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Mayberry IPA - El Segundo Brewing Company

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Mayberry IPAMayberry IPA

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149 Ratings
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Ratings: 149
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 7.47%
Wants: 8
Gots: 28 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
El Segundo Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Rado on 12-28-2013

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Ratings: 149 | Reviews: 31
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Photo of ivegot3Dvision
5/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer destroys other beers in the same category... I'd take this over PtE.

Photo of dannydetox
4.42/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

my kinda ipa. not too big, not too light, and loads of fruity hop goodness. golden hued ale with a small, but persistent head. enticing aromas of peach, mango, and perhaps blueberry upfront, plus more tropical fruits and just enough of a malt backbone to round out the flavor and bring the brew to 7.2%. the fruit notes linger but the beer finishes dry. bitterness is moderate and refreshing. i would certainly drink again. and again.

Photo of Tommylee80
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very easy drinking IPA, great taste

Photo of Catracho5
4.09/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle poured into a Sierra Nevada Hop Tulip glass

A: Light orange with a white head, nice lacing, the head is very creamy looking, fairly clear, the head stuck around while I enjoyed the beer, nice appearance.

A: Not a big aroma on the nose, nothing outstanding, doesn't smell bad.

T: Bitterness, some piney flavors in the middle, some slight citrus flavors at the end, finishes piney, citrusy, not lots of bitterness, but the bitterness is more prevalent than the other flavors.

M: Medium mouthfeel, dry.

O: Not a bad IPA but the bitterness is the most prevalent characteristic. I like my IPAs with some citrus, piney, tropical characteristics that are more prevalent than the bitterness. I am no IPA expert but this lacks some balance, it's not a big bitter beer but it needs more citrus piney tropical characteristics. Much better than Blue House but there are better IPAs out there. A quality beer worth a try, one I may revisit.

Photo of smakawhat
4.74/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from the bottle into a Spiegelau IPA glass.

Crystal clear perfect bronze orange. Fine microscopic carbonation, slowly rising to a solid four finger and very creamy whipped retention head. Billowing cream in the glass as it clumps with round edges and hangs real impressively. Falls a bit fast but still a real amazing looking beer.

Real fantastic aroma and bouquet. The hop angle jumps to floral notes, really perfume almost rose petal like sweetness as well. Floral and aromatic, without a big in your face rush. Some cotton candy like senses and a big juiced sensing tropical fruit note, almost sappy and thick. Really really impressive, almost feels like a trip to the candy store. Loving it.

Palate hits wonderfully. Mid palate comes with a mild big juiced mouth coating, borderline thick thinking taste, but not anywhere neary syrupy, and actually strangely light. Honey aromas come with a pepper and wonderful floral notes and mellow spruce like bitterness. Juiced thick, with a tropical and green melon notes. Real spicy sensation in the mid palate with not much aftertaste except a lingering mellow dry hop aroma that nearly gets menthol. Some sweet simple malts round it out, and some good sweet oily coating on the lips.

An absolutely killer brew, this really hits well for me and pushes all the right buttons. Some improvement possible but really splitting hairs, and honestly… don't change a thing.

Photo of Absolut
4.52/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap at boneyard.

Very hoppy. Grassy. Piney. Excellent

Photo of Scaught
3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

I was recently sent a few West Coast IPAs in my first beer trade. The others I had heard of and knew of their reputations. This one, however, was a wildcard. Comprised of 100% Mosaic hops, this IPA is beautiful. Not to mention it was bottled less than 10 days prior.

Initially it poured a darker color than I was expecting, with a medium-size head that dissipated quickly. On the nose it strikes up a very fruity AND oniony aroma. The label reads "tropical notes of guava and ripe mango." I can see that. Those notes didn't jump out at me, it was more of a very round and "white" flavor if you will.

I let myself waft this one in for a while before I took my first sip, and I was still thrown off guard. The "high" notes of fruit were an initial bite on my palate, and the aftertaste was more reminiscent of a more malt-based IPA. The mouthfeel is fantastic on this one. Lingers around just enough to tease another quick sip, but after a few moments you're content with it on your tongue.

Overall a really delicious balanced IPA, and as far as I'm concerned I'm surprised I haven't heard of it before.

