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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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As the British Empire expanded, English brewers added extra hops to keep beer fresh for increasingly long sea voyages. The beer on board the Mayflower shared this trait. Mayflower IPA puts a descendant’s twist on this style, with a powerful hop profile balanced by plenty of malt character. We use the freshest hops from the Pacific Northwest to give this beer its distinct, piney flavor and delightful, fruity aroma.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7344) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2009
On tap at Bukowskis Tavern, Cambridge MA, September 2009. Nice clear amber colour. Quite soft IPA but pleasantly drinkable. Decent hops. Malt backing a bit lacking leading to a somewhat light mouthfeel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6341) - Enghien, BELGIUM - OCT 11, 2009
courtesy of 6daybottomocean Pours copper, off white head. Aroma of nice floral hops, plenty of good citrus/grapefruit. Flavor, similar to aroma, lots of goodness and hops. Thin palate with some malts followed by bitter hops and citrus. Medium carbonation. Finish is same, smooth, light on bitter side with hints of lingering citrus.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
asheft (2445) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 4, 2009
[bottle] Toasty caramel aroma with a nice dose of pine hops and a touch of grapefruit. Light chestnut under a clingy, white sheet. Potent pine and grapefruit hops flavour that is slightly salty, in front of toffee. Not complex, but very well done. Good amount of malt sweetness and subtle bitterness hold up the blast of hops flavour. Medium body, moderate carbonation, slightly bitter grapefruit finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Quevillon (2407) - Sainte-Thérèse, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 15, 2009
Bu à Bukowski de Boston, le 8 jullet 2009 en fut (16 oz). Rousse dorée, petit collet. Arome d’houblon pêche et agrume, pas grand amerturme. Goût de pamplemousse houblonné, légèrement amère, aucune sensation d’alcool. Très bon IPA assé spécial!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
guzzler67 (1484) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 14, 2009
Clear, deep amber appearance with a large, beige head and nice lacing. Resinous hop aroma with just a slight hint of caramel malt. Hops dominate, but do not overwhelm, the taste, with citrus, pine and floral flavors propped up by a strong malt backbone. Medium-bodied, decently carbonated mouthfeel leading to as assertive, bitter finish. Well made.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drmachata (7) - Rhode Island, USA - JUL 10, 2009 does not count
Pours brassy copper with robust long lasting head with plenty of lace. Satisfying blend of conifer with a hint of burnt sugar. Aroma of fruit at the finish. A proud IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 2, 2009
Bottle: Pours a light orange with a thin white head, aroma has pine, oranges and light grasses, starts and ends bitter with a grainy aftertaste, medium bodied with ample carbonation and a fruity ending.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (7523) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 12, 2009
My Bottom Line:
The simple goodness of this valiant IPA stems from its judicious union of citrusy and piney hops to soft caramel malts, leading to a peppery, resinous bitterness.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam decorates the hazy amber.
-The mouthfeel is extremely professional; well-rounded, perfectly carbonated, admirably rendering the very clean flavor profile. Impressive for such a new brewery.
-The hop perfume is also sandy (Simcoe) and fruity (watermelon, oranges).
-Carbonation is frothy, but perfectly levelled with the residual sugars.
-This may not be the most complex IPA, or the most flavorful, but I simply cannot say anything should be improved in it. It’s simply very well done and entirely satisfying.

Bottle.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
6ROW (397) - corpus christi, Texas, USA - JUN 8, 2009
on tap @ the BBC. copper pour with a small tan head. well balanced IPA. short finnish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
malrubius (1578) - Willowick, Ohio, USA - MAY 28, 2009
12 ounce bottle in pint glass. Pale copper with lasting head and lace. Nice fresh hop spicy citrus pine aroma. Mild toasty biscuit and nut malt with mild fruit and fruity sweet piney woody finishing bitterness. Well-balanced but not especially assertive. Nicely made and fresh, but lacking punch. Still, tasty and drinkable.


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