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

bottled
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on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 650   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Erzengel (7548) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - FEB 26, 2016
*Bottle in Singapore. Nice floral fresh brew. Fruity hints, fresh and round. Deep with floral hops. Fruit, moderate bitterness, nice and round with a bit of grainy hints in the body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
eduardovl (1353) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 3, 2016
330ml bottle served in a pint glass. Pours a slightly cloudy orange color forming a modest and light white head with medium retention and only few spotty lacings left in the glass. Smell is sweet, fruity and grainy. Strong notes of sweet pale malts and crystal malts. Notes of apricot and grapefruit. Notes of grassy and flowery hops. Taste follows the nose. Slightly sweet upfront. Strong notes of sweet pale malts, apricot and grapefruit. Light notes of honey, orange zest and grass. Medium and well introduced hops bitterness. Body is light and medium carbonated. Smooth. Good bittersweet balance. Grapefruit and grass in the aftertaste. Very good drinkability. Great Australian (American style) Pale Ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike_77 (5308) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2016
Pale golden colour. It’s a well balanced and slightly hoppy pale ale. Pleasant and easy to drink.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
waiake (606) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 13, 2016
last bottle of a sixpack its a fine beer very tasty & easy to drink not outstanding but theres plenty of hoppy fruity flavours & goes down well

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CraftBeerNick (1880) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2015
Bottle at home from waitrose, 28th December 15. Pours clean and clear. Aroma is some nice hops, floral, slight citrus. Taste is hops and a reasonable malt backbone. Not a bad, pretty basic pale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lrkmilani (99) - BRAZIL - DEC 28, 2015
Nice taste and good balance of bitterness, easy drinkability. All in all, good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrTipple (3566) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2015
Aroma: grain and caramel malts, light floral hops. Appearance: hazy gold, massive, creamy, white head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: malty sweets continue, bread, caramel, some bitters coming up, light floral hops, slightly dry finish. Overall: somewhat one-dimensional APA, not bad, just don’t see how it scores so high, lacks complexity in both aroma and palate. Bottle from Independent Spirit, Bath.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
CervezaMe (5) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 6, 2015 does not count
Aroma not what it used to be. slightly fruity and resin. Drinkable but lacking that wonderful hop aroma which made it a stand out over 10 yrs ago.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lonick (1143) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 12, 2015
Bottle @home tasting General Election 2015 (rating backlog) Pours dark gold, smallish white head. Nose is hoppy, fruity and caramel. taste is quite bland nut a lot going on some resin, after taste is thin, bland.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cimbasso (709) - - OCT 27, 2015
Sampled from a bottle. Orange colour with a white head. Sweetish malts with a flavour of oranges, tangerines and apricot. A fragrant dryness from the hops. A nice well-made APA. The best Australian beer that I have found so far.


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