Mayflower Spring Hop - Mayflower Brewing Company
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4.25/5 rDev +5.2%
Poured into a pint glass...
A: Finger of off white head with nice lacing and long lasting head retention. Very pretty, dark copper/amber color.
S: Some citrus and pine, earthy notes. Sweet bready malts hanging out too. Smells nice.
T: Toasted caramel malts followed by a nice spicy citrus/piney hop bitterness. Nice and balanced, sweetness and bitterness work very well.
M: Medium bodied with a noticably high level of carbonaion, something I wasnt expecting. Just a bit of oily hop slickness. Good drinkability too.
O: A nice, local rendition of a spring time hoppy amber red. Its flavorful, easy drinking, and quite sessionable. Safe to say this and their Porter are my favorites from them.
03-24-2012 20:21:33 | More by Dools9
4.25/5 rDev +5.2%
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A - reddish brown beer thats pretty easy to see through. nice creamy head is keeps well do to a lot of carbonation.
S - hops, citrus, grass pine all float around in there in an alluring swirl.
T - pine grassy notes and malt hit first and last throughout and the hops hit in the end with a nice wallop thats not overwhelming and gives it a cleaner finish then i expected.
M - lots of carbonation which i think works well for this beer. it definitely feels light and given its a spring beer is something i'm not at all opposed to.
O - a very solid beer and i can see why a lot of people were talking about this one. glad i have five more of these in the fridge and will definitely be getting a couple more sixers for the warmer weather.
03-23-2011 22:26:59 | More by celticfutblclub
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
4.22/5 rDev +4.5%
12oz bottle poured into a Dogfish Head signature glass.
A - Pours an unexpectedly dark magohony and amber mix with a strong two fingers of khacki dense foam with excellent staying power. As the head dies slowly it leaves behind an even coating of fine bubbled lace all over the glass.
S - Very fresh hop aromas up front here. Nice combination of citrus, pine, grass and spicy hops. Citrus takes the lead, but the variety of hop character is all allowed to shine thru nicely. Only a trace of breadlike malt sneaks past the hops into the aroma.
T - Hops and malt work together in the flavor with a bit more balance than the aroma. Firm hop bitterness with the sweetish caramel driven malt rides underneath it slightly. Layers of resiny hops thru the middle - I get more pine than anything else in here, but there is definitely citrus and grassy contributions too. Very good, but a bit less impressive than the aroma - which is always a bit of a disappointment for me.
M - Medium bodied with equivalent carbonation level. Feels very bright and fresh. Resiny but not quite sticky in feel. Very fresh tasting - coincidentally? makes me think of stepping outside on the first warm spring day aqnd breathing in the smells of spring.
O - This is an excellent American pale ale. This has such a great fresh character to it. Not sure how well this will hold up over time, but it certainly is very nice with only a couple weeks or less on it. This could very easily become my go to spring seasonal.
03-20-2011 19:17:55 | More by portia99
4.21/5 rDev +4.2%
Beautiful copper red color with a tan head. Good lace. Sweet malt and fruity hops in both the nose and taste. Sugary, sweet liquid. Great balance of malt and hop and definitely not as hop forward as I expected but its awesome for the style. Smooth and easy drinking. I had high expectations for this beer and they were met. Delicious brew. Still good in May when I think it was released in March.
05-13-2013 00:26:46 | More by Gatch
4.2/5 rDev +4%
Had this beer at the brewery as part of the tour. Served in a sample glass from a new bottle. NIce clear amber body and an off white head. Well ramped up smells. Smell of nice citrus fruit and pine. Great resin, fruit flavor. Bitter but not a bomb. Good malt balance. Nice cereal flavor. Medium mouth feel. Great beer and I would have this again.
03-03-2012 02:44:30 | More by jneiswender
Mayflower Spring Hop from Mayflower Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 230 ratings.