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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

1,702 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,702
Reviews: 560
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 13.49%
Wants: 98
Gots: 291 | 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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JimmyFlatRock

Ohio

4/5  rDev +1.8%

04-24-2013 20:53:27 | More by JimmyFlatRock
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California

4/5  rDev +1.8%

04-20-2013 14:54:52 | More by drgonzo2k2
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Stroude

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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duobob

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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West Virginia

4/5  rDev +1.8%

04-17-2013 01:17:50 | More by Bmckinleywv
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

04-16-2013 23:09:01 | More by Axnjxn
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prlykens

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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bigsquirrel

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

04-15-2013 20:04:36 | More by bigsquirrel
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zenarkist

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

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mikem0487

Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev +3.8%

22oz bottle poured into DFH ale glass

A- Was poured pretty roughly into the glass giving it a huge dense three finger off white head. Leaves nice lacing as it slowly recedes back to the beer. The body is burnt orange with a nice haziness to it.

S-Citrus forward beer for sure. You pick up the lemon but definitely get mango and grapefruit as the overall nose character. Cane sugar is in there as well. Malts are minimal masked by the huge citrus aroma.

T-Malty up front with the rest of the palate being dosed with the hops. Has a nice balance throughout but finishes heavily bitter with the alcohol lingering in the aftertaste. Grapefruit and lemon are the main characters. The malt bill does a nice job to counteract the hops and definitely get those cara malts adding a whole grain bread crust taste.

M-A chewy medium bodied brew. Low on the carbonation which might be good for this beer with such a high IBU.

O-Very enjoyable beer overall. The alcohol comes in at the finish which does not leave the most pleasant aftertaste. Other than that a great beer that I am happy I tried and will pick up again.

04-14-2013 23:17:22 | More by mikem0487
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JoeBlevins

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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Virginia

5/5  rDev +27.2%

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Virginia

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California

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Ohio

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Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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New York

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

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Hassler

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +27.2%

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JaredM

New York

3.35/5  rDev -14.8%

A: Orange/tangerine look and hazy. Very little carbonation and a bit less of a finger of off white/eggshell head. Great look.

S: Citrus & orange peel forward and getting a bit of the lemon in there too that Dogfish emphasized. Hoppy but not overly hoppy on the smell. Picking up some sweetness from the malts. As it warms up the lemons are becoming more pronounced. Lemon peel.

T: Wow not what I was expecting at all. The hops take a back seat to the malts in this case. This does not taste like it smells at all. I can taste (and feel) all 10.0% of this beer and for me it detracts from the beer. Very malty and lacking in hops. Some bitterness at the end.

M: Medium bodied, good mouthfeel.

O: As a guitar player I was excited for this beer but was disappointed. From their description, the look, and the smell it was presented as a West Coast IPA. I was expecting way more presence from the hops especially considering its 100 IBUs. The 10.0% alcohol on this is real noticeable but maybe they wanted it this way ("Hellhound" theme?). I applaud DF for their experimentation but I'm not sure that this came out as well as some of us would have hoped.

04-08-2013 01:17:46 | More by JaredM
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South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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Maryland

4/5  rDev +1.8%

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beercanman

Ohio

4/5  rDev +1.8%

04-02-2013 09:30:47 | More by beercanman
Robert Johnson's Hellhound On My Ale from Dogfish Head Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 1,702 ratings.