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Brewed by Porterhouse
Style: American Pale Ale
Dublin, Ireland

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RATINGS: 223   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.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kingstoni (1472) - FINLAND - JAN 6, 2012
Tap. Clear amber with a thin blond head. Hoppy aroma is floral, fruits and cyrup. Very bitter taste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Archibaldo de la Cruz (1122) - FINLAND - DEC 31, 2011
Golden colour with a white head. Citrusy hoppy aroma with notes of malt. Quite dry, bitter flavour with fruity hops and malt. Bitter aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 18, 2011
Dark orange colored with little yellow head. Lemony, bit peachy aroma with grass and some pine. Medium bodied, smooth palate. Flavor is fruity as well with grass, thin peach and pine, aftertaste is also nicely hopped.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcot (771) - Campomorone, ITALY - NOV 27, 2011
Al Porterhouse di Londra, una buona (poco) pale ale molto luppolata che non esce dal solito cascade, ma comunque potabile

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
suprchunk (2103) - Crestview, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2011
Amber colored pour, hint of a caramel hue. Big off-white head that stays the course and leaves ample lacing behind. Big hop aroma. Citrus and malt mixed in as well. Taste of hops an malt. Nice medium-bodied mouthfeel. Nice beer to have when you want Celebration Ale, but don’t want all the ABV.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheJestersBeer (2034) - SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2011
Bottled. Clear Amber, white head. Very hoppy, fruity nose, lots of grapefruit peel, apricots, pine, herbs. Dry, medium body, high bitterness. Fruity, hoppy taste, grapefruit, malt, pine, apricots. (2011-10-05)

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
KingCecil (2042) - DENMARK - OCT 11, 2011
Bottle..... it pours clear amber with a large tan head.... The aroma is hops, anise, berries..... the flavor is bitter hoppy, licorice, anise....

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
swoopjones (5666) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2011
Draft at Black Door in Helsinki. Darker copper pour, citrusy bitterness. Like a hopped up smithwicks. Tobacco notes in the malt driven flavor.decent bitterness Ok

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zvikar (3370) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - SEP 21, 2011
Shared at a tasting, thanks Eyal for this one, pours clear orange to red with a nice head, aroma of pineapple, lemon, malt and some cheesy notes, flavor of onion, grapefruit peel, intense bitterness and low sweetness, medium bodied, nice

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (5657) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 14, 2011
Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks zvikar. Clear amber with a white head. Hoppy aroma of flowers, grapefruits and a bit of pine needles. Bitter hoppy flavor, piney and slightly resinous. Medium-bodied.


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