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Brewed by Porterhouse
Style: American Pale Ale
Dublin, Ireland

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RATINGS: 247   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.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfearnley (1153) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 6, 2014
Bottle to IPA glass Spruce, caramel, resin, and grapefruit. Amber with a long lasting bright white creamy head. Hops, vegetal, grapefruit, and wheat. It’s a bit thin though.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Klimaet (466) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2014
Shared a bottle with my dad. Pours clear dark golden amber with a longlasting white medium head. Aromas of hops, slight malt and citrus. Pretty flat taste of malt. Medium sweetness and bitterness. Slightly earthy.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gorm (1602) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUN 4, 2014
Klar gyllen farve med lys beige skum. Lukt av sitrusfrukter, malt og masse humle. Smak av malt, grapefrukt, gress og humle. Bitter avslutning. Melkebaren.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
triskaideka (202) - Killarney, IRELAND - MAY 19, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2014 bottle at home - pours dark amber with an off white head. Aroma is citrus from hops. Taste is malty - slightly sweet. Decent beer. Re-rated 29-Jun. Second bottle - all grapefruit aroma - coming through into the taste - full bodied. Glad a tried another - so hapy to bump up a few notches

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Psytron (1474) - Turku, FINLAND - MAY 14, 2014
Mild smell of hop. Dark golden colour, creamy beige head. Aroma of hops, earth, a faint of spruce. Watery body, fla tcarbon. Medium bitter.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Erzengel (4893) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - APR 27, 2014
Hand-pumped at the Porterhouse. Smooth in the beginning, very nice floral with hints if caramel. Nice Ale-Charakter, smooth and floral. Pine and earthy, smooth. The aftertaste is floral-caramel, hints of sourness, intense Ale-characteristic. Very nice! --> 13/12/13/13

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markoijelena (943) - Belgrade, SERBIA - APR 21, 2014
Draft at Porterhouse in Dublin Ireland.Amber color, taste of citrus, fruit, nice balance of aroma.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (7466) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 17, 2014
Bottle. Very hazy orange amber, capped by a light golden foam that shows excellent retention. Aroma is sweet citrus hops, creamsicle notes. Flavour is citrus hops in equal balance with light caramel malts, finishing with a moderate bitterness. A tasty APA, even though it isn’t at peak freshness.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nilsas (2002) - Bryne, NORWAY - APR 9, 2014
nydelig duft av friske citrusfrukter og honing. Fin gyllen farge. Lite skum, litt langs kant. Syrlig smak av citrus frukter.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rarbring (1700) - Linköping, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2014
Overall: Pine, soap. Thin.
Note: Bottle 330 ml at Matverkstan. Reviewed 2014-04-05.


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