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Porterhouse Hop Head

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Brewed by Porterhouse
Style: American Pale Ale
Dublin, Ireland

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RATINGS: 263   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
In response to growing interest in American style pale ales the Porterhouse has decided to resurrect a beer from our past. Based on a beer brewed somewhat ahead of its time, in our brewpub days, Hop Head is a highly aromatic, bitter, pale ale, made with the intention of satisfying the hop heads amongst us. Amber coloured, with a distinct malt character, generous use of hops for bittering and the triple addition of cascade and Hallertau Northern Brewer hops gives a conspicuous citrus character for both aroma and flavour. Along with a slightly higher alcohol content this results in a rich, fruity beer with an oily, citrus hop character and wonderfully rich, full mouthfeel.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CraftBeerNick (1248) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2015
Tap at Dublin Airport, Gate 407 :) 26th July 15. Swung a pint of this back whilst waiting. Pours clean, clear. Fairly lively. Aroma is minimal, slight hops. Taste is clean, slight bitterness, easy drinking, nothing remarkable, but fine

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jorn69 (1710) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2015
Bottle (330 ml) @ Lilla Puben, Kalmar 150720. Fruity and malty, caramely and light hoppy, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is dry and fruity.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jredmond (6284) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUL 9, 2015
Draft at the source with the family. Pours an amber body with thin creamy white head. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of caramel malt, sugary biscuits and light spice. Eh, a bit bland overall.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
artemb (113) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - JUL 4, 2015
Aroma: grapefruit, caramel. Taste: moderate to string bitterness. Flavour: grapefruit, resin, white bread, light fruits. Dry bitterness in the aftertaste. A good session hoppy beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lilja (2124) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 3, 2015
Flaska från Saveur-bier delad med Daniel. En maltig pale ale som jag har svårt att kala APA eftersom humlen är så försynt. Men det är en fin karamellig maltbas, citrus toner som tillsammans skapar en fin söt lite fruktig smakbild. Trevlig.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blackradioboy (106) - SCOTLAND - JUN 29, 2015
Tap from Covent Garden. Nice and refreshing on a hot day. Sweet and slight perfume on the tongue. Bitter finish. Good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vignale (2533) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2015
Flaska från Saveur-bier delad med Petrus. En maltig pale ale som jag har svårt att kala APA eftersom humlen är så försynt. Men det är en fin karamellig maltbas som skapar en fin söt lite fruktig smakbild. Trevlig.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (8602) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUN 9, 2015
Pour on tap at the brewpub, clear dark orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of grass, pine, herbal notes into some slight citrus, caramel and toffee malts in the background. Taste was a mix of grass, floral, herbal hops, some bread, biscuit, and caramel, slight citrus, finishing fairly bitter.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MiP (14446) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2015
Bottle at KØ15. Spicy hop note. Clear dark amber colour. Spicy hop flavour. Clean bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sunevdj (3479) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours a clear amber with a small off-white head. Bitter with aromas of sprucy hops and toasted caramel malts. Medium to light bodied. Medium to soft carbonation. Bitter finish.


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