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Mayflower Spring Hop - Mayflower Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

230 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 230
Reviews: 83
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 35
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mayflower Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Reagan1984 on 03-12-2011)
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blt2646

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -1%

09-07-2013 19:03:43 | More by blt2646
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4.22/5  rDev +4.5%

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #51 (April 2011):

A hoppy Red Ale thrown into the ring for spring seasonals ... someone has been thinking outside the box. A beauti- ful-looking beer, with thick froth left on the glass and a brilliant red color. Fresh peppery and citric hop nose meets its malty counterpart and then some. Smooth, oily slick palate; some malt body with a faint viscous hop oil. Lots of hop flavor, so much that the bitterness is a forethought. Malt base aims dry, but is quite toasty. Hops linger for a long time with firm citric and tobacco flavors. A gem of a spring seasonal—great to see another hoppy Red on the shelves

06-29-2011 01:24:16 | More by BeerAdvocate
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tigg924

Massachusetts

3.85/5  rDev -4.7%

Poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass

Appearance: moderate carbonation, 1/4 inch head, dark caramel brown in color, clear

Smell: pine hops and light citrus hops

Taste: caramel with big piney hops, small citrus hops and an earthy back bone.

Mouthfeel: sweet start with a big bitter spike in the middle and a less bitter end, high carbonation, light body

Overall: Mayflower knows how to do seasonal beers. They may have the best seasonal line up in the state. This one is no exception. You would think the pilgrims landed in California as this one is a very hoppy red ale and drinks very west coast. A sipper, I could have two per sitting, but would want more for the next time.

04-14-2011 13:27:04 | More by tigg924
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Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

05-26-2014 16:44:32 | More by ccurrid
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New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

02-24-2013 06:42:00 | More by 2dashes
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racer2k

Massachusetts

3.95/5  rDev -2.2%

Had this fine beer on draft at the local British Beer Company

A: Dark amber color with a cake batter colored head that slowly dissipates on the edges of the glass. Very nice appearance to this beer

S: Citrus and grapefruit floral hop aroma with a balance of some sweet caramelized malt in the mix

T: A moderate Pale Ale like hop profile with moderate bitter tangy taste that transitions into a citrus sweet nutty candy malt finish. Nice balance on both sides of this beer with a nice hoppy finish.

M: Smooth and clean body that carries a light to moderate carbonation. The finish is a bit tangy and sticky.

D: Great complex set of flavors in this easy drinking beer. The beer is pretty light on body and alcohol so this makes for a perfect spring session beer. Really like this beer!

05-14-2011 17:04:01 | More by racer2k
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Washington

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A great tasting and balanced hoppy beer. Bitterness up front with strong tasty malt backbone. Full mouthfeel. Extremely drinkable. Earthy;grassy; herbal;citrus lemon and orange; lightly toasty; fresh and refreshing. Great for the style. Floral, hop aromas.Thanks Dr.Jay.

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Hopdaemon39

New York

4.43/5  rDev +9.7%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass- pours a clear ruby/mahogany color with a half finger of white bubbly head, visibly effervescent, some streaks of lacing.

Smells very nice but somewhat faint- light citrusy and floral hop aromas with just a trace of malt sweetness.

Tastes great- hops cover the spectrum; mostly citrusy and floral but also a little pine. They must've used cascade and maybe centennial but beyond that I'd like to know. Nice carmel malt sweetness to balance.

Mouthfeel is superb- creamy and delicious. Medium light body with a divine soft carbonation- somewhat prickly at first but smoothes out and lasts forever. Taste stays on your tongue in a very present way for at least 30 seconds. I'd highly recommend this beer.

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ChrisL24481

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -1%

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jmerloni

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

A - Dark amber color, pretty translucent with nice sized head that sticks nicely to the glass and has great retention.

S - Glorious springtime aroma. Flowers. Purely. Roses and grass and delicious fresh malts.

T - Flowers, clean hops, nice subtle malt backbone that is just enough to keep this beer in really great balance.. Really nice East Coast pale ale.

M - Smooth. Clean, dry.

D - Drinkable. Very much so. A solid offering from a brewery that deserves more attention. I've never had even a mediocre beer from these guys.

03-26-2011 03:14:14 | More by jmerloni
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tkelley

Massachusetts

4.35/5  rDev +7.7%

Poured from a bottle packaged on 3-22-11 into a SA Perfect Pint.

A - Dark copper color, really nice looking. Good whitish head and nice lacing. The head stays as a thin layer on top for a good while.

S - Big hops and still smells spring fresh even after a couple of weeks in the fridge. Citrusy too, which I find really pleasant. The grapefruit scent is quite refreshing.

T - The hops are really there in a strong way, but it doesn't punch you in the mouth like some other really hoppy beers out there. The citrus taste is there too, although not as strong as in the smell. There's a malt presence for balance, but the hops are the star.

M - Spicy, in the sense that it tingles your tongue in a good way. The carbonation and hops, I think, work together to give it that tingling feeling at the front of the mouth, but after that its smooth.

D - Really good. I could drink these all day long. One of the freshest smelling beers I've had, with a great taste to match. Hope they bring it back next year.

Cheers!

Spring Hop just wants to be your friend and welcome you to the new season, like a fresh warm rain or a breeze with the sun in your face.

04-22-2011 01:42:57 | More by tkelley
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bum732

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S: Fresh hops, resiny, some pine, grapefruit, some breadiness, candy-like hops.

L: Deep burnt orange, light tan head, creamy retention and solid lacing.

T: Grapefruit rind like hop with key limes. Semi-grassy sweetness followed by a rind-like bitterness. Typical hoppy dryness.

M: Medium light mouthfeel, medium carbonation.

Solid beer, unique aroma and taste, very rind like and a great hop aroma. Absolutely love this brewery.

03-27-2011 06:25:41 | More by bum732
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OldIronLungs

Massachusetts

3.98/5  rDev -1.5%

Maple syrup color into a pint glass with a nice finger or two of big bubble head with sticky lacing.

I can smell this guy without bringing it to my nose, when I do, there's big bright floral/light pine hops and a little grass, very nice indeed. Definitely spring.

Prickly carbonation upfront and then sweet malts followed immediately by medium bodied crisp hoppy bitterness that lingers in a very pleasant manner from the earlier malt balance.

I'm not really clear why they tout it as brewed for aroma...I prefer to drink my beer rather than snort it (yes, I know most of taste is smell), but this is a great departure from the pale spring ales I typically see and a good outdoor drinker.

04-04-2011 21:45:13 | More by OldIronLungs
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Mayflower Spring Hop from Mayflower Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 230 ratings.