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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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2008
Draught @ Porterhouse, Covent Garden, London, England WC2.
Clear medium yellow orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, moderate hoppy, flowers, grapefruit, prange, buttery notes. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (040808)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (29683) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 7, 2011
33 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is citrusy and slight grapefruity. Bitter, citrusy and grapefruity. Citrusy and crisp bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2009
Draft. An amber beer with an off-white head. The aroma has notes of caramel, sweet malt, bisquites, and flowery hops. The flavor is sweet with notes of chewy malty, caramel, bisquites, and grassy hops, leading to a bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 6, 2011
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Pours a clear amber with a creamy off-white head. Greasy hoppy aroma. Medium body, fruity and somewhat caramellish with a solid bitterness. 050411

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20004) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 6, 2008
Draught. Golden colour, mediumsized beige head. Aroma is fruity and flowery along with some mild herbal notes. Flavour is hops, fruity and flowery along with some grassyness. Wellbalanced and very pleasant.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (19644) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2011
Bottle at home. Clear amber coloured with a medium sized white head. Fruity aroma of hops and pine needles with notes of citrus. Fruity flavour of hops, pine needles, grass and citrus. Dry hoppy finish.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (18949) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2010
Bottled at Porterhouse, Dublin. Clear amber, rich head. Marked citric grapefruit aroma. Mid sweet and rather fruity with clean, rounded mouthfeel and medium body. Cookie malt backs hop flavours of kumquat and grapefruit. Really bitter finish. Like an American brewpub pale ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (15503) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2009
Draft @ Porterhouse, Covent Garden WC2. Pours a golden color with a small off-white head. Hasa malty hoppy piney grapefruit aroma. Sweetish malty pine needles hoppy flavor with hints of grapefruit. Has a sweetish malty hoppy bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 16, 2012
Bottle from Beers of Europe, King’s Lynn, 5% ABV
Amber color; medium sized creamy head. Nice aroma of malt and caramel, with resiny hops. The caramel flavor is quite strong, the mouthfeel is dry; the hop is dry, very resiny, with some fruit (bitter oranges); strong bitterness.
Very American style; too much dry caramel flavor and harsh resins.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
saxo (13455) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 19, 2011
Bottle from Salling. 5% version Medium head with medium duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are grass, malt, caramel, citrus and hops. Semi bitter finish.


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