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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

1,666 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,666
Reviews: 560
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 13.49%
Wants: 92
Gots: 277 | FT: 7
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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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frosted33

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

03-21-2013 21:58:31 | More by frosted33
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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
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Butchnasty

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

03-19-2013 05:41:50 | More by Butchnasty
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mscudder

Georgia

4/5  rDev +1.8%

03-19-2013 05:27:19 | More by mscudder
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Jimmys

Pennsylvania

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
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alienlifeforcecube

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.8%

03-16-2013 06:25:45 | More by alienlifeforcecube
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huysmans

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

03-13-2013 11:16:26 | More by huysmans
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DaPan

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

03-12-2013 00:38:17 | More by DaPan
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HKUSPC40

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

03-10-2013 06:28:33 | More by HKUSPC40
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Beergelden

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

03-10-2013 06:16:17 | More by Beergelden
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spycow

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

03-09-2013 23:26:09 | More by spycow
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cvm4

Mississippi

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
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LJWalker

Alabama

4/5  rDev +1.8%

03-08-2013 04:21:14 | More by LJWalker
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

03-07-2013 19:06:15 | More by orangesol
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kell50

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.8%

03-04-2013 03:26:03 | More by kell50
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Sparty55

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

03-03-2013 22:10:49 | More by Sparty55
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bigred89

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

03-03-2013 21:36:42 | More by bigred89
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tmars13

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -49.1%

03-03-2013 18:57:49 | More by tmars13
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dailyminefield

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

03-03-2013 15:57:32 | More by dailyminefield
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JxExM

New York

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

03-03-2013 04:39:26 | More by JxExM
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corby112

Pennsylvania

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
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morsetaper2

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

03-03-2013 00:13:57 | More by morsetaper2
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flynndan

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

03-02-2013 21:23:05 | More by flynndan
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Lorihall1

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +1.8%

03-02-2013 03:36:17 | More by Lorihall1
Robert Johnson's Hellhound On My Ale from Dogfish Head Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 1,666 ratings.