Mayflower IPA - Mayflower Brewing Company
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Reviews by bryanbrick:
2.55/5 rDev -34.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2
12 oz bottle. No freshness dating, which it desperately needs--more below. Nice classy label, understated and sharp.
About ¼ inch bleach white head develops on the top of a burnt orange beer. That head lingers nicely in the glass and never fully dissipates. This leaves spotty lacing all over the glass. Seems sticky, here goes nothing.
The nose is very pleasing leaning more to the citrus side of things with tons of orange flesh accentuated by rose hips and lemon verbena with a touch of vanilla bean. I like it.
All this nice lead up and it completely under delivers on the palate. Really has almost no hops pulling through at all. The malt has taken over and it has a very burnt edge to it.
This just has seemed to completely fallen apart. I can't help but think I got an old bottle, would be nice to know but alas there is another IPA without any help for the consumer to know if it fresh or not. If any style of beer needs a date on the bottle it is IPA.
The beer is flat, in feel not carbonation, and lifeless on the palate with a very charred feel. Like the crispy burnt parts of a BBQed steak but with out the steaky goodness. Such a let down.
Great to look at and smell, horrible to drink. I had a hard time getting this down, but I needed a beer more than anything at that moment, too bad I picked the wrong one.
This is a big disappointment considering the rave reviews from others I trust. Next time I'll try and get a better bottle.
Serving type: bottle
08-11-2009 06:18:47 | More by bryanbrick
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3.28/5 rDev -15.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Into a pint glass.
A: somewhat hazy golden orange colored body that shows a nice deal of transparency, one finger white foamy head that rises a bit and then falls leaving a nice deal of foamy white lacing sticking to the sides of the glass
S: malty, earthy and grassy with a decent backing of citrus (seems almost like a mellow EIPA)
T: sweet and earthy through the citrus and malts combining to end up showcasing a sweet malty aftertaste that leads to a dry finish
M: sits about a medium on the body, but not as sessionable as I had hoped for, carbonation comes across fairly odd, but not so much in a bad, as its not harsh nor is it smooth, hmmm....ok, no worries
O: for the most part, its not a bad AIPA, just seems a bit different to me perhaps closer to an EIPA with an added earthy and grassy sort of quality to enhance the beer. There wasn't a date anywhere so, for the most part, I really don't know. If given the chance, I'd seek on tap
Serving type: bottle
02-25-2014 23:09:50 | More by BeerKangaroo
Mayflower IPA from Mayflower Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 424 ratings.