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Stowaway I.P.A. - Baxter Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

538 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 538
Reviews: 148
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.99%
Wants: 27
Gots: 56 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Baxter Brewing Co. visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Bold, complex flavors with a solid malt backbone and assertive hop profile, along with cold conditioning, give this beer its crisp, clean, hoppy finish. Deep amber-to-orangish in color, Stowaway pours with a nice, creamy head; a huge hop aroma of citrus, pine and grapefruit notes; and a big, complex, and intense hop flavor from the 5 different hop varieties and double-dry-hopping procedure used in making this beer. The malt flavor up-front turns dry and crisp; Stowaway is full-bodied but with a dry finish and pleasant, long-lasting, hop aftertaste. This I.P.A. definitely leaves you wanting more.

69 IBU

(Beer added by: Casey10 on 02-01-2011)
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BiffMcgriff

Maine

1/5  rDev -74%

01-12-2012 02:25:58 | More by BiffMcgriff
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ThatsThatDude

New York

1/5  rDev -74%

04-11-2014 12:10:31 | More by ThatsThatDude
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jdickson34


1/5  rDev -74%

03-15-2013 13:23:38 | More by jdickson34
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Satchboogie

New Hampshire

1.5/5  rDev -61%

02-21-2014 21:28:53 | More by Satchboogie
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teenwolfmansbro

New Hampshire

2/5  rDev -48.1%

04-04-2012 17:45:55 | More by teenwolfmansbro
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carmike813

Illinois

2/5  rDev -48.1%

06-19-2014 18:50:36 | More by carmike813
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dasenebler

Maine

2.03/5  rDev -47.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

12oz, canned 4/13/12. Very fresh.

Pours a hazy medium amber with a small off-white head. Retention and lacing are average.

The aroma is muffled for an IPA, with some piney, grassy hops. A bit off, but alright.

The flavor is messed-up. Either this beer is infected or has some strange yeast autolysis flavors. Exceedingly vegetal and bitter, with a weird, salty character. Toffeeish malts come through, adding to the mess. "Clean" is not a word I would use to describe this IPA, but at least there's some piney hop flavor in there. A touch astringent, with a drying, medium-bodied mouthfeel.

If the flavor weren't so bad, this would be a palatable beer. Baxter Brewing is all over the goddamn place. "We do what we can, we can what we do, and we CAN'T brew consistent beer."

Serving type: can

04-25-2012 21:11:40 | More by dasenebler
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SpeedwayJim

New York

2.68/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to BlessedBeBeer for this one. 12oz. can into a Heady Topper pint glass.

Pours a .5 finger powdery and sticky white head with decent retention. Beer is a clear, dark amber. Lacing is stringy and spotty with moderate stick. Average.

Nose is tea leaves, resin, and bitter caramel. Moerately aromatic but really lacking that tropical and citrus fruit scent that I crave here.

Opens dried tea leaves, resin bitterness, amber hop profile. Malt backbone is present but its deep instead of light and crisp. Caramel and coarse, almost bitter brown sugar at the end with more amber and resin hop bitterness. Finishes more dried leaves with a similar aftertaste. I understand what is going on here and what the brewer is going after. It's not bad but I'm not a fan.

Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Bubbly and abrasive in the mouth and spritzy going down. Slightly dry and filmy finish with a long, lingering aftertaste. Fits the style of IPA.

This is neither east coast, nor west coast, nor midwest style IPA. There's near no tropical flavor and what is present instead is a amber-ale/mild tea leaf bitterness. But again, there's very little citrus or any other fruit profile. Not a bad beer but not at all my style.

Serving type: can

11-02-2011 23:21:58 | More by SpeedwayJim
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HopHead84

California

2.73/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

12/11/2011

Can given to me by UncleJimbo at Pizza Port Strong Ale 2011, thanks! It's always nice to try something from a brewery I've never heard of, and I greatly appreciate the gift. Split with my fiancé, who wasn't ecstatic to be told we were drinking an IPA right when she was about to go to bed, but in the end she did her duty.

A: Dark orange and opaque with a finger of beige sea foam. Retention is good and lacing is scattered.

S: Well, this is very, very malty. Bread and biscuit notes are dominant, with a pervasive malty sweetness. There's a little sweet citrus hiding behind the monolithic malt foundation. There are light candied notes in there. This is not only malt dominant but the hops are also very feeble. Still, the malt smells pretty good. On the whole, it doesn't smell bad, it's just that it's definitely below average.

