Robert Johnson's Hellhound On My Ale | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States
dogfish.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

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

Added by jsanford on 03-15-2011

BEER STATS
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#6,683
Reviews:
576
Ratings:
1,873
pDev:
13.49%
Bros Score:
4.17
 
 
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Photo of MikeWard
3.86/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

1pt 9.4oz bottle into a pint glass. bottled 10/21/13, so 4 1/2 years old here. This should be interesting...

hazy bordering on murky dark amber body. with good bubbly cream colored head. slow carbonation. decent lacing.

aroma is of old malts.

taste isn't bad at all. sweet, malty, faintly lemon which gives it some bitterness. a little sour. A decent drink, given the age.

mouth closing in on full, finish bittersweet, and slightly sour on the back of the mouth.

overall, given that this is categorized as a DIPA, and it's 4 1/2 years old, this is not a terrible drink at all. in fact the longer it goes on, the more pleasing it becomes. The hops have completely faded of course, but the lemon and lemon peel still give it some residual bitterness. 10.0abv is very present, so the beer must be respected.

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Photo of jhlosito75
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GreenBayBA
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of themegamancave
3.67/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BarrelAgedG
3.84/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CreightonSM
4.39/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of therealJAYZ
3.79/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kurzman
4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of q33jeff
3.82/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

**
03/02/2014
Aroma Is lemon and hops. Yellow- orange color. Tart citrus flavor with the strong caramel dry grainy English ale flavor. Alcohol present. Very ""in your face"", but a good ale."
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Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bammer21
4.02/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of edthehead
4.12/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheCzarof85
3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Nightmare1972
3.21/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CBrodbeck
3.73/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VABA
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Christopher_Sicard
1.45/5  rDev -63.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 1.5

Shit

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Photo of AnthonyHerrera
2.62/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Yeldarb92
4.54/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of eddiefl
3.78/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Orange pour 1/2" off white head. Aroma smacked of centennial citrus notes.

Taste was a big lemony brew that was enjoyable, even if it pumped big numbers like 100ibu and 10abv. The format and price per oz are kinda ridiculous and keep this from being a beer that would be a repeat purchase.

There is a bit of metallic bitterness though I could do without, but thankfully there is plenty of other caramel and lemon notes to counter act it.

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Photo of stevoj
4.13/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Hops and citrus, definitely lemon, mostly citrus hops, completely masking the malts. Slick body, small tight head, slightly sticky. But still damn good....

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Photo of Littlefrank
4.33/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Griggsy
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ironchefmiyagi13
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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