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

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748 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 748
Reviews: 166
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.73%
Wants: 35
Gots: 133 | 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:
Beer added by: Casey10 on 02-01-2011

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
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of KarlosT
3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this beer at the Amesbury Beer Festival on Sep 22 2012.

Most of the beers were served from bottles into small 3oz plastic dixie cups.

Although I took notes on the 20+ different beers that I tried, it is difficult to remember all of the details associated with each beer. My apologies to readers of these notes. However, I did pay attention to my overall scores, and noted what I thought were unique positives and negatives w/ each beer.

Note that for me:
< 2.5 = probably would not finish the beer
3.0 = drinkable beer, but likely would not buy again or look for
>3.5 = will try to buy again in the future

Alas ... having trouble remembering the details. But given the +++ next to this beer, I really liked it. Will definitely try again, with more detailed review in the future.

Kudos to Baxter.

Photo of sdaly3
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of NedShakeshaft
4.38/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

On tap @ RiRa, Portland ME.

A - Might be the prettiest beer I've ever seen. Brilliant goden orange. Fluffy, white head retained well. I'm reading that the canned product loses its head quickly, but the draft version kept half its head after 5 minutes.

S - Mild bready malt with big citrus hop aroma and some spice notes (fennel?)

T - Big but balanced. Sweetness on the tip of the tongue balanced by dry but not overpowering hops. Hops are piney, reminiscent of a west-coast IPA. Malts give way to a bittery finish. Delicious.

M - Very drinkable. Velvety feel with moderate carbonation. Could drink this all night but for the ABV.

O - Wish it was more widely available, it would be a go-to for me. Very well done.

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of Chico1985
3.48/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Canned 7-19-12, reviewed from notes last week.

Pours a bright copperish orange, a white head retains well as a good cap leaving spots of lace.

Smell is pretty malt forward - caramel, bread and butter along with light herbal+grapefruit hops.

Taste brings a little more hops to the table but it's still mostly malt forward. Caramel and some bready malts and a tame hop bill of earthiness, citrus and grapefruit.

Pretty smooth mouthfeel, medium carbonation, easy drinking.

Those looking for a hop bomb will surely want to search elsewhere, it's on the simple and malty side but a pretty enjoyable East Coast IPA.

Photo of Wasatch
3.53/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks goes out to portia99 for this brew.

Pours a very nice slightly hazy golden amber color, nice carbonation, with a nice one-finger creamy off-white head, with some nice sticky lacing left behind. The nose is pretty hoppy, with some malts thrown in, citrus, slight pineyness. The taste is hoppy, with a nice little sweetness, citrus note, slight pines. Medium body, with a nice bitter/dry finish. This one surprised me, very nice brew.

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Photo of BEERMILER12
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned on 07/17/12, Consumed 07/23/12

A: Pours a slightly hazy golden orange color with a half-fingers worth of head

S: Nice citrus and piney hops along with a solid malt backbone provide most of the aroma. Fruity

T: Follows the nose, with the hops coming out first and then the malts. Fairly well balanced, but the bitterness lingers on throughout. Alcohol almost not present at all

M: Moderate-full bodied with plenty of carbonation to wash away the hop oils

O: One of the better canned IPAs, it's great that you can take it with you pretty much anywhere with ease. Good price point, too. Definitely worth a try

Photo of hmph
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Graciously received in a trade with Robtobfest , thanks!

A - this pours a very transparent amber/orange with a quickly dissipating fluffed 1 finger head of white

S - a good citrus smell with some sweeter notes coming through

T - sweet upfront followed by the citrus hop in the middle and a balanced malt sweet hop bitter finish

O - really enjoyed this IPA, had it while tasting a few other IPA's and it definitely held its own, nice little surprise with a clean finish well done brew

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of ppoitras
3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can bought at Yankee Spirits, Sturbridge, MA as part of a 6-pack.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1/2" beige head over the cloudy golden amber brew. Frothy head lasts well, with leggy slow-falling lace. Aroma is earthy citrus.

Taste starts sweet, citrus power in the middle, a bit more than balancing bitterness through the close. Mouthfeel is smooth, and drinkability is good. Approachable rep of the style.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Stowaway I.P.A. from Baxter Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 748 ratings.