Mayflower IPA | Mayflower Brewing Company

Mayflower IPAMayflower IPA
634 Ratings
Mayflower IPAMayflower IPA

Brewed by:
Mayflower Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
77 IBU

Added by Patrick on 04-06-2008

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1/5  rDev -73.8%

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1/5  rDev -73.8%

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1/5  rDev -73.8%

Photo of woosterbill
2.2/5  rDev -42.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

12 oz bottle into a Duvel tulip.

A: An initial pour down the far side of the upright tulip explodes with carbonation; the next 10 ounces go in with great trepidation and multiple top-offs, resulting in a towering off-white head with creamy foam sticking nearly an inch above the rim of the already-oversized glass. Now that's a ton of head. The body is a fairly dark reddish-amber, with some spiraling tendrils of sediment and a solid column of vigorous carbonation rising from the etched bottom. The massive head sticks around for quite a while, receding in chunks and leaving lots of lace. It's beautiful, but I'm afraid that the over-the-top effervescence could forebode infection. Still, that fear shouldn't take away credit from a gorgeous beer.

S: Yeah, there's the lactic bacteria. Damn. There's some residual herbal hop aroma, but this is dominated by bacterial tartness. It really doesn't smell all that terrible, but it's not at all what I hoped for from this IPA.

T: Mix of some caramel malt sweetness, generic hops bitterness, and plenty of lactic sourness. Again, not undrinkable, but far from pleasant. At least the aftertaste is more hoppy than sour.

M: Hard to discern much about the body when it disperses instantly into pure foam. Lively and fun, but not ideal.

D: What drinkability? I'm tempted to drainpour this just to move on to something more palatable, but I think I'll stick it out - I've had infected beers that were far worse.

Notes: I have to admit that I've been holding on to this one for a few months now, but that would excuse dull hops moreso than clear infection. I'll have to get my hands on another one and drink it fresh. If it's better, I'll re-review.


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2.44/5  rDev -36%

Photo of PDXHops
2.46/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to tprokop7 for this 12 oz bottle, poured into my Duvel tulip.

Deep amber/copper body with about a finger of bubbly cream-colored head. Head doesn't stick around long. Minimal lacing.

Sweet aromas of baking bread, caramel, and just a hint of earthiness. Where's the hops???

Tastes good, but rather tame for an America IPA. Lots of caramel malt, with some nice bready/biscuity crisper malt flavor, too. Some earthiness and a hint of citrus. Just enough bitterness to keep the sweetness in check. Really could benefit from a serious hop injection.

Average mouthfeel- medium bodied, moderate carbonation.

Drinkability's OK, but really sticky sweet for an IPA. Not a lot of hop bite to begin with, and certaily no lingering bitterness.

Overall impression: Is it possible that west coast IPA's have ruined my palate? This was a pleasant brew, but didn't really taste much like an IPA to me.

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2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

Photo of JDW4195
2.53/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BitterPachyderm
2.53/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

thanks DrDogbeer...received in the White Whale of Generosity BIF...starting to hear alot about this IPA, so I decided to give it a crack...

12 oz. bottle (no freshness) poured into Sweetwater pint glass...

thick and frothy four finger head, very tannish with great lacing and retention...kind of a ruddy orange body with a slight haze to it...cloudy amber?

very peppery and malty, slight hop presence with ALOT of spice, very distinct to say the least...some sweetness with a tinge of grapefruit...i'm on the fence...

eh...soem pine and muted hops bite you, but not for long...ther's a sweetness, but nothing really seems that they might have forgotten the hops...disappointment brewing...

flat and oily...disappointed...

would only try this again if promised it was fresh...drinkability is marginal...

this beer could have used some hops...or am i just too demanding in my usage of hops? either way, i demand bottling dates!

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2.65/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

12 oz bottle. No freshness dating, which it desperately needs--more below. Nice classy label, understated and sharp.

About ΒΌ inch bleach white head develops on the top of a burnt orange beer. That head lingers nicely in the glass and never fully dissipates. This leaves spotty lacing all over the glass. Seems sticky, here goes nothing.

The nose is very pleasing leaning more to the citrus side of things with tons of orange flesh accentuated by rose hips and lemon verbena with a touch of vanilla bean. I like it.

All this nice lead up and it completely under delivers on the palate. Really has almost no hops pulling through at all. The malt has taken over and it has a very burnt edge to it.
This just has seemed to completely fallen apart. I can't help but think I got an old bottle, would be nice to know but alas there is another IPA without any help for the consumer to know if it fresh or not. If any style of beer needs a date on the bottle it is IPA.

The beer is flat, in feel not carbonation, and lifeless on the palate with a very charred feel. Like the crispy burnt parts of a BBQed steak but with out the steaky goodness. Such a let down.

Great to look at and smell, horrible to drink. I had a hard time getting this down, but I needed a beer more than anything at that moment, too bad I picked the wrong one.
This is a big disappointment considering the rave reviews from others I trust. Next time I'll try and get a better bottle.

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2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

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2.92/5  rDev -23.4%

Photo of TheAlcoves
2.94/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

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

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3/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of hopdog
3/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle (thanks Josh for sharing a new IPA for me!).

Poured a medium amber color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromsa of eartiness, floral with some citrus. Tastes of the same earthiness with again light citrus in there too.

Notes from and tasted on: 4/3/09

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