Little Creatures Pale Ale | Little Creatures Brewing Company

BA SCORE
90
outstanding
312 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
Ratings:
312
Reviews:
152
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
10.37%
 
 
Wants:
49
Gots:
78
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 312 |  Reviews: 152
Photo of Gasc0igne
3.85/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of francisweizen
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of HookemHops13
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Agentveba
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of Poupae
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of Hanglow
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of JohnnyRay
3.97/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured out a cloudy orange colour with two fingers of white head. The head faded slowly to next to nothing. There was no carbonation to speak of.

It smelled sweet, with some citrus.

The taste was rich & earthy with a lingering bitterness.

I'd heard a lot about this beer and it lived up to it's reputation.

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Photo of GraduatedCashew
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of MaevaS
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of mikelward
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of standardcherry
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
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.

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.63/5  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).

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Photo of Olek4374
4.16/5  rDev +2.7%
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.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Jeeb
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of Mendicant
2.75/5  rDev -32.1%

Photo of Hoppsbabo
3.54/5  rDev -12.6%
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.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of soju6
4.05/5  rDev 0%
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.

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2.5/5  rDev -38.3%

Photo of TreeTopFlyer
3.97/5  rDev -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.

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Photo of hartstarter
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Little Creatures Pale Ale from Little Creatures Brewing Company
4.05 out of 5 based on 312 ratings.
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