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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
vinhol (344) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 3, 2013
568 mil bottle sweet hoppy aroma deep amber in colour maltly slight hoppy in taste oustanding ale

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jdpeebs (686) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 3, 2013
Pint Bottle- Lovely red hue. Nice hop aroma. Good initial malt hit with a great hop bitterness that lingers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
M_Sack (620) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 9, 2013
The single batch beers are always good and this one doesn't disappoint. Cloudy mahogany in colour with a huge passionfruit aroma. Subtle bitterness with grapefruit and passionfruit along with a sweet malt back note throughout beer. The bitterness lasts long into the back palate creating a perfectly constructed and subtle beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mkel07 (5152) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 26, 2013
500ml bottle from Archive Beer Boutique. Big deep rocky head, copper red beer and awesome citrus hop aroma. Full flavoured easy drinking beer that I could easily drink quite a few of. Lively in the mouth with a nice long finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gramoit (397) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 26, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2013 Certainly looks as expected with a nice sunset red and reasonably sized head that lingers. Pretty hoppy aroma, nothing special but still nice. A nice balance of bitternesz, hops and biscuity malts. Big improvement over the last two single batches (especially puffing billy), goes down very easily plenty of flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ComradeK (1107) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 5, 2013
1 pint bottle. Pours a hazy burnished copper colour, with a medium off-white head, which lasts well and leaves good lacing. Pine resin, kiwifruit and floral hops notes sit on a base of nutty, toasty malt to create the aroma. Lime and kiwifruit hops up front give way to pine resin as they move through. Nutty malt and toffee flavours give it weight and body. Strong pine resin hops and toffee malt make up the finish, and leave a pine aftertaste. The real strength of an India red ale, I feel, is in the combination of potent hops and a weighty malt body. This beer achieves that combination very nicely. Another good single batch effort from Little Creatures.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nevele (10) - AUSTRALIA - APR 12, 2013
Very nice beer from the Little Creatures Brewery. From Bottle at Brewhouse Brisbane. Nice smooth flavours and aroma, one of the best Red IPA’s I’ve ever had. Too bad it’s just a single batch.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Davros (2773) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 26, 2013
Pours pale copper with a large head. Nose shows caramel, soft fruity confectionery, spicy hops and subtle bready malt. Lots more sweet clean malt as a flavour along with more of the confectionery notes. Transitions to spicy hops in the finish. A bit of booze shows. Nice moderately high carbonation works wonderfully.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopRedHead (397) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 30, 2013
On tap at Mane Liquor. Pours a deep, clear sunset red with a neat 2cm khaki head. Spicy citrus smells, with a nutty/biscuit malt backbone. As mentioned previously, contains the ’sierra nevada whole hop cone’ characteristic, which is what I suppose they were going for (and appeals to my taste). Medium body with a disappointing lack of bitterness, their pale ale tastes more bitter. Good to see little creatures improve from their last few single batches though!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
BarossaLuke (552) - AUSTRALIA - APR 12, 2013
I really enjoy this beer. Medium amber in colour with good head retention. Aroma of toffee and caramel with some citrus and spicy hop aroma, good depth of aroma too. Medium bodied palate with plenty of malt flavour backed up with a good balancing bitterness. There is a good hit of hop flavour too making for an easy drinking beer. A very enjoyable beer.

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