Stowaway I.P.A. - Baxter Brewing Co.
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4.04/5 rDev +4.9%
One of Maine's finest IPA's. Slowly becoming one of my favorites. Everybody raves about Lunch IPA from ME Beer Co, but Stowaway is right up there.
Appearance is a nice amberish, orange hue with a nice frothy and creamy head.
Smells of citrusy, grapefruity and piney resin goodness.
Citrus right up front, major grapefruit which makes this puppy a super drinkable IPA. It doesn't lack a malt backbone. Great balance between the hoppy assertiviness and malt backbone. Pleasantly crisp and clean finish.
Mouthfeel is so great I want this in and around my mouth.
01-17-2013 19:11:11 | More by cleeze
3.65/5 rDev -5.2%
Served on-tap at Dogfish Cafe in Portland, Maine.
The appearance is a rich amber tone with a couple fingers of a white head. The nose comes off with biscuits, pine and citrus hops. Its` taste is rather bitter, some nice sweetness is also present, oranges, fairly balanced. Mouthfeel is a bit sticky, bitterness in the aftertaste. All in all it does not drink as easily as some other IPAs imho, but it is still a pretty good beer. And seeing another small brewery come out of Maine is a good thing.
01-05-2013 23:16:47 | More by mltobin
3.85/5 rDev 0%
Canned (11/20/2012) to HFS sniffer
A: Very orangey with an hint of brown, but a more white then tan head. it is so cloudy it is almost completely opaque
S: I am surprised that I can detect the malt flavors better then normal for an IPA there is definitely some hops in there but I cannot tell what they smell like. There is also an almost barnyard smell to it which is kinda weird.
T:Im gonna go ahead and quote the can here because i think its pretty much dead on "complex flavors with a solid malt backbone and assertive hop profile" its a little malty for me but its pretty well balanced with some bitterness in the finish
M: Oily and thin with a light carbonation fairly drinkable but not superb
O: This is a decent beer but its not my favorite by any means and definitely too malty for my taste. Its not hoppy enough for my taste and the feel isn't great i'd prefer it be more smooth. If you are using it to take on the road for anything that it recommends around the can then this is definitely a good beer for those activities but it won't be my go to IPA anytime soon.
12-26-2012 23:51:53 | More by Pinknuggets
2.75/5 rDev -28.6%
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.
12-13-2012 03:50:38 | More by MusicaleMike
Stowaway I.P.A. from Baxter Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 608 ratings.