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Hop Head - The Porterhouse Brewing Company

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84
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50 Ratings
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Ratings: 50
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 13.87%


Brewed by:
The Porterhouse Brewing Company visit their website
Ireland

Style | ABV
American IPA |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: StJamesGate on 08-11-2009)
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mtbdonn

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

08-04-2013 18:21:58 | More by mtbdonn
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dcmchew

Romania

3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Amber, one finger fluffy head, nice retention.
Hops (bringing peach, oranges and pine resin) are felt in the smell, but equally balanced with caramel malts.
Caramel fails to overpower the hops in the taste tho. Low biscuity malts, followed by a "hop parade": orchard fruit (peach, pear), grapefruit, going to green grassy notes, pine, then dry leafy really bitter finish. Aftertaste is really hoppy.
Medium body and carbonation, gets drier in the finish from sip to sip.
A very hop-oriented beer, tasty, but doesn't surpass other in its category. Easy to gobble up a few of these.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2014 14:35:29 | More by dcmchew
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biboergosum

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3.76/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

330ml bottle, with that same pull-tab cap. This one purports to be for refined Hop Heads. What if I'm more of an ill-mannered Hop Head? Anyways, if any brewer is within their rights to use the phrase 'beyond the pale' in their marketing, it's one from Dublin town.

This beer pours a mildly hazy medium golden amber hue, with two skinny fingers of puffy, bubbly, and fizzy beige head, which leaves some decently craggy layered lace around the glass as it slowly ebbs away.

It smells of sweet caramel and bready toffee malt, softly astringent orange marmalade, some well-aged lemon rind, dilute pine resin, and earthy, leafy, and somewhat perfumed hops. The taste is more assertive tropical fruit salad and pine needle hops up front, followed dutifully by a crackery pale and caramel malt, semi-sweet bread pudding, and a further musty, leafy bitterness.

The carbonation is adequately peppy, and even a tad zingy at times, the body a mostly medium weight, and pretty smooth across the board, with an ethereal suggestion of creaminess. It finishes off-dry, the fruit and bitter essences of the hop fighting a certain yin/yang seizure, while the malt is still sure as shit who it is.

A tasty, fruit-forward IPA, with enough hop bitterness to keep it rubbing shoulders with the moderately aggressive ilk of its stateside colleagues. I do need to bring some of these (not necessarily the IPA) to a party, and play an abridged version of Buffalo - i.e. give hell to anyone who drinks this with their left hand.

Serving type: bottle

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KarlMcGowan

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CwrwAmByth

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 330ml bottle into a Fullers snifter glass. BBD Sept '13 - so 7 months since bottling, way past freshness.

Pours a copper colour with a small white head.

Smells sweet and fruity.

Tastes predominantly malty - sweet and caramel-like. Remnants of hops are present by they are mostly faded - pineapple, mango and grapefruit.

Overall a good attempt, great for an Irish beer. Would love to try this fresh and give it a higher score!

Serving type: bottle

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Hop Head from The Porterhouse Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.