Brewed by Porterhouse
Style: American Pale Ale
Dublin, Ireland


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RATINGS: 271   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlackerMads (2280) - DENMARK - MAR 19, 2015
Bottle, best before 2015-09-15. Clear amber with a medium sized frothy off white head with fine retention. Floral and light herbal hops in the nose with some sweet malts. The aroma is more malty than most APAs with caramel and dark bread. Hop notes of citrus, flowers, green plants, white cheese, light dark berries, nuts. Light/medium body, some initial sweetness followed by a long pleasant dry and bitter finish. Drinks ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rob_D_UK (1283) - Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2015
Clear amber colour, thick creamy head. Citrusy, leafy and slightly herbal hops, some sweet fruit juices. Dry, slightly biscuity and caramel malty flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Geiserich (3773) - Linz, AUSTRIA - MAR 1, 2015
Bottle: Amber color, off-white head. Aroma is hoppy, herbal, resin, citrus. Flavor is light malty, fresh, resin, citrus peel. Rough but good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Karstenborg (514) - DENMARK - FEB 7, 2015
Clear amber with a medium off-white head. Aroma is hops, lemon and orange. Taste is caramel, malt and fruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sean19 (14) - GERMANY - FEB 2, 2015
Starke Hopfenaromen, sehr blumig. Intensiver Geschmack, zitronig , blumig, stark Hopfenbetont - aber nicht zu bitter. Interessantes Bier!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
batneil (496) - - JAN 10, 2015
Faint aroma of hops, but not as bitter as advertised. Quite fizzy after the American style.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
motelpogo (7702) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
guzgorog (510) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CH-303 (1746) - 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

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