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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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
IPAsavedMYlife (344) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAY 30, 2011
Nice fresh hoppy aroma. Good amount of head. Tastes pretty much like any double IPA with nuances of lemon zest. The lemons seemed faint to me but they were there, nonetheless. Slightly sweet and alcohol is well hidden for 10%. Finishes fairly bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DialSquare (2497) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 30, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2013 6/26/13: This is nice. Bumped it a couple points. --- 5/30/11: Big bottle from Proof. Only a few notes: centennial, light lemon, lighter version of 90 min, covers 10% abv well, 7.8/10 -- Need to try again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4766) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2011
Bottle thanks to someone. Nose is super hoppy, lemons, fruity, zest, and smooth. Smooth on the palate, lemons, hops, delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (3824) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 29, 2011
750 from Good Food Coop in Lexington. First taste is a big alcohol kick. Then sugar sweetness. Bitterness and citrus. Alcohol present. Well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hammy78 (722) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2011
Bottle sampled at my brother’s house. Pours a glowing copper colour. Nice half a finger white head and spots of lacing left behind as I drink this beauty. Aroma is sweet and a little hoppy. Tastes sweet and of citrus. Quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6204) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2011
Draft served in a 10 oz. snifter at Teller’s. Pours a cloudy orange color with a small eggshell white head. Aroma of grassy and floral hops, orange and tangerine citrus, caramel malts, and sweet bread. Flavor of caramel and sweet bready malts, pineapple, orange citrus, grassy hops, pine resin, and a hint of honey. Medium-bodied, with a chewy mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Interesting DIPA- nothing popped quite as much as I wanted it to, but the balance is solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcox90 (1521) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 29, 2011
750ml bottle from Julio’s Liquors. Pours a hazy burnt orange with a 2 finger thick white head. Aroma is packed with floral hop notes, citrus, lemon zest and golden raisins. Taste is quite citrusy, with lemon & oranges notes, as well as the floral hops that are present in the aroma. Medium bodied and a bit on the dry side. Sharp, bitter finish. I wish I had bought more than one bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6178) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 28, 2011
Bottle:   Hazy amber, large frothy white head, fairly nice lacing.   Looks tasty!   Straight forward hoppy nose.   Has a very minor lemony aroma as well.   Wow, yeah, that lemon is more pronounced on the tongue than on the nose.   Otherwise hoppy, a bit of alcohol, and strong citrus/lemon peel on the backside.   Not as heavy or smooth as I like my IIPAs, but not bad.   Fairly clean hoppy finish.   There tiz a bit of risidual alcohol tho, but not enough to detract.   Enjoyable, and a little different with that lemon punch right up front.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (4409) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 28, 2011
750ml bottle. Poured a straw yellow color. Aroma was mostly lemon, with a touch of hops, malty backing. Flavor was, well, lemon, citrus, lemon and lemon. It was actually quite refreshing for being a 10% ABV brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (4288) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 28, 2011
Pours deep amber into a tulip. White head with excellent retention recedes to skim surface. Sweet caramel and lemon aromas. Thick and hot with caramel and bread front to back followed by a lasting hot lemon pith finish.

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