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Mayflower IPA | Mayflower Brewing Company

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Mayflower IPAMayflower IPA
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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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Ratings: 634 |  Reviews: 216
Photo of mojohawk21
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.15/5  rDev -17.3%
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 David19457
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brewme
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
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 +1.3%
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 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.

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Photo of lost_sailor
3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DDrugg
3.81/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dd43
3.57/5  rDev -6.3%
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 JoeLogel
3.58/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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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Photo of crotharagain
3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of ryno6616
4.05/5  rDev +6.3%
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 Mack
3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of JoKo
4.28/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ned57
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stephens101
3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
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%
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 braican
3.51/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerBucks
3.84/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BigMFDaddy
3.92/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of 4oclockbrewer
4.54/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of snowmageddon
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mnj21655
3.61/5  rDev -5.2%
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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