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Porterhouse Hop Head

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85
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Brewed by Porterhouse
Style: American Pale Ale
Dublin, Ireland

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 247   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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dfonorow (1703) - 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 (785) - 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 (9446) - 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 (1301) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 28, 2015
27.1.2015. Pours amber. Aroma and taste are fruits, grassy and piny hops, red berries.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ambro206 (223) - ITALY - MAR 23, 2015
Birra dal colore ambrato scarico. Aromi di malto, un pizzico di erbaceo ma non abbastanza. Carbonazione esagerata. Difficile finire la pinta

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
armando629 (2438) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 22, 2015
Bottle, shared with &thanks for Ogreface; -)
Opalescent amber beer with a small lacing off white head. Moderated aroma of marmelade and rosehip, earth. Flavor is moderated too with some malt, tea and rosehip. Excepted more.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlackerMads (1928) - DENMARK - MAR 19, 2015
Bottle, best before 2015-09-15. Clear amber with a medium sized frothy off white head with fine retention. Floral and light herbal hops in the nose with some sweet malts. The aroma is more malty than most APAs with caramel and dark bread. Hop notes of citrus, flowers, green plants, white cheese, light dark berries, nuts. Light/medium body, some initial sweetness followed by a long pleasant dry and bitter finish. Drinks ok.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rob_D_UK (1149) - Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2015
Clear amber colour, thick creamy head. Citrusy, leafy and slightly herbal hops, some sweet fruit juices. Dry, slightly biscuity and caramel malty flavour.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Geiserich (3564) - Linz, AUSTRIA - MAR 1, 2015
Bottle: Amber color, off-white head. Aroma is hoppy, herbal, resin, citrus. Flavor is light malty, fresh, resin, citrus peel. Rough but good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Karstenborg (441) - DENMARK - FEB 7, 2015
Clear amber with a medium off-white head. Aroma is hops, lemon and orange. Taste is caramel, malt and fruit.


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