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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: 295   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Unde (859) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 17, 2016
Clear golden to orange beer with nice head on top. Aroma has American hops, grapefruit and some sweet fruits too. Taste is a bit mild but with nice hop punch in the end with grapefruit and pine hops. Lightish body and medium carbonation.

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2.1
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Michael27 (714) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 12, 2016
Aus der Flasche getrunken (Händlerlieferung). Dunkles Amber im Glas und in der Nase leichte Käsearomen. Nachhaltige Bitternoten aus 4 Hopfensorten.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Scrumpy369 (445) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 8, 2016
On tap at porterhouse. Dark amber colour small white head. Nose is like cheese. Taste is low bitterness with lownsourness. Feels like a strange citrussy ipa.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
danielst (327) - AUSTRIA - JUN 27, 2016
33 cl bottle: Red amber color. Earthy british-style hop aroma, a bit of citrus. Caramel malt flavor up front, slightly metallic though, finishing on a more dominant earthy hop bitterness that lasts longer than expected. Rather nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hansvf (679) - - JUN 13, 2016
Goed hoppig, maar een hop die ik minder vind. Denk weer de cascade. Wel prima verder.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ben4321 (5646) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 29, 2016
Draft at Porterhouse Covent Gardens. Mostly clear orange with a creamy beige head and heavy lace. Caramel and buttery aroma, some earthy hops. Flavor is similar. Finishes somewhat dry. Nice feel. Very clean and smooth.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TaxiDriver (1732) - Stadland, GERMANY - MAR 29, 2016
A nice smell of grapefruit and hops, not that strong. The small white creamy head has a long duration, the body is dark orange. A light bitter and fruity taste. The body is medium strong, dry and light creamy with a soft carbonation. A nice and rather soft beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nazzty (1256) - Ödåkra - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - MAR 29, 2016
Nice American Pale Ale from this Irish brewery. The crispiness and freshness is somewhat missing, but instead a familiar Irish sweetness finds its way into this brew.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
cold1 (6) - - MAR 27, 2016 does not count
hay, earthy, lightly bitter, lightly sour, light body, average carbonation,

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
aleksander9 (1343) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 22, 2016
Golden with white head. Light spicy and hoppy. Dry, crisp and stale finish. Overall: meh


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