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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

1,688 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,688
Reviews: 560
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 13.49%
Wants: 95
Gots: 289 | 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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Skott1123

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

04-13-2013 17:03:14 | More by Skott1123
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hef

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

04-13-2013 15:11:34 | More by hef
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BushwyckCraft

New York

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

04-13-2013 11:53:25 | More by BushwyckCraft
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themind

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

04-13-2013 03:05:56 | More by themind
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NastyNate11

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

04-12-2013 05:25:17 | More by NastyNate11
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

04-10-2013 18:36:49 | More by JohnK17
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Hassler

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +27.2%

04-10-2013 14:22:58 | More by Hassler
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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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irish01980

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

04-07-2013 12:46:56 | More by irish01980
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DRBiser

Maryland

4/5  rDev +1.8%

04-03-2013 10:47:58 | More by DRBiser
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beercanman

Ohio

4/5  rDev +1.8%

04-02-2013 09:30:47 | More by beercanman
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bacasnax

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

04-01-2013 00:17:42 | More by bacasnax
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GrantBrennan

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

03-31-2013 10:14:56 | More by GrantBrennan
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.95/5  rDev +0.5%

Appearance: Pours a clear amber color with a rocky head two fingers tall; splotchy lacing leaves a hellhound of a trail for my ale

Smell: The Centennial hops provide great aromatics here, with a lemon twist; citrus hop dominant, with lemon pith, though there is quite a bit of sugary malt underneath

Taste: Despite the very appealing aromatics, the malts jut forward in the taste profile, bringing a sugary base that is followed by the hoppy bitterness in the mid-palate; the hops are lemony and minty with the lemons adding an extra boost to the bitterness; after the swallow, the 100 IBUs linger though the sweetness does compete

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation; some warmth in the gullet

Overall: I wish there weren't quite so much malt flavor in this and, in addition, a blend of hops might have been a better idea than 100% Centennial; still, this is a decent enough DIPA and I am enjoying the Robert Johnson tunes that I am listening to while I am contemplating the brew

03-30-2013 18:55:15 | More by brentk56
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

03-30-2013 03:42:16 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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SlothB77

Virginia

4.09/5  rDev +4.1%

25.4 oz bomber into glass

A: Light copper, orange. Two fingers of cumulonimbus clouds. Soapy.

S: Lemony, orange and sour. Candied fruit.

T: Lemon and orange, sour. Candied fruit and honey. Thick and syrupy. Very pleasant bitter, hoppy finish.

M: Medium-heavy bodied, medium carbonation, medium-high acidity.

O: A very drinkable sour.

03-28-2013 23:13:00 | More by SlothB77
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HoppySailor

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

03-27-2013 17:27:14 | More by HoppySailor
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aranton

New York

4/5  rDev +1.8%

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iBearfight

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.8%

03-25-2013 02:45:58 | More by iBearfight
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slay

Delaware

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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Jslay013

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

03-23-2013 21:36:07 | More by Jslay013
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Teddy-Pickles

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

03-22-2013 23:13:39 | More by Teddy-Pickles
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frosted33

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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MarvinSnyder

West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

03-19-2013 23:33:26 | More by MarvinSnyder
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drummermattie02

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

03-19-2013 23:28:21 | More by drummermattie02
Robert Johnson's Hellhound On My Ale from Dogfish Head Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 1,688 ratings.