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McCashin Family Stoke India Pale Ale

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Brewed by McCashin Family Brewery
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Nelson, New Zealand
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 2.8/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.79   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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We hope you enjoy this Stoke IPA. We make it the old fashioned way and never cut corners. It’s brewed using a combination of premium Nelson hops including Pacific Gem, Cascade, Motueka and Styrian Golding, bespoke yeast, 14,000 year old Paleso™ water and lightly toasted malt (no artificial additives or colouring). Stoke IPA is tank conditioned over 4 weeks to ensure a smooth caramel sweetness and hangover-free experience.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jimthechap (1790) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 28, 2014
I take reviewing beer rather seriously. I like to savour beers that are fine examples of their style, search for exotic beers on shop shelves and physically go to breweries to find new beers to review. For this particular beer, I made sure that I didn’t just assess the one. It came in a six pack and a few of those got a bloody good seeing to. First of all, it appeared orange in the glass with a temporary white head that left good lace down the glass. Aromas of dry caramel, orange peel, gooseberry and grapefruit translate easily into the flavour with a nice bite of bitterness. It was easy, approachable and sessionable. I looked at some of the other reviews that I felt were a little too critical and to an extent, they’re fair enough. However, this is one of those beers that will warm the nervous first timer to the style and provide those who take their beers seriously something to look for in the fridge of their local as it becomes more widely spread. I would buy this beer again, quite happily.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SNL (310) - - OCT 11, 2014
Bottle. Hazy light caramel colour, tiny White head. Yeasty Nose, with a sour hint. Taste is crisp, hoppy with notes of grapes. Not very bitter. Medium body, average carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Earplay (35) - NEW ZEALAND - AUG 14, 2014
Light carbonation, some aroma of citrus and sweet malt. Reasonably dry, resinous hop flavour, with lingering bitterness. Little malt character.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
waiake (192) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 19, 2014
pleasant fruity slightly hoppy aroma with a nice brief head, taste is quite sharp with a lingering hoppy bitter finish, nice beer

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
PGNZ (7) - Hastings, NEW ZEALAND - APR 23, 2014 does not count
Stale Malt Aroma, Slightly Cloudy Light Amber Colour, No significant Hops taste, Rapidly failing head, No lacing, Stale Malt Bitter lingering aftertaste. I totally missed any smoothness or caramel notes in this beer

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mark_Eck (773) - - MAR 24, 2014
Pours a hazy copper color. Aroma and taste are light fruits with some bitter hops.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kiwianer (3390) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 15, 2013
The head is good, the body blond. It smells sweet, hoppy, malty. The taste is sweet, malty, bit hoppy, fruity, bit flowery. Medium, bit boring.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
lisagirl (264) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 19, 2013
rating from backlog, very normal stuff, medium hops and light malt to back it up. good enough i suppose.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AshtonMcCobb (2932) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 29, 2013
33cl bottle from Vino. Appearance - cloudy orange with a slim head which disappears fairly quickly. Nose - honey and cereal, just a touch of citrus. Taste - more of the same but not quite as refreshing as the nose suggests. Some soapiness on top of the honey and malt. Palate - light to medium bodied with a similar texture and a clean finish. Overall - a solid and very sessionable IPA.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jamestulloch (1578) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 19, 2013
Bottle from Vino Wines. Hazy golden body with a thin white head that slowly fades. Light carbonation. Few lacing marks. Aroma of grass and grain. Flavour is light, lemony and grassy - it’s more like a slightly hoppy Lager than an IPA. Thin body with a watery texture. Soft carbonation. Bland and boring, but not quite as bad as the previous reviews make out.


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