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Wicked Elf Pale Ale - The Little Brewing Company

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83
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29 Ratings
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Ratings: 29
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 12.77%
Wants: 3
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Australia

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: brendan13 on 02-29-2008)
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Kulrak

Australia

3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2008 08:58:56 | More by Kulrak
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vancurly

Australia

4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2008 03:32:41 | More by vancurly
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lacqueredmouse

Australia

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2008 05:12:33 | More by lacqueredmouse
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brendan13

Australia

4.33/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-29-2008 10:20:41 | More by brendan13
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Wicked Elf Pale Ale from The Little Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.