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James Squire Stow Away India Pale Ale - Malt Shovel Brewery

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James Squire Stow Away India Pale AleJames Squire Stow Away India Pale Ale

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Ratings: 81
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 3.27
pDev: 16.21%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: dwarbi on 02-18-2002

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Ratings: 81 | Reviews: 56
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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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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.

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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.

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James Squire Stow Away India Pale Ale from Malt Shovel Brewery
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