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Mayflower Spring Hop - Mayflower Brewing Company

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Mayflower Spring HopMayflower Spring Hop

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235 Ratings

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Ratings: 235
Reviews: 83
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 36
Gots: 18 | 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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Photo of PicoPapa
3.78/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle. Pours a clear copper color with a thin layer of head. Some lacing. The aroma is a mix of sweet floral and citrus hops. Some malts and dark fruit notes as well. The taste is floral hops upfront followed by some caramel and citrus. More malts and dark fruits near the end with a floral hop finish. Fair amount of bitterness. Not much of an alcohol presence. Light bodied. I'm happy to see a seasonal beer for the warmer months that's an Amber. Overall, a good hoppy Amber I'd grab again.

PicoPapa, May 23, 2014
Photo of bluesman1
4/5  rDev -1%

bluesman1, May 16, 2014
Photo of OKCNittany
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

OKCNittany, May 06, 2014
Photo of kob424
4/5  rDev -1%

kob424, May 04, 2014
Photo of Brianodon
4/5  rDev -1%

Brianodon, May 03, 2014
Photo of pveilleux
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

pveilleux, May 02, 2014
Photo of brentk56
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a clear amber color with three inch cap of foam; excellent retention and a curtain of lacing is left behind

Smell: Caramel, tea and tobacco, with hints of pine

Taste: The malt has an earthy aspect, with bready and caramel tones adding complexity; in the mid-palate, the hops take over, bringing piney bitterness that is supplemented by tea and tobacco; nicely balanced, into the finish, with a lingering bitter tone

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: There is a lot going on in this beer that doesn't necessarily come through on the first few sips; while this is not my favorite style, this is quite a good beer

Thanks, mj0126, for the opportunity

brentk56, May 02, 2014
Photo of scotorum
3.74/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

My first Mayflower brew, an in-state brand I had overlooked out of ignorance. Attracted by the name and by the fact I had read somewhere it is a good brewery.

Bottled on Feb. 16(?) 2014. Hard to read the numbers printed over text on the label. Self-served at 48 degrees.

Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a Tree House snifter.

a: Clear copper with an inch tall white head which receded to considerable surface foam and dense lacing.

s: Bready malt

t: Mild biscuity malt under a moderate hop bite. Some dark fruit notes appear later.

m: Light to moderate, good body.

o: A pretty good dinner drink, just not an awful lot of flavor, especially at first, leaving the hop bite prominent. Looks like it will be full of flavor, but comes up a bit short.

scotorum, Apr 29, 2014
Photo of dental
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

dental, Apr 29, 2014
Photo of brokentee
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

brokentee, Apr 27, 2014
Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

TheSevenDuffs, Apr 27, 2014
Photo of vdub191
4/5  rDev -1%

vdub191, Apr 27, 2014
Photo of nebula1999
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

nebula1999, Apr 27, 2014
Photo of JayO
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

JayO, Apr 26, 2014
Photo of Userme59
3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

Userme59, Apr 25, 2014
Photo of BKotch
4/5  rDev -1%

BKotch, Apr 22, 2014
Photo of meehandennis
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

meehandennis, Apr 22, 2014
Photo of Snellgg5
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Snellgg5, Apr 21, 2014
Photo of PIGuy9
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

PIGuy9, Apr 19, 2014
Photo of kvgomps
4/5  rDev -1%

kvgomps, Apr 19, 2014
Photo of sgregory
4/5  rDev -1%

sgregory, Apr 16, 2014
Photo of jaxon53
4/5  rDev -1%

jaxon53, Apr 13, 2014
Photo of jbeervt
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

jbeervt, Apr 13, 2014
Photo of JMScowcroft
4.35/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Mayflower Brewing Company - Mayflower Spring Hop, poured into a DFH Spiegelau IPA glass.

Look - Pours a beautiful filtered deep ruby amber with a terrific soapy head that dissipates at a moderate pace and leaves behind tons of sticky lacing. Perfect appearance.

Smell - Aroma is rich red malts with a nice pine/floral hop overlay. Some malty breadiness.

Taste - Clean and crisp, the malts sit back for a blast of resiny hops.

Mouthfeel - Rests quite bitter with a little bit of malt stickiness. Some malt heat booziness which is only slightly off-putting for the ABV. Light-medium bodied with low-medium carbonation.

Overall - Good hoppy amber/red. Big hops, of the piney, not juicy variety. A solid take on the style with some oomph for hop heads.

JMScowcroft, Apr 05, 2014
Photo of pinodorazio
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

pinodorazio, Apr 04, 2014
Mayflower Spring Hop from Mayflower Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 235 ratings.