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Porterhouse Hop Head

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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
JDsz5 (8) - - OCT 7, 2016 does not count
Aroma 6. Appearance 4. Taste 8. Palate 2. Overall 13. A nice one, easily drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Peb (66) - BELGIUM - SEP 18, 2016
Couleur ambre claire. Nez léger, floral. Corps léger, un peu citronné. Amertume présente, mais pas trop écrasante. Notes herbacées, "vert", résineux. La fin mélange l’amertume et des notes de raisins. Bien faite, légère.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Blueshawk (398) - Bad Bellingen, GERMANY - SEP 17, 2016
- hellbraune Farbe mit leichter Schaumbildung - Aromen nach Citrus, viel Hopfen und etwas Holz - Carbonisierung ist mir eine Spur zu brausig - der Antrunk mit der extremen Bitternis verbunden mit der Holzigkeit ist schon schwer gewöhnungsbedürftig - aber mit jedem Schluck wird es angenehmer und die Drinkability erhöht sich - der Körper wird bis zu Abgang nie schlank oder nichtssagend Fazit: Die holzig-bittere Note ist schon gewöhnungsbedürftig

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Unde (902) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 17, 2016
Clear golden to orange beer with nice head on top. Aroma has American hops, grapefruit and some sweet fruits too. Taste is a bit mild but with nice hop punch in the end with grapefruit and pine hops. Lightish body and medium carbonation.

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   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Michael27 (921) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 12, 2016
Aus der Flasche getrunken (Händlerlieferung). Dunkles Amber im Glas und in der Nase leichte Käsearomen. Nachhaltige Bitternoten aus 4 Hopfensorten.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Scrumpy369 (507) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 8, 2016
On tap at porterhouse. Dark amber colour small white head. Nose is like cheese. Taste is low bitterness with lownsourness. Feels like a strange citrussy ipa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
danielst (357) - AUSTRIA - JUN 27, 2016
33 cl bottle: Red amber color. Earthy british-style hop aroma, a bit of citrus. Caramel malt flavor up front, slightly metallic though, finishing on a more dominant earthy hop bitterness that lasts longer than expected. Rather nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hansvf (710) - - JUN 13, 2016
Goed hoppig, maar een hop die ik minder vind. Denk weer de cascade. Wel prima verder.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ben4321 (5781) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 29, 2016
Draft at Porterhouse Covent Gardens. Mostly clear orange with a creamy beige head and heavy lace. Caramel and buttery aroma, some earthy hops. Flavor is similar. Finishes somewhat dry. Nice feel. Very clean and smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TaxiDriver (1732) - 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.

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