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RATINGS: 588   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Damico (2452) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2011
The IPA pours cloudy amber with a nice white bubbly head. The aroma is lemon hoppines and some flight boozy notes. The flavor is dominant lemony citrus hops, obvi, that are on a clean body.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fred82 (2113) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 9, 2011
750ml bottle from Winooski.
Appearance : Clear amber with medium foamy head.
Aroma : Very nice malt with light fruity notes. Nice mangos and light spices.
Taste : Mostly alcohol with spices. Finish is quite warm. Not as fruity as the nose. Nice malt still.
Overall : Nose is rather nice with chewy malts and aromatics hops but taste is a bit disappointing. Too much spices for me which with alcohol get a bit overwhelming.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
scotchzi (302) - Florida, USA - SEP 2, 2011
Pour is nice hazy yellow with decent off white head. Smell is kinda wheat citrusy and piney. A little lemon comes through but mostly a piney hop note with a little sweet bit of a honey taste in the middle

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerdedone (2573) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2011
Bottle. Pours amber with an average off-white head. Aroma of citrus, pine and lemons. Flavor was citrusy hops, pine, lemon peel, light caramel and a touch of grapefruit.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nimrod979 (206) - Hagerstown, Maryland, USA - AUG 24, 2011
Bottle. Pours a beautiful hazy orange/bronze color with a nice frothy rocky off white head sitting on top that creeps down the side of the glass as it goes down. Aroma is citrus and pine hops. Lemons. Smells quite boozy. Sipping this beer down, The first thing I notice is it’s sweetness. Sweet citrusy hops. with quite a bit of piney notes following through for bitterness. It’s backed up with some pale or caramel malt. Has a light lemony citrus bitterness towards the end. Not much of a bite as much as it is just a lingering bitterness that is balanced by the sweet malt.. And I will say there isn’t much masking the alcohol here. Oily sticky texture and medium bodied. It’s a smooth sipper with quite a bit of alcohol warming up the feeling as you drink. had it on draft before and thought it was unimpressive. More less a lemon-y IPA. Better in the bottle even if the alcohol takes over a bit much of the taste

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2011
(750ml bottle) Pours a clear copper body with a small white head. Aroma of lemons, grass, grapefruit, light pine, and herbs. Flavor of lemon, caramel malt, herbs, and grass with a bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2011
Draught at Craft Ale House: Aroma of crystal malt, hops, citrus, pine and grapefruit. Poured amber in color with a medium-sized, creamy, rocky, frothy, off-white head that diminished but lasted throughout. Slightly hazy. Sparkling. Excellent lacing. Flavor is medium sweet and medium bitter. Tastes of hops, fruit, citrus, grapefruit, sugar, and pine. Medium to full body. Oily, then dry texture. Average carbonation. Hop, crystal malt, citrus, pine finish is dry. 10%ABV is completely hidden throughout.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
sloth (2443) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - AUG 19, 2011
Large white head with good retention and a nice, sticky lacing. Hazy, copper orange colored brew. Nose is lemony with notes of bandaid. Medium body, an almost spritzy carbonation, light oilyness and astringency. Overly sweet malts for a DIPA that are backed by off putting phenolic notes, band aid being the main distraction. The lemon does,nt interact well with it either. Finish is a bit sweet with no real hop bite to speak of. Bummer. 750 from statelineliquors

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
cmc619 (386) - California, USA - AUG 18, 2011
Dark orange-bronze with a slight haze. Head thins out a bit, but keeps a tight cap on the beer. Not a ton revealed in the aroma. Maybe it’s the lemon rind addition, but this beer has the nice crisp finish of a summer ale. Some lemony tartness and dryness as well. For 100 IBUs, a reasonably balanced beer--balanced in terms of "big" (all around). The palate is intense--really interesting, and maybe my favorite part of this beer. Another nice feature: the alcohol is really hidden. Most beers of this strength will either be too "hot" or too syrupy. This is a really interestingly conceived beer.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmm635 (846) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2011
Pours clear and orange with a large soapy head. Super hop aroma. Lots of citrus aromas, especially lemons and oranges. Nicely balanced flavor. Very bitter with just enough sweetness. Real nice beer.


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