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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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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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
charlotte (4080) - rødovre, DENMARK - APR 27, 2011
Bottle.Copper colour with medium white head who stays.Fruity of citrus and lemon,dry bitter and with taste of cacade hops and good malty finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2011
Drank @ The Porterhouse, London in both bottle and keg form. Pours a hazy copper/red, with a thick creamy off white head. Fruity aroma, mainly citrus and a light berry, with a solid malt backing. Same for taste, with a medium bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Plovmand (6301) - Helsinge, DENMARK - APR 20, 2011
From bottle. Pours clear amber with a medium white head. The nose is floral hops with notes of anise, light peach and berries. Quite floral hoppy flavour with a long bitter finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
saxo (13796) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 19, 2011
Bottle from Salling. 5% version Medium head with medium duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are grass, malt, caramel, citrus and hops. Semi bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hansen (6429) - Assentoft, DENMARK - APR 17, 2011
Medium to dark yellow and clear. Has a white head, medium duration. Aroma of sulfur, rubber, heavy hoppy, citrus and grass. Flavor is moderate sweet to a start, then finish heavy bitter. Dry texture.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zita (4513) - Assentoft, DENMARK - APR 14, 2011
light hoppy,flowers aroma,golden, clear, white foam, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, nice hoppy flower finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (10367) - Randers, DENMARK - APR 14, 2011
Bottle. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Dark yellow colour. Heavý hoppy and light malty aroma. Heavy bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (12323) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 9, 2011
Draught@Hilpeä Hauki, Helsinki
Clear amber color, small off-white head. Raisiny fruity aroma. Light to medium bodied. Quite active carbonation. Raisiny, slightly hoppy flavor. Nutty finish. Decent bitter/APA ... but why name is Hop Head?

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maria (10121) - Thisted, DENMARK - APR 8, 2011
It’s beautiful orange-red/copper with a creamy, lasting head. The aroma is fruity with notes of citrus and malt. The flavour has a light sweetness and notes of citrus, fruit, caramel, and the finish is dry with a light bitterness. It’s refreshing and charming.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jesperhammer (2814) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 2, 2011
01-MAR-2011, bottle @home, from "Magasin". Orange looking with lasting beige head. Nose is hoppy in a fruity way. Grape fruit, hmm! apricots? and tangerine. Taste is on the fruity side as well. Don’t get me wrong here, it is hoppy bitter all right it just has much more going on. I have had two of Porterhouse brews lately but this is the best so far. Light in body, quite malty though. Fantastic pale ale. I cannot believe it is from Ireland:-)


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