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James Squire Stow Away India Pale Ale - Malt Shovel Brewery

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78 Ratings
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Ratings: 78
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 3.27
pDev: 16.51%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Malt Shovel Brewery visit their website
Australia

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: dwarbi on 02-18-2002)
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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

spycow, Sep 29, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -46.5%

terence, Sep 21, 2014
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2.92/5  rDev -10.7%

Gervaise, Sep 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Stuckey_Stuckey, Aug 12, 2014
Photo of baumaxx1
3.49/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottled beer served in a pint glass.

Appearance -
Thick head and plenty of lacing. A dark copper/orange colour. Lots of carbonation and small bubbles. Quite an attractive beer.

Smell -
Mostly hops with floral, spicey and earthy notes. A hint of pine, orange peel and wood.

Taste -
Earthy hop bitterness, grapefruit and a dry, bitter finish. Grapefruit aftertaste and lingering bitterness. Underlying malt sweetness. A bit on the mild side, especially for an IPA.

Mouthfeel -
Mild fizz, bite on the way down, not much froth, a clean dry feel and moderate body.

Overall -
Easy to drink, tastes good and a decent IPA. Lacking a bit of character to stand out from the crowd though and a little bit sedate. I'd pick the Vale every time for the same money.

baumaxx1, Aug 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +7%

Sambosa, Jul 21, 2014
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3/5  rDev -8.3%

Mosant, Jun 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +7%

jpd7374, Apr 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +7%

Agentveba, Sep 12, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

GraduatedCashew, Aug 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +7%

KalanM, Jul 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +22.3%

MidwestBA, May 25, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -54.1%

pin, May 21, 2013
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3/5  rDev -8.3%

magpieken, Apr 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +7%

BrazilianAussie, Apr 05, 2013
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3/5  rDev -8.3%

magnusdave, Feb 26, 2013
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3/5  rDev -8.3%

Jake321, Oct 21, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

mungus, Sep 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +7%

csmartin6, Sep 12, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

braican, Aug 03, 2012
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3.55/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: 345mL brown bottle - I prefer the old labels better...

Appearance: a deep orange amber with a solid, thick head. Good retention, and some solid lacing.

Aroma: a fantastic mix of caramelised fruits - orange peel, peaches, mango, apricots.

Taste: not much in the taste - some of the nose carries across, but fairly muted. Definitely more metallic and not terribly refined.

Aftertaste: a touch of the aroma flavours come through at the end - just a touch though.

Mouthfeel: Light in body, reasonably high carbonation for the style. Does assist the somewhat muted flavours.

Overall: not a bad IPA to be sure, but there are better ones out there. To be honest though, it is going to be difficult to find one for a better price.

SmashPants, Jun 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +7%

hopnerd, May 07, 2012
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2.83/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pint at the Portland Hotel in Melbourne. From notes.

A - Poured medium copper with medium carbonation and one finger of light brown head. Some OK lace and film of retention.

S - Caramel, earthy hop and a little boring.

T - Earthy hop with very light citrus character, richer malt. Flavour got mild fast.

M - Light to medium body seemed a bit odd. Carbonation was OK with a light bitterness.

O/D - An alright English IPA. Seemed fresh and drinikable but nothing too wild. Easily forgettable. Very average and mild.

tbeckett, Mar 21, 2012
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3/5  rDev -8.3%

DrNo, Jan 12, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -23.5%

jjkatter, Dec 28, 2011
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James Squire Stow Away India Pale Ale from Malt Shovel Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.