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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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lusikka (6767) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 4, 2011
Draught @ Pannuhuone, Kuopio.
Pours a dark copper colour with a white, lacy head. Aroma of sweet malts, caramel and grass. Flavour of crispy hops, caramel, mild nuts and grass. Medium bodied with a slick mouthfeel and a long, bitter finish. Highly drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (4331) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 4, 2011
Draught @ Pannuhuone, Kuopio

Pours orange with a foamy head. Aroma has hints of hops and citrus. Taste is quite hoppy with notes of malts and fruits. Bitter, sticky finish. Quite good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (3003) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2014 Bottled. Pours clear, pale amber with a large, off-white, rocky head. Fair lacings. Nose of citrus and piney notes. Medium sweet flavour with grass, pine, citrus and caramel notes. Watery texture. Average carbonation. Medium bodied. More dry and nice bitter finish. A crisp and enjoyable brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (11873) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 6, 2011
Bottle. Dark golden colour with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malt, dust, fruit, hop. Flavour is malt, hop, pine, dust, fruit, hop, citrus. Bitter finish. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borup (6965) - Albertslund, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2011
Bottle from Superbest Rødovre. Clear amber colour with and off-white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, fruit, caramel and hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Defreni (2754) - Husum, DENMARK - APR 30, 2011
Flaske: Orange klar øl med et fint skkumhoved. Til at begynde med overvælder duften mig på den positive måde. Er det en af de øl der overrasker super positivt. Desværre nej, duften fader hurtigt og bliver mere domineret af malt. Smagen er ok men igen lidt kedelig.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
charlotte (4500) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Plovmand (6781) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
saxo (14430) - 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.

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