Beer review — Little Creatures and James Squire

Little Creatures India Pale Ale (IPA) 330ml 4-pack $18
Anyone familiar with Little Creatures Pale Ale will immediately feel at home with the new IPA. It’s unusual for a beer three times more bitter than most, and weighing in at 6.4 per cent alcohol, to drink so easily. But in IPA, the pronounced hop flavour and intense bitterness give individuality and increase the drinking pleasure.

James Squire The Constable Copper Ale 345ml 6-pack $19.99
James Squire brewer, Jeff Potter, brewed The Constable in the English pale ale style. Munich and Crystal malts give it a burnished copper colour and rich, sweet, malty mid-palate. A modest level of hopping offsets the malt sweetness, giving a mild, slightly bitter finish.

Copyright © Chris Shanahan 2013
First published 27 November 2013 in the Canberra Times