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Mayflower IPA - Mayflower Brewing Company

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Mayflower IPAMayflower IPA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

509 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 509
Reviews: 197
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.79%
Wants: 20
Gots: 44 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mayflower Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Patrick on 04-06-2008)
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5/5  rDev +30.5%

katrinakennett, May 19, 2013
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5/5  rDev +30.5%

ejane, Feb 25, 2013
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5/5  rDev +30.5%

loupap, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of TonyC
5/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Mayflower is a nice local offering for me. I really enjoy this beer, and could drink it all day long.

A: Nice copper color with subtle head retention and lacing.

S: A nice floral/grapefruit aroma. Not over powering, but mouth watering.

T: Sweet flavor with a nice grapefruity flavor. Herbal/floral notes as well.

M: Nice carbonation, and a nice level of bitterness.

O: As I said, I could drink this one all day long, and never get tired of it.

Being a hop-head, I LOVE hops! But this one is definitely not overpowering, but it offers a nice balance of hop flavor. And for me, it's all about the hops. This one has four awesome hops: Nugget, Simcoe, Glacier and (one of my all time favorites) Amarillo. It's not a hop monster, but is a delicious hop flavor.

TonyC, Feb 27, 2012
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5/5  rDev +30.5%

Rochefort10nh, Nov 21, 2011
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5/5  rDev +30.5%

Jackmac, Jul 16, 2014
Photo of bobbybou
4.93/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Had this at the brewey tour.The aroma was sweet,citrus hoppy delicious. This ale is addictive! Perhaps the best IPA I've ever had.It is outstanding. We bought two growlers and then went over to the BBC to see how it was on tap. Outstanding!. Talked about it on the way home and had to stop at the Union Brewhouse to have one more. Wife and I went back to the Union the next day to get more.God,is it good. Planning another trip Plymouth to get more.
Clean clear crisp.The hop aroma reminded me of Fruit-loops,unbelievable! So fresh.This is one of those lip-smacking IPA's that you can't get enough of.Thats all I have to say.

bobbybou, Apr 19, 2008
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4.9/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is a review for the dry-hopped cask-conditioned version of Mayflower IPA, sampled at the Alehouse in Amesbury, MA on 3/13/2011.

A: Slightly ruby amber. Thin white head. Very little carbonation.

S: Wow! Peach! Never experienced a peach aroma from hops before. Also a little citrussy pineapple/grapefruit with some fresh-mown grass and sweet maltiness in the background.

T: That sweet peachy/maltiness upfront with some mild hop bitterness coming through in the end. Don't detect any alcohol harness, despite the 7% ABV. Flavors are perfectly balanced. Just delicious.

M: Smooth, smooth, smooth. Wouldn't mind a bit more carbonation, but, hey, this is a cask and that is the correct level for this style of beer.

O: Just a wonderful cask conditioned ale. Probably the best cask IPA I've ever had, including some I tasted in England. This is a completely different beer from the standard Mayflower IPA (which is still very good). I could drink this all day. In fact, I ordered a second...

BigStarFan, Mar 16, 2011
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4.83/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I really like IPAs and this one has moved to this months top of the list. Pours a really nice golden color with reddish hues. Smells sweet hoppy. The flavor is outstanding. Real big hop flavor without being over bitter. Im really surprised that this is a 7% beer, it doesnt give that impression nor after I finished the six pack did I feel it. Win Win. Im definitely going to be drinking this one all month and maybe the next month as well. Cant wait to try some of their other beers.

beerdude63, Feb 18, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +24%

Danielson555, May 14, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +24%

Fettpopps, Mar 16, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +24%

granmount, Nov 16, 2012
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4.7/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer I first tried at ACBF 2009. It has a traditional IPA appearance, The aroma is what first caught my attention. It woke me up with the strong grapefruit aroma. It is medium bodied and crisp and has a moderate cascade hop finish. This beer was a revelation and is one of the best IPAs I have ever had.

Tackleberry20, Nov 23, 2011
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4.7/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Slightly hazed deep amber with a small head.
Floury malt aroma with fresh herbal hops.
An excellent balance between slightly sweet, doughy, caramel malt and minty hops. It's worth waiting for this to come up in temperature a bit to get the full effect of how good it is. Starts smooth and sweet and morphs/melds into crisp, bitter and dry. That sips done... want more.
Just right on the density and carbonation...drinkable ?....gimme another !

Hautacam, Mar 18, 2009
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4.65/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a dark golden color in my Sam Adams ale glass with a decent head, some lacing down the glass. A touch darker than the West coast style, but hey, this from Plymouth!
Smell was of pure hop goodness.
Taste was very much of hops, grapefruit, grass, and did I say hops? Hop flavor envelopes the entire mouth and throat, what a treat.
Mouthfeel was good, somewhat coating everywhere.
Drinkability is high, as the ABV is not over the top, bitterness while there, doesn't whack you over the head, and the hop goodness doesn't ever quit. Great stuff.

