Porterhouse Red

11.2 oz (330 mL) single from Hop City at $3.99. Pull tab cap – not very often you see those.
Great color and clarity on the pour, but let down by a disappointing head with poor retention and lace. The color is VERY red, and my guess is that this really is an Irish Red rather than an English Pale (as currently categorized in the BA database)…anyway…
Nose has some simple malts and the tastes are also very malt based with a dry finish. Hop profile is unsurprisingly low and the beer drink easily. Lots of complexity from the malt bill and a pleasingly simple beer that we see not nearly enough of in the US. What little hop character we do get comes with an English edge.
From the label:
Grain: Pale Malt, Crystal Malt, Wheat Malt, Chocolate malt
Hops: Galen, Nugget, East Kent Goldings.

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03/28/2010
Format:
bottle
ABV: 4.4 %
Appearance: 3.5
Taste: 4
Mouthfeel: 4
Smell: 3.5
Overall: 4.5
Total: 3.98
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