Brewed by Porterhouse
Style: American Pale Ale
Dublin, Ireland


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RATINGS: 298   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blackradioboy (178) - SCOTLAND - JUN 29, 2015
Tap from Covent Garden. Nice and refreshing on a hot day. Sweet and slight perfume on the tongue. Bitter finish. Good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vignale (3367) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2015
Flaska från Saveur-bier delad med Petrus. En maltig pale ale som jag har svårt att kala APA eftersom humlen är så försynt. Men det är en fin karamellig maltbas som skapar en fin söt lite fruktig smakbild. Trevlig.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (9262) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUN 9, 2015
Pour on tap at the brewpub, clear dark orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of grass, pine, herbal notes into some slight citrus, caramel and toffee malts in the background. Taste was a mix of grass, floral, herbal hops, some bread, biscuit, and caramel, slight citrus, finishing fairly bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MiP (15296) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2015
Bottle at KØ15. Spicy hop note. Clear dark amber colour. Spicy hop flavour. Clean bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sunevdj (3963) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours a clear amber with a small off-white head. Bitter with aromas of sprucy hops and toasted caramel malts. Medium to light bodied. Medium to soft carbonation. Bitter finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
King_Alex_II (1228) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 25, 2015
Clear amber color with foam head. The smell is bit bitter. The taste is bitter and tart, but have a roundish malty sweetness, but it doesn’t fit completely. Too bitter and tart in the aftertaste. Good base, but a little sloppy crafted.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SinH4 (3176) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAY 25, 2015
Clear amber color with big head. Aroma of citrus, grassy floral hops and malts. Taste is bitter, piney, toasty malt body, dry. Bitter finish, smooth silky mouthfeel with a rather high carbonation. A mixture between a classic bitter and an American Pale Ale with some nice piney aspects. Really more a bitter than an APA, the aroma hop profile is too shy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jarastlad (52) - Arlon, BELGIUM - MAY 13, 2015
330 ml bottle from Miorge-Mihoublon, Arlon, Belgium Not an intense aroma but fruits and pine are noticable with a slight ceral aroma. Pours a nice translucid copper. Taste focuses on bitterness. Maybe I have had this beer in the fridge a bit too long. Pine citrus and hops are most of what I taste whitout any subtle touches. It has a thin palate with a nice carbonation. The finnish is not as dry as I expected. Overall a pretty good beer !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
minutemat (4421) - 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 (14659) - 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.

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