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

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635 Ratings
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Ratings: 635
Reviews: 159
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.73%
Wants: 30
Gots: 87 | 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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3.6/5  rDev -6.5%

Poured from a 12 oz can into an oversized wineglass. "Bootleg 06/25/14" on bottom of can. Single purchased at Craft Beer Cellar (Waterbury, VT).

A: Clear as a bell orange-amber with 1-2 finger, off-white head with good retention and a healthy amount of craggy lacing. (4.25)

S: Orange pine soap is the best descriptor, some floral, a bit of light caramel and breadiness. (3.25)

T: The flavor makes a nice comeback with a solid light-to-medium caramel backing not really yielding but sharing with orange, herbal-honeysuckle, tobacco, and floral hops notes. Pine whacks the palate in the finish, with a big resin blast which is welcome after the malty beginning. Bitterness is medium-to-high, especially in the finish and aftertaste. (3.75)

M: Feel is sticky overall with a medium body and moderate carbonation. Pretty dry despite all the maltiness in the flavor and aroma. (3.5)

O: I liked the whole better than the pieces on this IPA -- I like the strong bitter, resiny finish more than the rest of the beer, and it has some weaknesses, but it is worth a try.

argock, Aug 19, 2014
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3.88/5  rDev +0.8%

From 09/18/14 notes. On tap at Stoddard's Pub in Boston, MA. 16oz. pour in a pint glass.

Pours an amber-dark golden color with one inch of white head and low carbonation evident. Lots of pine hops, some floral hops, fruity malts, bready malts, and light caramel. Easy to drink, no bitterness. Medium body and low to moderate carbonation.

Overall a solid IPA. Not a hop bomb but some nice pine to it and no bitterness at all, making it easy to drink. Worth checking out.

mdfb79, Today at 06:11 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Kelp, Yesterday at 01:39 AM
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3.65/5  rDev -5.2%

naDOOFUS, Saturday at 03:23 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

costanzo_mike, Saturday at 03:02 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.6/5  rDev -6.5%

fastestmanalive, Sep 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

westcoastbeerlvr, Sep 15, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +4.9%

ksevans1004, Sep 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

brewme, Sep 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Hootie159, Sep 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

DaveR514, Sep 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

StaveHooks, Sep 12, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +4.9%

Geobus, Sep 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Sanchezrox23, Sep 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

Faystone, Sep 08, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev +8.1%

HaightAshbury, Sep 08, 2014
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3.59/5  rDev -6.8%

This beer has pine and honey on the nose. Taste of a dry hopped beer. Pine, sweet, honey, good taste. Bitter pine on the back, but not overwhelmingly so. A: Color is orange with a cone of cloudy dark orange in the middle, making a cylinder. Good beer overall.

gonzo000, Sep 07, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

nasastrums, Sep 07, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev -2.3%

jhuss10, Sep 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Love the Can

JimmySmokes, Sep 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Pours a golden yellow with no head. Smell isn't overpowering. Not super floral. Taste is nice and smooth. Tastes more malty than anything. Could easily drink several without complaint. Not bitter at all.

Wife's review: "Pleasantly surprised. Smooth and tasty. Even the aftertaste is nice."

Brackh, Sep 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Cynic-ale, Sep 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

grittly, Sep 04, 2014
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Stowaway I.P.A. from Baxter Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 635 ratings.