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

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700 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 700
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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4/5  rDev +4.2%

whiterapid, Jan 09, 2013
Photo of mltobin
3.65/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

mltobin, Jan 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

BeerCosmonaut, Jan 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

janebikes, Dec 31, 2012
Photo of Pinknuggets
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Pinknuggets, Dec 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

tjeppaint, Dec 26, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

nquigley16, Dec 15, 2012
Photo of MusicaleMike
2.75/5  rDev -28.4%
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.

MusicaleMike, Dec 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

oldedog, Dec 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

seplo, Dec 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

sailorastro, Dec 10, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

smutty33, Dec 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

dwescott, Dec 10, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

LiquorsInc, Nov 28, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Casterbridge, Nov 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

mattparsons, Nov 18, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

bluesplit63, Nov 17, 2012
Photo of Dools9
4.05/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Can into tulip pint. Dated 10/11/12.

A: Pours with a thick two finger, frothy beige head. Color is a clear copper and very eye appealing, orange amber. Laces nicely, head retains to the last drop.

S: Combination of a subtle biscuit, bready malt, caramel sweetness, citrus grapefruit, pine and some herbal hop aromas.

T: Grapefruit peel, and pine hop bitterness, theres also some herbal quality as well. Balances well with a caramel, bready malt sweetness, well balanced and isn't overally bitter for 69 IBU's. Nice clean, dry finish.

M: Feels medium in heft, very soft, smooth carbonation on the mouth moves everything along nicely.

O: A real solid IPA here, love the can packaging as well. This one would probably be a good beginner to intermediate IPA as its not mouth puckering bitter, but it would also probably be a good fix for a hop head as well. A crowd pleaser if you will. Recommended

Dools9, Nov 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

tgreenwood4, Nov 11, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

AndrewDeci, Nov 10, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

snowmaggedon, Nov 02, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Craftonly23121, Oct 31, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

markgoodman10, Oct 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

greg33027, Oct 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

smcnulty1981, Oct 22, 2012
Stowaway I.P.A. from Baxter Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 700 ratings.