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James Squire Stow Away India Pale Ale - Malt Shovel Brewery

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56 Reviews
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Reviews: 56
Hads: 84
Avg: 3.3
pDev: 19.39%
Wants: 0
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Malt Shovel Brewery
Australia | website

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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Reviews: 56 | Hads: 84
Photo of lewwjr
4.03/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Let me start by saying that I am a big fan of maltshovel brews. However, I wonder if there is some loss in translation from the original Austrailian crafted product versus the import brew brought over to the U.S. The brew hits the glass with a nice amber copper color and a frothy head rises from the interior. The malt smell is combined with a bothersome Euro-familial aroma of something. It may be the dry hoppng of fuggels but my nose is too young. It does have merit but not what I expect from an IPA. The hop character is too subtle for my liking but it does balance with the munich and pale malts.

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Photo of Anonmatel
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a great head, looks quite nice, the smell is very Floral and a bit Malty.
Taste is quite average, quite crisp, and bitter, but in my opinion it suffers from a lack of Hops. It's quite average on my drinkability scale. It's not a bad beer, but compared to other Malt Shovels brews it quite poor. I'll drink it again.

And i'd just like to add that i let my macro drinking father try one, and he complained it tasted like "dishwashing water".

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Photo of Gusler
3.45/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The pour is brilliantly clear and deep amber to copper color with a magnanimous head that is frothy in texture and as it desiccates leaves a nice sheet of lace to coat the glass. Malt aroma dominates with a nice light floral spiciness to accompany the yeast tones, which add a nice touch to the nose. Start is sweet with a middling top that leads to the penetrating hop bitter bite and the modest acidity all sealed by the dry aftertaste. Once again the style is not overly hopped, just right, clean and fresh.

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Photo of RBorsato
2.69/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Clear Light Copper color was nice but this beer was very overcarbonated and took me about 5 minutes to pour. As a result the head the thick and clumpy and lasted fairly long. The best part of this beer was the nice grassy hop aroma (dry hopped with Fuggles). Beer was too light bodied for an IPA and there was really no malt balance present. Had a spicy hop character and finished very crisp and bitter (around 50 IBU according to Michael Jackson Beer club).

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Photo of pbrian
3.16/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pretty mellow IPA. Small head over copper. Sticky film remains and leaves a good lace. Good Fuggles profile, but bitterness is a bit tame. Interesting malts they use down under. Seems like a bit too much of an effort to ship this beer halfway around the world though.

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Photo of packetknife
3/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Golden pale. Didn't hold a head. Not enough bitter bite. It is by far the most drinkable IPA I remember in recent history but that is mostly because it doesn't have the character I'd expect from a quality IPA. Rather dissapointing.

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James Squire Stow Away India Pale Ale from Malt Shovel Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.