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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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidm (1926) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 9, 2011
On tap. Very tasty. Aromas of caramel and grass. Taste is bitter, with good length. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Amber, with a thin head.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jgb9348 (4490) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 25, 2010
Hazy orange coloured body with a gold glow and a nice dense deep tan head and a trillion bubbles rising from the bottom. Aroma of candy sugar, yeast, wheat, fresh herbal hops, a touch of grass and some mild hay. Light to Medium-bodied; Some undeveloped hops and yeast flavour start out strong with a good malt backbone and a touch of grassy and herbal flavours throughout. Aftertaste shows a bit of hop bitterness, some grass and hay tastes and a bit of a mild finish, with some lingering bitterness. Overall, a decent IPA - not horrible, nor great. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Colonial Spirits in Acton, Massachussets on 23-September-2010, sampled in New Paltz, New York on 25-December-2010, Christmas Day!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbill (3272) - Laurel, New York, USA - DEC 15, 2010
12 oz. bottle. Pours a slightly hazed golden amber, more gold than amber, with a moderate off-white head that lasted through the first quarter of the glass and left a layer of foam with each sip. Pleasant aroma of pine and caramel along with some citrus notes. The flavor begins with a solid dose of malt and caramel followed by some fairly resinous pine. Moderate bitterness at the finish. Medium bodied. Overall, I found this to be a very solid and enjoyable IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
iowaherkeye (2686) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - NOV 5, 2010
12oz bottle, no date from Julio’s on 10/29/2010. Dammit, it looks like there is a bottled on date, and it is 07/21/10--yay, an over three month old IPA. Aroma of some sweaty Cascade hops up front with some woody pine notes following, light caramel at the back end. Actually is holding up well for the age--so far. Flavor shows this, and the hops turn a little stale, but are still fairly herbal, moderate sweet caramel malt, pekoe tea, and light toast. Finishes dry, bitterness peaked at a 4. Alcohol masked well. Light to moderate carbonation with a medium body. Actually not too bad--wonder how a fresher sample would be. . .

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thicksuds (387) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 28, 2010
I think this is a solid IPA, nicely balanced with a strong hop presence, great summer drinking IPA, worth a try for sure. Not in the top tier but in a close second to many of the great ones.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 23, 2010
In short: A citrusy and resinous IPA. Straightforward but nonetheless a solid tasty example of the style.
How: Bottle 12oz. Consumed fresh a few days after purchase
The look: Partly cloudy golden orange body topped by a medium of-white head with good retention
In long: Nose is intensely citrusy. Taste has a bit of caramel but it mostly feels like a big thick condensed citrus fruit affair. Overall the body feels rather nourishing. Some pine-tree notes. The hop profile is also quite resinous. The bitterness is strong sticky. Creamy mouthfeel with a lively carbonation. This is a nice IPA, a bit underrated imho. A well balanced beer. The concept of beer itself is overall well balanced. It is the cause of many problems and the solution to as many.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
hopscotch (8544) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 16, 2010
Bottle… Clear amber ale with a small, creamy, white head. Good retention. The nose offers cookie, brown sugar and black tea. Light to medium-bodied with fizzy carbonation. The flavor suggests black tea with a light squeeze of lemon. Lengthy, bitter, dry finish. Thanks to growler for sharing the bottle!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
coolpop (1367) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - SEP 4, 2010
Bottle. Pours orangey copper with a medium off white head. Aroma and flavor of piney hops, a bit of citrus, some caramel and pale malts. Bit of sweetness in the flavor. Finishes bitter and dry. Medium palate, slightly oily. Nice IPA.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
riversideAK (5560) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 28, 2010
Caramel, iced tea, and light floral hops. A touch fruity as well. Pours copper with decent head retention. The flavor is mostly caramel and iced tea with light fruity citrus hops and floral notes in the finish. Flavor is rather subdued, body is smooth, drinks easily, just not what I enjoy in the flavor department for IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
danfosha (50) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 25, 2010
Aroma of bread, caramel, some floral notes and grass. Pours amber, hazy, a white head. Medium sweetness, heavy bitterness. Medium bodied, fizzy, bitter finish. Lots of hops on this one, really bitter.


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