Photo of MisSigsFan
4.22/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear golden yellow with a thick white head that leaves a lot of lacing. Smell is faint but there are notes of lemonpeel, berries, and tropical fruit. Taste is very citrusy with some tropical fruit and berries. Sweet finish. A bit too bitter for a beer leaning on Mosaic hops. Mouthfeel is pretty spot on, but the bitterness lingers a bit too long. Good carbonation and medium body. Overall, not bad at all, but I probably wouldn't have this as a go to, even though Mosaic is one of my favorite hops.

Photo of jibbyvonjibb
4.04/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle date 02/13/2014 (2 months ago)

Tropical fruit and caramel sweetness. Pineapple, guava, banana. Soft bitterness, with caramel sweetness to balance. Medium body. Pretty good, but I typically go for the drier style (Sculpin, Pliny), so probably will not buy again, but I can certainly appreciate a well balanced beer. Actually, if I can get a bottle fresher than 2 weeks, i'll give it another go.

Photo of CHickman
4.17/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 4/5/2015: Pours yellow color that’s close to gold with a lot of bubbles racing up the brew to a nice foamy 2 finger bright off white head which was full of bubbles and faded slowly, leaving good foamy lacing and rings as it went down.

Smells of fresh tropical fruit and the aroma hit my nose from 6 inches away; nose is a combo of pineapple, lemon, tangerine, guava (like the bottle says), grapefruit, herbs, light piney hops, floral accents like rose pedals and fresh floral hops. Malt backbone is minimal with some cracker and caramel showing up, but this is a fresh bottle that shows off the Mosaic hops in the best way possible. It’s like a cool ocean breeze of citrus hops blowing across my nose and wonderful to inhale.

Tastes just as fresh as it smells, with fresh tropical fruit including grapefruit, pineapple, lemon, tangerine, guava, white grapes, herbs, light piney hops, dry flowers, floral hops, spices like pepper and cinnamon, light spruce and then a stronger malt backbone with biscuit, graham cracker, wheat bread, caramel and some toffee. Slight bitterness like a citrus pucker mixed with a tea bag, this is much more balanced tasting and hides the ABV very well.

Mouthfeel is light and crisp, with zesty carbonation, a light to medium body and a slight chalky feel in the finish that is not too bitter, but has enough of the hoppy leaf bite and bitterness from an IPA that seems so fresh. A really good IPA, surprisingly good as I had no idea what to expect from this bottle and it delivered a well crafted West Coast IPA. I would definitely have it again if it comes to the East Coast, this was very easy to drink and quite enjoyable.

Photo of HopTopher2014
4.49/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of my very favorites from ESBC! Love the Mayberry!!!

Photo of moborne
4.69/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

The aroma of this beer is remarkable. It doesnt stop there...overeall, this is a very enjoyable weat coast style ipa

Photo of mactrail
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Slight haze on the mainstream amber color. A cheerful head in the tall Petrus goblet. Hugely aromatic nose with pine, peaches, and guava nectar. Sparkly mouthfeel.

Malty beginning with toast and some sweetness like lime peel marmalade. Plenty bitter from the start. The tropical fruit comes through in the hops here. Mango and fermenting pineapple. Is that even a whiff of wild onions? Or just the cat?

Sharp and acidic after some sipping. Moderate bitterness in the long aftertaste. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at the brewery in downtown El Segundo.

Photo of BarrytheBear
3.72/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Smells absolutely fantastic...juicy guava and explosive hops. Awesome!

Man, bummer...Mosaic is a fantastic hop and here it's like the brewer just figured it's that good and you can't mess it up. Here the finer juicier qualities are pummeled by abrasive bitterness. Chalky dry finish swallows the rest.

For what was a stunning nose with great promise, the beer just failed to deliver.

Photo of Rollzroyce21
3.83/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

- 22 oz. bottle poured into Firestone Walker pint glass on 30-Dec-14

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.72/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear yellow-orange with a foamy beige head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus zest, and slight onion and garlic hop aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and onion and garlic hop flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and dry mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that has a tolerable onion and garlic presence that I usually dislike.

Photo of Aldogg007
4.46/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Fantastic Mosiac forward IPA. Less than two weeks old.

Photo of vitALEity
4.47/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

So I pour this burnt orange IPA into a glass and see a small but thick head. I smell a field of blueberries crossed with some light tropical fruit. Taste is blueberries, guava, mango, sprouted whole wheat (kidding), some light bitterness.

Its fucking delicious. Is it all mosaic? Doesnt seem like it to me but if it is they do a great job with the way they sit on top of the malt.

Highly recommended.

