Robert Johnson's Hellhound On My Ale - Dogfish Head Brewery
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2.95/5 rDev -24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75
750mL bottle into tulip. bottled Jan. 2011. kept in cellaring conditions past 2 years. *disclaimer, I bought two of these bottles when Hellhound first came out. I found it too hot and messy fresh, hence me putting one away.
A: hazed. a bright orange/bronze hue. head is slightly off-white and bubbly. retention is good with a thick lace left behind.
S: unfortunately the aroma is a bit oxidized. a minor bit of alcohol heat. sweet. biscuits and a minor caramel.
T: while this brew has mellowed a bit, it is still moderately big. oxidation is there. caramel and a slight lemon tartness. sweet more than bitter at this point. lingering malt flavor.
M: moderate, border lining smooth, carb, medium body in my opinion.
D: and the verdict is...neither. fresh is a bit too raw, aged is a bit to beat up. this brewery makes much better hoppy brews. pass.
Serving type: bottle
03-18-2013 04:26:22 | More by Jimmys
3.6/5 rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A - Pours a light amber with a golden hue and has a two finger eggshell head.
S - Sweet orange juice with a lemon drop kick. Light malts, hops & breadiness on the back side.
T - Really nondescript at first with just light malts & honey but that develops into a good amount of hop bite with lemon & bitterness in the end.
M - Medium high carbonation, not a heavy body or cloying. Body is almost too light for the style & abv.
O - Well done overall and not overly malted like how I find most DFH beers.
Serving type: bottle
03-09-2013 00:08:29 | More by cvm4
2.79/5 rDev -29%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75
Draft at The Pour House in Westmont, NJ.
Pours a cloudy and very dark golden orange color with tangerine edges and a one finger off-white head that quickly settles into a thin ring. Minimal spotty lacing left behind.
Earthy, floral hop aroma with lots of resinous pine countered by sweet citrus and a strong malt backbone. Grassy and dank notes follows by lemon juice and citrus peel. Carmael malt backbone with some toffee and biscuit character. Malts are too strong for my liking, overpowering the citrus and hop notes.
Medium bodied and fuller than expected with tight carbonation and a dry, earthy hop presence that provides prominent bitterness which lingers over the citrus notes and caramel malt backbone into a dry finish. Dank, earthy notes followed by lemon juice, citrus peel orange and grapefruit. Although there is some citrus sweetness, there's not enough for my taste. Really dry and bitter and the malts are too strog for me as well. Lots of caramel sweetness, nut and toffee. Abv is very well masked but I'm not a big fan of this combination of flavors. Some peppery spice as well, maybe coriander or clove but this is very one dimensional and boring.
Serving type: on-tap
03-03-2013 02:04:14 | More by corby112
Robert Johnson's Hellhound On My Ale from Dogfish Head Brewery
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