Big, rugged hop flavours

Little Creatures Brewing was born out of a love affair with hoppy beers, so it’s fair to say that we’re serious about flavour. For the past decade we have poured much of our passion into brewing the best Pale Ale possible and we felt the time was right to introduce IPA

The decision to add new ale to our little family was not made lightly. We chatted with our community of Hopheads, debated at the brewhouse and did our fair share of research. The outcome felt natural… we would introduce a permanent IPA to our range.

We think we’ve learned a thing or two about brewing since the early days back at the turn of the century and the Little Creatures IPA is the culmination of this knowledge and experience. It’s a reflection of our past and also our future, and is our unique take on the style.

Sitting alongside Pale Ale, our IPA will deliver big, rugged hop flavours. You can expect an aroma of passionfruit, grapefruit and a touch of aniseed spice. A smooth round palate, which is soft in the middle, delivers a long bitter finish that leaves you wanting a little more.

Check out one of our Creatures talking about our IPA here:

  • ABV


  • IBU


  • EBC


the key


of the IPA

  • Rugged Hop

    Rugged Hop

  • Earthy Hops

    Earthy Hops

  • Sweet Malty

    Sweet Malty

  • Bitterness


Did you know? Our brewers went a little crazy with our IPA and we use over 40kg (per 100Hl) of glorious Amarillo for dry-hopping. That's a lot.

how does IPA


to the Classic Range?

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    Aroma of passionfruit, grapefruit and a touch of aniseed spice

    When you want big, bold, distinctive flavoursWhen you want big, bold, distinctive flavours

    6.4 What is ABV? Alcohol by Volume or how potent it is.

  • Year-Round-Pale-Ale-image

    Pale Ale

    Burnt Toffee, Citrus & Stone Fruits

    When you want a full-flavoured, hoppy Little Creatures beer

    5.2 What is ABV? Alcohol by Volume or how potent it is.

  • Year-Round-Pale-Ale-image


    Fuller flavour with earthy bitterness

    When you are beginning your Little Creatures journey and are looking for a similar style to a Eurpoean Lager, but a step up in flavour

    4.6 What is ABV? Alcohol by Volume or how potent it is.

  • Year-Round-Pale-Ale-image


    Roasted Toffee, Caramel, Light Citrus

    A full-flavoured, mid-strength beer when you’re looking for lower ABV but don’t want to compromise on flavour

    3.8 What is ABV? Alcohol by Volume or how potent it is.

  • Year-Round-Pale-Ale-image

    Dog Days

    Bright, peachy, juicy-fruit hop flavours

    When you want a refreshing and hoppy beer in a convenient, light weight format you can take anywhere.

    4.4 What is ABV? Alcohol by Volume or how potent it is.

WHAT MAKES little creatures unique?

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    whole hop cones

    We’re obsessed with hops and throw bag-loads of whole hop flowers into our beers at different stages of the brewing process.

  • maximum-flavour-We-care-deeply-about-your-tastebuds-and-their-satisfaction,-so-we-constantly-push-ourselves-to-brew-the-most-consistent,-tasty-beer-possible.-image

    maximum flavour

    We care deeply about your tastebuds and their satisfaction, so we constantly push ourselves to brew the most consistent, tasty beer possible.

  • hops-sourced-far-and-wide-Just-like-all-fresh-ingredients,-we-source-our-hops-based-on-seasonality,-working-with-growers-here-at-home,-in-NZ-and-as-far-afield-as-the-United-States.-image

    hops sourced far and wide

    Just like all fresh ingredients, we source our hops based on seasonality, working with growers here at home, in NZ and as far afield as the United States.

  • designed-by-brewers-Well,-who-else-really?-From-the-beer-to-the-way-we-pour-a-pint,-brewers-lead-everything-we-do.-And-rightly-so.-image

    designed by brewers

    Well, who else really? From the beer to the way we pour a pint, brewers lead everything we do. And rightly so.

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