Robert Johnson's Hellhound On My Ale - Dogfish Head Brewery
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Reviews by MaxSpang:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Serving type: bottle
12-10-2011 01:03:24 | More by MaxSpang
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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