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RATINGS: 596   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gyllenbock (4858) - 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 (2249) - 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 (2421) - 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 (77) - 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 (261) - 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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wildbeercat (353) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - FEB 12, 2014
750ml bottle into a shaker glass; served cold. Aroma: Citrus and pine hops. Not overpoweringly hoppy, but strong. Appearance: Moderately hazy amber body with a very thin cap of a head. Light lacing. Taste: A little pine hop, some citrus, probably lemon. Not overly bitter, but it has some bite. Palate: Medium body, medium prickly carbonation, moderate length on the finish and ends on piney, gently bitter hops. Overall: Nice. Not super bitter. Alcohol content is well-masked. Not overly lemony either. Just good all around.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tdmuel (251) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Pours a nice and hazy burnt orange with a fluffy off white head. A good bit of biscuity malt aroma on the nose, lots of bitter lemon notes, citrusy hops, lemon rind, and a nice floral note. Lots of lemon on the taste as well, a nice fresh lemon and lemon rind bitterness, a little sweetness, there’s a nice ripe berry note, and a nice bit of malt in the back. The lemon is balanced nicely, not a hop bomb, but probably past its prime.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
tomer (1746) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - FEB 10, 2014
At a tasting, thanks tlahav, small bubbly head, hazy deepish orange colour, aroma of orange marmalade and grain, alcoholic flavour with sweet maltiness and a touch of tobbaco and a heavy coarse herbal grapefruit bitterness. Way too old.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
corpsuckle (101) - Washington, USA - FEB 9, 2014
I thought this was a decent beer. I love trying dogfish head's experiments; sometimes I love them, sometimes I hate them... But they're always decent. This one is citrus on the nose and finish, hops with some malt in the middle. Alcohol well hidden and creeps up quickly! I'd drink this one again.

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