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

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3.83/5
Very Good
1,055 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#12,165
Reviews:
210
Ratings:
1,055
pDev:
12.27%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
43
Gots:
310
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,055 |  Reviews: 210
Photo of Johncnh
3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ecxeeder616
3.61/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MikePacheco12
3.49/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jcbroome
3.66/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bloodsnot77
3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of crow
3.77/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of schoolboy
3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

We're staying in a creepy cabin in the woods in maine for a couple days (it's only creepy because we are horror fans and tomorrow we are going to see Stephen Kings house). So before it got too dark to find our way back we stopped at a grocery store to get a few things. I got a sixer of this. Luckily, this turned out to be an excellent choice.

It is dark golden with smallish bubbles. The aroma is faint but clean and appetizing. The taste is a good balance of malty and hoppy with a slightly bitter finish.

Recommended.

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Photo of redsoxjim
3.69/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Barleycorn
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JandJMD
3.6/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of keith40
4.18/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 Oz can undated. Nice copper/caramel color with a malty/citrusy nose. Fairly bold flavors of Grapefruit and other citrus, along with some malt in a well-balanced and refreshing manner. Hoppy bitterness remains on the finish. Purchased at Town Center.

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Photo of IgnatiusReilly
3.26/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Can to pint glass. Pours deep amber with plenty of head retention. Looks great. Some sweet malt in nose with some pine. Dry taste, heavy pine with some vanilla or licorice sweetness, malt complexity, very bitter, with somewhat of a burnt tobacco finish. Not my favorite flavorng for IPA. Slick, full mouthfeel. Overall an ok IPA.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of palealeale
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Good, but not great

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Photo of mojohawk21
4.43/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of clarkclarkclark
1.7/5  rDev -55.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

I've had worse IPAs, but this represents the epitome of everything I hate in an IPA. I made an account just to denounce this beer. This is IPA done wrong. This is IPA made by people who think the point of buying something other than miller lite is not for it to taste good or complex, but only really for it to be more difficult to drink, thereby proving what good taste they have. Initial impression: soap. Taste: sickly sweet, like drinking malt syrup. Aftertaste: sour soap. I love Sierra Nevada Torpedo and Hop Devil, which I see Beeradvocate lists as other examples of the "American" IPA style, but I HATE this beer.

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Photo of wertschy
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nucleosynthesis
3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IBUBrew
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kayakguy
4.29/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dflo32
3.64/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Admiraldinty
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep amber with creamy head. Aroma is of malt sweetness with floral hops. Taste is very malt forward. Maybe I'm just geared to DIPAs, but the hop flavor was very subdued. Full mouthfeel. While this isn't the IPA I'm looking for, I did enjoy it based on its own merits.

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Photo of Ankney67
4.67/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.27/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a becher pint glass, the appearance was a stiff burnt orange color with a finger's worth of white foamy head that slid off at a mild pace. Some messy lace.
The aroma had a blend of some caramel/toffee malts to a light citrusy hoppiness. Some biscuit/cracker smells came out decently.
The flavor was mostly sweet all of the way through guiding a stiff bitterness in, somewhat absorbent to the malts while allowing a malty aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt appropriate.
Overall, pretty good AIPA, somewhat like a West coast styled one, I'd have again.

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Stowaway I.P.A. from Baxter Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 1,055 ratings
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