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


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RATINGS: 622   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   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.

Hop_Hedonist's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hop_Hedonist (372) - Perth, - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle at Potshot Hotel, Exmouth - a shadow of its former self (the beer not the pub) but still highly enjoyable when craft beer isn’t available - just wish it was amped up as in the early years when it was the first homegrown craft AusPA to demand attention - still... there’s reasonable bitterness and enough tangy fruity hops, malt very much in the back seat.... familiar like pulling on well worn jeans. A pleasant quaffer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lonick (1029) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 12, 2015
Bottle @home tasting General Election 2015 (rating backlog) Pours dark gold, smallish white head. Nose is hoppy, fruity and caramel. taste is quite bland nut a lot going on some resin, after taste is thin, bland.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cimbasso (491) - - OCT 27, 2015
Sampled from a bottle. Orange colour with a white head. Sweetish malts with a flavour of oranges, tangerines and apricot. A fragrant dryness from the hops. A nice well-made APA. The best Australian beer that I have found so far.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dunc1981 (36) - - OCT 13, 2015
Smooth ale with a good foamy head. Interesting aroma, slightly sour. The taste has some obvious bitterness, but this gives way to a nice varied palate. Overall an excellent pale ale. This is the best Australian beer I've tasted, but then the other one was Fosters so that wasn't hard! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SinH4 (1399) - Garching, GERMANY - OCT 10, 2015
Orange-golden color with white head. Aroma is cat piss, caramel malts. Taste is also cat piss and caramel malts, but also some "cork" feeling. Fine-bubbled carbonation. Interesting, but I don’t know how much of this corkiness is wanted.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
smmaaren (407) - NORWAY - OCT 8, 2015
33 cl bottle from Vinmonopolet. Pours cloudy golden with a small white head. Aromas of malts and hops. Taste is bitter. One of the better aussie beers I’ve tasted. Thumbs up!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerNinjaUK (51) - Wiltshire, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2015
Bottle from Waitrose. Pours with good carbonation and slightly off white dense head. Colour orangey yellow, with golden look. Aroma of various citrus, especially orange and grapefruit. Good bitterness in taste with citrus oil and smooth new world happiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ladnewton (1671) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2015
On tap at Buckley’s, Circular Quay, Sydney on 11th September 2015. Hazy amber with off-white part-lacing foam. Light, fresh citrus fruity hoppiness in aroma. Strong hoppiness in-mouth; grassy with light grapefruit citrus. A short citric finish. Medium-bodied with a zingy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
The_Osprey (4235) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2015
330ml bottle at The White Horse, Richmond. Paid £5, which must be the most anyone has ever had to pay for a bottle of this beer. 330ml, no date or ABV details. Hazy orange, still, small foamy white head. Aroma is softly floral, simple. Body is light, tingly carbonation, slightly foamy. Off-putting thin body. Taste is parma violet, sweet toffee and butterscotch, nips of tangerines. The flavour is OK. Overall, it’s just alright.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tselloufc88 (277) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2015
Bottle at JDW, Oxford. Aromas of grapefruit, peach, passion fruit, slightly acidic. Taste is oranges, passion fruit, peach, slightly tart. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GuideDogSaint (869) - Xiamen, CHINA - AUG 24, 2015
One of the first of this style of beer I drank maybe about 10 years ago along with SNPA. Happy to find bottles of this in the Coronation Hall, Surbiton (JDW). Pours golden with a white head. Aroma of malt, pine and citrus. Bitter sweet finish. Maybe one of those that has been overtaken but still a solid beer.

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