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Porterhouse Red - The Porterhouse Brewing Company

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141 Ratings
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Ratings: 141
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 14.48%
Wants: 3
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Porterhouse Brewing Company visit their website

Style | ABV
Irish Red Ale |  4.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 06-06-2003)
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

t0rin0, Mar 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Beerstorian, Feb 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

JLapadura, Feb 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

FLBeerGuy, Jan 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

HabiMendes, Jan 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

KStark, Jan 20, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -38.5%

MudDrinker, Jan 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

dvanhandel, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of His_Royal_Hoppiness
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

His_Royal_Hoppiness, Dec 20, 2012
Photo of Bouleboubier
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Bouleboubier, Dec 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

innominat, Nov 28, 2012
Photo of biboergosum
3.95/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

330ml bottle, thanks to the rep for the sample. I hadn't noticed the 'right-handed' label feature on this brewer's label before. Cute, as is the description for the main graphic's askew nature (6 degrees off-kilter).

This beer pours a clear, medium bronzed amber hue, with two fingers of puffy, foamy beige head, which settles at due pace, leaving some nice roiling wave lace around the glass in the process.

It smells of lightly toasted caramel and pale malts, some further toffee/cocoa notes, a reserved dense orchard fruitiness, and musty, earthy hops. The taste is more nicely roasted bready, caramel malt, with a touch of chocolate and coffee, dried black fruit, a slight acidic note, and softly offsetting earthy, leafy hops.

The carbonation is reserved, and just strong enough to provide unseen support, the body a more than adequate medium weight, and mostly smooth, a simple edginess marring things only slightly. It finishes off-dry, the bready malt still on top, though the musty, leafy hops don't exactly fade away.

A pretty tasty Irish red ale - my go-to has always been Smithwicks (sometimes even just to pronounce it properly), but were this as readily available, the contest wouldn't even be close.

biboergosum, Nov 21, 2012
Photo of OF001
4.15/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Golden-ruby hue on the pour with crisp clarity and a very thin head that is maintained by light but constant carbonation, very little lacing worth noting, but it occurs.

Smells of medium roast pale and chocolate malts that is rich and teasing. Caramel, toffee, chocolate and cooked dried fruits (prune, raisin? mostly on the sweeter notes). Notably sweet.

Dark fruits and a light copper not round out roasted cocoa nibs. Butter toffee and light tobacco/leather notes. Finishes a little dry and an iron minerality that I thought would have given the hops a little more bite. The low ABV allows some of the more subtle flavours to show, although I burnt y tongue on coffee this morning it can only help ME so much, and it does.

Mouth-feel is medium bodied and well suited to this style. Willing carbonation makes it lively on the palate and probably adds to the dry finish.

Well balanced and fairly complex. Better than the majority of reds I’ve had in the last little while. Light and slightly spicy hopsg with juicy, roasty-toasty sweet malts and long finish makes this a joy. An approachable beer for most, but not complex enough for the seasoned, the flavour and mild complexity make a great and affordable everyday beer.

OF001, Nov 09, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Musicjack, Oct 14, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

jmtpi, Oct 01, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +29.8%

Fuzzy1179, Sep 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

dmmcgove, Sep 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

brn9000, Sep 24, 2012
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3.98/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is an Irish red ale? Okay. If you say so. Seems to carry a decent spicy hop thing in there. I'd say there is a pleasant malt base on there as well. Perhaps I am used to explosive flavors American brewers are delivering. Or perhaps it's just that not many people are making irish red ales, so I don't know what to compare it to or what to expect. Either way, this is a pretty nice ale. Good character. Well rounded. Pleasure to drink. I can dig it.

RblWthACoz, Aug 20, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

WDJersey, Aug 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Jason_Quad, Jul 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Danny1217, Jun 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

fionn13, Jun 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

pebbs, May 21, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Polasiuss, May 18, 2012
Porterhouse Red from The Porterhouse Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 141 ratings.