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

bottled
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RATINGS: 560   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wimpyjoe (3703) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2013
Potent pale ale with plenty of dry fruit notes in both aroma and taste. Golden with a very small head.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
firedog23 (73) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 3, 2013
Nice pale ale. Strong southern hemisphere flavors in the hops and a very refreshing pale. pours golden with a nice head that stays around. Laces well on the glass. Not overly bitter but the hops come through.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pictoman (475) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 30, 2013
Poured from 568mL (imperial pint) bottle. Golden yellow, slightly hazy, minimal white head. Passion fruit, citrus, hoppy nose. Nice and light, quite mild overall. Same as nose with some caramel malt. Very simple.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
M_Sack (364) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 22, 2013
Hazy golden colour with minimal head or lacing. Passionfruit, citrus and a touch of honey on the nose. Citrus and pine bitterness backed up with touch of honey and a faultless malt backbone. Despite the sell out this is still an Aussie standard for pale ales. Good quality beer that makes you want to keep opening the next one.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gimmemore (4) - IRELAND - JUL 14, 2013 does not count
Got a few pint bottles of this an it’s pretty damn good. Very session able and very refreshing.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CH-303 (1382) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUL 10, 2013
Appearance: Light golden brown, cloudy. Some off-white head. Aroma: Citrus fruit, good hops. Taste: Good hops, some fruit and malt. Info: 285 ml draft (schooner), 4/6-2013

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rob_D_UK (749) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2013
Wonderful aroma, very tasty and fruity, nice hops. Great medium light body. This was truly delicious and so refreshing sat in the NSW sun.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
spacecube (801) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2013
330ml bottle, pours hazy orange/brown. Nice biscuit & caramel malt character, with a citrus zing from the cascade. Finish is bitter, on the whole is really well balanced, perfect refreshment for a summer’s day. Excellent pale ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HopRedHead (344) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 4, 2013
Bottle from Mane Liquor and tap at the brewery. Pours golden orange/brown with a short, offwhite head. Passionfruit, lychee, grapefruit and honey malt aroma. Taste is upfront tropical fruit from the galaxy, and a nice honey malt backbone. Fair bitterness, 50 IBU's I think. Solid, sessionable pale.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tiong (3699) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 3, 2013
330ml bottle from Ales by Mail

BBE 25 Jul 2013 - Pours clear copper orange with a small white head. Aroma of floral hops, grass, hints of caramel. Taste is sweetish, malty and biscuity with notes of caramel, hints of aged hops. Finish is crisp, biscuity and slightly fruity with hints of caramel. Feels a bit unbalanced and not very fresh.


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