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Brewed by Porterhouse
Style: American Pale Ale
Dublin, Ireland

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RATINGS: 289   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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.


Jukkabro's rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, - DEC 18, 2011
Dark orange colored with little yellow head. Lemony, bit peachy aroma with grass and some pine. Medium bodied, smooth palate. Flavor is fruity as well with grass, thin peach and pine, aftertaste is also nicely hopped.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TaxiDriver (1678) - Stadland, GERMANY - MAR 29, 2016
A nice smell of grapefruit and hops, not that strong. The small white creamy head has a long duration, the body is dark orange. A light bitter and fruity taste. The body is medium strong, dry and light creamy with a soft carbonation. A nice and rather soft beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nazzty (1212) - Ödåkra - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - MAR 29, 2016
Nice American Pale Ale from this Irish brewery. The crispiness and freshness is somewhat missing, but instead a familiar Irish sweetness finds its way into this brew.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
cold1 (6) - - MAR 27, 2016 does not count
hay, earthy, lightly bitter, lightly sour, light body, average carbonation,

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
aleksander9 (1194) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 22, 2016
Golden with white head. Light spicy and hoppy. Dry, crisp and stale finish. Overall: meh

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drmet (705) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - FEB 18, 2016
L: -pours a hazy amber with a big,foamy,white head -high carbonation visible S: -orange,zesty,spicy,resin,tangerines, zest,spicy,pine F: -medium to high carbonation -light to medium body O: Good one, in the vain of old school american PAs

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rotaman14 (523) - Germany, lives in Vilnius, LT, - DEC 28, 2015
Clear amber body, lasting white head. Malts, hay and moderate citrus on the nose. Quite strong, resinous bitterness in the taste, sourish, citric aftertaste. Full bodied and dry on the palate.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jjsint (2036) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2015
Keg at Porterhouse, Covent Garden. Amber/copper, almost clear with a slight beige/khaki head. Caramel malt, resin and orange peel in the scent, with a hint of peppercorn. Sweet malty taste with some nice sticky hops.  Disappointingly short finish. Bitter lagery aftertaste. Too cold and too kegged, but there’s bags of potential here.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Guruhso (332) - Grindsted, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2015
Bottle at lumskebugten. Aroma of citrus hops. Taste starts with fresh citrus, grapefruit, bitter of hops - then the roasted malt takes over; caramel and nuts. Finish very bitter and dry.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Calisky (2379) - ALSACE, FRANCE - NOV 28, 2015
Couleur ambrée, légère mousse. Nez caramel blond (type premium bitter) , houblon résineux et floral.Gout houblonné floral et résineux, caramelisé (type premium bitter, assez blond et note butterscotch), peau de citron, Corp assez leger. Fin amère herbeuse.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AgentAle (1401) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 23, 2015
Aroma is roasted malts, honey clove and light earthiness. Taste is sweet malts, honey, clove, citrus, and yeast. Pretty typical. Appearance is a clear gold with a thin pearl head that retains fairly well.


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