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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: 72
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 3.28
pDev: 16.16%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Australia

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: dwarbi on 02-18-2002)
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Reviews by Stavage:
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Stavage

Australia

3.5/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured with less than a finger of head (though I believe someone tainted my glass with detergent). Head faded a little bit quick but the lacing was thick enough and lasted til the end. Nice transparent copper liquid.

Smell was immediate hops with a touch of hops at the end. A non-complex floral smell and some spiciness. Perhaps a very slight metallic scent.

Taste was an immediate bitter spicy hops. Malt flavour was more prominent in the taste than smell, and it did its job (which was primarily to balance the spicy bitter hops with a touch of bready sweetness). There was quite a pleasing bready aftertaste which I liked. The spicy hops which starts things off ends things too with a lingering bitterness.

Was fairly heavily carbonated though it probably suits the hops spiciness. Fairly smooth and with a medium body. Left my mouth feeling slick and wet, which I don't necessarily have a problem with but personally I'd rather something dry and crisp when hops is the main player (especially when carbonation is robust).

Overall a nice beer to have on a hot day with some spicy food. Had it with a spicy curry and the spicy hops kept up.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2009 03:38:47 | More by Stavage
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3.55/5  rDev +8.2%
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.

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Ontario (Canada)

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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.

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vandemonian

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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

My bottle was labelled James Squire Stow Away IPA but has the same ABV as this listing so I think it's the same. This beer is an IPA in name only. Where are the hops?

A: Clear orange color and a decent 1 cm head that lasts ok. 4

S: Grainy and a little sour. No strong hop aroma. Disapointing smell for an IPA. 3

T: Strongly malty with some toasty nutty notes. Some slight bitterness and a crisp finish. Not unpleasant, but where are the hops? This doesn't taste like an IPA. 3.5

M: Foamy. 4.5

O: 3.5

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12-18-2011 12:24:34 | More by vandemonian
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Raebies

Australia

2.63/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I don't know if the recipe has changed since they relabelled the James Squire beers.. I cracked open an ice cold Stow Away IPA. A little smoke came out the top. It pours a nice dark orange-yellow with lots of carbonation. Smells of malty floral hops. Crisp and clean flavour, not super hoppy or bitter for an IPA. The aftertaste reminds me of Victoria Bitter.

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11-24-2011 20:11:28 | More by Raebies
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nataku00

California

4.03/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pretty sure this beer is now called James Squire Stow Away IPA from the picture of the bottle I took. Bottle poured into a nonic glass, reviewed from notes. Beer pours clear copper color with two fingers of uniform off white foamy head. Plenty of sticky lacing as the head recedes to a half a finger thickness, fed by a very active and vigorous carbonation.

Nose is pretty typical for an English style IPA, strong floral and some lighter herbal and grassy hops with some pale biscuit malt for a touch of sweetness.

Taste followed the nose, floral hop bitterness with lighter earthy herbal flavors (thyme from my notes). Middle of the tongue is biscuit and pale malts sweetness. Finish is dry, with lingering floral hops flavors.

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soju6

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3.63/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Portland Brewhouse.

A: Served a nice copper color with a decent head and some lacing.

S: Mild aroma of some citrus, malt sweetness and hint of fresh grain.

T: Starts with a crisp nip, taste of mild malt sweetness with some fresh grain and a mild bitterness to a clean finish.

F: Fairly medium body, crisp and smooth. Decent balance.

O: Easy drinker, good for a few.

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aeolianshredhead

Australia

3.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a semi-transparent copper colour with a head that stays around for a little while until finally dissipating into a thin, creamy film. Nothing exceptional but not bad.

S- Honestly, there's not a whole lot on the nose. All it really consists of is a fairly subdued hop aroma. Maybe there is a slight presence of malts on the end but these are afterthoughts more than anything. A little average from the Malt Shovel Brewery.

T- Hops definitely dominate the palate, which is a good sign. Upfront, there is a hit of malty sweetness followed by hops which carry all the way through until the disappointing lingering grain finish. While I will say that for the most part this is a nice flavour, there certainly needs to be more of basically everything in this beer. The hops are not pronounced enough.

M- Mouthfeel is pretty decent. Goes down easily without being watery. The carbonation is also good and provides a sufficient sizzle on the tongue while not being abrasive.

O- This would make a good choice for a session beer. Unfortunately, it isn't good enough on its own merits- which to me an IPA should definitely be. A decent beer but a little meh.

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James Squire Stow Away India Pale Ale from Malt Shovel Brewery
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