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

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RATINGS: 588   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   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.


Filthmuppet's rating

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Filthmuppet (33) - Newtown, - JUL 28, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2004 I reckon this is the best australian beer i have tasted. Coopers vintage comes real close, but i think this takes the cherry. Nice citrus flavours with spice edge. Aroma of orange and other nice things. I am going to the brewery in a couple of days and can’t what. Must try. Just writing about it makes me want it sooo bad. I had a couple last night and i can still taste it


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen2 (1406) - NORWAY - JAN 26, 2015
Shared bottle at Mi2 at Cardinal 26.01.15. Clear, pale golden. White head. Aroma of citrus and pears. Fruity taste with good bitterness. Very quaffable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen1 (3022) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JAN 27, 2015
0,33 flaske på Cardinaltreff jan-15: helrig citronaroma og massevis av frisk mandarinsmak. Fin munnfølelse, men kort ettersmak. Mild bitterhet. Svært lett å helle innenfor snippen.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Towey1989 (119) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2015
Bottle. Pours a hazy pale amber colour with a small white head. Aroma of tropical fruit, peach, apricot and a little malt. Tastes citrusy of grapefruit, apricot, peach. Nice balance of malt and hops. Soft carbonation and bitter finish. Refreshing and easy drinking.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sissio (772) - Orsenigo, ITALY - DEC 20, 2014
Infortunatevi dramma from the bottle, but still really enjoyable! Aromatic hops, fresh bitterness and a lovely equilibrated aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zekada (357) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - JAN 2, 2015
Bottle from Bierkieller, Liverpool. Aroma has some hops and malts but could be bigger. Pours dark orange with a small white head. Taste is nice and fresh with a hint of hops and some tropical fruits. Palate is fittingly thin and drinkable. Overall a nice fresh pale ale, though no taste sensation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Druid (91) - Wamuran, AUSTRALIA - FEB 10, 2015
A very nice pale ale. Lots of floral aromas and nice bitterness that lingers. A very enjoyable example of the pale ale style.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tandembrauer (378) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JAN 26, 2015
Shared bottle at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours light amber, clear. Aroma of pine needles, mandarins, rubber. Sweet with citrus. Thin-medium bodied with bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabuzzer (152) - - FEB 1, 2015
330ml bottle. Pours cloudy and golden with a soft white head. Citrus and yeasty aromas. Light and lagery, with a lemon finish. Refreshing

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjsint (1056) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2015
Bottle from Cambridge Wine Merchants, Mill Road. Dark amber, hazy. Scent of apricot/peach, grass and pine resin. The taste is straightforward and a fairly uniform bittersweet with a surprising malty hit. Fuller body than most pale ales of this ABV. Ok. Maybe I was expecting too much, but I felt that while this was an excellent beer in many ways, it didn’t have enough balance for me to rate it any higher.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TedE (224) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 15, 2015
Pint bottle into pint glass. Sharp citric nose. Hazy amber colour, solid creamy head, occasional tiny bubbles. Starts bitter, stays bitter. Beautiful finish, really nice. Not as eccentric as some pale ales & all the better for it. Excellent.


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