Brewed by Porterhouse
Style: American Pale Ale
Dublin, Ireland


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RATINGS: 297   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bartlebier (3408) - 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 (4986) - 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 (7774) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrTipple (3586) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2015
Aroma: grain and caramel malts, some citrus fruits. Appearance: hazy gold, small, creamy, white head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: pine, some grapefruits, turns very bitter in the finish Overall: nice APA, solid in both aroma and palate. Pint at Porterhouse, Soho.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
olsvammel (5976) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2015
Bottle at Ånnaboda Restaurant. Hoppy smell, flowery and fruity with some pine. Similar taste. Strong bitterness. A bit laid back on the hop aroma, but definitely drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cunningham (6957) - Halden, NORWAY - OCT 5, 2015
Clear golden color with a fine thick white head. Lovely lacing down the glass. Toffee, fruity and citric. Quite fresh and ok ale. Medium body and a smooth carbonation. Ok balance.
[On tap @ source]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
HIGHB4LL (837) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 20, 2015
11.2 oz. bottle thanks to David. Appearance: golden, clear, great head retention, 3 fingers head, good lacing. Aroma: slight molasses, lemon, citrus, light pine. Palate: medium body, average to lighter carbonation, sticky, bitter finish. Taste: sweet molasses and light caramel, into a decent piney and light lemon bitterness that lasts, but not super long. Really more of a pale ale in the US. Overall, very pleasant, nice beer, interesting for the region.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerViking (4141) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2015
Bottle at the Porterhouse, amber-brown with an earthy more English IPA bitterness and a metallic tang.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Barrracuda (45) - AUSTRIA - SEP 4, 2015
Thick white head, beautiful shiny amber color. Intense hop aromatics little citrus flavors and resiny, spicy. Taste - intensely hopped and clean medium long lasting bitterness in the aftertaste. Truly a beer for hop heads!

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