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

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606 Ratings
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Ratings: 606
Reviews: 154
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.73%
Wants: 29
Gots: 76 | 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 +3.9%

04-08-2012 01:59:11 | More by deanhead
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

04-05-2012 00:17:56 | More by rondufresne
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New Hampshire

2/5  rDev -48.1%

04-04-2012 17:45:55 | More by teenwolfmansbro
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3.33/5  rDev -13.5%

Pours light copper with a generous amount of off-white foam.

Smells of bready malts along with some citrus hops.

Some sweet toffee/bready malt stands out the most. Not a whole lot of hop flavor up front. Finishes with a grassy piney bitterness and a touch astringent.

Normal mouthfeel and carb levels.

Not horrible, but nothing especially stands out about it either. The finish is a bit harsh, but decent beer in a can is always good.

04-03-2012 23:03:35 | More by jmarsh123
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3.4/5  rDev -11.7%

Poured from a 12oz can into a Libbey stout glass. Sent to me by Valdieu2.

A: Pours a dark murky orange with a nice, spongy off-white head. Sticky, sticky lacing. Nice looking IPA.

S: Juicy citrus rind and flesh. Sweet papaya, grapefruit, orange. Some caramel malt underneath.

T: Pretty scaled back compared to the aroma. Mellow citrus, grassy, lemony hop builds up to a brief flash of bitterness. A bit of grainy malt in the clean finish.

M: Medium-bodied, tingly carbonation.

O: Looks great, smells nice, but the taste doesn't deliver. A bit too weak to be a full-on IPA.

03-31-2012 03:56:58 | More by Etan
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3.43/5  rDev -10.9%

12oz can courtesy of valdieu2. tulip glass.

a - pours a hazy, glowing amber color with a finger's worth of dense, creamy, off white head. leaves some interesting lacing patterns in the glass too.

s - biscuity with faint grassy hops and a faint astringency.

t - biscuity malt with a faint toffee like sweetness, faint grapefruit and maybe a hint of something darker like raisin. has an earthy hop character and ample piney bitterness but avoids being a bitter hop bomb. nicely balanced.

m - medium in body with adequate carbonation. co2 profile is on the coarser side.

o - enjoyable a definitely a better than average ipa, but nothing really makes it memorable to me. worth a try if you come across it.

03-30-2012 05:23:38 | More by divineaudio
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Ontario (Canada)

3.65/5  rDev -5.2%

Thanks to Greg (Reagan1984) for this one. Served in a Chicago Craft Beer Week pint glass.

A - A finger-plus of creamy off-white foam slowly dissipates, leaving behind stray splotches of lace. Somewhat hazy dark orange body - can conditioned?

S - Lots of ripe orange, touch of pineapple, bready malts, perhaps some grass and herbs in the periphery. Pretty nice example of an East Coast IPA.

T - The taste is disappointing, with mostly caramel and doughy bread malts, some yeast, and only mild citrus in the finish. Bitterness is moderate. Nothing offensive, just not much of interest here.

M - Prickly, zesty carbonation, resinous and oily finish, some decent dryness, touch of alcohol warmth. Viscous medium body has a nice heft to it, but the bubbles are too much.

D - A decent beer that might do in a pinch if you didn't have access to Maine Brewing Co. offerings (or wanted to take cans on a camping trip). Not much else to report here.

03-28-2012 03:36:09 | More by MasterSki
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Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +3.9%

03-27-2012 23:23:31 | More by ixnay21
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

03-25-2012 00:22:40 | More by harp00nfan
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3.58/5  rDev -7%

Picked this up so I could send some out in trade. Finally getting to try my first after mailing out 4 of the 6 cans. Canned on 12.16.11 (too old? Well it’s a touch older than I thought, but not too bad..)

Finger and ½ of creamy tight off white head settles to a tighter cap of foam. A slightly hazy orange color. Thick sticky lace.

Aroma is a bit muted and sweet. A touch of pineapple. Hinting of an east coast ipa.

East coast it is. Pineapple, orange, tangerine and some other fruit up front and then a bracing pine bitterness along with some grapefruit pith. There is some sweetness here. Some resinous pine towards the end.

Fairly bold body but not sticky. A touch oily…

It’s ok, but I was frankly expecting more from the overall scores I’ve seen. Oh well.

