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: 49   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.

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Hop_Hedonist (607) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 21, 2013
Find this so average. One is enough. Disappointing when expected something better than the rest of the recent poor ’special’ releases. Has Little Creatures lost their mojo?

bmeup (679) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - JUN 17, 2013
Amber red and clear, moderate use of hops and a really nice medium malt character. Good malty amber ale and easy to knock of a few of these.

M_Sack (734) - 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

ALLOVATE (3038) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 6, 2013
At just on cool and into a snifter. This one produces a translucent deep copper with carbonation that is few and far between. Solid and lasting creamy sheen of foam atop leaves behind a thin lace. Plummy, vinous and resinous, herbal hops glow in the aroma showing flakes of nettles, pine, soft white cheese, kelp, red berries and peaches. A let down for the palate. Comes on as nutty, husky and a little rough. Piney, herbal finish; mild grass, mild butter. Body is full and cumbersome; it sits heavy in the stomach. Good bitter grip though, impressed by it. Caramel, biscuity malts give it sweetness along with a light lick of marmalade. At 6.2% ABV it has a bit of alcohol for the breath. Overall it is a mouthful of ale, and that is it. Enjoyed the pint, but moved on quick like. (568mL, BB 08/12/13, Dan Murphy’s Currambine)

Bif (2262) - St. Charles, Missouri, USA - JUN 1, 2013
Pours a nice amber color with a small head that fades to some lacing. Aroma of pine, citrus, fresh fruit and bit of spice. Tatse is a blend of pine and citrus, with fruit, bit of caramel and trace of spice. Nice bitterness and a clean finish with a trace of lingering hops. Medium body, smooth and nicely balanced. Enjoyable beer, nice for the style. Worth checking out.

Maris (1533) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - MAY 28, 2013
From a 568ml bottle on 28/5/2013 (ABV listed as 6.4%, not 6.2%). Pours a slightly cloudy reddy amber with a smallish head. Has a modest pleasant light, sweet fruity aroma. Exhibits some caramel, toffee and toasty malt, with lots of sweet citrus and stone fruit. Has a good, medium hop kick. The body is medium to full and the carbonation is medium. They suggest that this is a red IPA though it doesn’t have much IPA character in my view. That said, it’s a very enjoyable, if quite subtle, beer. Hides its 6.4% very well.

RichardHFish (11) - - MAY 25, 2013
Not as red as I would have liked, and the hop bill didn’t really come through on the palate as much as it did on the nose. Actually, a lot like a very well balanced IPA, rather that the strong hoppy red ale I was hoping for. Very drinkable though, and carries the 6.4% well.

gam (3964) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 10, 2013
Salmon like coloured pour very misty medium head fairly strong carbonation aromas fruity hops vgrapefruit malt sweetness passionfruit some honey the flavours dry lemon sweet malt grapefruit medium bitter mild crispness toffee note the fiinish not that strong in taste best aftertastes pine and bitter finish but slightly weak tasting ale

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.

vinhol (344) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 3, 2013
568 mil bottle sweet hoppy aroma deep amber in colour maltly slight hoppy in taste oustanding ale

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