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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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1,810 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,810
Reviews: 570
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 13.49%
Wants: 115
Gots: 335 | FT: 7
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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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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a year+-old bomber a deep amber with some sediment.

Nose is ripe with citrus hops. Maybe a touch of lemon, but it's subtle.

Taste is nicely bitter and hoppy, with a tinge of detectable sour lemon. Not bad, but definitely underwhelming for the 10% ABV (not too obvious) and relatively high price for this bottle (around $15). Wouldn't revisit again, unless I knew it was quite fresh.

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3/5  rDev -23.7%

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy tawny golden yellow, light brownish in color. Good head on the pour and moderate head retention. Effervescent carbonation. Aroma is grapefruit hop, apricots, and a definite lemon presence. Very smooth mouthfeel. I would never guess that this was 10%. The grapefruit flavored hops are on the front of the palate. There's just a hint of lemon in the flavor but it doesn't arrive until the aftertaste.

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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Poured into my Duvel Tulip, two to three fingers white head.

Smell is a hoppy citrus, very floral.

Taste is deceivingly smooth. Pretty bitter, not much citrus zest to speak of. Lots of hop presence.

Bit of a chalky after taste. Big, big mouthfeel.

Interesting, but not worth the price.

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Robert Johnson's Hellhound On My Ale from Dogfish Head Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 1,810 ratings.