Brewed by Porterhouse
Style: American Pale Ale
Dublin, Ireland


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RATINGS: 251   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markoijelena (995) - Belgrade, SERBIA - APR 21, 2014
Draft at Porterhouse in Dublin Ireland.Amber color, taste of citrus, fruit, nice balance of aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (7616) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nilsas (2119) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rarbring (1769) - Linköping, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2014
Overall: Pine, soap. Thin.
Note: Bottle 330 ml at Matverkstan. Reviewed 2014-04-05.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tomer (2081) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - MAR 31, 2014
At a tasting, thanks eyes_wide_shut, small stable bubbly head, very very light brown colour, aroma of lemon, lychhee, apricot and some herbs with just a hint of malt, herbal and citrus flavour with a hint of hay in the back, medium and not too strong bitterness with just a hint of sweetness. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
VastActiv (3728) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAR 29, 2014
Tap at Vastarannan Kiiski, Helsinki. Originally rated 2011. Colour is clear copper with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, citrus, hops and malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerstunt (5) - - MAR 28, 2014 does not count
amber beer with,no much foam,citrus in the nose,bitter good mouthfeel,long lasting finish,ok

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JanLaursen (3227) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2014
Fra cask, Porterhouse, Dublin. Ravgylden med meget lidt skum. Ikke meget hop head over næsen. Jeg savner kulsyre til at bakke de lette citrus og florale humle-noter op. Fik en smagsprøve på samme øl i en "almindelig" fad-udgave og den var mere spændstig.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Meilby (8917) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 6, 2014
Draught @ The Wharf, Aalborg, Denmark
Pours clear deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, grass, floral. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a malty and grassy bitter finish. Body is medium, texture is thin, carbonation is soft
Earlier Rating: 3/31/2011 Total Score: 3.4
Bottle 330ml @ Beer2000
Pours clear dark golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel and citrus. Taste is light to medium sweet and medium bitter. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (7059) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 2, 2014
[5225-20130412] 330mL bottle with a weird metallic pop-top that failed. Lemony celery aroma. Clear, orange amber body with a long-lasting creamy head. Grainy bitter citrus peel essence in the flavour. Medium body. Good. (7/3/8/4/15) 3.7

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