Little Creatures Pale Ale | Little Creatures Brewing Company

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Little Creatures Pale AleLittle Creatures Pale Ale
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4.02/5
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Little Creatures Pale AleLittle Creatures Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Little Creatures Brewing Company
Australia
littlecreatures.com.au

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-08-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,220
Reviews:
159
Ratings:
333
pDev:
10.45%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
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Photo of Dactrius
3.65/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of gudthing
4.18/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nice dense head. Interestingly the bottom seems paler than the top. Slightly cloudy, seems quite carbonated. Head dissipates to 1/2 cm after about 30 seconds, looks refreshing.

Smell is crisp malt with a little tingle of hops. Can certainly smell the citrus. Smells good.

The grapefruit is very prominent along with a little bit of sweetness from the honey with a great balance given by the hops and malt. It's crisp and its absolutely delicious. Its simple, but all the flavours are perfectly blended together. Goes down extremely easily, I could make this my de facto summer beer!

HB 4.5

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Photo of AirBob
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vinicole
3.57/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle. Light amber. Haze. Thin head.
Light caramel malt with fruit and grass hop smell.
Taste reflects the aroma.
Moderate body. Quite well carbonated.
A reasonable all rounder but I don't understand he high overall score. Close to modern EIPA.

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Photo of Beginner2
3.83/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Because of poor distribution in the U.S., I had to go Down Under to get this copy.
Little Creatures Pale Looks average. Is Smells average also, with mostly malt notes and some yeastiness working the flavors.
Tastes are particularly well put together, initially bright and refreshing and later a delicate interplay between the malt and hops. It also Feels nice in my mouth, still sparkly and still a subtle balance... and approaching the softness of the English masters.

I will have Little Creatures again... but for that to happen, they should broaden their distribution in the States.

Listed on the 1001 Beers To Drink Before You Die", I'm glad I did. It also deserves to be on the list primarily as the reviewer notes that Little Creatures started the second generation of Aussie crafters. While I am only one-quarter through that list of 34 Aussie beers, I sense the point. The Master Brewer helped with the iconic Bridgeport IPA that helped start the second generation in the States. For now, Little Creatures Pale deserves to be on the list.

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Photo of dbankovs
3.25/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of joharitaylor79
4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheCrowsEye
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sross222
4.01/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of fallenshadow
3.4/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerSweeper
4.28/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kofukasho
3.2/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kdown
3.79/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ristaccia
4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Easton70
3.64/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I'm back in Scotland for a vacation and visited a local supermarket on my first day. I picked out a few beers that I used to drink when I lived here including this one. Having sampled Canadian and US beers for the past 10 years I was pleased to this this again and sample it. It didn't disapoint.

It pours a light and slightly cloudy caramel colour with little head. It has a subtle aroma of marmalade, caramel and a hint of tropical fruit. The taste is the same as it was 10 years ago; sweet, caramel and burnt orange with a slightly bitter finish but it's the oily mouthfeel that makes this a favourite. I wish I could get it in Ottawa.

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Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.78/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A 330ml bottle with a BB of Aug 2017. Acquired a little while back from Waitrose.

A: Poured into a tulip. Bottle conditioned. A rich golden-amber colour with moderate carbonation and plentiful fine sediment. Yields a decent head of creamy white foam that lasts for a minute or two before reducing to a patchy surface layer.

S: Aroma of sweet malt with hints of floral hops, grass/hay, subtle spice, earthy yeast, light grain and faint caramel. Balanced and satisfying.

T: Tastes of understated aromatic hops with notes of grass/hay, floral hints, faint leafiness, earthy yeast, caramel malt, barley sugar and mild grain. A crisp, restrained bitterness upon swallowing.

M: Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and dry, with spritzy carbonation and good body. Aftertaste of bitter aromatic hops, herbal hints, earthy yeast and pale malt.

O: Pretty good - a balanced, easy-drinking pale ale. Looks nice, while the aroma and flavour are a pleasing blend of sweet malt, aromatic hops and yeast. Great body. Perhaps the hops could be a tad more forthright, but this is a nicely judged brew that goes down a treat. Well worth sampling.

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Photo of Kurmaraja
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Alfredogz99
4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GP79-AUS
4.33/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wsummerell
3.14/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.25

Drank from a 330mL stubbie poured into a glass.

Looks nice with light copper colour
Smells of fruity ale
Good first initial taste however the after taste is very hoppy almost like an oil
Feels very smooth with light carbonation

Overall a decent beer

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Photo of steverx8
3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Everydayoff
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle poured into a pint glass.

Hazy golden color as a showcase, the pour builds up thick frothy white head that withstands with pretty good retention before gradually subsiding to a long-lasting bubble sheet on the surface and leaving some lacing on the glass-side.

Obviously fruity hop in the aroma, it yields notes of citrus, pineapple, green apple, peach, as well as floral and grass. Malt is there too with its husky grain and bread.

The taste is of course led by hop with notes of citrus, pineapple, peach, floral, and grass. Hop runs in good harmony and balance with malt that lends its bread, husk, and some sweet biscuit. Also, hop wraps up again in the finish and moderately lasting in the aftertaste with some bitter kick.

The body is between light to medium with smooth mouthfeel and good lively carbonation, the feeling is crisp and refreshing with a dry finish. Good APA from Australia that is presented in crisp and quite intense fashion.

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Photo of dw0216
4.38/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RMW66
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of patre_tim
4.27/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Lemony and copper with a slight haze, lots of fine bubbles and 2 fingers of off white head.

Smells of wet dog, pineapple candy, fruity peaches, and overall a light bouquet.

Tastes of grainy, dog food malt, and a wonderfully balanced fruit plate, bouquet of flowers. Hints of pine bitterness.

Medium, light and refreshing body, moderate, smooth but foamy and powdery carbonation.

Got in Rimping today, and now drinking it in Chiang Mai. Excited to finally have this brew from Australia. Drank May 8th, 2017.

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Little Creatures Pale Ale from Little Creatures Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 333 ratings