Little Creatures Pale Ale | Little Creatures Brewing Company

Little Creatures Pale AleLittle Creatures Pale Ale
BA SCORE
83.8%
Liked This Beer
4.03 w/ 321 ratings
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-08-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,540
Reviews:
155
Ratings:
321
Liked:
269
Avg:
4.03/5
pDev:
10.42%
Alströms:
4
 
 
Wants:
52
Gots:
83
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 321 |  Reviews: 155
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2.5/5  rDev -38%

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2.5/5  rDev -38%

Photo of CervezaMe72
2.74/5  rDev -32%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Dark golden colour, with average head which held for an appropriate time. Good lacing in the glass at the end. Citrus and fruit on the nose, though a bit subtle. mild hop on the palate with average malt back bone. A good beer but not what I remembered 10 years ago when they were independent and much smaller. The wow hop aroma has gone. Still a good beer, just not a wow beer.

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Photo of fionn13
2.75/5  rDev -31.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -31.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -31.8%

Photo of Stew41
2.88/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Light orange, slightly murky. Nose it a little austere, a bit hoppy and a bit citrussy. Serious palate, quite hoppy and finishes firm. Nice citrus traits run througout giving the beer a sharp feel. A bit too much fizz took the edge off a higher score. I think on some tastes this can look a touch sweet and cloying but probably a minor quible.

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Photo of xylophonica
2.92/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 568ml bottle into a pint glass.

A - Pale amber, minimal head.

S - Fairly hoppy with some sweet yeast, honey & bread as well.

T - Strong and bitter. Really struggling to get much out of this other than yeast and hops..

M - Very full flavoured in the mouth but surprisingly bitter. Bitter all the way down with some sourness at the end.

D - The sourness is a real killer. The bitterness is hardly endearing as well.

Had heard good things about this brewery but this beer certainly doesn't live up to them. As there is some secondary fermentation in this beer it's possible I just got a bad one.. but alas I'm not in a rush to drink this again any time soon. Note: the sourness did fade somewhat as it warmed.

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Photo of philphilphil
3/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

appearance was browny amber with disapating head.
Smells kinda floral.
Flavour is my upper bitterness level, not much else.
Mouthfeel, carbonation is high but all good.
Drinkability is okay, too bitter for my taste and on the pricier side.
Never been a massive fan of APA's and little creatures makes other very good beers.

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3/5  rDev -25.6%

Photo of BlackHaddock
3.03/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Brown 33ml bottle given to me by my wife after a shopping trip to Birmingham (England). Best before 26 Aug 09, drank 13 Jun 09, poured into a Hougaerdse DAS branded tumbler.

Orange hue to it, a true amber colour I suppose, very little head though. Left the sediment in the bottle, so the body of the beer was clear and you could see the bubbles rising through to the top and settling. What head there was produced lacing as I drank down the glass.

My nose isn't what it used to be, or this beer had very little aroma. Some yeast hints and maybe hops too, but not much of either.

Spritzy feel and taste to it, not overly hopped, but the hops were the driving force in the taste stakes. Had I been given it in a blind tasting I would have said it wasn't the finished article, not fully fermented, green. However that is the style this brewery likes to produce and it makes a pleasnt change to have something like this now and again.

The 5.2% ABV suits it, and sits happily within the effervescence of the beer.

Not sure I could drink a lot of these in a row, a bit gassy for a session beer and I can't help thinking it is going to carry on fermenting inside me.

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Photo of belgbeerdrinker
3.03/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

a: copper color with light haze & lots of carbonation, little head
s: hoppy smell with a sweet tinge
t: spicy (bitter) beginning with a crisp finish, lots of grapefruit influene
m: medium body and carbonation. too spicy to be called smooth
d: not a bad one, certainly stands out from some of the other local brews in australia

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Photo of Ajax85
3.12/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of wsummerell
3.14/5  rDev -22.1%
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 olradetbalder
3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of Shy5
3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of BILF
3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of stevoj
3.29/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

On tap at the brewery. Heard so much about this, left feeling underwhelmed. Light golden, more grain than hops, not bitter by APA standards, but appropriate for British style

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Photo of FLima
3.33/5  rDev -17.4%
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.

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Photo of vancurly
3.41/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Narrabeen Sands

a) Heavily persistent head formation courtesy of Headmaster schooner glass. Hazy orange glow. Head persists to the end leaving sudsy dregs.

s) Citrus, tropical fruit. It seems more leaning towards the latter than as I recall.

f) Nice balanced malt profile, with good bitterness in support. Citrus & seeds.

m) Not the same mouthfeel that I get from the bottle. Maybe the recipe has altered

d) On-tap ale of choice. Hard to find though, but worth the effort.

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Photo of VaRy
3.43/5  rDev -14.9%
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.

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Photo of Macca
3.44/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It pours a bright golden colour with some haziness. A half finger of head drops to light retention. Hoppy floral aromas and some sweetness. Both continue on the palate. I always refer to this as lolliwater but that is not necessarily a criticism. Medium carbonation. Some bitterness but I would prefer a bit more to give it a bit more balance. It all gets a bit much after a couple.

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Photo of rec
3.46/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Perhaps my favourite Australian boutique beer, although I have over-indulged in recent times, killing what made it so special.

While the first seconds of pour are promising, the head does quickly dissapate and you're left with something not at all visually impressive. It's refreshing, complex and very tastey with predominant spicey fruits and florals coming through the malt flavour. It also has a strong hop presence.

Definately one to try, although unless you're buying it in WA prices are similar to Belgian imports. Be sure to keep it reserved for a "special occasion" beer too, otherwise you'll get sick of it relatively soon.

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Photo of ddaedalus
3.47/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Toynk
3.49/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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Little Creatures Pale Ale from Little Creatures Brewing Company
Beer rating: 83.8% out of 100 with 321 ratings
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