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

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Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States

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

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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

Amber colored brew with a white cap of head with good lacing performance.

Rather dry aroma with toasty malts and citrusy hops. Picking up on the lemon flesh and some piny-ness. There are some flowery hop cone notes next to the subtle dankness of the citrus and herbal whiffs.

There's a booziness that heightens the lemon flesh addition. Hoppiness is leafy, yet dank, with bold pine and citrus notes. There's an interesting woodiness, too, almost like a cedar wood. Malts are pretty big with semi-dry tone and caramel malts with an edgy toast. Booze holds the complexity down a little. The finish is a little spicy and long. The carbonation is a little low and has trouble catching up. The body feels pretty good, although there is some stickiness.

This DIPA suffers from trying too hard to have it nailed down with the simple flavors. Still good, but it would've worked better with a paler malt base.

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a perfectly translucent golden orange with a clingy off white head. Head quickly dissipates but leaves some clinging to the glass. Good looking beer. Smell is pretty typical IPA but a little more subdued than I would expect / like. Hops, malt, some pine, lots of citrus, and I keep feeling like I detect a touch of cider vinegar, but not in a bad way. Taste is all about the lemon. It is not "sour" lemon but instead lemon zest giving it a slightly bitter character. Great hop presence. Not very sweet, just a touch of some honey sweetness. Feel is fantastic, light and crisp with moderate carbonation. It does not feel syrupy or sticky like some of DFH's other heavy hitting IPAs. Exceedingly easy to drink and shocked me when I read it was 10%. Overall a terrific beer, again reinforcing DFH's mastery of the IPA style.

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

Had a big bottle of this last night before a concert. Just like most DFH brews they definitely don't hold back on the alcohol.

Appearance: Deep copper with a slight reddish tint to it. Pored a thick white head.

Smell: A mixture of malts, pine and some orange/tangerine and lemon.

Taste: Not too bitter, some pine and citrus notes up front then finishes with a lemony aftertaste mixed with alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Not as syrupy as I expected like DFH's beers usually have to them with the higher alcohol content. Not harsh on the palate at all, but definitely leaves the taste of lemon in your mouth.

Overall: Another solid DFH offering, definitely worth giving it another try.

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Robert Johnson's Hellhound On My Ale from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 1,872 ratings