1. The BeerAdvocate Store is back! Pre-order your stuff now. Items begin shipping Dec 15. Christmas deadline = Dec 18 @ 5pm EST.
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Little Creatures Pale Ale - Little Creatures Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Little Creatures Pale AleLittle Creatures Pale Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
91
outstanding

246 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 246
Reviews: 140
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 42
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Little Creatures Brewing Company visit their website
Australia

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-08-2002)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Little Creatures Pale Ale Alström Bros
Ratings: 246 | Reviews: 140 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of isaackaiju
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of BILF
3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of Shy5
3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of ubiq3000
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of spycow
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of MylesMac
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of csmartin6
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of FLima
3.35/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Golden color with a two finger head with short retention.
Light aroma of biscuit malt and some citric fruitiness.
Sweet malty flavor with notes of honey, biscuit, pears with some citrusy. Mildly dry aftertaste.
Light to medium body with appropriate carbonation.
Really a not bold brew, rather smooth, but still pleasant and well executed. I may need to try a fresher version, this one is due in 4 months.

Photo of EmperorBevis
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of Gasc0igne
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of francisweizen
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of HookemHops13
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Agentveba
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of Poupae
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of Hanglow
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of JohnnyRay
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured out a cloudy orange colour with two fingers of white head. The head faded slowly to next to nothing. There was no carbonation to speak of.

It smelled sweet, with some citrus.

The taste was rich & earthy with a lingering bitterness.

I'd heard a lot about this beer and it lived up to it's reputation.

Photo of GraduatedCashew
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of MaevaS
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of mikelward
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of Kozzi77
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of standardcherry
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle purchased at a pub in London.

A: Cloudy, dark amber color with a nice white head. No lacing when the head recedes.
S: Extremely fruity! Strong caramel maltiness with tons of citrus peel aroma. Nice and fresh. I like it so far!
T: Taste follows the smell. Pleasing hop front balanced with some sweet maltiness. Passion fruit, nectarines, orange, peach. Just wonderful. Nice lingering flavor that leaves you wanting more.
M: High carbonation on a medium body. Slightly dry finish.
O: This is an awesome beer, glad I got to try it. Dangerously drinkable, great to have on a warm summer night.

Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.61/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

I've had this beer many, many times (as has any Aussie beer lover worth their salt), and I reviewed it very early on in my beer-drinking career, giving it an artificially inflated score when it was just about the only beer of any substance you could get in Australia. As such, I was keen to try it again at some point without the history and bias that had built up in my mind.

Knowing this, my friend Rich cleverly served it to me blind one Saturday afternoon, asking me to review it and pick what it was. Here's the result:

Pours a dense pale amber hue, deeply cloudy with a huge frothy head of eggshell white. Lacing is sticky and frothy, leaving maniacal streaks down the glass. The body is quite light though, and there's not a lot of visible carbonation. It does look very good overall.

Nose is slightly round with fresh hop characters, but also dusky and dark, with a faint grain husk character that makes it seem earthier than it is. Faint organic tones come through as well as a slight leafy note. Still, it's rather pleasant altogether.

Taste is light and clean. Pleasant straight up-and-down malt basis with a cleansing, but not particularly flavoursome hop balance. Back palate is slightly musky, which drops out quickly, leaving almost nothing in the finish. It's clean, but a little banal.

Feel is a bit light as well—a little more something, body, carbonation, or flavour in general, would really help it out.

Overall, though, it's a very drinkable brew. It's pretty light on flavour for the most part, but it has a vestige of interest running through it—it's enough to make me consider drinking it again.

And, I'll keep my original review below:

A beautiful looking beer. A clear, dark amber colour, with a good solid white head. Lacing sticks to the glass all the way down. 4.5

Wonderful sweet nose, definitely some aniseed spiciness and tropical fruits like mangos bananas and peaches. A heaven-scent (haha) aroma. 4.5

Very fine taste as well, complex and rich, punctuated by yeasty notes and floral hop bitterness. The after taste is very smooth, leaving you feeling refreshed and satisfied. 4.5

Feel: 5

Yes, this is a very fine beer. 4.5

(Ed: no, it's not that good).

Photo of Olek4374
4.2/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This is the final of three Australian beers from my store, and I think we might have a winner here.

It pours a really hazy dark orange with some brown notes - it looks like apple cider with some bubbles on top. The smell is very pleasant, with a predominantly grapefruit aroma, accompanied by the usual hoppy smell that these beers tend to have. It works nicely, and makes the beer feel brighter than it really is.

The taste is extremely smooth for a Pale Ale with a little bit of lingering bitterness on the tongue and a restrained amount of carbonation - all of which makes this one very easy drinking but flavourful beer. The grapefruit taste also comes through, albeit very faintly. It's certainly a noticeable component of the beer, but it's not overwhelming enough to make you think this is a fruit beer; it's firmly in pale ale territory. The finish is pleasant with some moderate carbonation. I can't quite put my finger on why I really like this beer, but it's just really enjoyable.

Fantastic beer, just great.

Photo of magpieken
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of NorCalAussie
4/5  rDev -1%

Little Creatures Pale Ale from Little Creatures Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 246 ratings.