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

BA SCORE
86
very good
1,026 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:
1,026
Reviews:
201
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
12.37%
 
 
Wants:
43
Gots:
293
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,026 |  Reviews: 201
Photo of Mleblanc25
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bacher468
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JRed
3.33/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Burnt orange in body with white head that floats as a thin film. Aroma of citrus, tropical fruit nectar, grass, cotton candy. Tastes of citrus, grass, bitterness, tropical fruit nectar, and some booze. Medium bodied with medium carbonation.

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Photo of AGust82
3.46/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dsa7783
4.21/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Can copped at Bonds Tavern. Amber, copper hue with moderate head. Strong hop presence in both the nose and tongue. Easily drinkable, thirst quenching at the same time. Piney, dank flavors with noticeable citrus notes as well. Recommended.

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Photo of msondel
4.2/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of daudelin2000
3.71/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Very amber in color with an off white head. Aroma is caramel malt with a little earthiness and a little pine. Smells more malty than hoppy. Taste is pretty malty for an IPA. There is some pine and bitterness on the finish. I didn't really care much for the flavor at first, but as I kept drinking, I liked it more. It's actually quite balanced, but I prefer my IPA's with more hops.

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Photo of gbw5009
4.32/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Garypuffer
4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I tried this on draft while on vacation in Wells, Maine and I'm glad I did. It paired great with my fried scallops and fries and when I got home to N.H. I bought a 6-pack at Market Basket and had a few with a grilled steak...yum! One of the tastiest IPAs I've tried (there have been so many) and I really liked the dry finish. Will definetly introduce my friends to this one.

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Photo of Beer21
3.46/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wisegreensoul
3.82/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Aglassplease
3.4/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of williahd
3.54/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Sabtos
2.84/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Red amber, large, frothy tan head, immense lace.

Caramel, malt, and an abundance of pine sting the nose.

Taste is toffee, nut, biscuit, with that relative wallop of bitter, spicy pine.

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Photo of Tschnab
3.65/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of h4ger
3.79/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MattyTibbs
3.36/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

L - Great amber color, good lacing w/ thin head

S - Sweet malt aroma, lacking hops

T - Nice, sweet malt backbone. Again, lacking hops (for me)

F - Smooth finish w/ a slight bitter end

O - Not a bad offering from those boys in Lewiston. Keep it up

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Photo of BMFR1811
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Middle of the road IPA. Not great not bad just good.

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Photo of Ozzylizard
3.59/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Can marked 51001B1BE at 42o into a hand washed and dried JK snifter
Aroma a little piney, weak
Head large (Maximum 4.8 cm, aggressive pour), frothy, off white,
Lacing – curtains, many large openings, bubbles tiny to large
Body orange, clear
Flavor piney with a large malt backbone; no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium, oily, soft carbonation

Not bad, but a little malty for my taste in IPAs. One and done.

Appearance 4, Aroma 3.75, Flavor 3.75, Palate 3.5, Overall

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Photo of satagajr
3.56/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NeroFiddled
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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Photo of rarigney
4.04/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jsonta
3.74/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HeartofMiami
3.79/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Stowaway I.P.A. from Baxter Brewing Co.
3.8 out of 5 based on 1,026 ratings.
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