With the dawn of the new year Mayflower Brewing Company announced that they were rolling out an adjusted lineup of core beers for 2019. They teased the announcement and were revealing the beers one at a time on their social media accounts, but the last reveal (on January 2nd) only had four cans in the lineup with labels. Either they decided to leave us all waiting in suspense, whomever is in charge of social media dropped the ball, or the last two additions to the lineup haven’t been finalized yet. The website hasn’t been updated, so I really have no idea what the rest of the core line-up will looks like. I do like the four selections so far, their lineup has been a moving target over the past few years as the brand adapted to the tastes of modern consumers, which I think is an important step to keep the brand relevant in a competitive marketplace. The four selections include a classic (their porter, which is one of the best versions of the style) plus a couple hop-forward beers and a pale lager. One of the newest additions to the regular lineup is Boomerang, a hoppy pale ale brewed with a blend of Australian hops including Galaxy and Ella. Boomerang was initially released as part of the one-off experimental Cooper’s Series, and is now available year round on draft and in 16 oz cans.
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Mayflower Boomerang pours hazy deep yellow with a massive white head. The aroma showcases a solid dose of fruity hops. These hops lead the flavor, notes of pineapple, white grape and lemon-lime along with just a little bitter bite. The hops are complemented by a light malt backbone, hints of white bread and cereal. Boomerang is light bodied and very easy drinking, but not a session beer at 6.0% ABV. The finish is crisp with some lingering hop flavor. This is a very tasty APA, and that acronym could stand for American or Australian pale ale! Another very good addition to the Mayflower lineup. Hoppy Boston score: 4.5/5.
Previous Mayflower Reviews:
Mayflower Otto Bahn, Mayflower X, Mayflower Hometown Brown, Mayflower Alden, Mayflower Standish, Mayflower Daily Ration, Mayflower Squanto, Mayflower Porter, Mayflower Scotch Ale, Mayflower Spring Hop, Mayflower Oatmeal Stout