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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
adamnowek (1889) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUL 7, 2015
Hazy copper colour with a nice, dense head. Citrus and grapefruit aroma. Malty and fruity. Super crisp texture with the perfect amount of carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
arsol (989) - NORWAY - JUL 4, 2015
Tåkete brun farge med fingerhøyt skum. Lukter mildt humle. Mild og noe tam i smak. Medium karbonert. Mild og ok apa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vighals (3260) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - JUL 4, 2015
Gylden brun tåkete med fingerhøyt beige skum. Lukter sydhavsfrukter, ananas noe fersken, ananas og lett trevirke. Lett. Søtlig fruktig smak. Svært lett bitterhet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ianwelby (1129) - SCOTLAND - JUL 3, 2015
It’s nowt special but as bottled pales go it’s pretty tasty. Zesty and grassy with a decent hop kick and a slight sweetness to the aftertaste. Lovely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alang51 (66) - Essendon West, AUSTRALIA - JUL 2, 2015
Pours hazy orange colour with decent white head. Citrus aroma, I get the grapefruit. Just lacks a bit more finish. It’s pretty good, but let’s no go overboard just because the brewers write a good description.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thmsboyd (193) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUN 19, 2015
Bottle BBE: 14 Jun 15. Well-chilled. Pours a hazy amber-golden with a small, tight white head and floaters. High intensity, dominant, sharp citrus aroma (primarily grapefruit) with a touch of tropical squash. There’s also a rich, creamy note. To taste, a medium bitterness and a prevailing sherbet lemon sweetness. Full of flavour, but not overpowering in any one way. Medium-light bodied, with a smooth texture, medium-low carbonation and a bitter, grapefruity finish. This is a really fresh-tasting, crisp, fruity pale ale that travels well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Woodspop (14) - Rivervale, AUSTRALIA - MAY 9, 2015
Good pale ale, with a fine finish. Did not pour into a glass. Would imagine it would taste good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ANZUShophunter (283) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 6, 2015
From bottle in Belgian ale glass. Nice fruity hop aroma. Citrus notes balance hop bitterness well making for a very smooth drinking APA. Was very glad to find this beer when I moved to Oz around the turn of the century when the beer landscape was less developed. Always happy to find it on tap.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrGD (110) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2015
Bottle. Hazy orange colour with decent white head. Aromas of hops and citrus fruit. Taste is very fruity and hoppy, with malty notes. Medium to high carbonation. A solid American pale ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DavidAust (199) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 29, 2015
Good version of the style if a little hoppy side, which comes through from the aroma right at the start. Pours well, but quite susceptible to how clean the glass is - worth re-rinsing just before pouring if you want to retain the white frothy head. Beer - Pale in colour just like the name says. Light tasting with that bitter / citrus hops taste and a crsip clean finish. Flavour hangs around for a while. The strength of hops (for a pale ale) makes this a good beer for a hot day, and accompanies foods such as meat pies, sausage rolls, bbq sausages and light curries quite well. There are better session beers, but Little Creatures Pale Ale goes well with a meal.

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