James Squire Stow Away India Pale Ale | Malt Shovel Brewery

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James Squire Stow Away India Pale AleJames Squire Stow Away India Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Malt Shovel Brewery
Australia
maltshovel.com.au

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by dwarbi on 02-18-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
89
Reviews:
58
Avg:
3.3
pDev:
16.06%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
8
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3.1/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mwilbur
2.43/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Poured on-tap into tall pint glass in Cairns.
A: Pours a clear golden yellow hue with high carbonation producing a 1 inch white head with excellent retention. The active carbonation jets continuously fuel the head.
S: Faint citrus and sweet caramel malt. Pretty weak.
T: Unfortunately a bit worse than aroma with some off notes.
M: Light body. Faintly sweet with no appreciable hop bite.
D: Unfortunately a dud, especially for style.

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Photo of SlightlyGrey
3.37/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JamesLao
4.44/5  rDev +34.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle into chilled pint glass

Looks: Nice clear copper colour with creamy head, nice lacing to the bottom of the glass

Smells: Malty, earthy, citrusy

Tastes: Malty up front with nice balance of earthy / citrusy hops

Feels: Fulfilling and refreshing.

Overall: Like a beer should taste, nice balance of malt and hops, with decent refreshing bitterness. Malty but not too sweet. Refreshing and Citrusy without tasting like you just drank lemon peel. 5.8%ABV, good bang for buck especially in the Land of Oz

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3.99/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of life_of_agony
3.35/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of WoodBrew
3.24/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Andrewharemza
3.54/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pleasant aroma when poured, mostly malts and something nutty but difficult to place. Pours a lovely dark amber in the glass with a light frothy head that thins but lasts. Some lacing. Feels light in the mouth with good carbonation. Taste is a refreshing bitter flavour with hops being prominent. I could drink this all day in the sun.

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3.35/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.16/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

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1.75/5  rDev -47%

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2.92/5  rDev -11.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.53/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottled beer served in a pint glass.

Appearance -
Thick head and plenty of lacing. A dark copper/orange colour. Lots of carbonation and small bubbles. Quite an attractive beer.

Smell -
Mostly hops with floral, spicey and earthy notes. A hint of pine, orange peel and wood.

Taste -
Earthy hop bitterness, grapefruit and a dry, bitter finish. Grapefruit aftertaste and lingering bitterness. Underlying malt sweetness. A bit on the mild side, especially for an IPA.

Mouthfeel -
Mild fizz, bite on the way down, not much froth, a clean dry feel and moderate body.

Overall -
Easy to drink, tastes good and a decent IPA. Lacking a bit of character to stand out from the crowd though and a little bit sedate. I'd pick the Vale every time for the same money.

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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev +21.2%

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1.5/5  rDev -54.5%

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

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James Squire Stow Away India Pale Ale from Malt Shovel Brewery
3.3 out of 5 based on 89 ratings.
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