Mayflower 5th Anniversary Ale

Brady cuddles for crackers

The other night I was laying on the couch watching the Bruins and my dog Brady came up to cuddle with me. It only took a few moments to realize he wasn’t coming to cuddle…he was coming for my crackers! Rat bastard. Check out his eyes in each of the pictures. I was waiting for his tongue to shoot out from under my arm in a houndly attempt to steal my snack, but it never happened. When the crackers were gone, so was Brady.

Brady cuddles for crackers

Tonight I’m headed off to a church prayer service, but before I go I’m drinking this bomber of Mayflower 5th Anniversary Ale. I suppose this could be a bad idea; the Anniversary Ale is an 8.2% ABV imperial IPA. As I tweeted a few minutes ago: #ForgiveMeFatherForIWillHaveToPee

Mayflower 5th Anniversary Ale

As for the beer, I’m REALLY digging it. Sadly, it’s a special limited release; by the time you’re reading this, it very well may be sold out. It brings to the table an absolutely HUUUUUGE tropical citrus character. I taste pineapple, grapefruit and a host of other fruity flavors. It finishes with a touch of floral hops. It’s a terrifically hoppy beer, with a sense of muted sweetness keeping it from teetering over to an unenjoyable level of bitterness. I repeat…I am REALLY digging this beer.

Dear Mayflower: Brew this again!

As a final note, I had a BBQ mushroom/onion sandwich for dinner and it DID NOT go well with this brew. I repeat, do NOT have BBQ with a tropical citrus double IPA.

And now I stumble off to church…

-Lost

Mayflower 5th Anniversary Ale

Author: Joshua Dion

I write about beer in an un-intimidating way, welcoming beer lovers of all experience levels.