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


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RATINGS: 657   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JonMoore (2066) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2004
Bottle. A slightly hazy golden colour with a slim white head. Very hoppy aroma, true to its style. Very hoppy taste, with citrus throughout. Nicely bitter finish, full bodied with an excellent mouthfeel. Best Australian beer I’ve tried so far.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garrat (1334) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2005 Bottle Conditioned.A fresh,hoppy,orange zingy pale ale,I had a great time with this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thehipone (197) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 24, 2004
Probably one of the only examples of an American pale ale to be found in Australia. Pours out to a cloudy light-gold-yellow color with a thin white head. Smells like cascade hops. Tastes like cascade hops. Finishes with grapefruity taste of cascade hops. Pretty much a one-trick pony, with only the slightest hint of malt flavor around. That said, it’s pretty easy drinking and even if you aren’t a total hophead you’ll probably find this one refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - NOV 18, 2004
Available from Sainsbury’s in the UK, but you have to buy a Christmas 4pack containing Youngs Oatmeal Stout, Erdinger Hefe and a Brazilian Lager(!). Beautiful pale ale. Bottle conditioned, sparkling, fair head. Fruity (peach, citrus) aroma, medium body, plenty of hops, long fruity hop finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stew41 (1941) - Phuket, THAILAND - NOV 9, 2004
Light orange, slightly murky. Nose it a little austere, a bit hoppy and a bit citrussy. Serious palate, quite hoppy and finishes firm. Nice citrus traits run througout giving the beer a sharp feel. A bit too much fizz took the edge off a higher score.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gazza (726) - Worcester, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2004
A pale golden colour, rich fruity (pomegranate?) candy sugar and malt nose with hint of blackberry and hops. Full, hedgerow fruit and malt taste, also rich malt body, a woody hint and some sappy, piney, citrussy bitter hops in the finish. Turns very dry in the aftertaste with lingering bitterness and loads of citric hops although still very malty. Excellent balance; quality beer. The best Aussie beer I’ve had so far - by a long way. (Bottle conditioned from Oddbins, Manchester)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2004
330ml bottle. There is quite heavy carbonation and a small, but lasting white fluffy head. The aroma is hoppy, with plenty of cascade character, similar to SNP or Hop Devil. It is heavy on the citric qualities, with plenty of citrus fruit and crisp bitterness. But despite the claims of the commercial description, a claim of sheer hop dominance, this is actually rather well balanced; there is a lot of malt in there. This is a really good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jgb9348 (5717) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 18, 2004
Clear golden colour with a very thin white head. Aroma of decent cascade hops with a slight metal twang. Light to Medium-bodied; Decent hop flavour with a good malt backbone. Aftertaste clean, showing a bit of sweetness, but more hop bitterness. Overall, a decent APA that you’d expect from California-but you find halfway around the world in Australia. I sampled this pint on draught at the Australian Hotel on the Rocks in Sydney, Australia on 09-June-2004.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vanvenlo (1787) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 31, 2004
18 Aug 2004 - Slight sweet fruit aroma. Cloudy orange-brown colour, low head retention and stuff all lacing. Sweet passionfruit with a nice balanced hop complexity. Fizzy medium mouthfeel and a lingering hop finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TC2642 (265) - Worcester, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2004
A quite cloudy appearence with rhubarb, grapefruit and malt in the aroma and the flavour, quite malty and generously hopped. Excellent example of this style.

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