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

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RATINGS: 694   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 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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
damoninja (3) - D, Alberta, - JUN 30, 2012
This is a pretty ordinary pale. definitely the least interesting beer at my local beer bar.


4.1
radassace (331) - SCOTLAND - JUL 23, 2017
330ml bottle. Pours hazy orange/amber with small off white head. Nose is biscuit, caramel malt, floral, aromatic, citrus and apricot. Light mouth feel, taste is caramel, aromatic floral, apricot and orange peel. Nice bitterness on the finish. Good example of the style.

3.6
zbyszek_cz (98) - POLAND - JUL 18, 2017
Butelka. Zapach przyjemnie chmielowy z nutką słodową. W smaku dość czyste, nie przesadzone w żadną stronę. Delikatna owocowa chmielowość, średnio niska goryczka, trochę wodniste.

3.7
craftyrocker (41) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 12, 2017
Appearance/Aroma/Taste/Palate/Overall: 3/8/8/2/16. Schooner on tap. I finally had this properly for the first time on 10/7/17, long overdue. Appearance: Golden, drops to a film, some lacing. Aroma: Tropical hops and malt. Taste: Tropical, orange, passionfruit. Transitions to strong grainy malts. Much better warmer. Firm medium bitterness. Palate: Surprisingly thin and watery. Highly carbonated. Overall: Good pale ale but a bit watery and too malty.

3.9
jacobgrimm07 (2) - - JUL 11, 2017 does not count
Unfortunately only had it from the bottle. Heard many good things and wasn't disappointed-not the best, but quite nice ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
redders1974 (1472) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2017
This whispers in harmony rather than shouts well balanced with a great mouthfeel hints of citrus pine great sesdion stuff.

3.6
jamesie1857 (2150) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2017
355ml bottle from Marks and Spencer - Hazy orange colour body, thin white head. Aroma is orange, piney, hops, herbs. Taste is light sweet, medium bitter. Finish is dry and balanced. Balanced and tasty.

2.8
Pijiuke (85) - - JUN 2, 2017
Its a stronger version of its bright ale brother, and personally i prefer the bright ale.

4.2
MaltSensei23 (17) - - MAY 16, 2017
nice white head ,fruity aroma,citrus and passionfruit taste nice bitterness ,color pale copper nice beer enjoy

4.2
sephyrott (134) - - MAY 16, 2017
33cl bottle from Waitrose at home. Hazy golden colour, carbonated, hoppy flavour, and character in the aroma. Complex and excellent aftertaste

3
ChewyBeer (389) - SOUTH AFRICA - APR 15, 2017
Appearance: bright clear golden with slight head Aroma: medium nose, tropical fruits, light citrus Mouthfeel: medium full mouthfeel, medium carbonation Taste: clean hop bitterness, light malt Overall: refreshing ale, pleasant to drink


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