuits, lemon, mid-to-strong bitter hops and grass.

Body: Mid to light body. Quite dry and slick palate.

Mouth Feel: Good Ale maltyness in a wheat-thinned body. Some flashes of toffee and light Bock-ish taste. Hop profile is strong lemon peels with passing light pine. Pretty strong and nice sweetness. Strong lemon to round. Pretty good!

Hoppiness: Ctrus peels, orange and floral in nose. Citrus essence, light candied fruits, floral, very light pine, lemon and grass in taste; Bitterness is strong for a lasting, close to high-astringent sweet bitter finish.

After Taste: Dry. Citrusy and bitter to mouth.

Comments: This one feels more like a hopped-up Bitter than APA, as its aroma is fairly muted, but the citrus-peel taste is livelier, nicely sweet and tasty than APA’s dull bitterness. A solid Pale Ale, but not really outstanding. Worth a try.


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