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Brewed by Porterhouse
Style: American Pale Ale
Dublin, Ireland

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RATINGS: 247   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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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.


3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Deu (867) - Nantes, FRANCE - JUL 21, 2012
On tap at the porterhouse in Dublin. Strong taste with a bitter ending. I recommend.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (15990) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 16, 2012
Bottle from Beers of Europe, King’s Lynn, 5% ABV
Amber color; medium sized creamy head. Nice aroma of malt and caramel, with resiny hops. The caramel flavor is quite strong, the mouthfeel is dry; the hop is dry, very resiny, with some fruit (bitter oranges); strong bitterness.
Very American style; too much dry caramel flavor and harsh resins.
Earlier Rating: 6/1/2012 Total Score: 3.5
Draught at The Wharf, Aalborg
Hazy amber color, small creamy head. Another non-IPA, but a Golden Ale with a fair malt and caramel profile and a quite good hopping with mild aromatic components and resins.
Good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kiptheyip (46) - IRELAND - JUL 15, 2012
I liked this one. Pours dark amber with a v small white head. Lovely citrussy nose. Taste is citrus and malt.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EdKing (2071) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2012
Cask in Porterhouse Covent Garden. Light brown, clear, white head. Nose is citrousy fragrant, pithy orange. Taste is pithy orange juice, bitter orange tang, lots of citrous, but crystal malt caramel. Not really an American pale ale, as the crystal malt character makes the balance a bit wide of the mark.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichardGretton (4374) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2012
Bottle. Hazy looking bronze beer with a strong head. The aroma is strongly hopped with a reasonable amount of bitterness, the flavour is very bitter and hopped with a yeasty dry finish. Overall a nice well hopped and bitter beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joe19612 (2035) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2012
Tap at Porterhouse Central Dublin. Pours a orange yellow colour with a white head that soon goes. Aroma is hoppy with citrus and pine, the taste is light citrus grapefruit.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
moonbeer (5) - IRELAND - JUN 21, 2012 does not count
Wow what a pale ale, as soon as I popped the cap the hops hit me.lovely golden glass of ale from the bottle and the nose is hoppy and crisp.on taste its a winner, fruity malty and bitter, the hops just sing for me in this beer, I love it.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tide (2056) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 1, 2012
Draught at bar. Amber color, white head. Bitter, hoppy taste with caramel, grape and citrus. Dry bitter finish. Nice IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bren_Beer (19) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 11, 2012
330ml bottle. Pours golden/copper colour with small head. Fruity aroma. Flavour is again fruity hops, hints of turkish delight! Tasty and enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
xatu (22) - vitoria-gasteiz, SPAIN - MAY 7, 2012
Cupper colour with low white head. Aroma is hoppy, quite grassy and fruity. Taste is also grassy with some caramel notes and a lasting hoppy bitterness.


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