Brewed by Porterhouse
Style: American Pale Ale
Dublin, Ireland


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RATINGS: 226   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
oops (203) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bulldogops (1048) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
martjoobolut (596) - 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.

   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crit (3318) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 14, 2014
Sparkling amber,small beige head.Nose is fruity,carmel notes,light hop spiciness.Carmel fore,balanced mid,long slighlty odd medium hop bitterness in finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MunBro (264) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 13, 2014
Pours a clear orange/amber. Minimal foam head with some lace. Very hoppy taste which fades away to notes of orange and citrus with a malty punch. I liked it!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Padchenko (75) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 12, 2014
330ml bottle, 5% pale ale. Very hoppy pale ale. elegant amber orange colour. Disappointing aftertaste. Definitely worth a try but I’m not in a hurry to try it again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
suurjuust (1001) - ESTONIA - JAN 10, 2014
Clear amber orange, thin white head with filmy retention. Nose is malts, oranges, flowery perfume notes, grass. Taste is mild biscuity malts, crisp flowery hops, citric tones, caramel. Grassy, bitter crisp finish. Pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NosirIwont (1946) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - JAN 9, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2014 Draft @ The Wharf, Aalborg. 5.0%. Pours a clear, dark amber/brown with a light tan head. Fresh, floral hoppy aroma. Slight berry note as it warms. Further warming brings out a distinct apple note. Flavour is sweetish, floral hops with a slight old hops/cheese note, as well as malt, light molasses and a slight bread note in the background. Apple note as it warms. Bitter hop finish; not that strong. A wee bit too much carbonation. 09.01.14.
Earlier Rating: 3/21/2011 Total Score: 3.4
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden amber with a dense off-white head. Decent lacing. Crispy and slightly fruity, hop aroma. A bit tart. Sweet and with hints of vanilla. Malt in the background. Tart, bordering vinegar, notes as it warms. Tart, sweet, citrusy hop flavour with metallic and floral notes. Remote notes of liquorice and bread. Tart, malty, liquorice-bitter finish. A bit too much carbonation. A nice beer, but nothing special. 22.03.11.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
teorn88 (1923) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2013
Keg at the Porterhouse Covent Garden. It pours an orangebody with a creamy white head. The aroma is fruity with notes of citrus and malt. The flavour has a light sweetness and notes of citrus, fruit, caramel, and the finish is dry with a light bitterness. Quite decent.

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