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

BA SCORE
86
very good
1,870 Ratings
Robert Johnson's Hellhound On My AleRobert Johnson's Hellhound On My Ale
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
Ratings:
1,870
Reviews:
575
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
14.06%
 
 
Wants:
131
Gots:
370
For Trade:
7
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of swanfungus
3.68/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Amber with a slight haze under a 1” finely bubbled dirty white foam collar that grips the glass producing lines of lace.
S: Flowery, spicy lemon, white bread.
T: Lemon rind bitterness form the head mixes with lemon in the body blending in with malt, light biscuit and caramel flavors that gradually dry out.
M: Medium carbonation and body.
O: A big, bitter, alcoholic DIPA that shows suprising balance and drinkability.

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Photo of Devil_Doc
3.96/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bingja18
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of unklemike
3.68/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of devin305
3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BrewTangClan77
3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Nose is all hops. Big hops up front quickly followed by lemon bite. Sweet malt in the finish balances the flavor profile nicely. 10% ABV is detectable but doesn't dominate. Great DIPA.

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Photo of N_Overholt
3.56/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of DeadWalkerAir
3.23/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jshusc
4.04/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of direwolf00
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dfhhead25
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of watchnerd
4.48/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SierraFlight
3.4/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at brewpub poured into snifter. Hazy copper with half finger of tan head that settles to a ring leaving some patches as it recedes. Aroma is pine, lemon peel and juice, a little bread, some raisin sweetness. Taste is citrus forward then quickly washed away by sweet malts - almost a hint of maple syrup. Lots of booze shows its 10% ABV. Moderate pine and citrus hop bitterness on the finish. Medium body, resinous texture, moderate carbonation, dry and warming finish.

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Photo of tappangordo
3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of i4ourgot
4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This beer is smooth and easy, well drinking. The aroma was a little lacking kinda faint, but everything else about this beer was great. I never would have guessed this beer at 10% it does have a strong taste to it, but there's lots of great hop and malt backbone.

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Photo of kmbeer
3.33/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of adhokk7
2.44/5  rDev -36.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Tastes like cheap champagne. Will not buy this again.

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Photo of mattjcrawford
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of brainfock
4.24/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BIll_Currie
4.75/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Dogfish and Vegas. Good Times

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Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Onefootlarry
4.81/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up in Vegas. Great nose. Very citrus heavy. Light in the mouth.

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Photo of UngerWoo
4.71/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Robert Johnson's Hellhound On My Ale from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
3.84 out of 5 based on 1,870 ratings.
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