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Mayflower Spring Hop - Mayflower Brewing Company

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Mayflower Spring HopMayflower Spring Hop

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

226 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 226
Reviews: 82
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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alienlifeforcecube

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -31.9%

04-05-2013 22:12:52 | More by alienlifeforcecube
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Jeb37

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -31.9%

03-16-2012 22:32:09 | More by Jeb37
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seanwhite

Massachusetts

2.78/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: rich medium amber with a dense, easily-resuscitated khaki head. The aroma picked up bready and lesser fruity notes topped by resiny pine and earthy hoppage.

T: The flavor found bread and biscuity malts at the core, with earth and light fruity bitterness around, tacky caramel and biscuit malts plus some unidentifiable bitterness on the finish.
M: Medium-bodied, but with a thicker feel at times on the palate.

overall a decent brew.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2011 17:54:39 | More by seanwhite
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EZE123

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -25.7%

04-05-2012 11:28:05 | More by EZE123
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Mjdoyon

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

07-02-2014 18:37:06 | More by Mjdoyon
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safaricook

Netherlands

3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

04-10-2013 17:53:16 | More by safaricook
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Userme59

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

04-25-2014 19:31:29 | More by Userme59
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BostonPhilly

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

06-24-2013 20:33:11 | More by BostonPhilly
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oldedog

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

02-23-2013 02:40:49 | More by oldedog
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DaveD56


3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

03-23-2012 00:13:53 | More by DaveD56
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jdhilt

New Hampshire

3.48/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a three-finger cream head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Nice crystal clear, deep amber color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Nose is light grapefruit hops, flavor is grapefruit, bread and tiny hints of caramel. Close to an IPA. Lingering bitter aftertaste. $1.79 for a 12oz bottle from Kappy's Fine Wine & Spirits Peabody, Ma.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2011 22:12:21 | More by jdhilt
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DirtyPenny

Massachusetts

3.48/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Wachusett Brewing pint glass.

A: Poured with a pinky of off-white head. Crystal clear brown with slight ochre highlights.

S: Hoppy. Not overpoweringly so, but the piney hop qualities are all I could really notice.

T: And again, as the name might already have you expecting, this one comes out hoppy. Pine needles and a little pale malts with some bitterness throughout and a touch of toastiness on the end.

M: Light and sticky and foamy. Like drinking a rabbit.

O: I need to stop trying very highly rated brews where hops are playing the main stage. Not that I can't enjoy them, or didn't enjoy this, but I feel like I'm not getting as much out of it as others are. An enjoyable clean brew that tastes a little like a coniferous forest. Good if you're into that sort of thing.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2012 23:19:29 | More by DirtyPenny
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ccurrid

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

04-18-2012 11:32:52 | More by scubahood
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OnTheBusWithGus

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

03-23-2014 03:54:45 | More by OnTheBusWithGus
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ZacharyJ

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

04-22-2012 22:07:51 | More by ZacharyJ
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cburns48

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

03-30-2014 00:19:17 | More by cburns48
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scxcrunner

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

08-25-2013 12:04:55 | More by scxcrunner
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splendidsplinter

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

03-21-2012 21:03:46 | More by splendidsplinter
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dho27

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

03-29-2014 12:54:59 | More by dho27
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Rekrule

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

04-28-2012 23:52:07 | More by Rekrule
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grannaniwa

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

05-17-2013 03:28:56 | More by grannaniwa
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jujigatame

Massachusetts

3.53/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle into nonic pint

Got about three fingers of light colored head with an aggressive pour. A little pillowy on top. Color is a nice deep, dark amber red/brown. There’s a bit of chill haze but it is short lived. Some lacing but not much.

Smell is very piney and resiny. It’s a sharp smell and you could probably pick up the hops off this one from 7-8 feet away. Some citrus comes through as well but it’s more pith than fruit.

The taste has a lot more of the pine at first. That fades out some to let malt come through towards the end of the taste. Bitterness hits pretty well at and I think it could use more balancing out. Maybe the hop high point doesn’t have to be so high. Any fruit I get in the taste is not sweet but tending towards bitter, much like how the smell was. The sharpness of the pine lessens somewhat as the beer warms up a little but it is still the dominant flavor. This also makes the beer feel a little smoother overall with the malt coming forward some more.

Mouthfeel is good overall. The carbonation is somewhat prickly on the tongue. Aftertaste feels neither wet nor dry to me. Comes off fairly neutral. The bitter citrus lingers but not that strongly.

I like a hoppy amber. Zoe from Maine Beer Co. was great for me. However, Spring Hop feels like it needs some evening out. The malt didn’t present enough overall for my taste and I kept feeling more like I was having an IPA at points than an amber. This is not to say the beer was bad in any way. It was fresh and very tasty but just not quite what I’d had in mind going in. The total is not equal the sum of the parts when I work out the scoring. I’d be happy to try Spring Hop again and perhaps I’d enjoy it more while not thinking in terms of a review.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2012 04:00:45 | More by jujigatame
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Wasatch

Utah

3.53/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks goes out to TheManiacalOne for this beer.

PKG 04/07/11

Pours a nice clean/clear dark golden amber color, nice carbonation, nice one-finger creamy off-white head, with some nice sticky lacing left behind. The nose is big on malts, with some slight spice note. The taste is sweet, malty, slightly spicy. Medium Body. A tasty brew.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2011 19:55:06 | More by Wasatch
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Hojaminbag

Colorado

3.6/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Mayflower Spring Hop has a translucent, brown body and a creamy tan head. Pretty good retention and some decent lacing.

The aroma is pretty good, with loads of orange, lemon, and a little bit of floral scents. Very hoppy, with just a bit of sweet, biscuit-like malt in the background.

The flavor isn't nearly as hop-centric as the aroma suggests. Up front comes a blast of orange, some grapefruit and just a hint of lemon. A little bit of grass. The malt comes in and takes the beer over, with biscuits and a little bit of molasses.

Medium bodied and well-carbonated.

I liked the aroma of this one more than I liked the flavor. Not bad at all though.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2011 14:20:38 | More by Hojaminbag
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Mayflower Spring Hop from Mayflower Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 226 ratings.