James Squire Stow Away India Pale Ale - Malt Shovel Brewery
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3.49/5 rDev +6.1%
Bottled beer served in a pint glass.
Thick head and plenty of lacing. A dark copper/orange colour. Lots of carbonation and small bubbles. Quite an attractive beer.
Mostly hops with floral, spicey and earthy notes. A hint of pine, orange peel and wood.
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.
Mild fizz, bite on the way down, not much froth, a clean dry feel and moderate body.
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.
08-05-2014 12:35:32 | More by baumaxx1
3.55/5 rDev +7.9%
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.
06-28-2012 07:44:17 | More by SmashPants
2.83/5 rDev -14%
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.
03-21-2012 01:24:08 | More by tbeckett
3.53/5 rDev +7.3%
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
12-18-2011 12:24:34 | More by vandemonian
2.63/5 rDev -20.1%
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.
11-24-2011 20:11:28 | More by Raebies
4.03/5 rDev +22.5%
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.
Light body and highly carbonated, but not too aggressive on the tongue. Refreshing after a morning of sightseeing.
11-17-2011 06:40:49 | More by nataku00
James Squire Stow Away India Pale Ale from Malt Shovel Brewery
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