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Mayflower Spring Hop - Mayflower Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

227 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 227
Reviews: 83
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 35
Gots: 14 | 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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hopley

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

03-24-2013 15:21:52 | More by hopley
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Celtics76

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -1%

05-19-2013 14:32:27 | More by Celtics76
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Horbar

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -1%

03-20-2013 00:04:51 | More by Horbar
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JakerLou

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -1%

03-03-2014 00:23:51 | More by JakerLou
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jneiswender

Massachusetts

4.2/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this beer at the brewery as part of the tour. Served in a sample glass from a new bottle. NIce clear amber body and an off white head. Well ramped up smells. Smell of nice citrus fruit and pine. Great resin, fruit flavor. Bitter but not a bomb. Good malt balance. Nice cereal flavor. Medium mouth feel. Great beer and I would have this again.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2012 02:44:30 | More by jneiswender
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mattparsons

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

03-01-2013 02:22:33 | More by mattparsons
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RMoeNay

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

02-23-2013 21:41:39 | More by RMoeNay
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tzieser

Arizona

4.33/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

had on tap at the pour farm tavern in downtown new bedford. served in a standard pint glass.

a: pours a darker than expected copper color with a fairly thick off white head. nothing crazy but i think the darker color is pretty cool. i was expecting a pilsner like appearance.

s: nice hop aromas. notes of pine, citrus and malty grains. the hops take up most of the nose but it's malt backbone is noticeable. very nice.

t: bright, crisp hop character. nice notes of piney citrus. hops dominate the palate but finishes clean and isn't too bitter at all thanks to a nice proportion of malt. one of the best spring beers i've had all year. i love nugget nectar, but this being so fresh and so local i'm definitely going to have more.

m&d: smooth mouthfeel; good drinkability.

an excellent hoppy beer that should have all BAs excited to try.

Serving type: on-tap

03-15-2011 16:47:46 | More by tzieser
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wdarcy77

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

03-26-2012 18:13:39 | More by wdarcy77
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BKotch

Texas

4/5  rDev -1%

04-22-2014 06:41:15 | More by BKotch
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scotorum

Massachusetts

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2014 22:48:42 | More by scotorum
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scxcrunner

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

08-25-2013 12:04:55 | More by scxcrunner
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Gushue3

Massachusetts

4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Pours orangy red and sits in my glass a cloudy deep amber red. Great 2 finger foamy head with great retention that goes nowhere. turns frothy and will not go away

S- Sweet floral hops

T- nice hop taste that insnt overpowering. nicely balanced between sweet and bitter

M- nice full characater with medium body. light carbonation that feels almost flat

O- really nice, refreshing beer that i wish would become a year round offering.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2011 00:48:00 | More by Gushue3
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Goldfishman

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

04-21-2012 00:57:02 | More by Goldfishman
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nebula1999

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

04-26-2014 23:17:24 | More by nebula1999
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Focusf111

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

06-01-2014 00:21:14 | More by Focusf111
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seplo

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -1%

02-23-2013 22:35:08 | More by seplo
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tpauer

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

05-04-2013 01:20:08 | More by tpauer
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GreenMountainBoy

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

05-27-2012 17:19:44 | More by GreenMountainBoy
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BostonPhilly

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

06-24-2013 20:33:11 | More by BostonPhilly
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kirkse

Florida

4/5  rDev -1%

04-08-2012 20:28:45 | More by kirkse
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PEBKAC

New York

4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Another throw in from the beer bandit. Bottled on 2/23/11.

Unexpected, clear dark orange/amber brew into my Ommegang Anniversary glass. A mountain of lumpy cream-colored head. Blotchy lace.

Smell is very green, like alfalfa pellets. Twiggy & just barely scented with sweet florals & graham crackers.

Gentle pine resin, florals & earth all playing around in the taste. Dark bread crust, salt, & just a twinge of actual bitterness that lingers just a moment. A little juicy. Faint citrus. Some dank. Quite gentle.

Body is a tad chalky. Carbonation is just okay. Alcohol is fine by me. Not at all thick.

A dry-hopping clinic going on here. This stuff is tasty. :D

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2011 04:06:00 | More by PEBKAC
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twelvsies

Maine

4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I miss Mayflower - but I was pleased to see that the missus brought back a 6er of this from Boston the other day. Pours a beautiful amber color, very clear, with a frothy dense head and great lacing down the glass. Nose is very hop forward - fresh and floral with a touch of mint or herbs and some tropical fruit, apricot maybe. Hops still plenty active on the palate, but this beer is more about balance. A nice biscuity malt backdrop and a subtle, earthy nuttyness play off the hops well. Not particularly bitter, just robust, bready, and hoppy. Crisp and smooth on the palate, and refreshing for as dark as it is. A good candidate for outdoor drinking this season by the grill. This is a nice take on a "fresh hop" seasonal - usually they are lighter but this is a good malty amber with the hop profile to match.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2011 00:06:09 | More by twelvsies
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BigCheese

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz Bottle, 3 weeks old.

A: Pours a clear, Deep Ruby Read, huge head with an olive tint, head, head thins out but lasts with you till the end. Leaves a "berlin wall" of lacing.

S: This is one you can smell as soon as you crack it open. Mix of rasin bread malts with juicy citrus/pine/ hops. More sweet citrusy than I remember it. Very enticing.

T: Starts of with a biscuity, lightly toasted malt sweetness, finishes with a herbal grassy pine/lime with a hint of grapefruit hop flavor. Overall a quite green/herbal/grassy flavor. Some spiceness (rye?) in there too from the malt backbone, also has a butter malt aspect towards end. Strong/interesting flavors.

M: Very Carbonated. Body is a bit thin/watery but for relatively low ABV that's not surprising. Leaves the palate dry. A beer that could hold up to an all day session and excellent to pair with food.

O: For the style this is really world class, an excellent example of NE microbrewery putting out an awesome beer in an often overlooked/under-appreciated style. A must buy for any fan of craft beer, tame enough for the masses, but well crafted in a way a true advocate can appreciate. I will make sure I buy this every spring.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2012 01:49:58 | More by BigCheese
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JMScowcroft

Vermont

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2014 18:09:43 | More by JMScowcroft
Mayflower Spring Hop from Mayflower Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 227 ratings.