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: 50   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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Travlr (23314) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 1, 2013
Bottle at RBJG. Clear amber color. Aroma of fruity caramel. Taste is similar.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonnyguns (1105) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 31, 2013
Bottle from mane liquor. Pours a deep copper with a fluffy off white head. Magnificent lacing around the glass! Nose has grassy earthy hops and caramel malts. The toffee and caramel malts come through up front. The malt profile shines in this beer it’s not all about the hops. Touch of honey to compliment the toffee/caramel flavours. Nice long bitterness rounding off a well balanced beer. Creatures delivers after the last few average single batches

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopRedHead (397) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 30, 2013
On tap at Mane Liquor. Pours a deep, clear sunset red with a neat 2cm khaki head. Spicy citrus smells, with a nutty/biscuit malt backbone. As mentioned previously, contains the ’sierra nevada whole hop cone’ characteristic, which is what I suppose they were going for (and appeals to my taste). Medium body with a disappointing lack of bitterness, their pale ale tastes more bitter. Good to see little creatures improve from their last few single batches though!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (5528) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 30, 2013
Malty caramel, strawberries, rounded. moderately hoppy. Very pleasent amber ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jado (796) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - MAR 30, 2013
Pours a clear reddish amber with a thin (but lasting) off-white head and fairly vigorous sparkle. Scents of caramel, malt and pine resin on the nose. The taste starts off like an Irish red with caramel to the fore, before some pine hop bitterness kicks in, though not as aggressive as the ’red IPA’ title would suggest. A little spice and lemon zest at the end. Medium body with a moderately long finish. Out of the ordinary, but pretty good all the same.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maneliquor (3508) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 29, 2013
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Ruby red pour with a small beige head. Nose shows floral and earthy hops. Very sweet malts. Loads of toffee up front. Taste shows bitter hops but for me this beer is all about the malt profile. Loads of honey and toffee/caramel tones which combine to make a very balanced beer with a lengthy bitter finish. Sessionable stuff. A good drop

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gramoit (481) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 26, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2013 Certainly looks as expected with a nice sunset red and reasonably sized head that lingers. Pretty hoppy aroma, nothing special but still nice. A nice balance of bitternesz, hops and biscuity malts. Big improvement over the last two single batches (especially puffing billy), goes down very easily plenty of flavour.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Andygator (2) - - MAR 22, 2013 does not count
medium body, lively, I am wondering if the red malts that give it the fantastic color are giving it the bready nutty finish. Biscuit malt? I love the LC vibe in Fremantle. LC struggles to put a flowery hop aroma on a beer, as seen in their wet hop pale ale offering a few months back. This IPA is very nice, but the label promises heady spice and citrus aromas. My grapefruit meter ticked up to a deuce.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sinkas (293) - Perth/Fremantle, AUSTRALIA - MAR 22, 2013
Muted nose its good, a bit watery on the finish, and has the sierra nevada like hop profile , which I can only assume is whole cone hops, which isnt a highlight for me, great but not outstanding

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Unm4rk3d (86) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - MAR 22, 2013
Bottle into glass with a nice red hew. A slight sweet aroma and taste. Not as bitter as other IPA, perhaps it is masked well as everything comes together to a dry finish.

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