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

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RATINGS: 613   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   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 beerís 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 youíll soon become one of usÖa 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 youíre wondering what on earth malt or hops actually are then click on the two hop characters to the left and find out more. Itís 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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen2 (1861) - NORWAY - JAN 26, 2015
Shared bottle at Mi2 at Cardinal 26.01.15. Clear, pale golden. White head. Aroma of citrus and pears. Fruity taste with good bitterness. Very quaffable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjsint (1461) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2015
Bottle from Cambridge Wine Merchants, Mill Road. Dark amber, hazy. Scent of apricot/peach, grass and pine resin. The taste is straightforward and a fairly uniform bittersweet with a surprising malty hit. Fuller body than most pale ales of this ABV. Ok. Maybe I was expecting too much, but I felt that while this was an excellent beer in many ways, it didnít have enough balance for me to rate it any higher.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TedE (541) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 15, 2015
Pint bottle into pint glass. Sharp citric nose. Hazy amber colour, solid creamy head, occasional tiny bubbles. Starts bitter, stays bitter. Beautiful finish, really nice. Not as eccentric as some pale ales & all the better for it. Excellent.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zekada (427) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - JAN 2, 2015
Bottle from Bierkieller, Liverpool. Aroma has some hops and malts but could be bigger. Pours dark orange with a small white head. Taste is nice and fresh with a hint of hops and some tropical fruits. Palate is fittingly thin and drinkable. Overall a nice fresh pale ale, though no taste sensation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sissio (936) - Orsenigo, ITALY - DEC 20, 2014
Infortunatevi dramma from the bottle, but still really enjoyable! Aromatic hops, fresh bitterness and a lovely equilibrated aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MayumiH (411) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2014
Bottle at Exmouth Arms. Moderately hoppy, bitter, malty with a good crisp citrus flavour. Simple and straightforward but very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
beer-yum (875) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 10, 2014
An excellent example of the style made even better by itís wide availability (in the Antipodes at least). One of the first beers to put Perth on the map.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Narrabian (4) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 3, 2014 does not count
A good pale ale and one thatís helping to spread the word that lifeís too short to drink mass produced Eurofizz

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
laiti (7508) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 26, 2014
33 cl bottle @†Olut Expo Finland 2014, BBE 26.01.2015
Aroma has apricot, some grainy malt and some minerals. Perhaps distant urinal tones too. Flavour has minerals, some malty tones, apricot and grapefruit. Easy to drink but no great feelings here.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jookos (3592) - FINLAND - OCT 24, 2014
Bottle@oltexpo14. Yellow hazy. Pale malty, bit dull citrus nose. Lighter bodied, dry, med bittered. Hm.. Feels a bit dull overall. Ok thirsquencher though.

-- bb


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