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

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702 Ratings
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Ratings: 702
Reviews: 161
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 13.28%
Wants: 33
Gots: 116 | 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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Photo of Clemtunes
5/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Baxter makes some of of the best beer out there, not sure what it is about is Maine (ie: Peak Organic.Shipyard,Gearys)..may be the water,,this IPA is even better on draft and is my first choice these days when i can find it...if Baxter does it its done right..if they make a style you like ,you will love theirs

Clemtunes, Mar 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Dasein11, Mar 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

liquorpig, Mar 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Gfunk, Mar 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

CSeavey64, Mar 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

TychoNDC, Mar 03, 2014
Photo of maximum12
3.05/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to mjg0725 for this beer, one amongst a small flotilla that landed on my stoop recently. I'm already suspicious, though. Any IPA that advertises it's "malt backbone", well, that's not why I drink IPAs. Keep the mind open, max. 12 oz. can.

The pour is always a bit of a mystery coming out of a solid container; this one proves to be a clear orange. Even after allowing it to warm a bit, there's little coming off the beer's surface. Little citrus & little sweetness.

Stowaway IPA is true to its packaging as a malty IPA. Caramel licks the forelock up front, though there are some citrus & pine backing it up, with a medium chop of bitterness in the mid-palate. Floral to the point of cheap perfume on the back end, an odd counterpoint. Almost soapy. Mouthfeel might be the apex of this brew, a nice resin feel to it. I could drink plenty of this, but why?

If this beer were a movie it would be Legally Blonde. Decent enough, mildly amusing, but nothing you'd want to grab more than once.

maximum12, Mar 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

jrand2621, Feb 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

cavemanlawyer1999, Feb 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Oidmoe, Feb 21, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -60.9%

Satchboogie, Feb 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

mlefebvre7, Feb 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Gerardes, Feb 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

josephmullett, Feb 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Focusf111, Feb 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

JKama, Feb 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Syraquse, Feb 13, 2014
Photo of SawDog505
4.35/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into my 13 tulip glass, on 11/19/13. Pours a bright orange, with a sticky to inch off white, that coats the glass with lace. Smell is tangerine, pine, graipfruit, and mango. Taste follows the nose, but the grapefruit really stands out in a good way. Body medium, plenty of life, not overly dry, and goes easy. Wow this nice and man did they make the most of the 69 IBUs, really some excellent bitterness, but tropical also.

SawDog505, Feb 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

jimbodude5, Feb 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

mjstacker, Feb 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

nickmantia, Feb 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

lesdemonsamaporte, Feb 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

TheMaineBeerGuy, Feb 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Twobeards, Feb 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

JratBones, Jan 29, 2014
Stowaway I.P.A. from Baxter Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 702 ratings.