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Brewed by Little Creatures Brewing (Lion Co.)
Style: American Pale Ale
Fremantle, Australia

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RATINGS: 647   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 (9255) - 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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3475) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2016
Bottle from supermarket. Golden colour with a thin white head. Aroma is fruity citrus taste light bitter slightly over,y gassy body.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GoufCustom (1530) - HONG KONG - JUN 10, 2016


330 ml bottle bought at Gorgeous Wine & Cigar in Yuen Long.

Looks: Clear orange amber colour with a thin trace of dirt-like yeast sediments; Half finger head with residual soapy white foam which fades in 30 seconds; Good sticky lacing with near zero carbonation.

Aroma: Fairly fragrant Ale malt, with citrus peels, orange, strong honey, floral, sugar, bread and light yeast.

Taste: Mid to light sweet Ale malt, with light tartness, citrus essence, light candied fruits, toffee, floral, molasses, very light pine, dry biscuits, lemon, mid-to-strong bitter hops and grass.

Body: Mid to light body. Quite dry and slick palate.

Mouth Feel: Good Ale maltyness in a wheat-thinned body. Some flashes of toffee and light Bock-ish taste. Hop profile is strong lemon peels with passing light pine. Pretty strong and nice sweetness. Strong lemon to round. Pretty good!

Hoppiness: Ctrus peels, orange and floral in nose. Citrus essence, light candied fruits, floral, very light pine, lemon and grass in taste; Bitterness is strong for a lasting, close to high-astringent sweet bitter finish.

After Taste: Dry. Citrusy and bitter to mouth.

Comments: This one feels more like a hopped-up Bitter than APA, as its aroma is fairly muted, but the citrus-peel taste is livelier, nicely sweet and tasty than APA’s dull bitterness. A solid Pale Ale, but not really outstanding. Worth a try.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ben4321 (5565) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 6, 2016
Bottle at Granger and Co., 5/28/16.  Murky darker orange with a fairly frothy beige head and plenty of lace. Herbal and great hops with some caramel and bready malts.  Finishes mid-bitter.  Solid.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skarecrow (105) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 6, 2016
BB 9/10/2016 Pale cloudy golden color. Aroma - grainy, malty, hoppy and floral notes. Good lingering bitterness. Little head on pouring.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ktwse (3834) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2016
Pours cloudy golden with tall white head. Aroma of caramel, light pine, malts, citrus. Taste is light bitter with a light citrusy finish. Light and smooth body with average carbonation.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dj (565) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2016
Bottle, 330ml. A cloudy golden colour with a frothy white head. Aroma of fresh citrus and hops. Flavour is hoppy with bread notes, a little malt and citrus in the finish. Soft carbonation. Perfectly drinkable but rather bland.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kustie (788) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 18, 2016
Bottle@aussie bae. Hazy orange color with small white head. Aroma has tropical fruits, citrus and malt. Taste is malty with quite long bitter aftertaste. Flavors of tropical fruits, malt, grass.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tombutlin (205) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 25, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2016 Quite a good Pale Ale, but definitely not as good as the Little Creatures IPA, so go for that instead. Decent alternative to the green bottle swill you normally find in Lion bonded pubs in NZ. A little bit thin on the hops, but good for a session ale

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LazyPyro (484) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2016
330ml bottle. Slightly hazy orange colour with a small white head. Hoppy and sweet malt aroma, citrus, grapefruit, caramel. Fruity hoppy flavour with sweet malt notes and a mild bitter finish. Smooth mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rand (1490) - SWITZERLAND - APR 17, 2016
Bottle 330 ml from Drinks of the World - Bern (CH). Golden Ale with a short foam, perfumed and floral. Fruity beer with tones of citrus-grapefruit and remarkable malted sweetness and notes of marshmallow and yeast. Delicious, refreshing and not aggressive. A reference.


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