Little Creatures Pale Ale - Little Creatures Brewing Company
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Reviews by ThisWangsChung:
3.66/5 rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Thanks to Momar42 for the bottle! 330 mL bottle into a nonic pint glass.
A: Pours a hazy golden color with a lot of vibrant-looking carbonation. The head isn't terribly impressive; it's a one finger eggshell color that fades fairly quickly. The lacing is good, though.
S: I'm noticing that it blends both English and American sensibilities toward the style - this definitely doesn't seem like another SNPA clone (not like that's a bad thing). The malt profile seems to be very toffee forward, with strong tones of earth, caramel, and biscuit. There's also an underlying quality of Cascade hops, providing grapefruit peel, pine, and black pepper.
T: There's a nice balance of hop/malt interplay here. Hops don't seem evident on the first sip, but after another swig, they provide a light grapefruit finish that's quite pleasant. Otherwise, it's mildly sweet with its malt profile, especially in the middle of the palate. I won't call it a standout, but its delicate balance still manages to set it a notch above many pales.
M: The carbonation could really be toned down slightly to help the soft texture of the malts shine through more clearly. On the plus side, it helps lighten up the initially thick body. It has an almost 'nectary' feel provided by the combination of malty sweetness and subtle hop resin.
O: This really is the kind of offering that could single handedly change the perception of Australian beer around the world. The bottle conditioning and great malt backbone means I wouldn't have many reservations if I ever found this in a local shop a few months old, though I wouldn't make it my first choice to seek out. Little Creatures Pale Ale - Australian for Real Beer.
Serving type: bottle
01-29-2013 03:47:21 | More by ThisWangsChung
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United Kingdom (England)
3.71/5 rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Poured a dark yellow colour with white head.
Smell citrus, malt, slight hop
Taste is great, citrus, slight but very nice hoppy bitterness to finish
Mouthfeel great, light with little to no dryness although quite carbonated
All in all a great beer! I can picture drinking on a beach
Serving type: bottle
04-14-2014 18:01:25 | More by Sam-VW
3.54/5 rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
The beer pours a dark yellow color with 2 cm of foam, from the tap. Slightly sweet in the aroma with floral undertones and a bit of grassy bitterness. A weak malt presence followed by pineapple and citrus hops. Nothing overwhelming here, but a solid, drinkable brew.
Serving type: on-tap
03-21-2014 03:27:15 | More by BeardedBoffin
Little Creatures Pale Ale from Little Creatures Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 216 ratings.