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

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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.


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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (6335) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2009
Bottle at Barmuda in Queenstown. Pours a slightly cloudy amber with a medium white head. Yet another solid pale ale in New Zealand- they’ve impressed me to no end with the APA and IPA styles. Aroma of floral hops, grapefruit citrus, and honey. The flavor is also hoppy and citrusy, with sweetness from the honey and some yeast for a nice balance. Bitter, crisp from active carbonation, and a nice bite.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (3087) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 15, 2014
330ml bottle from Appellation Wines, cheers Ash! Pours gold with a light haze, long-lasting white head. Aromas of tropical fruit and pine. Taste is light bitter, light malt-sweet. Thin body, light bitter finish. Decent.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClubGonzo (3984) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear pale golden body with a small white head. Aroma is red berries, mild peachy tones, pale malts and hints of straw and gooseberries. Taste is pale malts, mild bready tones, grass, red berries, mild peachy tones and hints of resin and citrus. Medium body and carbonation. A refreshing pale ale with no big surprises, but drinkability is high.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
morri (196) - NORWAY - AUG 3, 2014
330ml bottle from Vinmonopolet Nesodden. Small beige head. Cloudy orange body. Aroma is mostly malty, a lottle sweet, gentle spruce-like hops, toffee. Light bitterness, a little sweet on the tongue. Extremely well balanced.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IPAgutten79 (499) - Skui, NORWAY - JUL 28, 2014
Oransje farge, delvis ugjennomsiktig. Lavt skum. Aroma er malt og litt tropisk frukt. Vag sitrus. Smaken er malt, litt grapefrukt, noe tropisk frukt. Tørr, semibitter i ettersmaken.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
edsspoon (366) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2014
bottle - golden with a big white bubbly head. Good retention and thick lacing. Aroma of orange, lime, grass, coriander seeds, lots of wheat and hints of bubblegum and flowers. Taste of hay and lemon with grass, sweet malt, coriander seeds and a hint of bubblegum to follow. A long medium bitter finish with some lingering hints of gingerbread and flowers. Lots of orange flavours throughout. Light body, medium to strong carbonation.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Soupoftoday (16) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 20, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2014 A solid beer for a commercial Aussie Pale Ale. Well balanced with flavours of grapefruit, subtle lyche and citrus.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hop_Hedonist (242) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Charlieandco (3) - - JUL 11, 2014 does not count
Lovely brew, Maceys 11/07/14, Jacks 88th, sweet taste , nice on said palate. That should do it......... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fellebag (772) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 6, 2014
Bottle 33cl. Medium head diminishing. Peach golden color, a bit hazy. Aroma is strawberry leaves, american hops, lime. Taste is bitter american hops. Fresh.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Setroc (7) - SCOTLAND - JUL 4, 2014 does not count
Pours a hazy amber with nice cream head. Caramel malts come out on top of the aroma, supported by peach and floral notes. Taste is beautifully balanced layering gentle floral, grapefruit and peach flavours on top of the malt base. No flavour stands out from the crowd, but instead each plays its part equally and that’s a great strength in this beer. A mildly bitter finish wraps up proceedings.


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