Mayflower Spring Hop - Mayflower Brewing Company
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4.13/5 rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
First Review on BA.
Serving Type -- Two 12oz bottles, in a big "20 oz" beer mug that actually fits 23.90 oz. Not quite a maskrug, but a worthy vessel in any case. (for $1 @ Dollar Store, by the way. Check the endcaps.)
Appearance -- Color is surprising for such a hoppy ale, would expect far more malty tones based on presence of red. Before pouring, I had assumed it was closer to the IPA-ish end of the spectrum, based on what I had heard about hoppiness levels. Once poured, no longer sure what to expect. Color is dark, a brown-with-heavy-red overtones, but is misleading relative to taste.
Smell - Despite owning a "power nose", tough to discern anything unique. Similar to an IPA, as best i can make out.
Taste - First, immediate, taste on a clean palate is truly redolent, in a big way, of copper or other metal (Amstel Light or Strohs, almost "rusty"), but almost ****<b><u>immediately</b></u>**** (within seconds) is superseded by the big big big big big big big big "Big Pine Tree" hops tones. Afterwards, some malty aftertastes, mixed with bitter hops.
Mouth Feel -- I am not sophisticated enough to put a fine point on things related to mouth feel, but my impression is that this is lighter/smoother than a stout or porter or even a heavy nut brown. Feels about as heavy as a IPA or lager. Liquid, not creamy in any way. Crisp.
Overall -- Wow. Talk about crazy good hop combo. Pine trees. Big pine trees. Very unique, intense combination of flavors. Color adds to overall surprise/wow factor. Me likey.
Serving type: bottle
04-01-2012 00:13:32 | More by A_Casual_Fan
Mayflower Spring Hop from Mayflower Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 181 ratings.