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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
Brewed by:
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 mrjez
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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 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 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 terence
3/5  rDev -14%

Photo of CaptainHungry
3/5  rDev -14%

Photo of Dirtywaltzer80
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Stuckey_Stuckey
4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

Photo of magnusdave
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of NorCalAussie
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of dmorgan310
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of SlightlyGrey
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Kroehny_Loves_Hops
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of jpd7374
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Mitch84
3/5  rDev -14%

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 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 Vanz
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of admiral
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of pin
3/5  rDev -14%

Photo of csmartin6
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

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.

Photo of KalanM
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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