Brewed by Porterhouse
Style: American Pale Ale
Dublin, Ireland


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RATINGS: 293   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jjsint (2173) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2015
Keg at Porterhouse, Covent Garden. Amber/copper, almost clear with a slight beige/khaki head. Caramel malt, resin and orange peel in the scent, with a hint of peppercorn. Sweet malty taste with some nice sticky hops.  Disappointingly short finish. Bitter lagery aftertaste. Too cold and too kegged, but there’s bags of potential here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Guruhso (363) - Grindsted, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2015
Bottle at lumskebugten. Aroma of citrus hops. Taste starts with fresh citrus, grapefruit, bitter of hops - then the roasted malt takes over; caramel and nuts. Finish very bitter and dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Calisky (2413) - ALSACE, FRANCE - NOV 28, 2015
Couleur ambrée, légère mousse. Nez caramel blond (type premium bitter) , houblon résineux et floral.Gout houblonné floral et résineux, caramelisé (type premium bitter, assez blond et note butterscotch), peau de citron, Corp assez leger. Fin amère herbeuse.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AgentAle (1459) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 23, 2015
Aroma is roasted malts, honey clove and light earthiness. Taste is sweet malts, honey, clove, citrus, and yeast. Pretty typical. Appearance is a clear gold with a thin pearl head that retains fairly well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rubin77 (851) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 5, 2015
F: rich, white, long lasting. C: clear gold to amber. A: some sweetness, lemon, fruity, grapefruit, pine, hint of tropical fruity, hoppy. T: 0,33l bottle from Bistro The Peach in Bratislava, medium body and carbonation, malty sweetness, toffee, caramel, massive hoppy tones as pine/spruce resin, lemon, tropical fruit, hint of dusty/earthy tones, very good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenkiGonzo (1012) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 3, 2015
Draught at the brewpub. Deep amber with big head. Grass and pine hop aroma. Very dry and bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bartlebier (3303) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - OCT 23, 2015
33cl pulloff bb 10/2016. Obviously a new recipe, listing not only 5,0% ABV, but also use of Galena, Nugget, Cascade, Centennial - exit Hallertau Northern Brewer? - Fresh herbal aroma of green grass and melissa, mint and damp wayside herbs. More citrus rind and APA hop nuances in taste on a somewhat more yeasty than usual APA body. Minty fresh finish. Well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gurthnar (4780) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 20, 2015
Bottle from Ottakringer shop. Clear orange colour. Overall lots of hoppiness, grassy, herbal, minty. Solid malty base, caramel, lightest hint of roast. Very tasty, with a dry minty finish. Easily drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cuso (7537) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 20, 2015
Bottle from Ottakringer shop. Dark Amber orange color with thick white head. Strong citrus, spicy hoppy aroma. Taste, caramel malt, citrus hops with zest, herbal notes. Long hoppy bitter finish. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
swapp (336) - Kaunas, LITHUANIA - OCT 19, 2015
330 ml botle. First taste is fine hops bitter with some kind a citrus notes and caramel or toffee sweetness. Taste are fine mix beetween hop bitterness and toffee sweetness. Aftertaste fine bitter and some kind fruits notes stais for some time. Nice APA

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