Little Creatures Pale Ale | Little Creatures Brewing Company

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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:
#3,982
Reviews:
157
Ratings:
329
pDev:
10.45%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
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53
Gots:
87
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Photo of Zero_a6m
4.74/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of CervezaMe72
2.74/5  rDev -31.8%
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 beerinabottle
4.93/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of risenz
4.3/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stevoj
3.29/5  rDev -18.2%
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 Iamjeff6
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mickwin
4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

golden colour, generous head which dissipates rapidly. Realy appetising aroma of citrus and flowers invites a taste. Rich full bodied taste, hoppy but neither too sour or too sweet. A very polished, smooth beer, highly recommended.

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

Photo of Demetrios_Kolovos
4.82/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Rixter
4.2/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of benjaminkhlaw
3.85/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

From bottle, golden colour, slightly hazy, Two-finger white head. Aroma citrusy flavour, malt note somewhere in the background. Well carbonated, citrus and grapefruit up front. Bitter and dry mouthfeel that lasts frorever. A tasty, refreshing, well hopped pale ale without much malt notes to it.

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

Little Creatures Pale Ale looks like a beer with integrity; its bronzed tone, hazy complexion, and sturdy head all indicate good quality ingredients and a characterful recipe. The slightly deeper colouration leads me to expect more body and flavour while the bubbles are a sure signal of impending refreshment.

What's the difference between smelling a pale ale and wanting to drink a pale ale? About one second, assuming it's properly hopped which, fortunately, this one is. This bouquet has a balmy, spring-fresh air and suggestions of budding flower blossoms and ripe orchard fruits.

Something about warm weather gives me a constant graving for hops. Last I checked, it gets pretty hot in Australia - no wonder this one's so popular. While it doesn't go overboard like many American examples, it nonetheless provides a generously 'green' amount of grassy lupulin flavour.

What about malt, you ask? It plays a big part too but isn't showy about it. Despite the deeper golden colour and the Aussie disposition for British-leaning ales, this flavour has zero caramel or toffee-like notes whatsoever. There isn't a trace of residual sweetness. Instead, it tastes of dry, toasty grain husks.

It's accurate to call Little Creatures Pale Ale the Australian equivalent to Sierra Nevada Pale Ale - it's a well-rounded, reliable, crowd-pleasing fallback with a hoppiness as delicate and ethereal as the cherub that serves as the brewery's mascot. It's delicious enough that thirst really need not factor into the equation, but should it, then you're really in for a treat. Its solid reputation is well earned.

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Photo of jjdunce
3.98/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of UniversitateaDeBere
3.96/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kgmm77
4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Westen948
4.47/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of baumaxx1
3.55/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottled beer served in a glass.

Appearance -
Pours a hazy gold-amber colour, plenty of suspended solids. Has a 1-2 finger off-white head. Plenty of lacing. Moderate effervescence is visible.

Smell -
A bit of orange, pine, grapefruit and carrot cake. On the mild side.

Taste -
Grapefruit, citrus, hop resin, plenty of bitterness in the aftertaste with a hint of cut grass. Slight mineral water qualities. A little bit of a honey and malt character to balance the bitterness. Stronger flavour than the aroma would suggest, but it's dominated by citrus and grass. Not the biggest flavoured APA out there, but a solid showing - don't get me wrong, the flavour is nowhere near weak, but I've had stronger (not many though).

Mouthfeel -
Plenty of fizz on the tongue - like little pin pricks. A little bit of the watery side. Clean, light and refreshing overall.

Overall -
One of the most popular premium beers down under for a good reason. Has a strong, hoppy flavour and is very drinkable. One of my benchmark brews, available almost anywhere and a reliable choice when out and about. An icon of the craft brewing revolution in Aus (even though it's technically not a craft beer anymore) - a little beer from WA that introduced the beer muggles to big, fruity brews, and generated interest in local craft beers.

Note that it looks like I've rated this one pretty harshly - Taste and Appearance are great, Smell and Mouthfeel only a little bit better than average.

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Photo of JackieKu
4.11/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lajones
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of aza_w87
4.76/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of life_of_agony
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Act25
4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My favorite beer in Oz so far. Down under hops.

A- Lasting head and lace over a cloudy apricot body, a beautiful beer. Great retention and stick.

S- Original grassy and fruit, soft green hops aroma couple with fresh pale malt aroma getting better as it warms.

T- Follows smell. The pale malt gives way to the grassy hop snap in the finish with a slight citrus note to it. The hops have are a dry pungent almost far east feel. Great with asian food. This pungent hop is earthy, dirty, chalky. (one review named sulphur)

M- Great chalky mouth feel and weight, lovely finish. Want to keep drinking this.

O - One unique pale ale. Best of Oz? Must try!

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Photo of Decko
4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - light straw colour and slight haze in the glass. S - hard to pick apart the smell but slight fruitiness with hoppy scent dominating. T - a nice satisfying dryness from the hops balances out a bit of malty sweetness very nicely. M - good carbonation and very refreshing feel in the mouth. O - one of my favourite session beers with a really well balanced flavour. Little bit on the pricey side to buy regularly but can't say it isn't worth it. One of the best Australia has to offer.

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Little Creatures Pale Ale from Little Creatures Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 329 ratings
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