Wicked Elf Pale Ale - The Little Brewing Company
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3.95/5 rDev +7.3%
Bright burnt orange in colour, low carbonation and very little head or retention. Somewhat ugly.
Very nice cascade hop aroma...very "American". Good levels with an enjoyable mixture of citrus and tropical fruits. Some biscuit like malt in there as well.
Very clean palate with a great level (not high nor low) of bitterness offset by some honey malt flavours. Good bite and some really nice hop spiciness as well as pineapple and citrus flavours.
Creamy texture that compliments the flavours. Great balance in this beer between hop aroma, malt flavour and bitterness. A top example of the style.
Lock this in as a potential session beer. Good job Wicked Elf - just lacking in the appearance.
08-06-2008 08:14:15 | More by koolk
3.53/5 rDev -4.1%
Pours a clear golden brown color with maybe 1cm of creamy head that disappears before I'm done typing this. Smells of cascade fruitiness and a little estery, not bad. The taste is more bitter than I was expecting, but still tasty. There's a little malty sweetness there, but it's mostly overshadowed by the hop flavor/bitterness. I taste passionfruit, raisins, maybe a little chocolate. Mouthfeel is very heavy, but not so creamy. Overall, it's a pretty drinkable beer, but it looks and smells better than it tastes, unfortunately.
06-27-2008 08:58:56 | More by Kulrak
4/5 rDev +8.7%
a) White rocky head, sinks to a raft of suds. Pale amber, orange & haze-free. Good bubbling
s) Citrus, melon & stonefruit. Slight spicy note as well, with a syrup-like amber malt hint. Interesting, and worth lingering over.
f) Upfront malt sweetness, backed up with citrus zing & tingle; Cascade is often maligned for its injudicious use; here it is well applied and in balance. Toasty, biscuity malt
m) Chewy, lingering sticky aftertaste, broad bitterness, without being too strong
d) Good stuff; this substyle (Australian APA) is becoming ubiquitous among Aussie micros, but it is rare to find one that you could have a session with. At the moment, I'd drink this over LCPA.
05-18-2008 03:32:41 | More by vancurly
3.5/5 rDev -4.9%
Burnished amber body, with a big head of yellowish-off white foam. Very coarse bubbled. Some lacing, but not a lot. Very small amount of fine-bubbled carbonation. Some yeast sediment in the bottle.
Huge Cascade character on the nose wipes out almost everything. Actually smells just like one of my homebrews which was pumped with Cascade. Quite fruity and citrusy, and a nice hint of pepper and spice. Pretty good.
The fruitiness disappears on the palate, however, with a rather sweet malt becoming more prominent. There's also a clean biting bitterness, rather than a true, fragrant, hop character. Still, this is a pretty good APA, but I felt the palate was just a little flat. Could be stronger, more robust and more exciting.
Still, this is a solid pale ale. Quite drinkable and tasty - I'll try it again.
05-16-2008 05:12:33 | More by lacqueredmouse
4.33/5 rDev +17.7%
A - Poured into a pint glass with a couple of centimetres of slightly off white head atop a slightly hazy amber base.
S - A big citrus hop note hits first followed by a slight caramel maltiness.
T - Like the smell, citrus, slightly sticky pine hoppiness and a good backbone of caramel maltiness.
M - Medium bodied, fairly low carbonation.
D - A very nice Australian brewed APA. I will be buying this again for sure. A tasty, well balanced beer that hits on all fronts.
02-29-2008 10:20:41 | More by brendan13
Wicked Elf Pale Ale from The Little Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.