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RATINGS: 120   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   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 descendantís 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
coolpop (1395) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
riversideAK (5574) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 17, 2010
On tap at a crab shack in Plymouth, nose had very little hops, taste lacked hop flavor. Had a slight taste of dirty line.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pailhead (4572) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - AUG 16, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2010 Courtesy of northernbrews

Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate oranges, orange peel, and caramel. It pours a transparent amber with a small soapy off-white head that leaves behind some spotty lacing. The flavor starts with lots of orange and caramel. The finish is kind of fruity with some light-moderste grapefruit. Medium bodies with mild carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hombrepalo (1799) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2010
On tap at a taps place in Hyannis (Cape Cod) Ma. Pouered a light orange color with good lacing. Aroma is pine and grainy malt. Has an odd aroma in the background that I couldnít place. Flavor is bitter hops with malt balancing in the end. Decent brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - AUG 7, 2010
12oz bottle pours a reddish/orange/copper color with a small white foamy head that recedes to a small ring leaving sporadic lacing. Nose is hop leafs, sticky, resiny hop notes with a sweet honey biscuit malt note. Palate is smooth and crisp with a sticky, resiny finish. Flavor is thick biscuity honey malt notes with a light stingy hop resiny bite in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
BiddleBrau (913) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2010
pours amber/golden with thinning white head. Citrus, pine aroma with a hint of malt as well. Hop bitterness hits right up front with hop flavor lingering. Palate is a bit flat and flavor dissipates quickly after initial punch. Not too bad but I would like to see a bit more malt profile here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dashiell22 (51) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 26, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2010 On tap at the Union Brewhouse. Decent brew, but Iím honestly not sure I would have identified this as an IPA. The brewer describes it as an old-school style, and perhaps that is true. Wonít have it again. 12/19/10 Itís the middle of New England Winter and the taste of anything summer is a God send. Hops my tongue! Thank you Mayflower!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thetomG (246) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 9, 2010
Pours a mostly clear darker golden color with a HUGE amount of fluffy white head that leaves THICK lacing all around the glass. Aroma is nothing special really, but not bad by any means. Flavor is very nice - a bit fruity, a bit hoppy and very well balanced. The level of carbonation seems to be spot on - nice and bubbly as you sip. This is a really tasty IPA and something I would love to drink again. YUM!

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