Tuesday, November 8, 2011
American IPA 12 oz. dark brown bottle. Bottled date 10-25-11
Served in a SA perfect pint glass
It pours a hazy goldish copper color with a full 2" beige head on top along with loads of sticky and patchy lacing.
A smell of pink grapefruit rises at once, followed by smells of bready malt, lemon zest, mixed fruit and whiff of gin in the vapors.
The flavors are juicy and citrusy up front. Slightly sweetened grapefruit, zesty limes, resinous hops roll around in a pool of creamy caramel malt. Minor tastes of pine, pepper and herbal mint peek in the finish. A little alcoholic fuminess is felt more than tasted. You're aware of its presence, but not confronted by it.
This is, at the moment my very favorite IPA! Incredible IPA!
Mayflower will release its Thanksgiving Ale (on CASK!!!) this Sat. @ British Beer Company in Pembroke, MA. Nov 14, 2011 - 4 - 7pm.
Members of the Brewery will be on hand, pint giveaways, awesome beer themed food specials and more! In addition we will be tapping a cask that is a collaboration of the skilled brewers of Mayflower and the Management staff of the BBC.
We brewed this delicious IPA together and its Awesome!
Giant Turkey Legs will be available to munch!