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Brewed by Porterhouse
Style: American Pale Ale
Dublin, Ireland

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RATINGS: 207   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
northropfrye (1944) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 17, 2013
Tap at Porterhouse Central. Light amber body, foamy head, lacing. Resinous aroma. Taste is bitter with a nice touch of sweetness. Nice APA.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Andy_ (516) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 13, 2013
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. A refreshing bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
strangehorse (47) - - JUN 28, 2013
Surprisingly tasty pale ale from the Porterhouse company...depth in flavour and proper "shaving foam" head.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (5658) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2013
on Tap @ the Porterhouse, Dublin .. . Pours a deep amber gold .. . decent foam .. . lemon grass and sap .. . medium mouth .. . long bitterness, spot on in that aspect .. . good stuff .. . . 100% of people who drink water will die. Hot dogs too.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
WheatKing (1162) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 12, 2013
Ohhh a local style made by a European brewery. Aroma is resinous earth and stinging grapefruit, crystal really comes through in the flavour, lasting citrus finish. Pretty hoppy, I wouldn’t think twice about calling this an IPA. Also I think the description is outdated and the recipe has changed... Centennial took centre stage here.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beer4000 (4314) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 6, 2013
330 ml bottle. Clear golden body with a small off-white head. Aroma of refreshing citric fruit like grapefruit and dry malt. Flavor is nice and refreshing, soft caramel malt, fruity and decent bitterness. Medium body and bitter, fruity aftertaste. Not super complex, but a nice and easy drinkable IPA with a good bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
hardypc (39) - - APR 24, 2013
Comes out of the bottle in a very nice amber color with a whiteish head on top. Has the smell and taste of hops that we all know and love. Good tasting and linguring finish make this a great pale ale to try.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (7348) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 14, 2013
2013-04-12. Crisp orange body small white Head. 3+ Hopy aroma is mild, grassy light greenery to the hops. 6+ Flavour is similar green sort of grassy leafy muddled fruit. Soft average bodied balate. 3+ Interesting overall, light fruitiness as it warms. I suspect the hops have a bit more zip to them on it’s home turf.Bottle shared by JoeMcPhee

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (8188) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 13, 2013
Thanks for the bottle gethinbeer. Pale golden pour. The aroma is a little bit fruity with some herbal spicy notes and a bit of lemony character. A touch of pepper and some fruit along with a bit of pine and some grapefruit. Pretty nice actually.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kiwianer (3315) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - APR 8, 2013
The head is robust, the color intensive red-brown, chestnutbrown. It smells malty and hoppy fruity, a bit bitter. The taste is refreshing bitter, hoppy-bitter, a bit malty. Overall refreshing and tasty. 12/12/12/11/13/12


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