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

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RATINGS: 647   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (4874) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2004
At last a beer from Australia to rival the wonderful Coopers.Hops hit you in the face and reach all parts of your flavour buds.Citrus flavours dominate what is a very, very refreshing beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 29, 2004
Bright, lovely golden hue, big, active, frothy white head. Aroma is bursting with fruit, fresh and citrusy, and just a touch sour, too, with a hoppy edge. Very smooth drinking, with a sunny disposition. Fruitiness(peaches, oranges) continues through subsequent sipping. Light in body, sweet finish, pleasant character. Reminds me of Sierra Nevada PA in flavor. Bright and beautiful, this is a keeper. Goes down so easy, it’s a perfect session ale. Never lets you forget that it’s all about flavor!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
dreamboat (186) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 8, 2004
Dark gold, slightly cloudy, finely carbonated with a nice white head which lasts for the whole glass. Which is a hell of a lot longer than the idiot with the Crownie at the next table. Big, citrusy cascade aroma with a hint of malt. Flavour is leaning towards the hop, but not unbalanced. Good for an aussie beer.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 8, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2006 Bottled _ _This is the best Australian beer i have tasted, loaded with hops, rustic bitterness,with a balanced malt flavour. Amazing aroma of flowers and citrus with a brilliant golden amber appearence with good head retention.. This is a absolutely fantastic beer and I would rate it among the best beers i’ve tasted.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Filthmuppet (33) - Newtown, AUSTRALIA - JUL 28, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2004 I reckon this is the best australian beer i have tasted. Coopers vintage comes real close, but i think this takes the cherry. Nice citrus flavours with spice edge. Aroma of orange and other nice things. I am going to the brewery in a couple of days and can’t what. Must try. Just writing about it makes me want it sooo bad. I had a couple last night and i can still taste it

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jbj42 (8) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 16, 2004 does not count
ALL BOW TO THE ALMIGHTY!! the single best commercial beer available!!! oh the fruityness! this is incredible! dont be put off by the price, shit shes worth more than that!! dear lord! the fruit! YOU NEED THIS!!! NOW!!!! PUT EVERYTHING DOWN AND NIP DOWN THE BOTTELO!!!!! GO!!!!!!!!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KenOath (8) - Surry Hills, AUSTRALIA - JUL 11, 2004 does not count
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2014 Orange amber in appearance in draught form (cloudy if bottled) with good head retention. Medium-bodied with subtle pale malt detectable. Initial bitterness on palate finishing with charateristic floral and citrus notes.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - JUN 25, 2004
Bronze body with a cream head. Clean and tasty. Sugar, pine, lemon hops. A little drying in the finish. Damn good for an Australian micro. Sampled on draught at the Australian Hotel in Sydney, Australia.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nemo (100) - Fremantle, AUSTRALIA - JUN 24, 2004
Off-Amber colouring with a nice thick head. Dry, bitter, floral and citric all mesh up to a flavoursome brew. Something you cannot deny yourself.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Aarleks (409) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 26, 2004
Bottle: Poured quite a quite cloudy but beautiful orange with a large head that had somelength. Good lacing. Lemony mango aroma with some dired apricot notes. Great hop aroma. Flavour displayed some matured malts and a great refreshing tang. Good body. Excellent beer, definitley Australia’s best at this point.


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