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

BA SCORE
86
very good
1,033 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:
1,033
Reviews:
205
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
12.37%
 
 
Wants:
43
Gots:
296
For Trade:
0
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.02/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

on cask at Amherst brewing with citra and Chinook hops, a really lovely reincarnation of what I know to already be a great beer. it pours lighter than expected on the color spectrum, not blonde, but not caramel or brass colored either. small head, creamy look, on par with standard cask stuff as appearance goes. the aroma is the best part, the citra hops radiate, really lemon forward and making the beer seem summery and English at the same time, with a touch of sweetness to the lighter malt body. clean and crisp flavor, hop forward, honey and hop resin round it out. less than medium body, not quite enough carbonation. I would really like to try the normal packaged version of this too, but the citra and Chinook cask version was very dynamic. maine has a wonderful beer scene, and baxter is a big part of that, this is a great ipa.

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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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3.65/5  rDev -3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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3.15/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of metter98
3.84/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is somewhat hazy orange amber in color and has lots of small and large sized particulates floating in suspension. It poured with a quarter finger high beige colored head that quickly died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles on the surface, a collar around the edge, and lacy rings of bubbles down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of pine resin hops are present in the nose along with notes of citrusy hops.
T: The taste follows the smell and starts out with piney flavors from the hops along with notes of caramel malts and hints of grapefruit. There is a moderate amount of bitterness. The pine lingers through the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied and surprisingly a little smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. The pine in the finish lends some dryness to the mouthfeel.
O: Despite all of the piney hops, this beer has a pleasant smoothness in the mouthfeel that coats your mouth a little. It has rather bold hop flavors for an IPA, similar to what you would expect from a Double IPA.

Serving type: can

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4.09/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a clear amber color with a couple of fingers of foam; leaves a few shards of lace

Smell: Citrusy/piney hop aromas waft above the biscuity malt backbone

Taste: The citrus and pine attack from the outset, overwhelming the malt; not a lot of flavor development as it is hoppy from the get-go into the finish; a bit of aspirin in the after-taste

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: I'm in the minority here, but I really enjoyed the balance of the Pamola APA to this beer; not to denigrate this IPA, but I was less than crazy about the hop character relative to some other IPAs out there

Thanks, bendurgin, for the opportunity

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

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of mothman
3.48/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Hollie for sending this out!

Poured into NB Globe Glass.

Pours 1/2 finger of rocky khaki head. Good retention with lace rings. Color is a dark rustic orange.

Aroma: Pretty fresh and hoppy. Weedy and piney. A little bit of union flavor. A bit of citrus. Kind of dank hoppy.

Taste: Kind of different from the nose. It is a lot grassier. A bit weedy. Sticky hops. Has the similar onion hints. Hardly and citrus fruits here. Some bready malts.

Mouthfeel: Bitter and sticky.Medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends with a hop resin feel.

Overall, a decent ipa. Very bitter. It lacked the tropical citrus fruit that I normally enjoy in ipas, however. Decent drinkability.

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Photo of Thorpe429
3.28/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Can courtesy of McGrupp612. Served in a mug.

Pours a moderate copper color with a good off-white head and a bit of lacing. The nose carries quite a bit of bready malt and some faint hoppy notes. Not strong enough to really be discernible as to type, but a good combo. Flavor is not up to par. It's far too malty and too far in the style of an East Coast "IPA." Quotation marks for emphasis. Medium body with a slight bitterness. Decent, but nothing special.

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of jlindros
4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big fluffy head fades semi slowly with tons of sticky lacing, over mostly clear nectar orange color beer.

Nose of light fruity and citrus hops, touch of tropical fruit, light grassy hops too, some sweet malts under that as well balancing it well.

Taste brings fresh hops, slightly resinous, tropical fruits, citrus, a slight pine, fairly bitter, light malty sweetness bringing a good malty backbone for balance, juicy hop flavors. Finishes slightly resinous again, fresh hops resonate through my mouth, a bit of citrus and hint of freshening spearmint, semi dry but a light sweetness.

Mouth is medium bodied, lower but decent enough carbonation.

Overall pretty good, a nice canned IPA, nice fresh hops, malty balance, not too bitter, drinkable.

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3.87/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Baxter Brewing Co. "Stowaway I.P.A."
12 fl. oz. can "03.30.16" on 06.14.16
$1.67 @ Trader Joe's, South Burlington, VT

Stowaway is a solid, fairly straightforward, sweetish and caramelish IPA with an orange-like citrus component, a hint of grapefruit, some pine, and a touch of resin. It's what I like to think of as "Old Skool IPA". Its malt character is very east coast in nature, and a bit English as well (although the caramel is a touch overdone), but the hops add a little west coast into the mix. The sweetish caramel malt remains its main component however, threaded through with hop flavor and bitterness (which is listed at 69 but seems a little less in the mix until you get through the sweetish malt to the dry and bitter finish). It's decidedly medium bodied with a dextrinous side, and crisp-then-smooth with a standard carbonation that softens as it warms. This style of IPA seems to have fallen out of favor recently but I still enjoy it and I'll tip my hat to Baxter for continuing to make it! Ahhh... I love that balance of sweet and bitter.

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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.05/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Acquired from svosie, so a big “Thank You” goes out to her. Poured from a 12oz can into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep amber color, with a large off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick but spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains fruity citrus, grassy hops and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out with a strong burst of piney hops bitterness followed by a citrus and caramel sweetness. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean and dry.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, this is a nice solid IPA to drink for a long time.

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3.23/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz can into a pint glass. I drank this within a month of being canned.

Pours a clear copper, with a couple fingers of off-white head. This retains with a big creamy dollop of froth in the middle of glass that just coats the sides of the glass with sticky foamy lacing. The aroma smells more herbal than floral to me, with notes of earthy spice and zesty grapefruit character that pairs up decently enough with a sweeter mix of ripe fruit and tight grains across the back of the nose. Fruit, herbal tones, and pine end up dominating this as things warm up.

The taste has a moderately robust grapefruit bitterness to it that is softened considerably by a mix of slick herbal textures, light tropical fruit, grainy toasted malt, and a splash of sweeter caramel. The finish is spicy and resinous with a bit of raw pith that sticks to the tongue. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a soft oily creaminess on the edges that pulls into more of a crisp prickle on the tongue. Unfortunately, I’m finding a bit too much warmth here in the body, which brings out some unwanted assertiveness from those hops.

I couldn’t get into this one. Tropical fruit, herbal flavors, and warmth just control the profiles too much here, as I was left searching for some kind of crisp or biting character to help crank the drinkability up a bit. I’m glad I just grabbed a single can of this one.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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