Beer: Baxter Brewing Co. Stowaway IPA
Location: Millinocket, ME
Appearance: Copper orange, hazy, good head retention
Aroma: Strong hops with an abundant smell of malt which smells like a wonderful melody between bitterness and sweetness
Body & Texture: Bite on the tongue, extremely hoppy upfront, smooth finish
Aftertaste: Pretty dang bitter in the beginning but the overall aftertaste is a little too sweet.
I really liked the color of this beer, the head retention, and the aroma. Of course, I always enjoy canned beers because it makes it so convenient to bring the beer places while being active. Unfortunately, I wasn’t a huge fan of this IPA. It tasted more characteristically like a double IPA to me. Even at 69 IBU it tastes much more bitter and it has a pretty sweet aftertaste that I usually associate with doubles. If I had to pick Baxter Brewing’s Xtra Pale Ale Paloma or this Stowaway IPA I would choose the Paloma. I wouldn’t buy this IPA for myself if it were available here in CA, but I am very thankful that Janine sent it to me since I love trying beers from all over. It’s fun to compare IPA’s from California to across the country.