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Robert Johnson's Hellhound On My Ale - Dogfish Head Brewery

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Robert Johnson's Hellhound On My AleRobert Johnson's Hellhound On My Ale

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,666 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,666
Reviews: 560
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 13.49%
Wants: 92
Gots: 277 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
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Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Hellhound is a super-hoppy ale that hits 100 IBUs in the brewhouse and 10% ABV. It's dry-hopped with 100% Centennial hops at a rate of 100 kilos per 100 barrel brew-length. Can you tell we're stoked for this mighty musical centennial?

To accentuate and magnify the citrusy notes of the Centennial hops (and as a shoutout to Robert Johnson's mentor Blind Lemon Jefferson), we add dried lemon peel and flesh to the whirlpool.

58 IBU

(Beer added by: jsanford on 03-15-2011)
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BradLikesBrew

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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
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Robert Johnson's Hellhound On My Ale from Dogfish Head Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 1,666 ratings.