03-23-2012 21:39:29 | More by Reagan1984
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4.03/5  rDev +4.7%

pours a very cloudy orange/amber color one finger head and large amounts of lace that just glues itself to the glass long after the beer is gone. your normal aromas of pine resin and grapefruit rind. biscuit malty taste slightly oily resin and rind smooth medium mouthfeel that has a slightly sweet taste maybe hint of honey. overall the taste is complex and balanced which makes this beer one of the better i p a's. out there.

03-20-2012 16:10:15 | More by billybob
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

03-17-2012 21:44:44 | More by redfox405
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

03-15-2012 19:39:47 | More by valdieu2
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

03-14-2012 01:20:35 | More by DonFrap
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

03-13-2012 15:17:49 | More by GreenMountainBoy
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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -22.1%

03-12-2012 17:42:03 | More by DSlim71
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3.9/5  rDev +1.3%

12oz can poured into a New Belgium globe.

A: Pours a hazy red/orange color with a foamy two inch white head. Retention is great, rings of lacing cling to the glass.

S: Tangerine, blood orange, sweet grapefruit, green, oily hop scents, and fruit punch.

T: Green, oily hop tastes up front. Dank, weed like, and leafy. Pine resin bitterness builds in intensity and reaches modest levels. Bitter grapefruit with fruit punch and a hint of tangerine in the background. Sweet malt base (Crystal malt?) also divulges faint tastes of grain and biscuit. Fairly sweet overall, though it does dry out toward the finish. Sugary malt and oily hop tastes in the relatively quick, clean finish.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied. Creamy and full with semi-sharp carbonation.

O: This is a nice IPA. I can picture taking it tailgating or camping. It might pair well with some barbecue chicken.

03-10-2012 05:22:29 | More by ryan1788a5
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New York

4/5  rDev +3.9%

03-09-2012 03:04:45 | More by JRod1969
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3.2/5  rDev -16.9%

12 oz can into a pint glass. I drank this within a month of being canned.

Pours a clear copper, with a couple fingers of off-white head. This retains with a big creamy dollop of froth in the middle of glass that just coats the sides of the glass with sticky foamy lacing. The aroma smells more herbal than floral to me, with notes of earthy spice and zesty grapefruit character that pairs up decently enough with a sweeter mix of ripe fruit and tight grains across the back of the nose. Fruit, herbal tones, and pine end up dominating this as things warm up.

The taste has a moderately robust grapefruit bitterness to it that is softened considerably by a mix of slick herbal textures, light tropical fruit, grainy toasted malt, and a splash of sweeter caramel. The finish is spicy and resinous with a bit of raw pith that sticks to the tongue. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a soft oily creaminess on the edges that pulls into more of a crisp prickle on the tongue. Unfortunately, I’m finding a bit too much warmth here in the body, which brings out some unwanted assertiveness from those hops.

I couldn’t get into this one. Tropical fruit, herbal flavors, and warmth just control the profiles too much here, as I was left searching for some kind of crisp or biting character to help crank the drinkability up a bit. I’m glad I just grabbed a single can of this one.

03-08-2012 19:35:56 | More by Kegatron
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3.65/5  rDev -5.2%

Honey copper colored with a half inch head of tightly bubbled foam that slowly fades as large bubbles rise up and create pop, creating pockmarks and craters. Fresh and inviting aroma of citrusy and floral hops.

Flavors initially of doughey malt, followed quickly by citrusy hops, lots of tangerine and orange peel, some pine and grapefruit rind, pithy and malty at the same time, well balanced. Moderate to aggressive bitterness, firm but not overpowering.

Even and full mouthfeel, creamy and satisfying. Nice beer.

03-05-2012 00:03:13 | More by far333
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

03-03-2012 23:43:13 | More by clord717
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5/5  rDev +29.9%

03-03-2012 21:00:55 | More by JayBirdMan
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Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +3.9%

02-28-2012 03:26:28 | More by bubbadorse
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4.68/5  rDev +21.6%

This is my go-to beer in Maine...I was stoked to find it in Massachusetts!

A: Pours an amber color with a 1-2 finger head, lacing is decent down the glass.

S: A face-full of hops; citrus, pine, and a little bit of malty goodness.

T: Citrus and pine are very forward, the taste lingers for a while after you swallow. A bitter/sour aftertaste occur a few seconds after swallowing, but that just indicates that you need to pour a little more down your throat.

M: Points off for the aftertaste....that's all.

O: Overall, an incredible IPA...one that I plan on consuming gallons of.

02-21-2012 23:46:46 | More by bszern
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

02-21-2012 13:42:18 | More by Massbmx
Stowaway I.P.A. from Baxter Brewing Co.
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