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Brewed by Porterhouse
Style: American Pale Ale
Dublin, Ireland

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RATINGS: 228   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Foxbush (1262) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 10, 2012
Hop Head was the first beer tasted at the pub on Parliament Street in Dublin on 3 March, This was a nice change of pace from stouts at most of the pubs. Steven our bartender recommended it to me. The ale poured a clear deep amber in color and full head. The aroma was of citrus and some grapefriut on the tongue. This is nicely hopped ale with a balanced finish. The medium body ale had a lively carbonation. This is good APA for the Irish to enjoy. We noticed that other Irish brewers are brewing pale ales.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sizzler80 (447) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 2, 2012
Copper pour with a white lid. Aromas of hops, malt, spice, floral, grass, caramel. Medium carbonation and bittersweet. My mouth is left with a very slightly dry sensation. Good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stouby (3716) - Holbæk, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2012
Bottle at home. Clear dark golden with a beige ehad. Aroma moderate malty (caramel), heavy hoppy (citrus, spicy, pine). Flvor light sweet, heavy bitter, yet round. Medium body, ligh to medium carbonated.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ACD (626) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 6, 2012
Pours dark coppery orange, long lasting white head. Aroma of Orange peel, pine resin, slight caramel & woody notes. Fairly harsh bitter hop taste, orange peel prominent again, fairly thin mouthfeel though. A very decent USA inspired ipa. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kavu (2187) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 1, 2012
Pours amber with a low head. Aroma is very fruity and slightly hoppy. Flavor is fruits, malts and hops. Splendid.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kingstoni (1492) - 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 (2160) - 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.


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