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Brewed by Porterhouse
Style: American Pale Ale
Dublin, Ireland

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RATINGS: 291   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   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
Desverger (7349) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2013
Tap@Charlies Bar, Copenhagen - Golden/amber pour with a small persistent white head. Hoppy floral taste and aroma, with a strong malty caramel base - a slight sweet spice on the palate, good bitter finish. Decent drop this.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (5742) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - SEP 9, 2013
Gold pour with creamy white head and lace. Aroma of caramel malt and citrusy hops. Flavor of caramel malt and an nice citrus bitter finish. Medium bodied with good carbonation. quite the pleasant beer

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2013
Wharf, Aalborg, DK, Tap, 100713. Amber with white head. Aroma of malt and spices. Flavour with caramel and fruit.
Earlier Rating: 5/14/2011 Total Score: 3.2
From Salling, DK. Bottled, 140511. Amber with white head. Aroma of citrus and hay. Flavor with fruit and malt.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mzaar (2636) - Varberg, SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2013
Flaska från The Drink Store, Dublin. Bärnstensfärgad med fluffigt vitt skum. Dofter av grapefrukt, citron, melon, röda bär och tallbarr. Väl tilltagen beska i smaken, där jag saknar viss sötma. Samma smaker som i doften. Oljig munkänsla.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
northropfrye (3123) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 17, 2013
Tap at Porterhouse Central. Light amber body, foamy head, lacing. Resinous aroma. Taste is bitter with a nice touch of sweetness. Nice APA.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Andy_ (1032) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 13, 2013
Clear Dark orange to copper beer with a nice long lasting head. Apple kind of fruity and grassy aromas. Also fruity fresh taste with woody bitter finish. Thin to medium mouthfeel, lively carbonation. A refreshing bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
strangehorse (75) - - JUN 28, 2013
Surprisingly tasty pale ale from the Porterhouse company...depth in flavour and proper "shaving foam" head.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (7802) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2013
on Tap @ the Porterhouse, Dublin .. . Pours a deep amber gold .. . decent foam .. . lemon grass and sap .. . medium mouth .. . long bitterness, spot on in that aspect .. . good stuff .. . . 100% of people who drink water will die. Hot dogs too.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
WheatKing (1328) - Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA - MAY 12, 2013
Ohhh a local style made by a European brewery. Aroma is resinous earth and stinging grapefruit, crystal really comes through in the flavour, lasting citrus finish. Pretty hoppy, I wouldn’t think twice about calling this an IPA. Also I think the description is outdated and the recipe has changed... Centennial took centre stage here.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beer5000 (5774) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 6, 2013
330 ml bottle. Clear golden body with a small off-white head. Aroma of refreshing citric fruit like grapefruit and dry malt. Flavor is nice and refreshing, soft caramel malt, fruity and decent bitterness. Medium body and bitter, fruity aftertaste. Not super complex, but a nice and easy drinkable IPA with a good bitterness.


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