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

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RATINGS: 579   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vanz (189) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 11, 2014
Probably one of the best mainstream pale ales out there, hasn’t changed too much over time. Lots of floral and resinous notes. Easy drinking.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jparsons2222 (7) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 11, 2014 does not count
Best beer in Australia but still miles from Belgian perfection. I can actually enjoy drinking this for the flavours and tastes, not just the alcohol and water.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maus (41) - Tartu, ESTONIA - DEC 28, 2013
Pours a quite clear golden colour with a nice head, head dissipates rather quickly. Most of the hop aroma has faded over time, but it is not totally gone. Taste is nicely balanced on the bitter side. Overall, a great pale ale.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Shark_Pants (266) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 14, 2013
Aroma citrus, freshly mown grass & light toast. Taste is toasted bread up front, transitioning to grapefruit. Peppery on the tongue. Good refreshing beer for the hot Australian summer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
22415brewery (378) - redmond, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Australia’s jump into the highly hopped pale ales seems to fall a bit short of what it could be in this example. Pours a medium golden with a bit of amber highlights, limited foam. Aromas of light citrus, grapefruit, upfront along with a few non-distinct tropical notes. Displays a modest and neutral malt character. As an american pale ale, this beer could use a lot more hop character, especially in the finish which tails off slightly watery. An average at best american pale ale, however it is a step in the right direction for pale ales in Australia.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
matstrange (72) - Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2013
Citrussy and hoppy all in one blast. Quite refreshing and crisp, would be perfect for a warm summers day.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
humlelala (1042) - DENMARK - NOV 9, 2013
(33cl from Tight; BBD: Feb 21st 2014) Pours semi clear golden with white head. Good retention and lace. Aroma is subdued, faded hops with hints of citrus fruits. Oily texture, medium bodied, soft carbonation and slightly dry finish. Flavour has a moderate bitterness. Ok, but most likely too old as the aroma is nothing like the galaxy driven pale ales I’ve brewed myself.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vinhol (310) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 7, 2013
330 Mil bottle big hop aroma golden in colour hoppy flavour very good beer one of my go to beers although better in the bottle than on tap

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lachrymalisis (398) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2013
sad to leave a poor rating, but that’s what happens when you put hoppy beer into a bottle. you kill it.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tonybaldeagle (61) - - OCT 26, 2013
Refreshing & very drinkable, this beer delivers a fresh, zesty hit that encourages another bottle immediately after finishing the first. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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