Mayflower Spring Hop | Mayflower Brewing Company

Mayflower Spring HopMayflower Spring Hop
BA SCORE
84.9%
Liked This Beer
4.01 w/ 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
Ranking:
#4,064
Reviews:
88
Ratings:
278
Liked:
236
Avg:
4.01/5
pDev:
10.47%
Alströms:
4.2
 
 
Wants:
39
Gots:
38
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 278 |  Reviews: 88
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3.25/5  rDev -19%

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3.25/5  rDev -19%

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3.25/5  rDev -19%

Photo of JratBones
3.35/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cunning_stunt
3.43/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mikeluzzjr
3.46/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jdhilt
3.47/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a three-finger cream head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Nice crystal clear, deep amber color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Nose is light grapefruit hops, flavor is grapefruit, bread and tiny hints of caramel. Close to an IPA. Lingering bitter aftertaste. $1.79 for a 12oz bottle from Kappy's Fine Wine & Spirits Peabody, Ma.

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Photo of DirtyPenny
3.47/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Wachusett Brewing pint glass.

A: Poured with a pinky of off-white head. Crystal clear brown with slight ochre highlights.

S: Hoppy. Not overpoweringly so, but the piney hop qualities are all I could really notice.

T: And again, as the name might already have you expecting, this one comes out hoppy. Pine needles and a little pale malts with some bitterness throughout and a touch of toastiness on the end.

M: Light and sticky and foamy. Like drinking a rabbit.

O: I need to stop trying very highly rated brews where hops are playing the main stage. Not that I can't enjoy them, or didn't enjoy this, but I feel like I'm not getting as much out of it as others are. An enjoyable clean brew that tastes a little like a coniferous forest. Good if you're into that sort of thing.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of Mattymystique
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of jujigatame
3.53/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle into nonic pint

Got about three fingers of light colored head with an aggressive pour. A little pillowy on top. Color is a nice deep, dark amber red/brown. There’s a bit of chill haze but it is short lived. Some lacing but not much.

Smell is very piney and resiny. It’s a sharp smell and you could probably pick up the hops off this one from 7-8 feet away. Some citrus comes through as well but it’s more pith than fruit.

The taste has a lot more of the pine at first. That fades out some to let malt come through towards the end of the taste. Bitterness hits pretty well at and I think it could use more balancing out. Maybe the hop high point doesn’t have to be so high. Any fruit I get in the taste is not sweet but tending towards bitter, much like how the smell was. The sharpness of the pine lessens somewhat as the beer warms up a little but it is still the dominant flavor. This also makes the beer feel a little smoother overall with the malt coming forward some more.

Mouthfeel is good overall. The carbonation is somewhat prickly on the tongue. Aftertaste feels neither wet nor dry to me. Comes off fairly neutral. The bitter citrus lingers but not that strongly.

I like a hoppy amber. Zoe from Maine Beer Co. was great for me. However, Spring Hop feels like it needs some evening out. The malt didn’t present enough overall for my taste and I kept feeling more like I was having an IPA at points than an amber. This is not to say the beer was bad in any way. It was fresh and very tasty but just not quite what I’d had in mind going in. The total is not equal the sum of the parts when I work out the scoring. I’d be happy to try Spring Hop again and perhaps I’d enjoy it more while not thinking in terms of a review.

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3.53/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks goes out to TheManiacalOne for this beer.

PKG 04/07/11

Pours a nice clean/clear dark golden amber color, nice carbonation, nice one-finger creamy off-white head, with some nice sticky lacing left behind. The nose is big on malts, with some slight spice note. The taste is sweet, malty, slightly spicy. Medium Body. A tasty brew.

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3.54/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.54/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.61/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Mayflower Spring Hop from Mayflower Brewing Company
Beer rating: 84.9% out of 100 with 278 ratings
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