Mayflower Brewing Company

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Mayflower Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
IPA - American
Ranked #3,003
Ranked #20,674
3.8 | pDev: 12.37%
Feb 12, 2022
Apr 06, 2008
Very Good
Notes: Mayflower IPA balances a powerful hop profile with full malt flavor to create a smooth brew with well-rounded bitterness. Four varieties of American hops lend a delightful piney flavor and fruity aroma.

77 IBU
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2.98/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
by Wapes from Massachusetts


Feb 12, 2022
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4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by snaotheus from Washington

16oz can served in a Mayflower pint glass. Dated 09/17/21. Received as retaliation from @WunderLlama in NBS BIF #14.

Pours a clear golden with slight bronze tints and a big fluffy head that collapses into a stiff mountain range. Smell is pine and grapefruit zest, maybe a slight biscuit but it's way in the background. Maybe some lemon pith as well.

Taste is similar -- more of a pine bitter finish, less lemon. Biscuit malt is a bit more noticeable. Bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is light, clean, crisp and dry. This is a nice, easy to drink IPA.

Nov 07, 2021
3.71 by SViterileroux74 from Texas on Jul 06, 2021
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3.45/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

Light copper appearance with a large white head and a fair amount of lacing. Aroma of rainwater (first time I’ve ever used that adjective) along with some citrus. Mild hop profile teamed with cereal grain and caramel malts. Medium bodied, moderately carbonated mouthfeel leading to a short lived finish.

Oct 25, 2020
2 by wildman69 from New York on Jul 04, 2020
4 by whatsgoody from Vermont on Feb 19, 2020
4.04 by stella77artois from New York on Jan 03, 2020
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by usernamenotinuse from Massachusetts

Light bronze and clear in appearance, with lush, white, lasting head.
Smells of frosted cornflakes and orange rind.
Tastes equal parts buttersotch, orange/citrus, bread/yeast, pine; a little straw. Perfect balance, slightly bitter, clean finish.
Feel is medium body, medium carbonation.
Overall, Excellently crafted beer with a nice fusion of hops, malt, and yeast elements. Somewhere between a British IPA style and a West coast iPA style.

Apr 12, 2019
3.99 by Jjmj51 from Rhode Island on Jan 02, 2019
3.75 by alexsergio from New York on Dec 15, 2018
3.83 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts on Nov 28, 2018
4.09 by RDW from Nebraska on Aug 12, 2018
4.04 by LocalRippa226 from Massachusetts on Jun 24, 2018
3.5 by npdevil27 from Massachusetts on Jun 06, 2018
3.46 by DJA-Boston from Massachusetts on Jun 02, 2018
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3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by CTHomer from Connecticut

A: slight haze; medium gold in color; 1 finger ivory head that receded to a wispy cap; OK lacing;

S: floral, earthy, a little citrus;

T: floral is predominant throughout; early on, it's earthy in the background; toward the end, there's a bit of citrus; mild bitterness on the finish;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; lightly dry finish;

O: easy drinking; not especially interesting;

Jun 01, 2018
3.65 by Canalfisher22 from Massachusetts on May 12, 2018
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3.8/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by DrewSnyc667 from Massachusetts

A - Slightly hazy straw to light gold, soapy head with good lacing. Beer has some nice activity, some yeast and/or hop particles noticeable

S - Pineapple, herbal resin

T - Hop bitterness is backed up by a nice, firm malt backbone.

M - Very crushable, good carbonation keeps it clean and light

O - Very crushable, if not terribly exciting IPA. Because of the firm malt character, and more balanced hop profile, this reminds me more of an English IPA. Very good.

Apr 27, 2018
3.44 by TheIPAHunter from Pennsylvania on Jan 30, 2018
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3.33/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by nhdjinn from New Hampshire

lets rate this as an english ipa as per the can
Too much honey malt sweetness. Not what I expected
More space dust but not in the same class
malty smell citrus hop finish
cloudy golden color
good head retention
not a bad ale just a tad too sweat w/o the mouthful needed

Jan 20, 2018
4 by Shaymus from Massachusetts on Dec 20, 2017
4.25 by mojohawk21 from Missouri on Jul 29, 2017
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3.15/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

The appearance has a somewhat hazy golden orange colored body that shows a nice deal of transparency. There is a one finger white foamy head that rises a bit and then falls leaving a nice deal of foamy white lacing sticking to the sides of the glass. The smell is malty, earthy and grassy with a decent backing of citrus. The taste is sweet and earthy through the citrus and malts combining to end up showcasing a sweet malty aftertaste that leads to a dry finish. On the palate, she sits about a medium on the body, but not as sessionable as I had hoped for. Carbonation comes across fairly odd, but not so much in a bad, as its not harsh nor is it smooth. Overall, for the most part, its not a bad AIPA, just seems a bit different to me perhaps closer to an EIPA with an added earthy and grassy sort of quality to enhance the beer. If given the chance, I’d seek on tap.

