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Brewed by:
Mayflower Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Patches826 on 06-12-2015

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Ratings: 89 |  Reviews: 22
Reviews by tikk:
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3.46/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Photo of SunDevilBeer
2.94/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Passable beer with no obvious flaws, but nothing to make it stand out in a very crowded Session IPA market.

Lacking any tropical/juicy - or even pine - flavors most expect from an IPA nowadays. Just a slight bitter taste, not much else going on.

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Photo of Doomcifer
3.94/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tigg924
2.5/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

Had on tap. Taste is grapefruit, light citrus--lemon, and a touch of malt. Very bitter for the style. The body is also lighter than usual for the style. Probably worth a try for hop heads, but it lacks the balance that I associate with my favorites in the style. For me this is a pass.

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Photo of Dface
2.87/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of nmwhitehead
4.37/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BigMFDaddy
3.49/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.21/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This was poured into a becher pint glass. The appearance was a semi-hazy yellow color with a one and a half finger white foamy head that dissipated at a decent pace leaving a rocky white cap of a head with semi-thick white foamy lacing, nice show! The smell started off with sweet grassy hops sliding into sweet citrus rind and a dry floral quality. The taste was semi-bitter and dry with the sweetness from the grassiness boosting the citrus and floral qualities to become pretty dry on my tastebuds. On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. Carbonation runs fairly light with the dryness coming back and pouncing on my tongue adequately. Overall, decent for what it was, maybe again.

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Photo of Shaymus
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of trevorpost
3.82/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of puboflyons
3.7/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle dated 07/13/15. Sampled on October 2, 2015. I have had it in the fridge for weeks.

Hazy yellow pour with a modest white and lasting head.

Still a decent floral and tropic hop presence on the nose with biscuit malts underneath.

Medium body.

A slightly biscuit malt sweetness followed by a bitter floral, pine, and tropical hop finish. It still had character but I wish I had not forgotten it was in my fridge and had it 6 weeks ago.

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Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
3.4/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Golden and crystal clear color. Thin half inch head.

Aroma is of strong biscuit malt not much hops.

Body is thin with a cracker bread taste and slight straight bitter hop profile.

Decent drinker

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Photo of PJCarnell
4.1/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dwinslow15
3.59/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of garyloveman
1.06/5  rDev -70.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of Sweeneydawg
3.42/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gonzo000
3.81/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Surprising. Pours golden yellow with little head. I enjoyed the hoppy/citrus aroma with a bit of wheat funk. Taste is mellow. You get the hops on the back end in the middle of the mouth. Very clean tasting. Smooth for a lager. An overall very good beer.

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Photo of cbutova
3.88/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A- Pours out of a 12oz bottle into my wine glass with a rather hazy golden yellow body. The head is thick and creamy and rises up just past one finger with very good retention. Thick blankets of lace atop the glass with plenty of drizzle after each sip.

S- Floral, grassy hops immediately up front in the aroma with zesty citrus, lemongrass, herbal and orange tones coming along with that. Pale crackery graininess with the yeast staying clean.

T- The general theme carries over from the aroma with a bittersweet mix of lemon, oranges, lemongrass, grapefruit and floral hops in the foreground. Mixed throughout are hints of apple peel, herbal, spicy and pine hops, light stone fruit and raw two-row barley.

MF- Very creamy, almost chewy especially for the style, overall texture to the medium body. Carbonation is rather high but it suits the flavors and lands smoothly thanks to the consistency. Herbal bitter lingering finish.

Citrus and floral hops lead the charge in a lusciously bodied APA that is smooth yet has a bitter edge. A good effort from an under-appreciated brewery in some circles.

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Photo of gregangley
2.65/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Rather tasteless, plain brew. I understand where they are trying to go with the name and the style of a daily ration like in puritan days. I would choose mostly any other beer from this maker over this one.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On-tap 7/20/2015 at British Beer Company, in Walpole, MA, served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color with a thin white head that fades quickly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains grassy hops, light caramelized malts and some citrus.

T: The taste starts out with a good burst of grassy hops bitterness. Then some mild sweetness comes in from flavors of citrus and caramel. The malt character is thin but provides some balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy.

M: Crisp and smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: A little tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, this is a decent beer but there are others in the style that I would choose first.

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Photo of chefdave37
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of joeroma5
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AnitaBrewski
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JohnofUpton
3.64/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jlindros
3.79/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a nice fluffy foamy 1 finger head that fades fairly slowly, nice sticky lacing, hazy golden pilsner color.

Nose brings light grassy floral hops, nice floral fresh hop, grassy like noble slight American like hop mix, faint touch of fruity hops, little grassy malt profile as well, like a mild pilsner malt, faint lemongrass as well.

Taste brings nice crisp ale character, almost lager feel, crisp mild malt, just a touch of pilsner straw like malts, but a little thin and watery almost. Hops dominate, grassy mostly, floral as well, like noble and American blend again, grassy floral into a spicy component, little spicy tea like, grassy almost earthy herbal but not very herbal, a little fruity lemony notes, lemongrass. As it finishes it dries and turns very bitter, herbal spicy grassy hops with a huge bitterness, more than I expected esp for a pale instead of IPA, nice hop profile but just way too bitter on the finish. As it warms a little musty pith comes through, orange rind like.

Mouth is lighter bod, a little thin, nice carb though.

Overall it started nice, good nose, nice malt but wish there was more, hops started nice but got way too bitter on the finish, not a fruit or citrus bomb, a nice grassy spicy slight herbal hop profile that is enjoyable aside from the overwhelming bitter finish.

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Daily Ration from Mayflower Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 89 ratings
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