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Brewed by Porterhouse
Style: American Pale Ale
Dublin, Ireland

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RATINGS: 258   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Karstenborg (487) - DENMARK - FEB 7, 2015
Clear amber with a medium off-white head. Aroma is hops, lemon and orange. Taste is caramel, malt and fruit.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sean19 (13) - GERMANY - FEB 2, 2015
Starke Hopfenaromen, sehr blumig. Intensiver Geschmack, zitronig , blumig, stark Hopfenbetont - aber nicht zu bitter. Interessantes Bier!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
batneil (460) - - JAN 10, 2015
Faint aroma of hops, but not as bitter as advertised. Quite fizzy after the American style.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
churchgonewild (16) - PORTUGAL - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle, 33cl. Amber body, medium white head. Nice bitterness, plenty of hops all around. Aroma is hay, fresh grass, citrus, flowers. Bitter and dry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
motelpogo (7189) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 17, 2014
bottle from the beergeek shop in prague. standard amber; aroma of freshly mown grass, light citrus zest; decent bitterness, cake dough, pretty drinkable

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
guzgorog (449) - FRANCE - NOV 30, 2014
Ambrée limpide, légère mousse blanche qui se tient. Nez de houblons résineux et épicés, citron. Bouche sur les mêmes houblons résineux, citron. Grosse amertume, peu de corps. Agréable.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CH-303 (1613) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - OCT 24, 2014
Appearance: Dark chestnut colour, slight haze. Some off-white head.
Aroma: Hops and citrus fruits.
Taste: Lots of hops, some citrus fruits.
Bought: Saveur-Biere.com, 330 ml, €3.40
Info: 23/10-2014, 67/300M, BB: 6/1-2015

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JimmyBoy74 (394) - Örebro, SWEDEN - SEP 26, 2014
Halv pint på porterhouse. Fantastisk god öl med massor av fruktig humle och rejäl bäska.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tasurinchi (19) - ROMANIA - SEP 15, 2014
Pours amber with a medium head. Piney, bitter, grassy. Too grassy. I like my pale ale more fruity/citrussy. Also, its flavor goes away with each sip. Correct, but there are far better variants for this style.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Idiosynkrasie (4797) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - AUG 27, 2014
330ml bottle. Clear, copper-ish, dark amber colour with average, frothy, half way lasting, decently lacing, off-white head. Hoppy aroma has notes of lemon tea, caramel malty basis, hints of orange zest and grass, a very cautious fungous yeasty touch. Taste is minimally sweet caramel malty, hints of lemon tea, dry, grassy, and slightly soggy, strawy hoppy overtones; dry, minimally herbal-spicy hoppy finish.


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