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Brewed by Porterhouse
Style: American Pale Ale
Dublin, Ireland

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RATINGS: 222   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (5414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 2, 2014
[5225-20130412] 330mL bottle with a weird metallic pop-top that failed. Lemony celery aroma. Clear, orange amber body with a long-lasting creamy head. Grainy bitter citrus peel essence in the flavour. Medium body. Good. (7/3/8/4/15) 3.7

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thb (673) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 25, 2014
Dark copper with some slight haze. Basically no foam. Aroma of passionfruit hops, floral hops. Taste actually starts of with a really biscuity malt - very blonde ale, even lager-y. The description of "oily" is right. Maybe it’s a bit old, but the hops are really subdued. Ends up in an awkward spot between an APA and bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marduk (2577) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 20, 2014
330ml bottle. Clear light copper color. Tiny to almost no head. Hops, caramel, sweet, fruity aroma. Malty, hops, pine, bitter taste. Nice bitterness in aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VertBaconStrips (2063) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 16, 2014
Gulper during Canada Finland qualifier game. Half gine already - light orange amber with a permanent thick head. Smells instantly across the sea aroma. Bready malts and faint orange and citrus. Light zip, interesting blend of salivating sharpness, grapefruit rind, toasty grain, out of beer. Rich goodness. Incredibly drinkable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hotstuff (4058) - Indiana, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Rated on 5-23-2010 - Bottle best before 04 01 10 provided by patrick767. This beer pours a small beige head with a short retention, hazy golden body, fast rising carbonation, suspended yeast, and spotty amounts of lacing. The aroma is malty and citrus hops. The taste is moderately bitter, malty and citrus hops. The palate is tingly and this beer is light-medium bodied. This beer is not overly hoppy tasting and is easy to drink.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stravale (2051) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - FEB 6, 2014
Keg @ Porterhouse Central, Dublin [210114]
Amber, clear, thin white head, some lacing
Aroma of piney hop, fairly resinous hops, piney resins, sweet pale malts, bit grassy
Taste of piney hop, resinous hops, spicy bitter resins, caramel malt background, bit peppery, certainly hoppy
Palate - sost carb, light to medium body, bitter hop palte, some sweet malts in background but mainly bitter. Finish of bitter hops, grassy, piney
Overall - Quite a decent hoppy IPA with a few rough edges

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
oops (202) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 3, 2014
Dark amber, medium white head. In aroma - fruity caramel with some orange/grapefruit in it. Nice bitter aftertaste. Good beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bulldogops (1047) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 31, 2014
Rating #940 - Jan 27th, 2014 - $11.99 for 4 341mL bottles at Coop. Lighter amber pour with a bubbly, lasting white foam. Aroma is mild sweet citrus, lots of earthy and spicy aromas erupting out of this. Taste is a mini of citrusy sweetness, tempered by an explosion of oily noble hoppy bitterness, drying out the finish, but leaving the palate awaiting more. Very nicely done APA.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
martjoobolut (581) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 26, 2014
0,33L bottle, BB 06.01.15. ABV on the label is 5.0%. Aroma: flowery, orange, malt, little metallic. Pours clear dark amber to copper with nice white head. The head stays. Taste: malt, caramel, citrus, fruits. Finish is nice hoppy bitter with some citrus. Overall: decent APA.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Masterkush7 (501) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 21, 2014
Clear Dark orange to copper beer with a nice long lasting head. Apple kind of fruity and grassy aromas. Also fruity fresh taste with woody bitter finish. Thin to medium mouthfeel, lively carbonation. Alright apa


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