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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

1,668 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,668
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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Soonami

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dogfish Head's Hellhound on my Ale is another one of their interesting experimental beers, celebrating the centennial of Robert Johnson's birth by using only Centennial hops and using dried lemon slices post-boil to accentuate the citrusy hops. The beer is lemon colored with a great amount of billowy white foam with great cling. The beer is not quite crystal clear but very bright. The lemon peel and orange zest from hops dominate the nose with just a hint of bread. The beer is very smoothly bitter, not harsh at all for over 100 IBU! The flavor is very citrusy like lemongrass or kaffir lime leaf, with a burst of juicy lemon in the finish. It's great how the flavors are layered where they hit at different points. The lemon is also more present as the beer warms and the carbonation is lessened. The mouthfeel is just right with a good bit of creaminess with just enough prickly carbonation to keep it light. Alcohol is very well hidden, and imperceptible to me.

This is a very interesting and tasty beer. A little pricey at $11 for a 750 ml, but well worth it to try and at 10%, it packs a solid punch.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2011 04:26:15 | More by Soonami
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Huge white foam with a nice bright amber/copper colored ale.

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Robert Johnson's Hellhound On My Ale from Dogfish Head Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 1,668 ratings.