Maine Mead Works HoneyMaker Dry Hopped Mead



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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.32/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
Dry Hopped Mead gets its name from the dominant citrus-like flavor and aroma imparted from the dry hopping process, which involves aging the mead with fresh whole leaf hops.

It is clear gold/ yellow in appearance. Cascade hops contribute its strong fruity aroma with hints of pine, grapefruit, and subtle floral notes. An enhanced mouth-feel results in a medium-full bodied wine that has a well balanced burst of fresh grapefruit flavor, subtle hint of honey and natural bitterness of the hops.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tchaos (428) - New York, USA - MAY 15, 2015
750 ml bottle from the meadery. Pours a still, clear light gold. Aroma of mild hops and very faint earth. Taste is spice forward, with a honey and alcohol finish. Slightly thin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (10259) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 8, 2013
Tried this at the meadery. Pours a clear gold. Citrus right away, light hops with a soft grapefruit backbone. Bright citrus, sweet into the finish. Lemon and citrus, hints of citric acid. Very neat.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ernesto987 (6005) - Arizona, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Sample at the Julios meadfest, wow this is really odd, I hate hopped meads I dont like these

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bvc (1242) - Washington, USA - DEC 30, 2012
750ml corked bottle. Pours a very light thin looking straw yellow. Slight green apple, big butter blast, touch of hop..but not much. Drinks slightly dry, oaky butter mostly, crisp white grape...but mostly butter with some floral perfumey notes. Dryness and the butter kills it for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
riversideAK (6260) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 29, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2013 Buttery honey nose and some c hops. Pale yellow pour like chaedonay. Flavors of buttered popcorn honey and c hops. Smooth balanced buttered. Too bad for the butter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
williamstome (1826) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 11, 2012
My first mead, so this may not be as objective as it should be. Hoppy aroma, sweet honey smoky hop flavor. Better than expected based on small tastes of other mad. Like a honey pale ale. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Travlr (23968) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 7, 2012
Bottle. Clear pale yellow colir. Aromabof bitter stamens. Taste is bitter and dry straw and licorice. We took a vote and decided that dry hopping doesnt work for meads.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MicroGrog (362) - FT: Stale Polotmav in Queens, New York, USA - JUL 25, 2012
Decent-sized pour @ Meadhall in Cambridge. Most of the other meads were only available by the full bottle. :/ Glistening, clear, pale gold. The incredibly floral scent of dry hop just expands & fills my personal space. Smells like a bowl of strong citrus punch being served in a room full of sweet wildflowers. Tastes of white wine, melon, menthol, & pungent hops. Though the honey didnt seem to add much aside from a moderate boost in body, it was semi-sweet, not too waxy, & the end result was silky on the tongue. This bottle easily tops the short list of drab, dry-hopped meads that Ive tried. :)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sisuspeed (62) - New Hampshire, USA - JUN 18, 2012
Clear, golden honey appearance. Nose is earthy, honey-laced grapefruit with a hint of mineral white grape. Pine hops, pitch and honey on the tongue. Body is fairly dry and smooth with alcohol building towards the finish. Overall, this is a well executed mead. Im more of a fan of hops in the aroma than in the flavor, but still fun to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbill (3616) - Laurel, New York, USA - JUN 9, 2012
750 ml bottle shared with my wife. Pours a pale gold with no head. This is a still mead. Pleasant aroma of honey with some light earthiness and some some citrus. The flavor is watery honey again with some mild earthiness followed by some citrusy hops. Some mild bitterness from the hops and a bit of dryness at the finish.

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