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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

1,671 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,671
Reviews: 560
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 13.49%
Wants: 92
Gots: 277 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Brewery visit their website
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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MaxSpang

Ohio

3.33/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

2011, first batch. Enjoyed on 12-9-11. Served in a DFH signature glass.

APPEARANCE

The beer pours a slighlty hazy copper color. The head was a solid 2-3 fingers and was a slight off-white. There wasn't much lacing throughout the drinking. Looks like a lovely brew.

SMELL

I believe the beer has lost some of it's hoppiness. There is a good deal of sweetness in the nose, as well as some graininess. There is a wee bit of lemon, but not as much as I would have thought. Toward the end, there's a smidge of alcohol.

TASTE

Much sweeter than expected. There is a lot of grain and malt character, possibly from a large amount of pilsen malt. There is a bit of citrus, both lemony and a tiny bit of grapefruit. The citrus is less like hop citrus and more like zest, most likely from the lemon. There's some big caramel and slight toffee as well. The aftertaste is like eating lemon pith - it's very pleasant. There's some slight alcohol on the tongue as it warms.

MOUTHFEEL

This is a big and almost syrupy beer. It's not hard to drink, but it's pretty much a sipper. There's a slight bit of warmth, and just a little carbonation.

OVERALL

This beer is good, but isn't all that special. It could be a year-round like 90 Minute IPA. I enjoyed it, but it's almost forgettable for such a cool sounding beer inspired bu Robert Johnson. It's good, not great.

Cheers.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2011 01:03:24 | More by MaxSpang
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Robert Johnson's Hellhound On My Ale from Dogfish Head Brewery
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