Jun 05, 2017
3.75 by David19457 from New Jersey on May 20, 2017
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by brewme from Massachusetts

Picked-up a twelve-pack at Kappy's in Norwell for about fourteen dollars. Have had this before, but not for a while. Not terrible, but just not quite my cup of beer. Too malty. I will say that I have had this on tap many times, and think that it tastes significantly better v can.

May 13, 2017
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3.86/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by DraconusDesanctus666 from Florida

I obtained a free 12 pack of this from a buddy,who won a year supply of Mayflower brews,in a chicken wing eating contest.lol

P- Poured from a 12 oz can,into a Cigar City spiegelau IPA glass.Date on the can is 4/12/17.

L- Thick creamy white colored head,with very good retention,and sticky lacing.Hazy amber colored body,with moderate clarity.Medium amount of carbonation.

S- On the nose i get herbal and spice hops,backed by sweet malts,some wheat,and trace notes of citrus and fruit hops.The wheat notes are pretty strong,for some reason.

T- The palate follows the nose with sweet malt and wheat up front.Some bitter pine,and herbal hops in the middle.And then it ends still piney and bitter,with a hint of citrus fruit on the back end.

F- The mouth feel is medium bodied,with a slightly chalky texture.Low amounts of oxidation on the tongue,and a dry finish.

O- Overall this is a pretty decent IPA.Nothing special compared to other local IPA's,but good enough.Can't beat a free 12 pack either.I would drink it again,and recommend for at least a one time try.

May 04, 2017
3.77 by lost_sailor from Massachusetts on Apr 12, 2017
3.81 by DDrugg from Massachusetts on Apr 09, 2017
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3.57/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by dd43 from Connecticut

The six pack I acquired of this beer provided ample opportunity to evaluate the appearance, aroma, flavor and finish. Perhaps I'll need to hunt down a different sample in the future, but these cans had prominent floaties in every pour, regardless of how gently I decanted. They didn't seem to contribute anything off in the flavor, per se, but it was distracting to look at in the glass. As an english IPA I was expecting a more malt centric offering and in that sense I wasn't disappointed. However the malt flavors tended to be too sweet for my liking. Honey biscuit would have been fine but it went a little beyond that, more of a candy like sweetness. The citrus hop aromas and piney finish were nice to balance that off, but the level of balance wasn't quite up to snuff for me. I love Mayflower and will give this another chance but I think it just wasn't my cup of tea.

Feb 27, 2017
3.58 by JoeLogel from Massachusetts on Feb 11, 2017
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2.94/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75
by TheAlcoves from New Jersey

Yellow minimal head. Nose is herbal hoppy, grains. Taste is more of a balanced east coast IPA, herbal, floral. It's fine.

Oct 24, 2016
3.98 by crotharagain from Rhode Island on Oct 19, 2016
3 by jeschaefer from Texas on Oct 07, 2016
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4.05/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by ryno6616 from New York

Had this on a recent trip into Boston
Solid beer.
Nothing overly special compared to others that I have had, but if there is nothing outstanding on the beer list, you could do worse than this....

Sep 21, 2016
3.78 by Mack from Canada (QC) on Aug 21, 2016
3.5 by TimWakimika from Canada (QC) on Aug 14, 2016
4.28 by JoKo from Connecticut on Jul 29, 2016
3.75 by Ned57 from Massachusetts on Jul 22, 2016
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3.95/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by stephens101 from Oklahoma

The froth on this reddish-orange brew rises mountainous well above the rim. Carbonation bubbles go rampant. Aroma is herbal and grainy with a touch of citrus and spice. Has a good mix of herb and caramel malt on the tongue. Other notes of husk, grain and spice are also noticed. Medium and fairly smooth. Not a hop bomb by any means, but just a good, straight-forward IPA.

Jul 15, 2016
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3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by cbutova from Massachusetts

A- Can pour into a chalice with a very slightly hazy deep golden body and a thick white head. The cap ascends to just over one finger high with a thick foamy consistency and good retention. Moderate coverage of the glass by thick webbed-sheets of lacing.

S- A strong hop presence with the classic resinous, oily pine and citrus balancing each other up front but making way for a moderate touch of grains in the backdrop. Those malts are crackery, bready and ever so slightly biscuity. Comes off a bit muddled.

T- Things seem to actually brighten up here with more distinct hop notes coming to mind. Pine and bitter citrus peel (not in a harsh way) once again lead the way but a touch of stone fruit, floral and earthy hops come out. The malts actually seem to take a step further back with just a crackery and bready backdrop and the slightest bit of sweetness; no intrusion on the hops rather a soothing balance. With time a slight bit of pale fruits like apple comes out.

MF- Light-medium bodied with a texture between creamy and foamy. The high end carbonation provides both texture and a crisp smoothness while it ends with an herbal bitterness.

Pine and citrus hops start things off with a slight malty presence backing them. Starts off strong but finishes a bit weaker as the yeast brings some apple pale fruit hints to the table. No where near enough to ruin it but the brew would be stronger without that.

Jun 29, 2016
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