Porterhouse – Hop Head

Finally getting around to putting my review for this up – my regular readers will have seen that payday haul from O’Brien’s Wines in Navan. I’ve tried to pick up a good range of beers and stick up reviews a bit more regularly. 

Anyway, onto this. It was €1.99 for a 330ml bottle. Not bad value. Popped to cap and poured into my glass, as you can see there is a nice head, and amber colour. The hop aroma is lovely. Really potent, and fresh. However I was a little disappointed this didn’t transfer into the beer itself. 

At 5% its not overly strong, but the aroma profile maybe tricked you into thinking this was going to be strong flavour. Sadly not to be. In the end I found it distinctly average. Especially compared to other standard American Pale Ales – eg Sierra Nevada Pale, Flying Dog Doggy Style, even versus its Irish Competition, it didn’t cut the mustard for me.

That’s not to say I don’t enjoy porterhouse beers, just was a little underwhelmed with this one.

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