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

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658 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 658
Reviews: 159
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.73%
Wants: 30
Gots: 94 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

julielynndubee, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of UnionMade
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Grabbed a 12mixer of Baxter on my first trip across the VT border.
I really like the can design, first of all. Great packaging. Pours darker than what I'm used to, fresh out of the car from Denver. The hops don't present so much forwardness in the nose. I'm getting more of a forest feel with some wet earth and mushrooms, which I haven't smelled in a long time. The bitterness is there, just in a different form. I'm used to an onslaught of west coast citrus, but this one has similar bitterness that creeps in with subtler forest flavors. Dense earth and pine flavors like a real forest not tuned up to 11. Honestly, I like the insidious bitter creepage of the hops that just lingers in a way that palate cleansing west coast IPA doesn't have. An adjustment from west coast IPA, but very, very good.

UnionMade, Aug 29, 2014
Photo of chadkoenig
4.04/5  rDev +4.9%

chadkoenig, Aug 29, 2014
Photo of Gatordaddy
3.84/5  rDev -0.3%

Gatordaddy, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of TangTKE402
3/5  rDev -22.1%

Woody-brown in color, with a 1-finger ecru head. Minimal lacing. Slightly hazy in texture. Aromas of earth, pine and floral hops, and a touch of malt. Inviting, if down-played aromas. Flavors of hops and alcohol esters are largely prevalent, with a toasted malt spine. Notes of lavender, pine cones, a touch of soap, earth and alcohol. A chewy, gritty feel mostly throughout with a touch of hotness and a definitive robustness. Overall it's a decent IPA, but better exist and there should not be this much alcohol present in the flavors at just under 7% abv in my opinion.

TangTKE402, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of JasonL02
3.52/5  rDev -8.6%

JasonL02, Aug 26, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +9.1%

stomioka, Aug 25, 2014
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3.95/5  rDev +2.6%

mtnman6288, Aug 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

blue_virginia_brews, Aug 25, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

automaton, Aug 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

RobbDogg, Aug 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

cp45, Aug 23, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

MNBeerGeek, Aug 23, 2014
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3.08/5  rDev -20%

Reindogg, Aug 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Ropowers3, Aug 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

mattycasey, Aug 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

BenGreedie, Aug 20, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

spycow, Aug 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Yeroc, Aug 18, 2014
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4.56/5  rDev +18.4%

Keegee23, Aug 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

GeckoPunk, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of illpass78
3.8/5  rDev -1.3%

12 oz. can poured into a tulip.

Appearance: Pours a hazy amber with pretty good carbonation and a nice one-finger creamy head. Lacing moderate.

Aroma: Grapefruit, lemon, apricot, and pine are all present along with a solid malty backbone.

Taste: This is a nice, mid-range IPA that brings the hops and malt forward in nearly equal parts. Taste follows the nose, with grapefruit dominating.

Mouthfeel: It's pretty drinkable for a fairly sturdy IPA.

Overall: Nice IPA from this can-loving brewer. The alcohol and hops are a touch beyond sessionable depth for most folks, but it's very approachable. Should please the IPA crowd.

illpass78, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of PicoPapa
3.8/5  rDev -1.3%

12oz can. Pours a semi translucent copper orange color with a half inch of head. Moderate amount of lacing. The aroma is a mix of citrus and piney hops. Resinous. The taste is much of the same. Piney and resinous with not much of the citrus from the aroma. Bread, caramel, nuts and some light grapefruit notes. Finishes with more of the bitter pine and caramel. The mouthfeel is on the heavier side. Overall, pretty decent IPA I'd grab again.

PicoPapa, Aug 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

pisano, Aug 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Maryobeerian, Aug 15, 2014
Stowaway I.P.A. from Baxter Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 658 ratings.