Mayflower Spring Hop - Mayflower Brewing Company
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3.85/5 rDev -4.7%
Mayflower Spring Hop Ale
12 oz brown bottle
03/06/12 jet ink on the side of label
Served in a 20 oz tulip
Pours a reddish crimson color with a decent head on top. Trails of sticky lace cling to the side of the glass.
Nice aroma of malts, but also some hoppy notes of citrus fruits too.
The mouthfeel provides a chewy malt backbone with hints of caramel sweetness. The finish provides a nice hop snap with flavors of green apples and citrus inspired grapefruit.
An enjoyable spring time beer from Mayflower. Having this beer reminds me that I need to plan a trip to visit the brewery down in Plymouth.
03-29-2012 22:26:29 | More by Hibernator
4.4/5 rDev +8.9%
12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.
A: Pours golden/amber with a thick white head. Great retention and sticky lacing.
S: Lots of American hops. Pine and tropical fruits. Distinct grapefruit and some mango and melon. Green grass clippings. It smells like spring. Underlying malt scents are very sweet. Crystal and caramel malt.
T: Sweet malt flavors open, then step aside and let grapefruit and pine hop flavors take the helm. Pleasant grainy tastes mid-palate. Bitterness builds. Tropical melon tastes play in the background. Dry finish with hop bitterness and faint grainy tastes lingering.
M: Medium bodied, but very full and creamy. Firm carbonation adds crispness and enhances drinkability.
O: A hoppy, flavorful, and very drinkable spring seasonal.
Notes: Wow! This has got to be one of the best spring seasonals on the market. Perfect warm weather beer. Hop heads will love it too. It is certainly bitter enough. This now sits behind nugget nectar at the top of the amber/red style in my mind. Best in Mayflower's lineup next to their porter.
04-02-2011 18:12:10 | More by ryan1788a5
3.95/5 rDev -2.2%
12 oz dark brown bottle. Packaged on Date stamped on label.
Served in a SA etched fluted glass.
It's a deep coppery amber color with a 1" fast-fading white head. Some sticky and trailing lacing.
Almost IPA-quality resinous hop nose. Some citrusy and flowery aromas vie for attention, as does a light smell of rye toast.
The taste reminds me of some rye ales at first gulp. The edgy hop bitterness give way a bit to a honey and malty sweetness.
A very tasty brew and a nice beer to welcome in the spring.
Will pair nicely with grilled burgers and brats.
03-25-2011 23:40:13 | More by BeerResearcher
3.78/5 rDev -6.4%
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.
05-23-2014 00:12:07 | More by PicoPapa
3.9/5 rDev -3.5%
This beer pours a light reddish orange color with a decent white head. the smell is floral and hoppy, slightly earthy. the flavor is hops and floral earthy notes very light bodied and well carbed. not sure what it is about the hop flavor but its not what i look for in my beers, not that it is bad. i lie mayflower, but prefer their darker beers to the ipa and spring hop.
06-29-2011 00:36:28 | More by rowingbrewer
4.5/5 rDev +11.4%
12oz into pint glass. This beer has confirmed that low ABV american red ales are among some of my favorite beers. No freshness date, although this arrived at my local store within the last few days.
A- Dark ruby amber, did not know this was an amber ale until I poured it. Orangey tan creamy head sticks nicely and has some pretty solid retention. A very attractive pour.
Floral and fruity hops- could get lost in the nose. Very sweet and sugary.
T- Follows the nose- great hop flavor, mostly fruity, some floral notes and a bit of pine resin, mild bitterness but it's much more aromatic/flavorful than bitter. Slight toasty bready malt compliments the hops without overstepping it's role.
M- Perfect balance, oozing flavors, no off-notes, splendid carbonation. Light compared to other beers, but just right considering the ABV.
O- I think I found a new favorite seasonal. This beer is the east coast answer to Stone's Levitation (of which I'm a huge fan)- however this has a bit more 'oomph' behind it, both in flavor and ABV. Glad I bought 2 6ers, will have to grab some more before this is gone. Well done, Mayflower. Thanks for coming to RI!
04-11-2011 13:45:37 | More by ShogoKawada
4.03/5 rDev -0.2%
a purplish/amber beer produces a sizable soft off-white head that sticks around for a while and laces very nicely.
some caramel malts give way to herbal/floral/woody, citrus and grassy hops.
starts with some crackery malts with a ton of caramel and then a rush of hops come in providing some spicey, herbal, floral, citric and pine flavors. a bit toasty, but hoppy and balanced.
medium bodied a bit resiny and a bit sticky with subtle but present carbonation.
another quality, though not quite mind-blowing, Mayflower beer. They are always worth the money, and this is another example of that.
03-17-2012 04:45:58 | More by silentjay
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
4.13/5 rDev +2.2%
Had a sample of this brew at a local beer store and loved it! Had to grab a bottle. 12oz bottle, packaged on 02/24/11...
A: A gorgeous clear ruby red and slight copper color with a 1 inch off white head that fades quickly to a bubbly lace. Very good.
S: Smells of a nice sweet hop immediately upfront followed by some nice earthy citrus and some nice faint malts on the backend. This smells great. Very good.
T: A nice dry bitter hop which is quickly followed by earthy grain and breadiness. Some grassy bitterness in the middle and a slight almost cranberry flavor buried on the back. Good.
M: Medium body with a good carbonation. A very dry finish. Good.
O: All in all, this is a great beer. A nice bitter clean hop is the staple of this beer. It is nicely balanced by some tame grains and malts. Definitely try this if you like hoppy ambers! Great beer. May be the best I've tried from Mayflower yet!
04-22-2011 01:44:41 | More by steve8robin
Mayflower Spring Hop from Mayflower Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 230 ratings.