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Porterhouse Hop Head

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style
Brewed by Porterhouse
Style: American Pale Ale
Dublin, Ireland

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 253   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.


2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
King_Alex_II (441) - 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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SinH4 (744) - SWITZERLAND - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jarastlad (46) - 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 !

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
minutemat (2252) - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mcberko (8699) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gangstergafje (169) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2015
Orange golden color. The beer is fizzling lively. In too if the there floats s layer of white soft foam. The beer has a strong smell of citrusy hops, so strong, it reminds me of citrus soap. The taste is intend and perfect. It has a strong citrusy hop aroma which tastes really gentle. All flavors are in balance. The finish is nice and bitter. Perfect.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dfonorow (1707) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2015
On tap at Porterhouse Central. Pour is amber/yellow with a faint white head that fades quickly. Aroma and flavor of grass, pine needles, herbal notes, resin, and slight citrus. Finish is very hoppy, not very well balanced at all.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sebilinz (890) - Linz, AUSTRIA - APR 4, 2015
Bottle. Amber body white head. Not very intense Aroma of malts and citrus with hints of floral notes. Taste is malty with hints of citrus and herbs. Aftertaste is bitter balanced by malts. Was expecting more.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (9955) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 29, 2015
Klares bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit einer fingerbreiten leicht beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr grasig, hopfig, bitter, floral. Geschmack sehr hopfig, bitter, grasig, Tannenzweige, leicht harzig.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nihtila (1468) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 28, 2015
27.1.2015. Pours amber. Aroma and taste are fruits, grassy and piny hops, red berries.


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