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RATINGS: 123   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 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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2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
retinadoc (120) - - AUG 25, 2013
Bottle. Relatively subdued aroma for an IPA. Below average hop flavor and mouth feel for an IPA. Slightly bitter finish. There are much better IPAs out there, both micro and microbreweries.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (3092) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 20, 2014
Tasting session with Frank. Une robe presque cuivrée qui développe une mousse durable qui génère une longue traînée. Un nez malté, fait de biscuits au miel avec des houblons fruités qui dégagent des parfums d’orange, d’ananas et de melon. Un goût aromatique avec des agrumes et des fruits de la saison chaude: une sorte de salade aux fruits qui baigne dans un sirop léger. En bouche, une très belle présence d’un corps de moyenne densité avec un pétillement mou et une texture crémeuse. Une finale acidulée comme un jus d’oranges et de pamplemousses avec une touche florale plaisante. Une IPA étonnante qui a bien fait mon affaire.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
keepersj12 (2673) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2014
A solid IPA. Nothing to write home about. On the average side with some citrus and a bit of pine.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drsordr (1040) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Draft to pint pours avg gold. Nose dank hop,hint of pine,some sweet malt. Taste, similar to nose with dank hop predominant. Mid palate some sweet and a lingering bitter finish. Some more floral and pine notes as it warms

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cybercat (3268) - Georgia, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Cask. Pours a hazy, almost opaque honey golden with a thick pale buff head. Hoppy aroma has a strong yeasty overtone, a lot like like bread dough. Flavor is quite hoppy, more evergreen than woody, with fruity notes - both pomme and citrus - and a malty undertone. Texture is smooth and viscous, but has good fizz, leaving a greenwood finish. May this flower on your palate!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AirForceHops (3100) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 15, 2014
Draft @ The Ale house. Lightly hazy golden color with thin head. Served in a shaker glass. Aroma is citrus upfront with hints of floral note afterword’s.

Taste is more of a west coast fresh pine and grapefruit hops. Nice balance of biscuit and caramel malt. Mild earthiness leading into a smooth dry lingering moderately bitter pine finish. Pretty basic but the hops are nice and fresh. Refreshing on a warm evening.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lukaduke (2118) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAY 8, 2014
Pours a medium golden with a finger of white foam. Pleasant mix of fresh toasted malt, moderate to light hop presence of pine, citrus, fruity pebbles and field grass with a nice balance between malt and hop but light handed. A strange jello like mouthfeel is apparent but the malt profile and hop layers make it a easy sipper. Clean bitterness on the finish. Good entry level ipa for people who don’t want a bomb of citrus juice or overboard bitter offering.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bebum (292) - - APR 18, 2014
Cask. Dark amber, some lacing. Full body, flat mouthfeel, lacking acidity, carbonation or alcohol to lift it, medium flavor intensity, avg length. Bitter, dry. Intense and flowery hop flavor and finish. Could be very nice if more balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (4442) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2014
12oz bottle from Georgio’s, Billerica, MA. A pale amber pour with a billowing off-white head; floral aroma; soft floral taste with some piney, resinous hops leaving a lingering fresh, grassy bitterness. Good, but not the best East Coast IPA.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hockeybeerguy (1853) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - FEB 25, 2014
Rcvd in trade. 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Sampled at the NH Brewfest. An average IPA with plenty of hops, but little in the way of malt balance... a common mistake...


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