Mayflower IPA

Delighted to have the opportunity to quaff some of this at Sunset Grill & Tap, Boston (Allston), MA, USA. 13oz pour.
Relatively new to the market, Matt has produced a very simple, subtle beer again. I don’t know what his intention was, but essentially apart from the rather high ABV, he has produced an English version of the style rather than an American one. More subtlety than in your face – I love it! I WISH more brewers would do this.
Mid-brown pour, not really especially attractive and probably its weakest point.
Hops take a back seat to some biscuit malts, and the beer is mellow rather than abrasive and harsh. Feels light, and drinks WAY below the advertised ABV for me.
Delicious and from a taste point of view this is very “sessionable” without being a session beer – I guess ultimately you would pay the price with the ABV. It’s a shame that I will probably not get to try many of Mayflower’s products, at least not fresh and near the source.

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04/06/2008
Format:
on-tap
ABV: 7.0 %
Appearance: 3.5
Taste: 4.5
Mouthfeel: 4
Smell: 4
Overall: 4.5
Total: 4.3
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