Mayflower IPA
Mayflower Brewing Company

Mayflower IPAMayflower IPA
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American IPA
Ranked #4,207
Ranked #21,565
3.83 | pDev: 12.27%
Mayflower Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
Very Good
Mayflower IPAMayflower IPA
Notes: 77 IBU
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Photo of usernamenotinuse
4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Photo of CTHomer
3.53/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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;

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Photo of DrewSnyc667
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of nhdjinn
3.33/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.15/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of brewme
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of DraconusDesanctus666
3.86/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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.

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Photo of dd43
3.57/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of ryno6616
4.05/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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....

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Photo of stephens101
3.95/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of cbutova
3.58/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of mnj21655
3.61/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear light copper/orange in color with ado get of white head. Aroma has a touch of floral hops but is mostly pale malts. Taste is slightly caramelly sweet upfront with a touch of floral, slightly citrus hop bitterness. Finish starts balanced leaning towards bitter but then changes to a subtle sweetness. Decent mouthfeel, nearly medium body low-moderate carbonation. Overall a decent beer but leans too sweet for my tastes. I find this beer to be somewhere between a generic American IPA and an English IPA. It had the more malty character of the English iteration but had the hints of citrus that are typical of a West Coast American IPA. Overall I'd sayvzthat this lacks a definitive identity especially in East Coast/New England/West Coast American IPA world. It's not a bad beer by any means but given the myriad of more appealing options I won't likely revisit this very options.

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Photo of BWED
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint.

A- Dark straw color, great clarity. White head retains at 1/4". Some lacing around the glass.

S- Citrus, pine, floral, fruity hop aroma. Biscuity pale malt background.

T- Well balanced. Malt lends subtle sweetness, with pine hop flavor.

M- Medium body. Bitterness is strong, but not overwhelming. Finish is long.

O- Pleasantly surprised. Well balanced, just tipping slightly to the bitter side. Expected more of an English style, but this has some American hops, and some piney, citrus juiciness.

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Photo of Kendo
3.67/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Poured from the bottle into a Piraat tulip/snifter-type glass. Body is golden-yellow with a 1+ finger fluffy whitish head on top. Plenty of particulate in suspension.

S: Strong malt scents, primarily of cereal grains and husky grain. Also surprisingly sweet.

T: Starts out on the sweet, malty side - biscuit and grainy malt lays the foundation - but then it finishes with an earthy, herbal bitterness that has a touch of pine and grass and even some citrus (orange peel comes to mind). Some spicy heat on the palate, but the warmth from the (moderate) ABV is predominantly felt in the belly.

M: A wee bit oily in feel, could use a better bite of carbonation.

O: A mixed bag. Clearly an English-style IPA with that heavy malt bill, but the hops do a decent job of showing up at the end and providing some bitterness for balance. Not my favorite flavoring hop profile - too earthy/leafy/herbal and not enough citrus/tropical fruit/pine for my taste buds - but your mileage may vary.

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Photo of Lobina
3.69/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had to pour it into a little plastic glass at the hotel in Plymouth. Soapy head sort of creamy probably the glass. Very drinkable and refreshing IPA. I prefer more hop but this will do. Decent all around brew. Will try their porter soon.

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Photo of kirztenperry_
3.74/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The Mayflower IPA pours a deep yellow. Subtle smell. There is lot of malt flavor to this beer accompanied by a reserved hoppy flavor. When I drink it I feel like a pilgrim on the Mayflower making my way over to America.

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Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
3.91/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Color is an orange that fades to yellow thin head that quickly dissipates.

Smells like biscuit malt and stale hope.

Taste is much better than smell with a nice herbal bitterness going throughout and a strong malt background.

