Brewed by McCashin Family Brewery
Style: American Pale Ale
Nelson, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Our Stoke Bomber IPA is a daring formulation designed to excite the palate. First comes the aroma of biscuits and stone fruit, followed by flavours of caramel and marmalade blending with spice and hints of pepper. The zesty, lingering finish of this light bodied beer is a celebration of Wai-iti hops, only grown in New Zealand of course.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bmeup (638) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - JUL 27, 2012
Dans. Copper orange with a tan head. Mostly malt and a little stone fruit and spice in the aroma. Taste is malt sweet, biscuit and fruit. Body is light/medium, thinnish and soft with some bitterness lingering in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimmy01 (39) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 24, 2012
Pours Amber with good head formation and retention. Slight malty aroma. Flavour - lots of malt with caramel tones. Fruity hop finish. Low bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brenhophead (695) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 19, 2012
650mL bomber bottle. Pours golden sunset orange with a nice off white head. Aroma is fairly muted, slight hint of spice and citrus although that is generally typical of the style. This beer has flavour in spades, the nice grassey spice is perfectly mixed with a slight marmalade like citrus flavour. Quite sweet on the palate but also quite bitter so a nice balance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ALLOVATE (2895) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 17, 2012
Chilled and into a flute glass. Clouds over on the pour, settling an orange copper with a light bead and a shortlived wafer of white. Aroma is thick with bready and toasted malt notes edged by sweet honey, lavender, peach and lychee. Considerably sweet for my liking. It has an almost candyish start with overtones of honey, ripe peach and lychee. Herbal, mown grass backend and a dry finish. A little burnt toast and pinenut peaks through. Residual sugary fun off-sets it somewhat. Light bodied to start but fills out as it warms. Easy drinking, Friday night beer. (65cL, no date stamp, Dan Murphy’s Currambine)

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Rangi (670) - NEW ZEALAND - JUN 23, 2012
Really did not enjoy this beer. Sour and bitter with a funky aroma. Just drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dredd (812) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - JUN 23, 2012
Interesting, the description of the beer by the brewer is pretty much on the money. Would say the aroma is almost spicy, but the flavour description is spot on. Not an instant like, but grow to like it very quickly.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hawthorne00 (3503) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 19, 2012
Bottle, 10C. Amber with a large beige head. Modest aroma of oranges, caramel, bread, apricots. Taste has bitter oranges and kumquats, biscuit/ caramel sweetness, leaves, pepper. Moderately bitter finish with oranges and some tropical fruit notes. OK. Some flavours I don’t quite know what to make of.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maris (1383) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JUN 4, 2012
From a 650ml bottle on 4/6/2012. Pours a clear dark golden with a medium head. Has a moderate aroma of spices, caramel and a touch of fruit. The flavour starts with a big dollop of caramel and biscuity malt and moves onto to some sweet citrus fruits (particularly orange). As stated on the bottle, there is some spice and pepper to be found in this decently hoppy brew. Slightly unusual and quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidm (2069) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 2, 2012
Bottle from Dan Murphy’s. Great malty beer. Aromas of caramel and biscuit, with hints of cereal. Taste is sweet, with average length. Velvety, with a medium body. Amber, with a thin head.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
floydian1 (1354) - FNQ, Australia, - MAY 29, 2012
650ml brown bottle. Bronzed amber pour with good sized off white head. Aromas of butterscotch and fruity hops (oranges, peaches) with a hint of peppery spices. Nice well integrated bittersweet flavour profile with a decent lingering hop bitterness at the end. Light-medium body with a clean mouthfeel and easy sessionability. Enjoyed this a lot.

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