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Mayflower Spring Hop - Mayflower Brewing Company

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Mayflower Spring HopMayflower Spring Hop

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231 Ratings

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Ratings: 231
Reviews: 83
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 36
Gots: 15 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

safaricook, Apr 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

Schmuckles, Apr 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Casterbridge, Apr 06, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -31.9%

alienlifeforcecube, Apr 05, 2013
Photo of Thads324
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

poured from a bottle with a clear date of 2/26/13

pours a medium mahogany with red hues. big white head that dissipates at a medium pace...

almost smells bitter. hoppy "green" smellwith a bit of dark bread. a bit of citrus, a bit of earth, a bit of pine. very nice

tastes just like it smells. starts light, transitions to a sweet flavor with grassy and tangerine hop flavor. bitterness hits towards the end with some pine and earth. Very bold bitterness towards the end, which really compliments the lighter hop flavor and mild sweetness at the beginning and middle. Malts are of very mild bread, a hint of blackberry and the slightest bit of caramel and toffee. Hops are just fantastic!

lighter body than you would expect from the appearance with a low carbonation that carries its aggressive bitterness. good lingering hop bitterness.

A simply fantastic beer. In a world where you can buy fresh summer beer before spring hits, this is a breath of fresh air! I'd love to see this year round. Very tasty, good hoppiness and drinkable as all hell. Great great stuff!

Thads324, Apr 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

DrunkinYogi, Apr 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

jmmy3, Apr 01, 2013
Photo of gcamparone
4.2/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter. Purchased in Wakefield, RI.

A- Pours a clear copper body with a 1 finger white head that reduces quickly. Leaves little lacing.

S- Literally smells like spring. Fresh citrus zest, floral notes, earthy, pine, caramel, toffee.

T- Very floral, with pine and citrus hop notes sitting on a solid sweet caramel malt backbone. Slight bitter aftertaste.

M- Medium-light body, crisp and refreshing.

A solid spring offering. I could easily put down a sixer of this. Easy drinker with a nice fresh taste.

gcamparone, Mar 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

hopley, Mar 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

DerekMorgan, Mar 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

LCannon4, Mar 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

Horbar, Mar 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

bpowers315, Mar 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

PEIhop, Mar 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

shehateme, Mar 11, 2013
Photo of Flounder57
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger head that reduced to a thin layer and left some nice lacing on the glass. It is a deep copper and amber color with good clarity and bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: Caramel and bready malts with some citrus and piney aromas in the rear. The scent is a bit on the light side and would be a lot better if it were more fragrant.

Taste: Same as above. Hops are nice with some lingering bitterness in the end.

Mouthfeel: Creamy and silky smooth, medium carbonation, and medium bodied.

Overall: Pretty nice amber/red. The taste could be cleaner and the aroma more noticeable, but I'm happy with this one.

Flounder57, Mar 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

bdoggboston, Mar 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

PatGreer, Mar 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

mattparsons, Mar 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Have had a couple of beers from this company before, but this is the first official review.

A: Beer pours a deep, dark amber color with not much of a head on it, thins out pretty fast but leaves some bubbles on the top.

S: Initial aroma is of grassy, floral notes and hops. Not too much else but the hops definitely dominate the smell.

T: Not much bite, do get more of a pine flavor as opposed to citrus or grapefruit. Hop flavor is sweet and satisfying and finishes with a dry yeast.

M: Very light and drinkable, not over powering in any aspect. Carbonation definitely brings out the hop flavor.

O: Very delicious, but also very tame hop type beer. Have had their IPA and that was pretty strong, dont think thats what they were going for here. Kind of reminds me of what Samuel Adams did with their Alpine Spring.

SouljaSaia17, Feb 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

2dashes, Feb 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

seplo, Feb 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

RMoeNay, Feb 23, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

oldedog, Feb 23, 2013
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3.81/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pleasant tangerine amber color.
Half finger of off white head, quick to fade.

Pleasant ripe pine nose with some floral hoppiness.

Taste is also lots of pine, dry hop with subtle floral notes. Maybe a hint of orange citrus. Bigger malt than I would have expected. Really rich and full flavored.

Feel is dry but robust. Medium bodied. Lingering dry hop on the finish.

Overall, seems to fit the bill well, but not a spectacular option. Well balanced, but nothing super complex. Just very likeable and straightforward. Makes a good pairing for the spring thaw while the sun goes down. Was hoping for a bit more hop though given the name. Great to have Mayflower available in CT now though.

dheacck11, Feb 22, 2013
Mayflower Spring Hop from Mayflower Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 231 ratings.