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Photo of IIPAHOP
4.77/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Bottle-Chilled Glass. Excellent IPA.. Smooth to drink with an excellent taste of hops hops hops. Medium gold to look at with very faint smell. This is always a favorite...,Brewed in Plymouth Ma

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Photo of smanson56
3.52/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I picked up a six pack while camping on the cape. A pretty straight forward IPA nothing really comes to mind to make it outstanding. It has a mild hop finish and not a strong malt profile either. I'd probably wouldn't pick it up again but it is a drinkable IPA.

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Photo of predikit
3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cloudy pale yellow with a very small white head that dissipated quickly.

Malt is strong in the scent, for an IPA the hops are oddly not present, leaving just wisps of scent in the background.

The taste is sweet and fruity up front, slides into a malty character, cracker, biscuit , there is a minor hop presence in the middle, not very bitter, after taste is mostly hop bitters with a hint of breadiness.

Medium bodied, fairly smooth with medium-low carbonation. Leaves a bit of residue after a swallow, and has a noticeable alcohol burn afterward.

As someone who tends to dislike most IPAs offered by most breweries this is by and large one of the best I've ever had.

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Photo of ManapuaMan
3.77/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed a six pack at home and a fresh pint from a restaurant near the brewery. Pleasant floral aroma with muted citrus and pine notes combining to create something not quite dank. Strong taste of orange, pineapple and papaya. More tart than sweet. Bitterness comes on without the aid of a sturdy malt flavor to provide a little sweetness to balance the flavor. Solid IPA that falls short of being well rounded.

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Photo of porter_collie
4.04/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into pint glass

A - A warm honey color that yields a fizzy white head. Minimal lacing.

S - As far as IPAs go, not super fragrant. Oranges, fresh-cut grass, some green notes, and cereal grain.

T - Despite the unassuming nose, the taste is quite robust. The Amarillo hops yield a very enjoyable fresh citrus flavor, while the remainder of the hops contribute grassy, green, and piney notes. The malt is sweet and tasty - not unlike Honey-Nut Cheerios. The finish is bitter and hits the right balance between sweet and dry. Citrus and grass flavors linger on the tongue.

M - The medium mouthfeel and carbonation makes this beer easy to drink.

O - A solid entry into the New England IPA field. Very well balanced. Considering this beer was available (and reviewed) at a company conference, not bad!

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Photo of sprat1960
3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Look: Straw yellow to light golden in color. Transparent. Pours with almost no head; less than 1 finger of white foam on the surface of the beer that dies off quickly. Slightly better than a typical mass-produced commercial beer.

Smell: Nice. Mildly hoppy aroma, some malt, citrus/lemon. Made me want to take a drink.

Taste: Taste matches the smell. Nice mild hoppy flavor; but not too hoppy. Some malt/grain. Acidic/citrus/lemon. Ever to slight dry finish. Refreshing. Nice.

Feel: Kind of thin body. Mild fizziness from the carbonation. Slightly better than a good mass-produced commercial beer.

Overall: A nice lighter IPA that I found refreshing. While there are many that may be better, I would gladly drink this again. The fact that it is lighter, it went nicely with the pizza I was having at the time.

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Photo of NinjaJesus
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

What a fantastic IPA. It is not Mayflowers best beer, that is without a doubt the porter, but this is still one of my favorite IPAs. Spicy with darker fruit notes, this is not my usual MO for IPAs but Mayflower makes such a good beer they bring it home.

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Photo of illpass78
4.23/5  rDev +10.4%

12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip.

Appearance: Pours a glowing, cloudy orange with lots of yeasty particles floating around in there. Big two-finger white head. Pretty heavy lacing and carbonation.

Aroma: Nice aromas of pine, grass, apricot and citrus.

Taste: The taste follows the nose, and packs more punch. Pine and apricot lead the way. Nice crisp finish. A fine IPA.

Mouthfeel: Perfect depth.

Overall: Another winner from Mayflower. This is a terrific IPA at a reasonable price. It hits all the right notes, with delicious hop bitterness and flavor and just enough boozy kick, without being at all overpowering. Great stuff.

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