Robert Johnson's Hellhound On My Ale - Dogfish Head Brewery
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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
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
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
Robert Johnson's Hellhound On My Ale from Dogfish Head Brewery
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