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

bottled
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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 2.86/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


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2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
inceptioj (54) - Dunedin, - JAN 22, 2012
Almost zero head with very little carbonation. Not much on the nose, just a trace of slightly fruity hops. Similar taste. A minuscule amount of caramel sweetness to start and then awfully bitter skunky hops which overpower everything else and linger long after the mouthful has been swallowed. However, despite this there is pretty much no body or texture. It goes down like water with no finishing mouthfeel. Very disappointing.


3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gramity (1573) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 11, 2015
Clear darkish-golden, quite muted aroma, some mild grassiness, smelt very "grainy"/"worty", tasted a bit better with some piney hops and sweetish caramel malt.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
patricks110 (2063) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 5, 2015
Not very good at all. Light grainy malts, a bit skunky and cereal esque. Boring hop with a light grapefruit, citrus, acidic and vegetal. Just unimpresive and a bit off putting in the flavour.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
northropfrye (2769) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 22, 2015
Light golden body not Much head some lacing. Grainy aroma a touch of bubblegum. Taste is plastic, slight bitter finish, sweet grains. Odd IPA. Not spectacular

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
piscator34 (2128) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 20, 2015
Bottle. Gold in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas are of orchard fruit (from English yeast). light caramel malt, and a hint of melon. Flavors are of flat pale malt, apple skin, leaves, and mild vague citrus. Medium bodied with a decent bitterness. Too much of the orchard fruit thing for me, but not completely without charm.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
MunBro (805) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 19, 2015
Pretty weak for an IPA that has so many pure ingredients. Syrupy caramel malt flavour with some mild hopping. Very little citrus or hop flavours in comparison.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ljthiessen (726) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 11, 2015
Bottle. Cloudy golden amber pour with very little head. Aroma is lightly hoppy with some soft fruit, maybe pear, a little grassy. Flavour is very light but decently balanced, a little grassy and herbal with some fruit underneath. Very boring and light for an IPA, but pretty decent outside of style.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cards04 (2342) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 6, 2015
A nice ipa. New to the Manitoba market. Sampled at flatlanders beer festival. Nice dry ipa fueled by pine and earthy hops. Quite nice.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Huhzubendah (2995) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 3, 2015
Orange body with a small white head. Malty aroma. Floral notes, earthy hops, bready malts. Light to medium body. Grassy, herbal, floral notes. Over abundance of malt. Mediocre.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pintbypint (2940) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 1, 2015
330ml green bottle. 4.8% alc on the label. Golden colour, trace of haze. Standard white cap on top. Light aroma - citrusy. Taste has some mild fruity notes, grapefruit, grass. Nice finish with grapefruit lingering. Good carbonation and mouthfeel. Nice, but light.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
reebtogi (4811) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 31, 2015
330ml bottle pours a golden orange color with a finger of white head that leaves some spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is citrus and pine with some spice and light toasted grains. Taste is a light fruity and caramel malty sweetness with a light citrus and pine hop bitterness. Light bodied with good carbonation that tickles the palate. Overall, a well crafted session IPA that is sure to please most IPA lovers, especially those interested in trying the style for the first time.


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