Baxter Stowaway I.P.A.

This beer is from one of the few breweries I didn’t visit in Maine. I almost had it at a lobster place, but ended up going with a beer from Shipyard instead. Let’s see how this was.


ABV: 6.9%

Style: American IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “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.”

Random: I wonder if another beer style will ever be as popular as the IPA.

This beer poured with a half a finger of white head that dissipated slowly and left some lacing on the glass. There was also a crown left on top of a cloudy orange body. It had lots of carbonation visible too. The nose had a lot of grapefruit zest, floral notes and some pine at the end. There was also a twinge of sweetness at the end of the nose. The taste was like stale grapefruit. It had a musty note that was really off-putting. It also had really sweet finish. The body was on the thick side of IPA with a large amount of carbonation. It took awhile for the beer to finish with the same musty hop note. The beer was $1.83 per can ($.15 per ounce). This was only alright and in a market flooded with IPAs, this one doesn’t stand out.

Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0

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