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RATINGS: 590   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
umich03jm (1865) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAR 6, 2014
Tap at The Oak. Pours cloudy golden-orange with a big foamy head that fades quickly and leaves great webbing. Aroma is like caramel lemon pie mixed with dank hops. Very interesting. Taste is pretty much the same. Lemon peel, caramel, wet leaves, and maybe a touch of pine. Sticky mouthfeel that resembles a barleywine. Interesting beer and nice to sip on. Especially because it was the end of the keg that filled only half my glass so it was free.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DonutSeducer (22) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 5, 2014
Floral hops and piney. Finish is bitter, lingering, flowery and lemon peel. a very mild spicy kick in the center back of the tongue. would drink again

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
60minuteman (698) - Frazer, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Hops, lemon, yeast, treacle. A murky orange brown color. Taste is a lot like a Belgian. The heat from the alcohol stings throughout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
samsmith33 (355) - - MAR 2, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2014 Aroma Is lemon and hops. Yellow- orange color. Tart citrus flavor with the strong caramel dry grainy English ale flavor. Alcohol present. Very "in your face", but a good ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gyllenbock (4444) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 2, 2014
Bottle bought at City Beer in February 2014. A bit hazy golden/orange with a white head. Rather sweet with lemon, some pineapple, hay and malt. Also some light "spices". Relaxed and easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SirLimpsalot (2074) - SWEDEN - MAR 1, 2014
@Gyllenbock: ganska trevlig humledoft med en touch av citrus. Smaken är trevlig med fin balans. Inte fantastisk men helt ok. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ---- Soberness not garanteed!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kerenmk (2199) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin. Thanks Tom L. Hazy amber with white wave. Hoppy, slightly lemony and a little pine aroma, lemon pie taste - a little sweet and slightly sour as well as alcoholic. Medium-bodied, very fizzy, alcoholic lemony finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElCapitan22 (51) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2014
Pours a cloudy gold with avg lacing. Strong piney aroma with lemon. Tastes sweeter than it smells. A good beer that tastes like a 10% beer....oh wait it is!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JustDrinkIt (258) - Arizona, USA - FEB 23, 2014
Pours an orange amber color with plenty of white head. Aroma of mild citrusy hops, fresh cut grass, pine. Flavor is abundantly citrusy, piney hops, honey.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 16, 2014
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