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Brewed by Porterhouse
Style: American Pale Ale
Dublin, Ireland

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RATINGS: 302   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   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.

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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (15092) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAR 11, 2017
Cask @ The Porterhouse, Dublin shared with Niilstrong. Clear amber color, average sized creamy off-white to beige head that lasts for a long time. Smell and taste malts, nicely hoppy, tropical fruit hops flavors lightly, nice hop bitter finish. Pleasant overall soft mouthfeel. I like it.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MashtunJim (4) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2017 does not count
Drinking on Draft in Porterhouse Central. Not as much hop aroma as i would expect from the name. Classic American backbone with some caramalt in the grist evident from the sweetness and then coupled with a great hop biterness on the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (12530) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 31, 2017
from Craftgallery; 5% - quite clear copper-amber beer with a moderate foam left; nice lace; grapefruity, resiney and light spicy hoppiness; medium-bodied, assertive, subtle carbonation; light astringent and solidly bitter; piney and grapefruity finish - solid character

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
john44 (2986) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2017
Bottle. BB Date Jul 2011; Drank Jul 2011. Orangey Gold in colour. Very Hoppy; piney oily resinous hops. Very Fruity; tangy grapefruit citrus. Malty backbone, caramel. Bitter resinous hoppy and citrus fruity throughout. Dry bitter hoppy finish. Tasty. Very drinkable. Nice APA! (2011-07-03)

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
JDsz5 (27) - - OCT 7, 2016
Aroma 6. Appearance 4. Taste 8. Palate 2. Overall 13. A nice one, easily drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Peb (94) - BELGIUM - SEP 18, 2016
Couleur ambre claire. Nez lger, floral. Corps lger, un peu citronn. Amertume prsente, mais pas trop crasante. Notes herbaces, "vert", rsineux. La fin mlange lamertume et des notes de raisins. Bien faite, lgre.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Blueshawk (465) - 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 gewhnungsbedrftig - aber mit jedem Schluck wird es angenehmer und die Drinkability erhht sich - der Krper wird bis zu Abgang nie schlank oder nichtssagend Fazit: Die holzig-bittere Note ist schon gewhnungsbedrftig

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Unde (1007) - 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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2.1
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Michael27 (1649) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 12, 2016
Aus der Flasche getrunken (Hndlerlieferung). Dunkles Amber im Glas und in der Nase leichte Ksearomen. Nachhaltige Bitternoten aus 4 Hopfensorten.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Scrumpy369 (673) - 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.


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