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Brewed by Little Creatures Brewing (Lion Co.)
Style: American Pale Ale
Fremantle, Australia

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RATINGS: 667   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 beers 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 youll soon become one of usa 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 youre wondering what on earth malt or hops actually are then click on the two hop characters to the left and find out more. Its 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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4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbrus (4990) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - JAN 23, 2005
Aroma is really wow! with herbs and pineapple. Looks great too. Deep golden color, lots of bubbles, off-white head, very nice lace. Sweet, very malty, very hoppy, herbs, hint of pineapple. Quite full and stull sparkling and a little sticky. Very nice Aussie. Thanks eczematic.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2005
Bottled. Mmmm! Gentle gold body, rasping aroma of hops and lemon zest, lip smacking hoppiness, realy refreshing.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DanielBrown (4408) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2005 Bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours with an unreasonably large head, having exploded upon opening. Slightly cloudy ornage colour and an absolutely scrummy aroma - fresh, oily and very tempting. Superb beer, although with a harder edge than the smell suggested. Pine, hoppiness, easy drinking orange sunshine, but with a sharpness (ala grapefruit) which hits straight away and slices down the throat like metal. Full of flavour. Excellent. love this style!

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndrewGeoff (27) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 6, 2005
I tried this beer for the first time out of curiosity after seeing it rated at the top of all the other Australian-made beers. I didnt know what to expect from WA. What a surprise! I had thought my tastes were almost totally driven by sweet malts but hops certainly won me over here from the first heady aroma of herbs and oranges. That aroma carries through into the hoppy, slightly citrus palate which lingers satisfyingly in the aftertaste. This wont be my last drop from over the border!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rauchbier (3832) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2004
Bottle, from Sainsburys. Hazy amber gold, thin white head and moderate condition. Gentle peppery hops, some sweet chalky grain and faint chocolate malt in the nose, good piney hops and sweet malt in the mouth and lingering hops and chalky yeastiness in the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2004
UPDATED: APR 22, 2011 Bottled. An orange coloured beer with no head. The aroma is very nicely hoppy with orange citrus fruit smells. The taste is sharp hops with again bitter orange fruits coming through. Very tasty and very hoppy for an APA. Score 3.7
Subsequent ratings scored 3.4, 3.6 and 3.7. Average becomes 3.6

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (9673) - Ursel, BELGIUM - DEC 16, 2004
Fully hazy, cidery aspect; little head, fast gone, whitish. Very grapefruity nose, pamplemousse, little grapes as well - and American-type hops, of course. Nearly tart hoptaste - full hopflavours, flavour of some soothing balm, again grapefruit and grapes, then sweetness (vanilla-like) peeps around the corner. Slightly buttery feel, then nearly adstringent from the hops. Looks little carbonated, but the MF gainsays this. Great pale ale, very American indeed; good one from down under.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrainDead (30) - Derby, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2004
Bottle from Sainsburys. Clean enough, with a touch of noble sweetness and some fragrant lemony hops. An advance on a German wine. I really liked this and will no doubt get some more.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nigos (631) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2004
Pale golden hue with evidence of high carbonation with a decent white head. Light citrussy taste with hints of flora and a chalky palate. A decent if slightly bland ale.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
leaparsons (10137) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2004
Bottle from Oddbins. Cloudy orange and gold with a small head. Aromas are sweet, floral hops with zesty fruit, especially grapefruit. Flavours are fruity and floral. Parma violets, sweetened grapefruit, apricots. Good and hoppy with a nice sparkle.


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