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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.86/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Alden is an unfiltered double IPA and is the second of the brewery’s new line of limited-edition, Cooper’s Series beers that are available in kegs and 4-packs. Alden pours a deep golden color and explodes with complex aromas from lots of late boil Citra additions and Mosaic dry hops. Flavors of tropical fruit, pine and citrus coat the tongue, with a dry and lingering bitter finish accompanied by some slight alcohol warmth.

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3.7
pinkzambia (2123) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 10, 2016
Bottle: Green hop aroma with a little spunk on the end. Super bitter flavors with hops of hair sprayed flowers giving it a sweet tinge. Full body all around.

3.4
JoeMcPhee (10187) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 9, 2016
Pale straw-orange. The nose is quite light. Some orange and lime with a little bit of crackery malt profile. There’s some light pepper and a touch of zestiness. Has a little bit of pepper and some clean sweet malt. Fresh and a little bit zesty. Decent, if unusual IIPA.

4
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 10, 2016
12oz bottle. Medium off-white head atop hazy apple juice body. Aroma is moderately sweet, tangerine/grapefruit, light spicy. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some mango, tangerine/orange, light alcohol warming. Medium body, light resin, surprisingly drinkable.

4.2
Bulk_Carrier (6064) - Vermont, USA - MAR 15, 2016
This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a glossysemi-burnt yellow to orange color with a slim finger’s worth of white foamy head that dissipated pretty quickly. Rings of lacing rim the sides of the glass. The smell takes in citrus bitter to sweet hops bursting into a dried piney hoppiness. Light sweet onion dankiness balances in nicely. The taste was basically the same with the dried resinous piney flow of hops really crowding the flavor nicely. It just really comes together well. Dry resinous aftertaste. Light smooth citrus to piney finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sipping to sessionable quality about it. Carbonation felt pretty good for the style and for me. Overall, hot damn, Mayflower, you guys did a great job on this beer.

3.8
Chalumeaux (1911) - Middleton, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 10, 2016
Poured from bottle 1/5/16 nice copper hazy color with a nice two finger white head. Aromas of dank citrus grapefruit grass scallion. Taste is citrus pine moderate bitterness nice mouth feel.

4.1
thepatrickman (1503) - Lewes, East Sussex, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2016
This was a surprise -- unlike a lot of the other Mayflower stuff I’ve had, this one was chock full of flavor and pretty innovative. It’s pretty true to its deScription, with lots of tropical fruit flavors and pithy citrus from all of the late addition hops. Really, really good.

3.8
spokeydonkey (107) - Albany, New York, USA - FEB 13, 2016
Light copper and hazy pour from a 12 oz bottle (5 weeks old, bottled on 01/05/16). Head fades quickly to lacing. Aroma is mostly citrus. A lot of grapefruit notes coming through. Taste is sweet malt up front with a hint of caramel, followed up by a lot of citrus: grapefruit and grapefruit rind flavors. Finishes crisp and dry with a lingering bitterness and a hint of piney resin. Just enough lingering bitterness to remind you it’s a DIPA, but not a harsh or aggressive bitterness. Medium bodied and carbonation. Dry and crisp. There is alcohol there, but it stays out of the way. All in all a very good double IPA. It’s a nice, classic citrus bomb, and is balanced and easy to drink. Would definitely get again.

4
tfontana (1227) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 8, 2016
Bottle pour into nonic pint glass from One Stop Market. Aroma is strong citrus, fruit, pine, resin. Appearance is hazy yellow with no sparkle, ephemeral white head that fades to ring with trace lacing. Taste is citrus, pine, moderate bitterness with some fruity sweetness and a bit of corn chip at the end. Palate is medium bodied with sticky texture and lively carbonation and dry, slightly bitter finish and warmth down the esophagus. Overall, completely as advertised on the label. It could have used a little more malt balance but it’s very good.

4.8
Turpak (2) - Avon, Connecticut, USA - JAN 31, 2016 does not count
Flavor, smell and color are freaking killer! Very well balanced, Mosaic hop is the most prominent and there is super low malt profile. Hops are not over the top, they are there but the flavor makes up for any lack

3.8
migwell (369) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 14, 2016
Wow, not what I was expecting from a DIPA. Smooth flavor, subdued but lingering bitterness, no overpowering alcohol burn. Poured into a 16oz. Belgian ale glass, clear, pale, not much head but with a strand of tiny bubbles spiraling upwards from the bottom of the glass, citrus, pine, hop bitterness, resin. Bottled January 2016, so it is damned fresh. I do like this one except for that persistently lingering bitterness. Good flavor upfront, great mouthfeel, good complexity and maltiness... and then you’re left with a lot of bitter to rinse out with a handy glass of H2O.


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