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

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RATINGS: 601   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.


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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Woodspop (11) - Rivervale, AUSTRALIA - MAY 9, 2015
Good pale ale, with a fine finish. Did not pour into a glass. Would imagine it would taste good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ANZUShophunter (50) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 6, 2015
From bottle in Belgian ale glass. Nice fruity hop aroma. Citrus notes balance hop bitterness well making for a very smooth drinking APA. Was very glad to find this beer when I moved to Oz around the turn of the century when the beer landscape was less developed. Always happy to find it on tap.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrGD (103) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2015
Bottle. Hazy orange colour with decent white head. Aromas of hops and citrus fruit. Taste is very fruity and hoppy, with malty notes. Medium to high carbonation. A solid American pale ale.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DavidAust (19) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 29, 2015
Good version of the style if a little hoppy side, which comes through from the aroma right at the start. Pours well, but quite susceptible to how clean the glass is - worth re-rinsing just before pouring if you want to retain the white frothy head. Beer - Pale in colour just like the name says. Light tasting with that bitter / citrus hops taste and a crsip clean finish. Flavour hangs around for a while. The strength of hops (for a pale ale) makes this a good beer for a hot day, and accompanies foods such as meat pies, sausage rolls, bbq sausages and light curries quite well. There are better session beers, but Little Creatures Pale Ale goes well with a meal.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Florya (687) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 24, 2015
How : bottle Appearance : hazy orange, small white head. Aroma tropical fruits, citrus, grass, floral. Palate : medium body, average carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Johnstledger8 (134) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 17, 2015
Bottle. Pours hazy golden orange with a relatively lasting white head. Aroma of tropical fruits, pine, grassy, honey. Taste is of mango, pineapple, honey. Little dry on the finish. Oily to watery mouthfeel, little bit crisp, refreshing.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Manslow (327) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 16, 2015
Butelka alk. 5,2% Piana dobra, kolor jasno brązowy, zapach przyjemny, smakuje dobrze.Dobrze wyważone piwo na upały.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stevoj (2719) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 3, 2015
Light golden, more grain than hops, not bitter by APA standards, but appropriate for British style

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beer_buster55 (8) - - MAR 25, 2015 does not count
Is a little cloudy with a white head that holds well. Citrus/yeast aroma and light to drink with a lemon citrus finish. A good beer.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Morboso (104) - ECUADOR - MAR 20, 2015
A step up from a mainstream lager, pretty uncomplicated, smooth and balanced, little hops aroma, little malt bitterness. Would be a good session or BBQ beer, but too pricey for that better bang for buck beers avail.


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