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Little Creatures Single Batch Shepherd’s Delight

Formerly brewed at Little Creatures Brewing (Lion Co.)
Style: Amber Ale
Fremantle, Australia


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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
According to well versed folklore, a red sky at night was a reassuring vision for those that spent their days toiling at the mercy of Mother Nature’s whims. Today, a stunning sunset serves more as the perfect accompaniment to a day’s end ale than a guide to fair weather ahead. With that in mind, this hop mad Red IPA is as captivating as the night sky, with our most lavish hopping regime to date. The resulting heady spice citrus aromas and lasting dry bitterness is balanced with a malt bill delivering depth of flavour and a distinct copper-orange hue that would provide any weary shepherd with plenty of delight.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teorn88 (6741) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2015
Bottle split at ChrisO tasting, London. It pours a copper color with small off white head. Aroma is medium sweet with notes of caramel biscuit and citrus. Taste has more citrus notes, dry with straw and dried leaves. Light ti medium brodies with good carbonation. Overall, ok

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (9538) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2014
Bottle shared at Chriso’s mid-week lasting 03/07/14. Thanks to Mr Bois for this one. Aroma is berry, orange peel, hoppy, toffee malts and sweet berry. Amber coloured pour, light haze and a halo of off white head. Flavour is berry, caramelpeach. Nice hop resin. Palate is sticky resin, moderate carbonation. Firm clean bitterness. Solid beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (17239) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2014
Bottle at Chriso going Dutch tasting, cash and grab via the Wingman, 03/07/14. Lightly hazed orange amber with a moderate light beige swirl and edgeing. Nose is dark citric rinds, bitter orange, light hop presence, spice, blood orange. Taste comprises caramel, bitter orange, candied fruit peel, light spice, earthy hop notes, biscuit malts. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with light tropical vibes. Ok amber.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
madmitch76 (22450) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2014
3rd July 2014
Craig on Heat Tasting at ChrisO’s. Hazy amber beer, tidt pale cream colour head. Airy light palate, modest fine carbonation. Sweetish airy malts. Light tangy caramel. Traces of dry cream and paper. Finishes airy with a bitter kick. Okay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (17352) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2014
Bottle at Craig on heat tasting. Hazy dark amber lasting beige head. Hoppy aroma. Sweetish. Good though. Hoppy finish. Lovely

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (18735) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2014
Bottle shared at chriso’s. Pours clear amber-orange with a frothy white head. Plenty of piney hops in the nose, bread, orange. Light-medium sweet flavor with grainy toast, pine, orange. Medium bodied with fine carbonation and oily texture. Moderate hoppy resins to finish, grains, pine. Simple stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stew41 (1942) - Phuket, THAILAND - JAN 31, 2014
Don’t see a lot of "red" in the flavour but this is a well made and taunt IPA. Hoppy but not aggressive and very good balance. All points to high session value.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ShaneJ (829) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 1, 2013
Bottle from Plonk. Dark reddish-amber, grapefruit, tropical fruit, piney hop bitterness, sweet bready malt. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
varanid99 (1033) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 14, 2013
Red-amber pour with a decent off-white head. Aroma is grapefruit, passionfruit, and musk sticks? Taste is big citrus up front, bitter, which gives way to sweet malty goodness. Don’t mind this one at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niksko (601) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 3, 2013
Pours a beautiful red color with two fingers of foamy off white head. I could smell this as soon as I poured it. Hoppy nose, but the hops are backed by considerable malt sweetness which gives it a tropical fruit punch aroma. There’s mango, banana and a hint of sweetness. Flavours are hoppy but balanced. More tropical fruit on the palate, a bit of banana and a very clean finish. This bottle is a little old by now, so I feel like the hops have probably faded. Regardless, this is a well balanced and flavoursome beer.

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