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

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692 Ratings
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Ratings: 692
Reviews: 161
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 13.02%
Wants: 33
Gots: 112 | 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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3/5  rDev -21.9%

cyde, Nov 16, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

discharmingly, Nov 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

bccrosley, Nov 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

GermanSpy, Nov 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

DrStiffington, Nov 09, 2013
Photo of Omnium
4.11/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Can > Pint Glass

A - Pours hazed orange gold with two fingers of big fluffy marshmallow off white head, thick wall of lacing.
S - Mango, pear, peach, slight bread and caramel malt scents, a little hop resin and pine dankness
T - Taste is excellent, lots of bright lush tropical flavors, some light lemon grass, a touch of pine, biscuit and lighter caramel malt.
M - A tad chewy, but not overly bitter, very nice.
O - Im shocked this is only at 87 right now, this is a solid west coast, with a good balance of malt. Excellent brew!

Omnium, Nov 08, 2013
Photo of Knapp85
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Knapp85, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of justintcoons
4.01/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Golden amber with 1 finger of off-white head. Good retention with yeast sediment suspended throughout the glass.

Papaya, tangerine, sugar cookies and pine.

Papaya, navel orange, tangerine and clementine and pine sap. Sugar cookies and candy sugar. Finishes with notes of lemon and grapefruit zest.

Medium bodied, crisp, clean and dry.

A fine example of an American IPA.

justintcoons, Oct 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Kcman91, Oct 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

JohnF51, Oct 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Screper, Oct 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

RIKIM, Oct 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Luweezy, Oct 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Cheld, Oct 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

carrollmel7, Oct 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

jgammoniv, Oct 12, 2013
Photo of jbaker67
3.65/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Copper color, this pours with a big clumpy off-white head. There’s certainly a rich toffee and caramel malt backbone to this with sharp resinous hops as well as some notes of pine. The finish is dry and bitter. It’s a bit too malty and gritty for my liking but is hopped accordingly and is overall a solid beer.

jbaker67, Oct 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

chrishensley, Oct 09, 2013
Photo of mrz200
3.86/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I've become a big fan of this cans-only Maine brewer, and they have yet to disappoint. Their XPA isnt a favorite of mine, but I appreciate the hoppiness they shoot for. Stowaway is a very different beer, and is an excellent classic IPA. I wouldn't call this "west coast" as the citrus and floral are distant 2nd tier flavors to the big bitter hops that are all over this one. It's not especially complex and gets more bitter than flavorful as it warms up.

Compared to the other Portland area breweries of Geary's, Gritty's, Sebago, & Shipyard; Baxter is the IPA champ by a landslide. And if you are a pure hop head, you would probably prefer this one to even Lunch.

mrz200, Oct 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

PJK, Oct 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

WhitmansNiece, Oct 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

paresis, Oct 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Beermaine, Oct 03, 2013
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5/5  rDev +30.2%

_beelaker, Oct 02, 2013
Stowaway I.P.A. from Baxter Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 692 ratings.