Fresh Start | Mayflower Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Spring

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Added by dbmayflower on 02-23-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#17,302
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
26
pDev:
8.7%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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1
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Ratings: 26 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of smcolw
3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nearly clear with a neutral gold color. Two rings of initial lace, a few streaks thereafter. Modest head which settles to a film of bubbles.

Light sweet, pale malty nose. Balancing floral hop.

The is a run-of-the-mill, traditional American IPA. I say that in a good way. While this beer doesn't break any barriers, it is easy to drink and his all the right notes. Think pale malt with a slightly earthy hop. Moderate aftertaste, body and carbonation.

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Photo of VelvetExtract
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BigBoochDaddy
4.02/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of IBUBrew
3.55/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Abe_Froman
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ems_backpack
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DraconusDesanctus666
3.97/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

P- On draft at Mama Mia's in Plymouth MA.

L- Thin white soapy head with low retention and sticky lacing.Hazy straw colored body,with moderate retention,and distorted light showing through the glass.Low amount of carbonation,low amounts of sediment.

O- This is a pretty good summertime beer.I would drink this again,and recommend if you like the style.

S- On the nose I get bready yeast,floral hops,and lemongrass notes.

T- The palate follows the nose with floral and spice hops up front,lemongrass in the middle,and bready yeast on the back end.

F- The mouth feel is thin and chalky,with a smooth finish.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.44/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a becher pint glass, the appearance was a semi-hazy burnt orange color with a fingers worth of white foamy head that dissipated at a decent pace. Light lace. The aroma had some biscuits, malty sweet with a light citrus to floral hop backbone to it. The flavor leaned into the sweetness of the prior mentioned aromas. Slight bready/biscuity to floral aftertaste and finish. The palate was between light and medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Good carbonation. ABV felt fine. Overall, pretty good APA worthy of coming back to.

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Photo of BigMFDaddy
3.54/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Doomcifer
4.16/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wizzman
4.31/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fettpopps
3/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jlindros
4.02/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not sure I would call this an IPA, but let's see. Canned 2/16/17

Pours a huge rapidly rising fluffy bubbly head that hits close to 3 fingers and dies back slowly, soapy pillowy lacing, mostly clear slight chill hazed golden yellow color.

Nose a little tartness, lemony souring with creamy soured wheat Berliner like, lots of grapefruit, some mango and pineapple, a little tangerine, ruby red grapefruit, floral hop notes, grassy as well.

Taste brings a little creamy wheat, cereal grain notes, cracker, quickly into tartness, mild Berliner like tartness, with a touch lemony but plenty more grapefruit, a little pineapple, touch generic tropical, light body despite that, doughy malt late, with a touch of pine sap and bitter rind but still mild hop bitterness and a little tartness, touch flemmy.

Mouth is lighter bod, fluffy carb.

Overall not bad, nice blend of citrus tropical hops with tartness, good grapefruit, nice light wheat malt profile, etc. Enjoyable summer beer, but not sure I'd drink this in winter (when it was canned) and I def wouldn't call this an IPA!

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Photo of jbertsch
4.01/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of vdub191
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nmwhitehead
4.78/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Aisha
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dental
4.02/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of crotharagain
4.06/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hoppy? Yes. Tart? Mildly so. As advertised by Mayflower.
Fruity aroma present. The only thing that threw me was the "bit of spice". It's not overwhelming but if you didn't expect it, some might find it to be so. I can't tell what it is (coriander?)
Has a nice Belgian yeast funk flavor as well.
Refreshing and worth buying more that once.

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Photo of Curt3
4.3/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dizzy242
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PJCarnell
4.09/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jsouza
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of paddyfitz
4.04/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

When I saw the description of tart and hoppy ale, I questioned whether the beer would live up to the billing. The mosaic and citra hops really come through in the taste, and the nose delivers with a fruity funk/hop smell. The tartness comes through, though not anywhere near the degree of a sour. Mayflower made a smart move inserting this in place of the Spring Hop Ale. Flashes some hints of the NE IPA style.

Bottom line: Mayflower keeps kicking out solid offerings. A very solid brewery. It's a great time to be a Massachusetts native these days.

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Photo of liquorpig
3.78/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Fresh Start from Mayflower Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 26 ratings