Stowaway I.P.A. | Baxter Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
86
very good
1,025 Ratings
Stowaway I.P.A.Stowaway I.P.A.
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Baxter Brewing Co.
Maine, United States
baxterbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Bold, complex flavors with a solid malt backbone and assertive hop profile, along with cold conditioning, give this beer its crisp, clean, hoppy finish. Deep amber-to-orangish in color, Stowaway pours with a nice, creamy head; a huge hop aroma of citrus, pine and grapefruit notes; and a big, complex, and intense hop flavor from the 5 different hop varieties and double-dry-hopping procedure used in making this beer. The malt flavor up-front turns dry and crisp; Stowaway is full-bodied but with a dry finish and pleasant, long-lasting, hop aftertaste. This I.P.A. definitely leaves you wanting more.

69 IBU

Added by Casey10 on 02-01-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,025
Reviews:
201
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
12.37%
 
 
Wants:
43
Gots:
293
For Trade:
0
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4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SebastianOwl
3.89/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Daver32nh
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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1.6/5  rDev -57.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Description should read:

Assertive & muddled hop flavors with a humungous malt backbone and hard acrid bitterness, along with cold conditioning, give this beer its crisp, vomit-inducing, hoppy finish. Deep amber-to-orangish in color, Stowaway pours with a nice, creamy head; average hop aroma of citrus, pine and grapefruit notes; and a big, muddled, and intense hop flavor from the 5 different hop varieties and double-dry-hopping procedure used in making this beer. The malt flavor up-front is too malty for an IPA. Stowaway is full-bodied but with a dry, thick finish and hugely bitter, long-lasting, hop aftertaste, and a bit of yeast sediment at the bottom as a gift. This I.P.A. definitely leaves you wishing you never bought it.

69 IBU (feels like 5000 IBUs on the back of the tongue and lasts forever)

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Photo of Donkster46
3.52/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tbeer40
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of littlestevie14
3.76/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TeachChefs
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JamFuel
3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the can into a Spiegelau IPA glass.

Nice, clear amber color, with quite a bit of fluffy head.

The smell is pretty old school, some sweet malt augmented with some grass and floral notes.

The taste is buoyed by a solid maltbase that provides some sweetness. On top of that I get lots of floral hops, with a nice level of bitterness. Not extreme in any way, but solid.

Medium bodied, and nicely carbonated. Easy to drink.

Overall, a solid, if unspectacular IPA, somewhere in between the English and American styles. Easy to drink and well balanced.

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4.11/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours copper; light yellow head. Some lacing. Aroma is a somewhat muted pine/citrus/floral. Taste is citrus and floral with a complimenting malt backbone. Feel is medium and relatively soft; medium carbonation. Overall, a good IPA - reminds me of Harpoon IPA.

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4.41/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jbarletto
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of whatsgoody
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.96/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Ashes857
3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AD17
4.02/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Act25
3.84/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Baxter variety 12 pack at WFM. Try 12.
Appearance: Pours a slightly hazed amber body with two fingers of head that lasts and laces well.
Smell: Citrus and pine hop aromas on biscuit malt base. Ample, almost medicine, cedar chest.
Taste: The citrus and pine dominate the malt, all hops here, cedar medicine cabinet again with some aspirin.
Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation, dry cleansing finish, a bit bready in the end.

Overall: pretty fine IPA at a great price.

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Photo of cravenawin
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.64/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brpendergast85
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Timtac
3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.01/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Jacob17
2.65/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Photo of mmorris15
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Stowaway I.P.A. from Baxter Brewing Co.
3.8 out of 5 based on 1,025 ratings.
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