Robert Johnson's Hellhound On My Ale - Dogfish Head Brewery
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Reviews by BradLikesBrew:
4/5 rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a slightly cloudy copper body with a thin white head.
Lemon, tangerine, and grapefruit with an underlying caramel sweetness.
Caramel malt lends sweetness on the front of the palate. Hops take occupy the rest. Citrus from the centennial, mild lemon notes from the lemons, lingering bitterness on the finish. The lemons seem to add a little astringent, bitter character as well. There is an interesting sweetness that comes and goes, can't quite figure it out. Sure is interesting.
Medium body with a mildly sticky feel.
Like most large format DFH offerings, the description on the Hellhound bottle gets you amped up for an epic beer with some crazy ingredients. I think DFH does itself a disservice with this sort of marketing. If this were just labeled like another DIPA, you would enjoy and appreciate it. But after reading this label, the results seem more mixed and at the very least are less creative and unique than the label implied. I think this beer sets the consumer up for dissapointment.
Serving type: bottle
06-12-2011 20:37:10 | More by BradLikesBrew
More User Reviews:
3.61/5 rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Gotta say....love the artwork.
Huge white foam with a nice bright amber/copper colored ale.
Aroma has a lot of malt present with light lemon whiffs in the background. Wishing for more.
Taste was pretty good. I am getting more of the lemon on the swallow with nice hoppiness playing around with the malt.
Good amount of carbonation on each swallow, bit not overly.
Overall I was intrigued by the artwork and my man-love for DFH. Unfortunately I was not totally impressed with this offering. I was hoping for more hops and zest but was met with a bigger dose of malt. The lemons didn't make that much of an appearance to the party either. I did like reading the label though.
Serving type: bottle
07-19-2014 15:51:30 | More by kaseydad
Robert Johnson's Hellhound On My Ale from Dogfish Head Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 1,666 ratings.