BeTheBall, Feb 14, 2009
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4.64/5  rDev +21.1%

Patlee3324, Jun 16, 2014
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4.63/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Big ups to DrDogBeer for the chance to try this one via Growling at the moon. Served in the S.A. Imperial Pilsner glass that accompanied the growler

A. Golden/ amber body with fantastic white head that lingers and leaves a nice lacing around the glass the whole way through. the way I'd picture the perfect IPA to be

S. A variable hops explosion. Hops, Hops, and more Hops. Citrus and spice. Almost reminds me of the fantastic aromas of Nugget Nectar.

T. Hops and a tingly grapefruit rind type taste on the front leading into a smooth malty type finish. A true joy to drink. no harshness at all even with the 7.0% ABV. alcohol is unbelievably well hidden.

M. Very good mouthfeel, smooth and full

D. For a beer with this ABV, Drinkability is insane. I could try to session this, though you'd probably have to drag me out of the bar in an inebriated state. Extremely drinkable.

I've tried the two hearted ale, hop devil and many others from the style. This one can hang with all the IPA big boys. In fact, this will Probably take a lot of the heavy hitters from the beer style and open-handed pimp smack them down. I only wish I had more access to this as it was one of the most enjoyable beers I've had in a long, long time.

EGledhill, Apr 23, 2008
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4.6/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Got this courtesy of HopStoopid120 review based on notes

Pours an effervescent copper with 3 fingers of fluffy cream head. Great head retention & lacing

S: Floral, leafy, piney & minty hops

T: Floral & spicy with leafy hops as well, plus biscuitty malt up front. Malt & minty hops dance together as this warms. Finishes with floral & herbal hops & a touch dry, almost a 5.0

MF: Medium bodied with lively carbonation & great balance

Easy to drink, a well done AIPA. I doubt the Pilgrims drank this good, they were are a dour lot, this would've cheered them up!

russpowell, Sep 09, 2009
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4.6/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a Mayflower Nonic at 35 degrees

Pours a deep cloudy amber with a big, thick, tan head with good retention. Strong pungent aroma of piney hops and citrus. Taste matches, with a strong, but not overbearing piney and oily hop presence nicely balanced with the malts and just the right amount of bitterness. Clean mouthfeel, with some alcohol noted towards the end. This is a different and fantastic IPA.

MA08, Aug 27, 2010
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4.6/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

poured into a pint from a growler,nice copper color with a nice white head.nose has a big whiff of simcoe hops,alot of citrus with a bit of malt sweetness.

taste is big citrus hop flavor,slight medicinal/herbal hop flavor,balanced by a small bit caramel malt.probably one of the better american ipa's i've had recently.

this is a pretty nicely balanced beer,medium bodied with medium carbonation.i wish i could get this in ohio.

wyattshotmaker, Sep 11, 2009
Photo of Cunningham26
4.6/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On tap into a US tumbler. Good head that developed into slight but nice looking lacing. Dry at first but that gives way to a good hoppiness that absolutely didn't overpower the way some of the bigger boys (I'm looking at you dogfish) can. Not knowing the alcohol content I would never have guessed it more that 5%. Proportionate amount of hops led to an extremely well balanced IPA, with a good maltiness taking over when the hop fades. I usually can only do a couple IPAs before switching, but I can easily see choosing this as a session beer when in the mood for some of the other green fairy.

Cunningham26, Apr 29, 2008
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4.58/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep amber, with good clarity. Short lathery head that laces pretty well.

Brilliant aroma of oily hops. Pine needles and sourdough bread. The perfect IPA smell... can't get enough of it.

Taste is very rich due to the awesome hop presence ... fresh and lively. Grass. I would honestly guess it were a Double IPA. And at 7% it is almost there. Fantastic bitterness of citrus rind. Full-bodied and delicious. The combination of west coast and English ingredients may be the perfect marriage.

This might be my new favorite IPA. I hope they don't feel like the market is saturated with this style, because people need to taste this unique beer. Looking forward to having this again.

TrevorGW, Nov 13, 2008
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

juicebox, Dec 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

bonbini26, Jan 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

What a fantastic IPA. It is not Mayflowers best beer, that is without a doubt the porter, but this is still one of my favorite IPAs. Spicy with darker fruit notes, this is not my usual MO for IPAs but Mayflower makes such a good beer they bring it home.

NinjaJesus, Oct 10, 2014
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Mayflower IPA from Mayflower Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 509 ratings.