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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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1,819 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,819
Reviews: 571
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 13.49%
Wants: 118
Gots: 341 | 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:
Beer added by: jsanford on 03-15-2011

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
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Ratings: 1,819 | Reviews: 571
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3.52/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A specialty ale from Dogfish Head, a brewery that I expect near-perfection from.

Robert Johnson's Hellhound On My Ale (a long, long name) pours a cloudy, rich amber. The beer has little to no transparency. The head when poured is a cloudy white, foamy, and measures about a quarter inch.

Smell is a bit hoppy, with hints of sweetness and lemon rind. The nose dissipates quickly, having little effect on the taste.

Taste is lacking here, with a hoppy flavor that borders on overboard, and very little effect from the lemon. Mouthfeel is consistent with other Dogfish entries, but is affected by the lacking taste. A good sample, but not the excellence I've come to expect from Dogfish.

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Robert Johnson's Hellhound On My Ale from Dogfish Head Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 1,819 ratings.