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RATINGS: 625   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
2011 marks the 100th birthday of Mississippi Delta bluesman Robert Johnson who, according to legend, sold his soul down at the crossroads in a midnight bargain and changed music forever. Working again with our friends at Sony Legacy (yup, the same folks we did our Miles Davis-inspired Bitches Brew with), Dogfish Head pays tribute to this blues legend by gettin the hellhounds off his trail and into this finely-crafted ale. Hellhound is a super-hoppy ale that hits 100 IBUs in the brewhouse, 10.0 ABV, 10.0 SRM in color, and dry-hopped with 100% centennial hops at a rate of 100 kilos per 100 barrel brew-length. Can you tell we at Dogfish are stoked for this mighty musical centennial? To accentuate and magnify the citrusy notes of the centennial hops (and as a shout out to Robert Johnsons mentor Blind Lemon Jefferson) we add dried lemon peel and flesh to the whirlpool.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stevoj (3933) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 13, 2015
Hops and citrus, definitely lemon, mostly citrus hops, completely masking the malts. Slick body, small tight head, slightly sticky. But still damn good....

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UncleKorm (1223) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 30, 2015
750ml bottle poured a murky orange hue w/ large creamy beige head and thick lacing. Moderate sweet honey and citrus aromas. Initial flavor is moderate sweet w/ a bold bitter finish of moderate duration. Tastes are malt, orange, lemon, honey and crackers with a piney hop in the finish. Full bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rosenbergh (10399) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 9, 2015
750 ml bottle. (Whole Foods) Washington, DC. Slightly cloudy golden colour with a small off-white head. Fresh fruity, fruit tea and pine hops, lemon, citric notes, moderate bitterness, sweetness, malt and some alcohol in the aroma. Yummy! The flavour is dry hops, birch and pine hops, lemon, quite strong bitterness, sweetish maltiness and mild yeasty notes. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (9287) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 9, 2015
75 cl bottle. Thanks rosenbergh.
Pours orange color with a small head. Very nice hoppy notes on the nose, mild lemon, some pine and resinous notes too, a bit sweet. Bitter malty palate, lots and lots of lemon, resin and some sweet orange. Alcohol is very well hidden. Extremely well balanced and the lemon nuances here work very well, hop profile is top notch. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
penstemon (224) - Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2015
Pours golden amber with an off-white head. Aroma is grapefruit, lemon, floral, pine, and bread. Taste is broiled grapefruit, honey lemon candy, floral, herbal, bread, lemon peel, and medium bitterness. Medium-full body, nice carbonation. Bitterness and alcohol well hidden.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pivo (2665) - GERMANY - DEC 30, 2014
Huge hop nose. Lovely. Deep gold color. Malty front with fruity flavors like pear. Candylike sweetness. Tingly end. Nice.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
YogiBeera (2570) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Hops a gogo in the nose, deep orange, nice fizzy head on top. Very intense malt sweet hops taste. Fruity. Beautiful brew. Nicely balanced

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
soyorganic (307) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Awesome beer, I love the hops with some lemon. Good call Dogfish Head! I like this ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DWestrick (656) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 6, 2014
bottle. One of the best Iíve had in a while - tremendous taste and finish. Outstanding!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmohno (1528) - Iowa, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Aged, room temp who knows possibly a few years or more. Pours a heady lacy dark sunset orange. Aroma of dusty sandy minerally toasted malt and stange peppery hops.Strange vinous aroma. Vegetably. Ive smelt off double ipas like this so not shure if this is quite to par for its worth. I would say fuck aging this as it is. It wont do it much good. Malty with citrus sweet caramel malts peppery bittering a little toast/roast malt. Not worth buying this bottle for 13 bucks unless it was newer. Allthough its abv may be worth its weight and overall it wasnít a terrible experience, just feel like I didnít get the most out of its potential. You know what Im sayin. Also this beer did not appear to be in 100 ibu territory at least an aged bottle such as mine.

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