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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

232 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 232
Reviews: 83
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 36
Gots: 17 | 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 GarthDanielson
3.63/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured on-tap and served in a tumbler pint, the beer is a vibrant, slightly opaque, blended copper-amber coloring with a frothy, big bubbled, off-white head that settles into a filmy coating of the surface. Aromas are very well blended, with a complex malty backbone of caramel, nut, and toffee giving rise to a hoppy, floral, and resiny highlight. Flavors are hop forward, with a green and resiny hops presence overlaying a solid caramel and toasty malt backbone. There are some buttery toasted characteristics throughout, and even a buttered popcorn flavor at some points. Good, complex flavor profile. The aftertaste is mild, with a resiny and bitter blend, leading to a bitter and somewhat resiny, drying finish. Almost astringent. Decent brew, giving an interesting twist to the red style.

GarthDanielson, Mar 20, 2012
Photo of puboflyons
3.64/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle that appears to be stamped 1/30/13. Sampled on June 18, 2013.

The pour is a very attractive medium amber but there's little to no head and the carbonation seems a little slow and stagnant.

The aroma has a fine floral character like the blossoms of a New England spring. Also a moderate caramel malt character but it it still overpowered by the hops.

The body is medium with a vague acidic texture.

Wonderful hoppy taste with additional flavors of biscuit malts and sweetness. But even though the hops are predominant they still do not result in a biting bitterness.

puboflyons, Jun 18, 2013
Photo of jakorpi
3.65/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The first impression after evaluating the appearance and aroma was that this is a well-made beer that was going to deliver a lot interesting flavor. The color is medium amber, and the nose is very fragrant with dark and heavy aromas that are consistent with the color.

However, it doesn't follow through on the palate. It's light at the beginning with citrus and spice and finishes with a pleasant amount of hops accented my some malt. The problem is it does develop as much intensity as its nose leads you to expect. Maybe if the nose wasn't as powerful, the overall impression would be better since there wouldn't be such a disconnect between the nose and palate.

Since the beer was tasted on the day it was bottled, it was definitely as good as it gets. As a final thought, if you consider the price of $10 for a 12oz six pack, it is a good value. Anything better would definitely cost more.

jakorpi, Apr 08, 2011
Photo of Pahn
3.73/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into Duvel tulip. Packaged 2/17/12. Thanks to BA morningthief for picking me up this beer.

Appearance: Free pour yields a three inch, frothy and bubbly, bone-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a few rings of lacing. Pours a semi-translucent dark, brownish red, and leaves occasional lacing islands.

Smell: Citrusy hops, with a sweet mango note. Interesting dark malt background aromas that are difficult to describe further, but good.

Taste: Bready malt up front, with subdued citrus and mango hop flavor in the background. High bitterness relative to the rest of the flavor (gives a refreshing impression, at least for me). White bread aftertaste.

Good malt flavors, decent hop flavor. Well put together beer. Nothing flashy, but nothing to complain about either.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, a bit watery sometimes. Good carbonation (high side of moderate). Crisp, semi-dry finish.

Overall: Solid beer. Ideally would be consumed on tap, in abundance, with good company and/or over a good meal.

Pahn, Apr 02, 2012
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 Schlais
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Schlais, Aug 02, 2012
Photo of Griffith
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Griffith, Jan 23, 2014
Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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

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

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

JayO, Apr 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Mikeynas, Oct 21, 2012
Photo of Emkehr
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Emkehr, Jun 09, 2013
Photo of DrunkinYogi
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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

smutty33, Feb 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Focusf111, Jun 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

waiting4lunch, Mar 28, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Petegrieco, Jul 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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

frosted33, Apr 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

HawkIPA, Jun 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

jlordi12, Mar 17, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

pveilleux, May 02, 2014
Photo of Yabev15
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Yabev15, Apr 05, 2012
Photo of meehandennis
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

meehandennis, Apr 22, 2014
Mayflower Spring Hop from Mayflower Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 232 ratings.