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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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MikeB20

Delaware

4.43/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

P: 750ml bottle into a DFH signature glass.

A: Pours an amber/orange with a big white head that has nice retention. Solid lacing.

S: Lots of citrusy hops, with some dried lemon rind. A little sweetness from the malt.

T: Really smooth and that dried lemon flavor really dominates along with hop bitterness and some spiciness. Lemon rind comes through clearly. This beer definitely sides with bitter as the malty sweetness plays second fiddle. There is some alcohol presence but at 10% ABV it's well hidden overall.

M: Smooth with moderately high body. I would say carbonation is moderate as well.

O: I really like this beer. I like lemons in general and their up front nature in this beer is great. I think this would be beautiful with a hardy whitefish. They could have toned down the alcohol to make it more drinkable but I'm grasping at straws to find any major faults.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2011 18:50:28 | More by MikeB20
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Robert Johnson's Hellhound On My Ale from Dogfish Head Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 1,666 ratings.