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

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RATINGS: 685   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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimE (5608) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 11, 2005
Golden color with peaches, grapefruits and apples in the nose. Hoppy body, albeit a bit too light, citrusy hops are noticeable and a nice bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 9, 2005
Hazy amber colour with a small white head. Hoppy and spicy aroma with hints of some sweetness. Grassy hoppy flavor with some sweet notes. Nice dry bitter finish. Thanx Rene ( sk8viking ) for the trade :-D

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ozymanposs (18) - AUSTRALIA - APR 7, 2005
A lovely drop. Certainly Australia best commercial beer. Lingering delightful taste and complements Pizza as well as any beer ever made.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gulf690 (21) - AUSTRALIA - APR 1, 2005
Bottle. Good head, and a very inviting, cloudy orange colour. The knockout (apart from the taste) is the nose..what a delight. Flavour follows the theme through, with a clean, though partly short, finish. I wish Id found this a long time ago.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pjk33 (390) - Sligo - Curllsville Heights, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2005
Draught. At the Australian in the Rocks in Sydney. Duff bought this one for me, thanks dude! Nice citrus and pine nose. This one smells like an American Pale Ale. Decently fluffy head sitting on top of a brew with a beautiful light orange color. A bit hazy. This is a nicely flavored almost IPA as it has all of the Cascade qualities. I really dont taste the Saaz, but Im sure they are in there. Nice sweet malty flavor balances well with the hop quality. Very solid beer... the best that I had in Australia I think.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brewnoser (28) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 14, 2005
Nice inviting spicey aroma, hint of Cascade like hops, but palate suggests higher alpha variety used - Columbus? Good malt balance, but a bit thin mouthfeel. Best Pale Ale Ive had from Oz.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
klyster (9) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 10, 2005 does not count
A truckload of people rate this and I can see why, quite refreshing. BUT it is just too busy for me, too much like a bottle of perfume.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
geggytah (5) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 6, 2005 does not count
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2005 Bottle. A very drinkable Pale Ale. Poured a golden amber colour with a small white head. Sweet with distinctive hops and just the right amount of bitterness. Recommended.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (36442) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2005
An amber beer with a nice head. The aroma is sweet and very hoppy as well as grassy - and so is the flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jfm (1724) - Holbk, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2005
Golden color with a white head. The taste is a slightly weak but nice body. Hops dominate the flavour. Very nice and hoppy palate.


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