Robert Johnson's Hellhound On My Ale - Dogfish Head Brewery
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Reviews by nhindian:
3.33/5 rDev -15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
750ml bottle poured into a Dogfish Head Signature glass.
A - Pours a wonderfully clear, dark amber with a body that is flooded with streams of carbonation. A fluffy and smooth white head quickly caps the beer, maxing at about 2-fingers in height with great retention. The lacing as well is very generous and a mix of large and minuscule bubbles coat the glass.
S - The nose is almost entirely citrus hops, with Centennial hops being the driving force, straight down to even be a little soapy. It's strong at first but noticed it did fall off rather quickly. There is a bit of pine as well and a touch of lemon zest and alcohol.
T - Even before the first sip is completely downed I immediately noticed how much hotter it is that I would've imagined. It definitely doesn't shy away, that's for sure. Additionally, I was surprised at how much the lemon comes through here, as I was expecting it to be completely overshadowed by the hops. Speaking of, they are still here but the citrus stops a little short. It's a tad soapy and bitter in the finish, combined with some alcohol heat and pine.
M - Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with high carbonation. This is pretty light for a DIPA of this size which is nice to see, and the carbonation blends the hops and alcohol well. Long finish of lemon, citrus, and bitterness.
D/O - Drinkability is moderate. I can't say I wasn't expecting something a little bit more from this. It's not too bad, but for a special, limited IPA from Dogfish Head, I can't say this is one of my favorites from them
Serving type: bottle
01-22-2012 22:50:04 | More by nhindian
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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