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

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RATINGS: 640   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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2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kaiho (71) - - SEP 22, 2012
Bottle in London. Uninspiring. Poured a clear amber which looked quite thin. Taste thin, bitter without much body to support it. Only faint aroma of slight grassy floral hops. Disappointed, was expecting more based on rating.


3.2
macca147 (508) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 17, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2017 On tap. Pours a biscuity orange gold with a thin white head. Aroma: caramel, malt, mild pine and citrus notes. Taste: biscuity malt, caramel, citrus, mild pine and earthy flavours. Medium bodied. Moderate carbonation. Mild bitterness that lingers on the palate. This beer is well balanced and quite enjoyable. It is not amazing, and is not unique or overly interesting but it is still quite tasty and a good session beer. This is also a great entry level beer for those new to craft pale ales.

3.4
p0urmeac0ld0ne (208) - Merthyr Tydfil, WALES - SEP 7, 2017
Very refreshing IPA with a warming hop aftertaste. No-nonsense, and somewhat legendary, in certain circles.

3.2
explosivedog (1619) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 7, 2017
330ml bottle. Pours orange. Mango, pineapple, caramel, little biscuit. Light bitterness, light hop notes, light malt base. A product of its environment perhaps, as it is very easy to drink in intense heat, but it's pretty boring.

4.2
tubic (7) - - SEP 6, 2017 does not count
exceleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee beer

3.7
Piepenhenrich (1230) - Steinbach, GERMANY - AUG 27, 2017
Among my favorites in Australia. Tasted from the bottle. Has a fine hoppy note on it.

3.8
sebsky (297) - ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2017
330 ml bottle @home,bb 16/02/2018. Light amber,slightly hazy. Citrus and bread aroma. Fruity taste with nice bitterness.

3.3
Beese (3210) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2017
330ml bottle from M&S, Watford. Surprised I've never rated this! It's got a slight sourness to the aroma, quite yeasty too. Dry hop bitterness in the flavour. Bready malt at the end.

4.1
radassace (421) - 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 (133) - 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 (85) - 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.


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