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Little Creatures IPA - Little Creatures Brewing Company

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Little Creatures IPA
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34 Ratings
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 11.46%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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Little Creatures Brewing Company visit their website
Australia

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: ADZA on 09-14-2013

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Ratings: 34 | Reviews: 9
Photo of Brad_Withers
4.64/5  rDev +33%

Photo of D3toX
4.5/5  rDev +28.9%

Cant believe there is not more love for this beer. Lovely hop aroma and hop taste, lots of pine and grass and well balanced malt and bitterness. Akin to a hop hog. Ive had better, but typically not from something that is available from your average bottle-o.
Quite a step up from Little Creatures who have been dishing out a standard short list of middle of the road stuff for some time now.

Photo of Stuckey_Stuckey
4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

Photo of wordemupg
3.88/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle poured into pint glass 19/3/14

A slight haze in a amber orange body, lots of little bubbles but only a thick film for head, one thick ring where it existed

S grapefruit, orange and a little pine, smells a little malty, lots of brown sugar

T a little more I'd guess after a whiff, spicy and citric, pine's stronger, malt works well with the hops, has some balance going for it

M has a bite but not a palate wrecker, very gritty in the mouth, a sweet earthy finish

O smells a little faint but other then that I rather enjoyed this one, fairly well rounded and balanced

I'm a little surprised this one doesn't get more love, I bought a 4 pack and I'm happy to have a few more to drink

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.84/5  rDev +10%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours amber with a fading head.
Nose shows tropical fruit, rich caramel and fruit confectionery.
Very similar flavours, more of the fruit and confectionery along with some of the sweet malt. Finishes with an assertive but balanced bitterness.
Carbonation seems a little high.

Photo of AgentMunky
3.79/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 33cL into a wine glass.

Dark orange-brown. Nearly opaque. Heavy lacing.

Phenomenal. Fruit. Pine. Loads of malt. Heavy on the fruit.

Hm. Slight letdown. Dry malt. Vegetal, earthy-spicy hops. Quite English.

Worthwhile. Though I think I might prefer the pale ale.

Photo of csmartin6
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of BrazilianAussie
3.62/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of heygeebee
3.58/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Golden straw with nice lace.
Stale fruit salad on nose, and lots of peach apricot and mango to taste, add pine, with a quite bitter aftertaste and a bit harsh in mouth.
Overall an OK drop, but not outstanding as an AIPA. Could do with a bit more zest and lift.

Photo of Vanz
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of mrjez
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jpd7374
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of KalanM
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Manzier
3.44/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Crystal clear. Dark amber. Very low carbonation. Small dissipating head

S - Small notes of pine and citrus . Unacceptable aroma for an IPA. I may have gotten an old batch.

T - Good session beer taste. Perfect amount of bitterness. Malt flavors are there but stay way back as they are suppose to. Lacking some flavor hops and again a lack of aroma gets in the way of the taste.

M - Great mouthfeel. Light bodied but has a good feel. May need slightly more carbonation.

O - Good session style IPA. Definitely restrained and will appeal to a typical drinker.

Photo of SmashPants
3.44/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: stumpy embossed 500mL brown bottle, classically-styled old-school label.

Appearance: pours clear golden amber with a one-finger off-white head that drops to a film pretty quickly. Decent lacing, with hardly any carbonation visible.

Aroma: a very smooth nose - the traditional AIPA pine and citrus hops are quite strong and linger nicely throughout the session. Unlike the majority of AIPAs, there are some additional spices and some malts. A good start!

Taste: drops away here - the flavours are nowhere near as intense as they are on the nose. The additional aromas also don't follow through - all together a decent beer, but not as good as the nose would lead one to believe.

Aftertaste: drops away very quickly, and considering the high price I don't really want to consider it a sessional.

Mouth feel: I think this is half the problem with the muted flavour profile - the light-to-medium body is fine, but the lack of carbonation really seems to dull this beer down. A pity as, according to the quality nose, this could have been an alternative to the best U.S.-based AIPAs.

Overall: don't get me wrong - this is a good quality, tasty beer. I'd have to admit though I was expecting more after the nose - it tastes more like a slightly-stronger pale ale than an IPA. If they could get the flavours as strong as the nose, I would certainly add this to my repertoir of regulars.

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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Hoptron_3000
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of SlightlyGrey
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Gasc0igne
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

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Little Creatures IPA from Little Creatures Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.