Mayflower Spring Hop | Mayflower Brewing Company

BA SCORE
90
outstanding
278 Ratings
Mayflower Spring HopMayflower Spring Hop
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mayflower Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
mayflowerbrewing.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Reagan1984 on 03-12-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
278
Reviews:
88
Avg:
4.06
pDev:
10.34%
 
 
Wants:
39
Gots:
38
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 278 |  Reviews: 88
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of Abe_Froman
4.09/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sgregory
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of portia99
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a Dogfish Head signature glass.

A - Pours an unexpectedly dark magohony and amber mix with a strong two fingers of khacki dense foam with excellent staying power. As the head dies slowly it leaves behind an even coating of fine bubbled lace all over the glass.

S - Very fresh hop aromas up front here. Nice combination of citrus, pine, grass and spicy hops. Citrus takes the lead, but the variety of hop character is all allowed to shine thru nicely. Only a trace of breadlike malt sneaks past the hops into the aroma.

T - Hops and malt work together in the flavor with a bit more balance than the aroma. Firm hop bitterness with the sweetish caramel driven malt rides underneath it slightly. Layers of resiny hops thru the middle - I get more pine than anything else in here, but there is definitely citrus and grassy contributions too. Very good, but a bit less impressive than the aroma - which is always a bit of a disappointment for me.

M - Medium bodied with equivalent carbonation level. Feels very bright and fresh. Resiny but not quite sticky in feel. Very fresh tasting - coincidentally? makes me think of stepping outside on the first warm spring day aqnd breathing in the smells of spring.

O - This is an excellent American pale ale. This has such a great fresh character to it. Not sure how well this will hold up over time, but it certainly is very nice with only a couple weeks or less on it. This could very easily become my go to spring seasonal.

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Photo of vande
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of DonFrap
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of stephens101
3.88/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark amber with a shiny, two-finger tan froth. Smells of faint caramel and tea leaves. Malty with persimmon and mild herbal hops. Medium in body. Like it but don't love it, but I'll definitely take some more of it.

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Photo of jayhunter357
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of Jayli
4.33/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured in to a pint glass

A: This beer pours a clear, deep copper/amber color with a one finger of foamy, rocky off white. Head retains nicely and leave sticky sheets of lacing on the glass.

S: Nose is a nice big caramel malt profile with piney and citrus hop presence.

T: Taste is a very well balanced brew here! Taste starts with piney hop notes before the malt profile takes over. Nice biscuity notes and a touch of caramel come through. Mild pine and a nice grapefruit zest give a nice bite. The bite is calmed by a hint of grassy earthy notes and a touch of sweetness finish this one out.

M: Lighter side of medium body, medium carbonation, nice crisp body, dry in the middle with a bit sticky finish.

D: Goes down very easily, tasty, not too filling, mild kick, nice representation of style. This is definitely a beer that I will be revisiting numerous times this spring!

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Photo of Mikeluzzjr
3.46/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Celtics76
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of smutty33
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of meehandennis
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of bum732
4.35/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

S: Fresh hops, resiny, some pine, grapefruit, some breadiness, candy-like hops.

L: Deep burnt orange, light tan head, creamy retention and solid lacing.

T: Grapefruit rind like hop with key limes. Semi-grassy sweetness followed by a rind-like bitterness. Typical hoppy dryness.

M: Medium light mouthfeel, medium carbonation.

Solid beer, unique aroma and taste, very rind like and a great hop aroma. Absolutely love this brewery.

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Photo of Rekrule
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of gonzo000
3.89/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

pours a beautiful copper color with a 2 finger head. Head is especially fluffy and airy. Smell is a bit off, almost a dried herb sent (yes, that herb). Taste is a nice mix between ale and hoppy goodness. Feel is smooth - easy to drink. Overall it is a very good beer, not quite outstanding - but teetering not he brink.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of ms11781
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Packaged on 2/23/2011. 12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Pours a dark copper, almost amber color with a 1 finger off white head with great retention. The head is made up of fluffy foam that sticks to the glass with each sip.

Outstanding nose. Very well balanced. Great citrus and floral hops aromas are matched with a great malt sweetness. The hop aromas smell amazingly fresh and the sweetness is an excellent complement to them.

The taste follows along with the nose. There is an extremely "fresh" taste to the beer. The citrus and floral hops blend together along with a nice caramel malt background to give it a nice balanced taste through the front and middle. A nice fruity taste takes over towards the back end, light fruit, an almost melon like taste that is extremely enjoyable. There is a bit of a bite at the very end, maybe some bitterness but it may just be the carbonation.

Medium bodied with a medium carbonation. The beer feels very smooth and yet at times the carbonation feels quite lively, mostly at the finish.

This beer has excellent drinkability. No ABV is listed (as of yet) on the label, brewer's website, or this site but it feels like it's in the range where you drink a few pints of this and really enjoy them over the course of a night.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Mayflower Spring Hop from Mayflower Brewing Company
4.06 out of 5 based on 278 ratings.
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