Robert Johnson's Hellhound On My Ale - Dogfish Head Brewery
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Reviews by MattyG85:
4.45/5 rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a Surly Darkness chalice.
Appearance: Pours a somewhat hazy copper golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. Big three finger off white head with decent retention. Leaves a lot of creamy lacing around the glass.
Smell: A bright and juicy hop forward aroma with big hints of citrus fruits. Upfront scent of citrus hops with hints of orange peel, grapefruit, lemons, tangerine, mango, pineapple, apricot, and melon. Earthy and herbal hop scent with hints of grass and pine resin. Backing presence of sweet malt with hints of caramel, grains, cracker, and biscuit. Also some hints of honey sweetness. A very good juicy IPA aroma.
Taste: Like it smells, a very juicy and zesty hop forward taste with big notes of citrus fruits. Big upfront mix of hops. Citrus notes of grapefruit, orange peel, lemons, tangerine, pineapple, mango, melon, and apricot. Earthy hop notes of grass. Herbal hop notes of pine resin. Subtle sweet notes of honey. Backing presence of sweet bready malt with notes of caramel, cracker, grains, and biscuit. Very ripe and hoppy but not overwhelmingly bitter. A very good taste.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Very juicy and fairly oily but nicely smooth. Finishes dry. Alcohol heat is there but tame.
Overall: A very good West Coast style imperial IPA. Good citrusy bite. Great name and bottle for a blues legend and the beer lives up to it.
Serving type: bottle
12-21-2013 08:20:44 | More by MattyG85
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
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