Mayflower Alden - Double IPA | Mayflower Brewing Company

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4.14/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mayflower Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
mayflowerbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by NinjaJesus on 12-29-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,464
Reviews:
45
Ratings:
238
pDev:
8.21%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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14
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Ratings: 238 |  Reviews: 45
Photo of Kurzman
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ronl12
3.77/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.02/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jwaks
2.71/5  rDev -34.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Some off flavor in the finish I can't put my finger on makes me dislike this beer. A yeast ester, some specialty malt or hop bitterness, maybe all three combined...beyond that it's quite enjoyable though a mediocre double ipa. No doubt mayflower brewed this to chase the overly hoppy/doube ipa craze and the insane craft brew market fixation (read : neurotic obsession) on boozy hoppy (neipa styple) beers brought about by the uncouth, frat-life berchugging treehouse bros who demand a beer be fruit forward like a retarded redneck cousin to the contemptible wine cooler vs a tried and true beer. sigh. So sad that a single style has come to dominate the market much like the insipid american pilsner did years ago and drowned out other more interesting beer styles that mayflower tends to brew.

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Photo of Maudrey
3.54/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bloodsnot77
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Holderness
4.14/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Canned 20 days ago.

L — Pours a quite hazy pale orange body with a three-finger solid white head produced with moderate pour. Great, pillowy retention and sticky lacing
S — Saison-like yeastiness, citrus peel, coriander, pine, pilsner malts, hint of compost pile
T — Much juicier character than the aromas would suggest. Semi-sweet malt bill supports the clementine, strawberry, banana, peach, pineapple, and jasmine floral flavors. I’m thinking a lot of that is the mosaic shining through. Some resinous pine near the finish
F — Medium, semi-fluffy mouthfeel. Medium carb.
O — I can see how this is one of Mayflower’s highest rated beers. The bready yeast character is a little too prevalent and the $14/4-pack of 16oz cans pricing is high. Still a decent shot at a NEIPA

83/100

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Photo of Human_Natures_Son
4.83/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of brother_rebus
2.99/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

salted and bittered pineapple. ironic due to Alden being the first wave crew member on the Crown’s WELCOME to the new world; the Mayflower. Get it? Cuz pineapple was the Crown’s symbol for welcome...

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Photo of Ned57
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BigMFDaddy
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.16/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a glossysemi-burnt yellow to orange color with a slim finger’s worth of white foamy head that dissipated pretty quickly. Rings of lacing rim the sides of the glass. The smell takes in citrus bitter to sweet hops bursting into a dried piney hoppiness. Light sweet onion dankiness balances in nicely. The taste was basically the same with the dried resinous piney flow of hops really crowding the flavor nicely. It just really comes together well. Dry resinous aftertaste. Light smooth citrus to piney finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sipping to sessionable quality about it. Carbonation felt pretty good for the style and for me. Overall, hot damn, Mayflower, you guys did a great job on this beer.

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Photo of h4ger
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of edthehead
3.79/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NeoClassicist
4.19/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thedaveofbeer
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jimviccaro
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Real good offering from Mayflower. Real juicy though out. Great feel, smell, taste, and finish. Get this if you can!

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Photo of ems_backpack
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jneiswender
4.81/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Served on draft in a tulip class. Cool.

Old gold and murky with a white head

Juicy fruit smell and some pine

Pine front and a malt middle fruit and tannin finish

Well carbonated

Nice double

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Photo of beantown_hopster
3.9/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of ThrewRedButter
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

L - Slightly hazy light orange with two fingers of brilliant white head.

S - Grapefruit and blood orange with hints of resin

T - Peaches and other stone fruits, lemon zest, grapefruit slices. Considerably bitter and bready near the finish.

F - Full-bodied with good carbonation and a clean, dry finish

O - Pretty damn good. Plenty of bitterness and resin for those who love a big DIPA, but lots of fruity notes that we have come to love in New England.

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Photo of rms3434
4.76/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The look and smell are honestly nothing special, but the taste is absolutely amazing. I haven't had a lot of double IPAs, so I can't really compare to those, but this one is so good. The mouth feel on this one is amazing, and the taste is great as well. Expensive at 10.99ish for a 4 pack, I'd like to let you know it's worth the try if you love IPAs.

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Photo of jebrew
4.34/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of crotharagain
4.09/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled January 2016, very fresh. Poured into a GreySail pint glass, slightly hazy with minimal foam, lacing is nil. Aroma is tropical but more pine. Tasted floral and citrus up front with a shit-ton of pine on the back end, which I like. Felt a little thin. All in all, an outstanding DIPA, recommended.

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Mayflower Alden - Double IPA from Mayflower Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 238 ratings