Brewed by Porterhouse
Style: American Pale Ale
Dublin, Ireland


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RATINGS: 280   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
minutemat (2908) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2015
330ml bottle from Saveur-Biere.com. Pours clear amber with medium foamy head. Light malty character with floral hops, light citrus and a pronounced bitterness. Not particularly hoppy for this day and age but when it was first brewed, maybe so.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mcberko (10565) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 28, 2015
On tap at The Porterhouse, pours a clear copper with a small white head. Nose is very restrained, just a bit of floral hops. Flavour is quite bitter, with astringent hops and not much else. Boring but okay. Meh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gangstergafje (369) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2015
Orange golden color. The beer is fizzling lively. In too if the there floats s layer of white soft foam. The beer has a strong smell of citrusy hops, so strong, it reminds me of citrus soap. The taste is intend and perfect. It has a strong citrusy hop aroma which tastes really gentle. All flavors are in balance. The finish is nice and bitter. Perfect.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dfonorow (1748) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2015
On tap at Porterhouse Central. Pour is amber/yellow with a faint white head that fades quickly. Aroma and flavor of grass, pine needles, herbal notes, resin, and slight citrus. Finish is very hoppy, not very well balanced at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sebilinz (1224) - Linz, AUSTRIA - APR 4, 2015
Bottle. Amber body white head. Not very intense Aroma of malts and citrus with hints of floral notes. Taste is malty with hints of citrus and herbs. Aftertaste is bitter balanced by malts. Was expecting more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (12273) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 29, 2015
Klares bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit einer fingerbreiten leicht beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr grasig, hopfig, bitter, floral. Geschmack sehr hopfig, bitter, grasig, Tannenzweige, leicht harzig.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nihtila (2093) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 28, 2015
27.1.2015. Pours amber. Aroma and taste are fruits, grassy and piny hops, red berries.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ambro206 (278) - ITALY - MAR 23, 2015
Birra dal colore ambrato scarico. Aromi di malto, un pizzico di erbaceo ma non abbastanza. Carbonazione esagerata. Difficile finire la pinta

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
armando629 (2453) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 22, 2015
Bottle, shared with &thanks for Ogreface; -)
Opalescent amber beer with a small lacing off white head. Moderated aroma of marmelade and rosehip, earth. Flavor is moderated too with some malt, tea and rosehip. Excepted more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlackerMads (2344) - 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.

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