T: Sweet bready malt with biscuit and toasted notes. There's a touch of alcohol and diffident citrus. This is definitely an East Coast style IPA, though I can't say it's really IPAish. The finish is malty and sweet. Again, nothing particularly bad in the flavor, but it's below average on the IPA spectrum.

M: Medium body with upper moderate carbonation. The mouthfeel is sticky.

Overall: A lackluster malty IPA. I appreciate the chance to try it, but it's not at all what I'm looking for in the style.

Serving type: can

12-12-2011 05:18:02 | More by HopHead84
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hxcmomma

Maine

2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

01-29-2013 03:24:15 | More by hxcmomma
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Rekrule

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

05-19-2012 01:38:11 | More by Rekrule
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Rgalvin

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

09-01-2013 01:06:55 | More by Rgalvin
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grannaniwa

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

08-30-2012 01:48:09 | More by grannaniwa
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bluesplit63

Connecticut

2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

11-17-2012 22:56:48 | More by bluesplit63
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MusicaleMike

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

I think the born on date on the can is 8-12-12, but that could be a 9-12-12. Nonetheless, it has been refrigerated since then, so should be fine.

Poured into a Lawsons glass, this amber colored beer has a vibrant orange hue and is topped by a two-finger thick off-white head that sticks all over the glass. Also, nice lively carbonation dances around in the glass, yet also lifts the little particles of yeasty floaters around. This beer does have some considerable haze to it.

Great IPA aroma! It is aggressive, bold, and definitely hoppy. After the pour I easily smell tropical fruits (mango, pineapple) and pine-like aroma hops. Once the head settles and the beer warms a bit, these sort of leave and are replaced with aromas of caramel and tangerine.

First impression: BITTER! 69 IBUs may not sound like a lot, but they somehow got all 69 units to be intensified! Really bitter up front...hard to call this beer well-balanced in any way. It is sharp and just overly bitter for an IPA. Good flavor of hops. There is some flavor of malt, but it is almost entirely masked by the bracing bitterness which starts up front and is carried all the way through till the aftertaste. Spicy hops, notes of bitter orange pith. As it warms, that bitterness becomes a little more tamed (as your palate has already been wrecked and not can't tell the difference) and notes of biscuit malt and toast seem to come through more.

Decent amount of carbonation. Medium to full bodied IPA, that is sharp and almost astringent from the sheer amount of bitter alpha acids...certainly what you could consider a "palate coating bitterness.

This is not my favorite IPA. I find it to be overly aggressive with those alpha acids. Towards the end, the malt profile reminded me of Victory HopDevil, but the hops are just so much more in line with HopDevil. Not a bad IPA at all, but I will not be purchasing again.

Serving type: can

12-13-2012 03:50:38 | More by MusicaleMike
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DrinkingDrake

Massachusetts

2.9/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured out a deep orange almost golden color. About a fingers worth of head with a large amount of it clinging to the glass. Aroma is a lot of grapefruit and tangerine. I barely get anything form the malts. The flavor is fruity, sweet and smooth upfront but it gives way to a astringent medicinal middle (almost a weak robitussin). The hop variety gives a great aroma but the flavors seem out of whack. The finish is extremely dry and biting. The medicinal flavors linger with the dry bitterness.

Serving type: can

06-06-2011 23:18:19 | More by DrinkingDrake
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MAUEX_MFA

Alaska

3/5  rDev -22.1%

06-27-2012 13:19:33 | More by MAUEX_MFA
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d_brommer_nh

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -22.1%

01-29-2014 16:02:53 | More by d_brommer_nh
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cyde

Texas

3/5  rDev -22.1%

11-16-2013 04:32:39 | More by cyde
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jneiswender

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from can. Amber body with an off white head. Citrus and fruity smells. the taste is a mix of pine pitch, citrus and course grain. Medium mouthfeel and well carbonated. Okay beer but nothing really spectacular here. I would drink again if given limited choices.

Serving type: can

01-31-2012 03:19:00 | More by jneiswender
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cofeeguru

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -22.1%

05-08-2013 18:34:52 | More by cofeeguru
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DSlim71

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -22.1%

03-12-2012 17:42:03 | More by DSlim71
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jhb138

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -22.1%

02-08-2012 14:38:43 | More by jhb138
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smi

New York

3/5  rDev -22.1%

05-10-2012 00:41:41 | More by smi
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jenray

Texas

3/5  rDev -22.1%

11-20-2011 03:58:51 | More by jenray
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Stowaway I.P.A. from Baxter Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 538 ratings.