mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 16, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
slightly hazy gold. piney hop aroma. tart lemon flavour with some icing sugar sweetness. more piney hop in the finish. not bad at all.
MartinT (8396) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 11, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dry conifer bark on which slides a slithering honey snake...Pine needles softly prick throughout and spike the watery feel...Great everyday pale ale with a distinct, original hop signature (at least for me)...Thanks Ol_Juntan!...
radiomgb (2466) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 10, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Murky gold in colour, slight sediment. Aroma is of citrus, with mild hops. Flavour of pine, earthy, peppery. Finishes with medium bitterness and slight sweetness.
argo0 (11960) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 10, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(WCC2003) Light hazy golden body with small off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet pine, fruity. Taste is passionfruit, pine, medium sweet. Light-medium body, medium crisp. Pleasant beer.
CapFlu (4725) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 10, 2003
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle) Grapefruit nose with full-on passion fruit. Orange-amber body and white head. Delicious passion flavour. Gorgeous. Finishes slightly tart. Thanks Ol_Juntan for bringing this...
brewboy (152) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 5, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The Little Creatures brewery is in Fremantle W.A just 20Km south west of Perth. They only make 3 brews at present, with the 3rd one being a light beer, so will never rate a mention here. This pale ale however is an award winner. It is light straw in colour with medium sized bubbles. It has tart bitterness with a refreshing sweet bouquet, which may be honeydew. A pint will set you back $6.50
farmboy (218) - Barwon Heads, AUSTRALIA - AUG 3, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 7, 2005 This is a magnificent beer, but not one to be thrown down quickly. Big on taste, you coud do far, far worse than to grab a six-pack of this stuff.
SilkTork (5374) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2004 July, 2003: Bottle. Gift from Duff. Divine orange flowers aroma - like walking through an orange grove in spring time; there’s a light breeze coming up from the ocean, and there’s dirty straw and rabbit droppings underfoot. Next to the orange grove is a fresh mown field, in which sits a farm worker who has just made a cup of Earl Grey tea. The beer tastes fresh and fruity, with tannics clinging to all surfaces of the mouth. Very tasty. [3.6]
Dec, 2004: Head to head with Sierra Nevada Pale Ale reveals just how much of a clone this is, and how well the Aussies copied the original. In this blind tasting the Aussie beer nudged ahead purely on freshness - it was 5 months younger than the Nevada. [3.4]
philb (20) - Wangaratta, AUSTRALIA - MAY 8, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2003 My brain hurts. Not from too much of this beer, but from trying to guess which fruit and spice overtones make up this complex gift from West Aus. ecz did hit the nail on the head (definitely lychees - maybe with a touch of grapefruit). The hops are perfection.
Not too much of a bitter aftertaste.
Downside... (and probably not possible with this type of beer) is the quickly disappearing head. Hope a few more Americans can try this for a more even judgment.
Re-rate: No change for ratings, but I gave a bottle to the local pub guys to try. They (both} said it smelled like perfume and tasted like s**t. This has left me doubting my good taste!
Oakes (13272) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 3, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2008 Slightly hazy, lots of carbo. Big fruity aroma. Crisp, moderate bitterness. A bit chewy and the hops are akin to a fresh, flowery cascade. Nicely balanced. Good sessioning beer.
Original rating: Hazy light tan. Fruit (honeydew, grapefruit) and well-done biscuits. Lemony, citric bitterness, fine balance with pale malts. American pale as it’s meant to be - like Full Sail Amber - only made in Oz. 7 3 8 4 16 = 3.8