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Brewed by Porterhouse
Style: American Pale Ale
Dublin, Ireland

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RATINGS: 234   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
triskaideka (163) - Killarney, IRELAND - MAY 19, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2014 bottle at home - pours dark amber with an off white head. Aroma is citrus from hops. Taste is malty - slightly sweet. Decent beer. Re-rated 29-Jun. Second bottle - all grapefruit aroma - coming through into the taste - full bodied. Glad a tried another - so hapy to bump up a few notches

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Psytron (1394) - Turku, FINLAND - MAY 14, 2014
Mild smell of hop. Dark golden colour, creamy beige head. Aroma of hops, earth, a faint of spruce. Watery body, fla tcarbon. Medium bitter.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Erzengel (3550) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - APR 27, 2014
Hand-pumped at the Porterhouse. Smooth in the beginning, very nice floral with hints if caramel. Nice Ale-Charakter, smooth and floral. Pine and earthy, smooth. The aftertaste is floral-caramel, hints of sourness, intense Ale-characteristic. Very nice! --> 13/12/13/13

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markoijelena (693) - Belgrade, SERBIA - APR 21, 2014
Draft at Porterhouse in Dublin Ireland.Amber color, taste of citrus, fruit, nice balance of aroma.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (7028) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 17, 2014
Bottle. Very hazy orange amber, capped by a light golden foam that shows excellent retention. Aroma is sweet citrus hops, creamsicle notes. Flavour is citrus hops in equal balance with light caramel malts, finishing with a moderate bitterness. A tasty APA, even though it isn’t at peak freshness.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nilsas (1717) - Bryne, NORWAY - APR 9, 2014
nydelig duft av friske citrusfrukter og honing. Fin gyllen farge. Lite skum, litt langs kant. Syrlig smak av citrus frukter.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rarbring (1539) - Linköping, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2014
Overall: Pine, soap. Thin.
Note: Bottle 330 ml at Matverkstan. Reviewed 2014-04-05.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tomer (1787) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - MAR 31, 2014
At a tasting, thanks eyes_wide_shut, small stable bubbly head, very very light brown colour, aroma of lemon, lychhee, apricot and some herbs with just a hint of malt, herbal and citrus flavour with a hint of hay in the back, medium and not too strong bitterness with just a hint of sweetness. Nice.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
VastActiv (3072) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAR 29, 2014
Tap at Vastarannan Kiiski, Helsinki. Originally rated 2011. Colour is clear copper with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, citrus, hops and malts.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerstunt (5) - - MAR 28, 2014 does not count
amber beer with,no much foam,citrus in the nose,bitter good mouthfeel,long lasting finish,ok


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