Photo of tlema1
4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Huge citrus nose, lots of fruit flavors....excellent

Photo of chugalug06
4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2/13/14

Nice orange colored brew, not dark. Head is creamy, foamy, and white. Nice lacing.

Strong aroma. Guava, apricot, mango, pine, orange, lemony, citra... A lighter aroma for

Whoa. Sooo smooth, but not buttery, and delicious. Creamy, easy drinker. Lots of wet biting bitterness. Pine flavors are also very forward. Bitterness is a bit too lingering, never really fades away, finishes kinda rubbery... A very wet beer. Carbonation is low and perfect. A bit too much bitterness, for me. Flavors of pine, apricot, mango, orange, lime rind,

This a truly abrasive beer, it's good just a bit too over-the-top. A good beer and well done, just a bit to soap flavored for me. Quite delicious and recommended.

Photo of AgentMunky
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a DFH IPA glass. Bottle 13 February 2014.

A: Lots of bubbles, nice couple of fingers of frothy white head. The beer is clear and light amber. Noticeable effervescence.

S: Incredibly tropical. I've kept an eye open for Mosaic ever since some of the NorCal breweries (Bear Republic, Lagunitas) started experimenting with it a year or so ago. Pineapple, banana, mango. Fruity and sweet and delicious.

T: Mmmm. Rich and sweet. Malty and deep. End taste is bitterish and oddly vegetal. Sadly, the taste only hints at the gorgeousness of the nose.

M/O: A refreshing, drinkable, tropical beer. Delicious and eccentric IPA. Highly recommended would have again.

Photo of drpimento
4.66/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Killer IPA. Appearance is a fluffy, cream-colored head that settles after a bit, plenty of lace, and a clear amber color. Aroma is very fresh hops, grapefruit, and caramel malt. Flavor's like nose, with carbonic tang and hop qualities in front followed with a little malt sweet. Body is great. Some lingering off tastes of bitterness in finish. Still a excellent drinking beer!

Photo of Shroud0fdoom
4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

22 ounce Bomber from GetMeAnIPA thank you my CA Bruddah!


This has West Coast written all over it! Huge ass aroma of Floral and under ripe Mango. Taste is super dank of floral, a kiss of tangerine pith and mangos. Simple pale malts sweeten the hops just a bit allowing the Hop Oils to shine. This finishes dry and bitter with lingering tangerine and mango in the aftertaste. The body is light with so-so carbonation.

Overall: This is a winner for me! One of the most drinkable Hop Bombs on the market. The bitterness isn't enamel removing, but it's close! This beer really shines the Mosaic hop verity. It's a complex little hop loaded with fruity and floral flavors that got my Hop Bones shaking! I now want to see if some Orange Kush or Mango Kush can compliment this beer...that's for another Website though :p. This brew is recommended!

Photo of ArrogantB
3.58/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle purchased at Bottlecraft North Park for $7.29, bottled 04/05/15. Yellow color, sticky lacing, good head. Aroma is lemon, grass. Flavor is pithy melon, grass,slightly bitter. This beer is alka out Mosaic hops and the malt us almost non-existent. Overall not bad but I'm not taking one home.

Photo of rawfish
3.83/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pour dark gold and with a mild chill haze, doesn't really get up to form a head, just a thin cap that leaves streaky lacing on the way down.

Moderate strength with a great deal of pine and mixed tropical fruit, kicks rather strongly in the herbaceous category, bright with a spicy kick of onion powder. Underlying malt gets swallowed up in the herbaceous hops giving off some garlic bread and adequate sweetness.

Bready malt is slightly sweet and honey dipped. Initial hop flavor is once again mixed tropical fruit, some pineapple and dried mangoes but also with some smooth melon, honeydew and watermelon before getting back to the rugged spicy herbaceous pine and garlic later in the drink. Bitterness is moderate though it is perceived as high with the lasting flavor of spicy hops.

Medium body, quite unremarkable carbonation with medium to high bitterness that keeps the aftertaste long after the drink. Drying feel is average and the alcohol is well hidden.

Mosaic hops are quite befuddling as they can taste far different beer to beer, I think El Segundo has made a solid beer here but were unable to fully pull out the right side of the Mosaics. There's quite a bit of spice cabinet and brightly herbaceous tones going on here. The melon in the flavor was the highlight, bring that out more and you;d have a big winner.

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92 out of 100 based on 149 ratings.