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Brewed by Porterhouse
Style: American Pale Ale
Dublin, Ireland

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RATINGS: 221   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnicolaescu (682) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JUN 30, 2014
BOTTLE 33CL from dcmchew. Look: clear copper, off-white frothy to creamy head. Aroma: hops - red grapefruit, some sweetness, some resin, a bit toasty, More sweetness and caramel as it warms up. Taste: starts with some generic fruit light sweetness, light resin, dry, strong dry bitterness.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Senka (411) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 30, 2014
33cl bottle in IPA glass. Pours clear dark amber. Head is tanned, thick, soapy and with a beautiful lacing. Aroma of herbal hops. Quite raw. Strong malts, bitter hops, pleasant carbonation, full bodied velvet APA. If you need a hops-shot -> this beer is the right choice. I was saturated after one bottle.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
erickok (3410) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - JUN 24, 2014
Amber to brown, clean looks. Very American. Quite sharp, resin hops, sweet malts, not fruity though. Clean yeast. Light body yet bitter, clean but not crisp, due to the amber malts. A bit too heavy in the specialty malts, this beer, and too few more floral hops. Good brew though, quality stuff. (33cl bottle from Saveur Bière)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (2868) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 7, 2014
Bottle - Nice sweet caramel backbone with a light spicy, citrus hop. Cloudy gold with a long lasting beige head. Butterscotch and light bitter citrus hops. Nice and light, with some significant sweetness.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfearnley (820) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 6, 2014
Bottle to IPA glass Spruce, caramel, resin, and grapefruit. Amber with a long lasting bright white creamy head. Hops, vegetal, grapefruit, and wheat. It’s a bit thin though.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Klimaet (69) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2014
Shared a bottle with my dad. Pours clear dark golden amber with a longlasting white medium head. Aromas of hops, slight malt and citrus. Pretty flat taste of malt. Medium sweetness and bitterness. Slightly earthy.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gorm (1069) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUN 4, 2014
Klar gyllen farve med lys beige skum. Lukt av sitrusfrukter, malt og masse humle. Smak av malt, grapefrukt, gress og humle. Bitter avslutning. Melkebaren.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
triskaideka (127) - Killarney, IRELAND - MAY 19, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2014 bottle at home - pours dark amber with an off white head. Aroma is citrus from hops. Taste is malty - slightly sweet. Decent beer. Re-rated 29-Jun. Second bottle - all grapefruit aroma - coming through into the taste - full bodied. Glad a tried another - so hapy to bump up a few notches

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Psytron (1230) - Turku, FINLAND - MAY 14, 2014
Mild smell of hop. Dark golden colour, creamy beige head. Aroma of hops, earth, a faint of spruce. Watery body, fla tcarbon. Medium bitter.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Erzengel (2327) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - APR 27, 2014
Hand-pumped at the Porterhouse. Smooth in the beginning, very nice floral with hints if caramel. Nice Ale-Charakter, smooth and floral. Pine and earthy, smooth. The aftertaste is floral-caramel, hints of sourness, intense Ale-characteristic. Very nice! --> 13/12/13/13


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