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

bottled
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RATINGS: 553   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 (6204) - 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.


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 (721) - 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 (5) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Piotr (26) - POLAND - JUN 22, 2014
From bottle. The aroma is not very intensive, quite flat in taste, no significant hoppes, light flavour of peaches.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Burgers (248) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 14, 2014
Clear golden colour with white head. Subtle nose of golden syrup. Taste light sweet and bitter. Lively carbonation. Quite thin but fairly long bitter taste.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Stoogemobile (16) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - JUN 2, 2014
Peaches and pears! So much fruitiness and not as much dry, bitter hoppiness. Really unique and I love it. Beautiful fruity smell, maybe the best aroma of any pale ale.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mydogjet (17) - - MAY 23, 2014
One of my favourite beers. A beautiful beer colour with floral aroma and gorgeous hop taste. I love this beer so much.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
smiles_181 (14) - - MAY 12, 2014
This is one of my fav pale ales. Huge fruity and floral nose it's bursting with flavor. Not to fruity like many other US IPAs. Really well balanced. Love it.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
s_hartshorne (1030) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2014
Bottle bier huis ossett. Grapefruit hop aromas. Golden colour halo white head. Taste is grapefruit citrus peel some malts decent hop bitterness medium body quite strong carbonation. Ok stuff

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pricey290483 (181) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2014
a nice easy drink of a beer this quite hoppy with a good amount of citrus a nice bit of after taste well worth a try


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