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Brewed by Porterhouse
Style: American Pale Ale
Dublin, Ireland

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RATINGS: 209   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerBaboon (1485) - FINLAND - NOV 20, 2013
Pours copper with a nice white head. Aroma is caramel. straw, hops and fruity. Flavour is very bitter and piny.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mikkos (157) - FINLAND - NOV 15, 2013
Golden reddish clear beer with a creamy head. Aroma is bubblegummy sweet with pine aromas. Somewhat british, yet dry and bitter. Taste is sweet and bitter, dry. Not that british anymore. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kraddel (2438) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - NOV 14, 2013
Draft at delirium Pours darker amber / light brown and clear . Good and fluffy foam Not much smell Very low carbo . High on the metallic side ( amber ale - kinda taste ) Bit bitter back , but not that hoppy ...

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patricks110 (1582) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 11, 2013
Easy to sip with a nice firm but subtle hop profile. The pour is bright gold with a thick soapy white head. Light citrus and mild grassy hop notes, toasted bread and mild honey sweetness. Easy to drink and has a touch of bitterness on the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (3838) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 10, 2013
330ml bottle pours a pale amber color with a finger and a half of white head that leaves some spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is grapefruit and caramel with some mild spice. Taste is a grapefruit hop bitterness with a caramel malty sweetness. Medium bodied with some decent carbonation leaving a pleasant tickle on the palate. Quite hoppy for the style and very tasty. Definitely recommended.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
elbernays (314) - IRELAND - NOV 2, 2013
Pours amber with pillowy white head. Imperial colouring. Nice lacing on the way down. Nose is full of floral hops with a strong sweet malt backing. Caramel, bread, toffee, bubblegum sweet with lemon bitterness on finish. Nice Medium carbonation. Smooth impressive ipa. Nice

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
esox (973) - Oulu, FINLAND - NOV 1, 2013
Draught. Clear amber colour, thick creamy nitro-head. Citrusy, leafy and slightly herbal hops, some sweet fruit juices. Dry, slightly biscuity and caramel malty flavor. Bitterish, slightly/resiny finish. Smooth but too thin.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
KaptenBoelja (3) - SWEDEN - NOV 1, 2013 does not count
Handpumped real ale at porterhouse Dublin. An excelent Ipa with a lot of hopping. Too much bitterness to call it an APA. VERY GOOD

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maneliquor (2788) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 30, 2013
Tap at Porterhouse. A pale with some aggressive bitterness which I dig. Quite zest driven with orange citrus and light pepper on the finish. The spice gives it a good point of difference. Nice stuff

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jilune (4) - FRANCE - SEP 19, 2013 does not count
Les fines bulles dans le doré de cette bière annoncent sa légèreté. Oui, mais assez présente en bouche pour rester sur le palais un long moment après sa dégustation.Très content pour commencer, avec un bon burger au poulet de la maison !


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