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RATINGS: 598   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbaaron (1337) - Arizona, USA - MAY 3, 2014
Cloudy yellow amber/golden. Good head. Fruity, citrus, grapefruit. Excellent hop character. Plenty of caramel. Big beer. Lots of hops, lots of malt. Nice and fruity. Some alcohol, and then some more. Different, in a good way. Certainly unique. Not as heft in the body as the aroma and flavor would lead to believe. Strong but easy going bitterness. Smooth. Very hoppy. Spicy grassy. Cool, fun brew..

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dr_MedievAle (197) - Alabama, USA - APR 29, 2014
Orange and lemon peel on the nose. Appearance: thick and foamy off-white head that dissipates rather quickly. Cloudy brownish-orange body with good carb bubble display. Taste is a blast of sea salt, citrus rind, some tropical fruit and bitter grass. Palate: oily. Lots of hop oils here.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HippieFee (69) - - APR 28, 2014
Bottle - Hop and a slight lemon smell to it. Golden brown color. Hop and strong sweet flavor on this one. Doesn’t taste much like lemon but that is probably where the sweetness comes from.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sturmthis (608) - Ohio, USA - APR 24, 2014
Draft. Orange color with little white head. Citrus and grapefruit aroma. Very strong fruity taste, lemon and grapefruit. Hop bomb that hides the alcohol well. Enjoyed it a lot.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Habanero (2749) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - APR 21, 2014
Bottled. Pours pale amber with an average off-white head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, grapefruit, lemon zest and piney notes. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry, with alcohol notes and nice biitter. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carb. A great DIPA

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zvikar (3612) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 14, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin. Thanks Tom L. Pours orange with a huge head, aroma of marmalade, cumquet, malt, sweet, flavor is bitter and sweet with grapefruits and tangerine, medium bodied

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
frlrv1020 (88) - Miami, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2014
A citrus bomb! Lots of centennial hops on the smell and taste. Notes of orange, lemon, and honey linger. Big beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drpimento (2293) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - APR 11, 2014
Interesting idea that doesn't quite meet the extreme standards normally associated with dfh. Great appearance, v good nose, flab falls body not bad n finish is marked by clash of flavs leaving medicinal cast ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerJones213 (2) - - MAR 31, 2014 does not count
Found this gem at a local pub. When it arrived in a one liter bottle bottle I was even more surprised. Great, great, great. I always have a bottle in my fridge now. Just in case.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cristobal37 (278) - Canyon Lake, California, USA - MAR 26, 2014
An old style ale. Heavy malts hid the booze. Similar to a British ipa. Minimal hops and the lemon gives it a sweetened twist on the otherwise malt heavy flavor. Really good and not what I was expecting. RIP RJ


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