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Little Creatures Pale Ale - Little Creatures Brewing Company

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Little Creatures Pale AleLittle Creatures Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

230 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 230
Reviews: 138
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.67%
Wants: 41
Gots: 14 | 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)
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Photo of MaevaS
4/5  rDev -0.7%

MaevaS, Aug 25, 2013
Photo of mikelward
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

mikelward, Aug 24, 2013
Photo of Kozzi77
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Kozzi77, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of standardcherry
4.15/5  rDev +3%
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.

standardcherry, Aug 20, 2013
Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.61/5  rDev -10.4%
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).

lacqueredmouse, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of Olek4374
4.2/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

Olek4374, Aug 07, 2013
Photo of magpieken
4/5  rDev -0.7%

magpieken, Aug 02, 2013
Photo of NorCalAussie
4/5  rDev -0.7%

NorCalAussie, Jul 30, 2013
Photo of Rwalford74
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Rwalford74, Jul 26, 2013
Photo of Jeeb
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Jeeb, Jul 09, 2013
Photo of Mendicant
2.75/5  rDev -31.8%

Mendicant, Jun 21, 2013
Photo of Hoppsbabo
3.54/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: Gold with a bubbly white head.

S: Tropical fruit and a weird metallic smell.

T: Mango and other tropical fruits (not overly pronounced but pleasant) mixed with a lager-like corn/metallic flavour.

O: I first had this at Little Creature's awesome brewpub in Freemantle and it tasted great but in 40°C even VB would have tasted good. The few times I've had it bottled it hasn't tasted good. Not a great brewery but if you're in the Freemantle area definitely check out this brewpub, albeit, if you can stomach being around so many hipsters.

Hoppsbabo, Jun 18, 2013
Photo of adityashekhar
4/5  rDev -0.7%

adityashekhar, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of soju6
4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a golden copper color with a nice head that fades to good lacing.

S: Aroma of fresh hops, bit of malt sweetness, grain and fruit.

T: Taste strats with a nice citrus nip, mild malt sweetness, bit of grain and fruit in the background. Nice bitterness and a clean, dry finish.

F: Medium body, crisp, smooth and refreshing. very well balanced.

O: Very enjoyable beer. Good example of what a Pale Ale should be. Well worth a try.

soju6, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of pin
2.5/5  rDev -38%

pin, May 21, 2013
Photo of TreeTopFlyer
3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Fresh 16 oz bottle while in Sydney. This is a remarkable pale ale. It pours a hazy golden orange and provides nice lacing as it goes down. The aroma is lemon and tropical fruit (reminds me of some citra-hopped beers I've brewed). The flavor follows the aroma nicely with light malt sweetness, some mango and well played bitterness. Finish is nice, clean and dry.

I love this pale ale.

TreeTopFlyer, May 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

hartstarter, Apr 26, 2013
Photo of sirob
4/5  rDev -0.7%

sirob, Apr 18, 2013
Photo of drewfromboulder
4/5  rDev -0.7%

drewfromboulder, Apr 09, 2013
Photo of ELECTRONICAnonymous
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

ELECTRONICAnonymous, Mar 28, 2013
Photo of VaRy
3.46/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours slightly cloudy amber. Very delicate nose of yeast and lemon. Same sort of flavors on the palate, with just a bit of pleasant bitterness and a touch of acidity reminiscent of light Belgian ales. The body is a bit thin and averagely carbonated. Not too much in the excitement department though. The aftertaste is mostly a pleasant refreshing bitterness on the top of the mouth.

VaRy, Mar 27, 2013
Photo of Derek
4.14/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Gold with a light orange hue, nice white head subsides w/o lace.

Seriously fruity aroma: nectarine, tangerine, candied pineapple, mango.

Pleasant amount of fruit in the flavour as well, solid bitterness, not the least bit harsh.

Well-attenuated with a crisp, dry finish. A bit more bubbly than I'd prefer.

Overall, a really nice drinker. The hops from the southern hemisphere are a nice change.

Derek, Mar 15, 2013
Photo of Aliano
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Aliano, Feb 22, 2013
Photo of Braunase
2.75/5  rDev -31.8%

Braunase, Feb 15, 2013
Photo of Dinkel
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Dinkel, Feb 07, 2013
Little Creatures Pale Ale from Little Creatures Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 230 ratings.