Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 605   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Share this beer with friends!
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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
1FastSTi (3341) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 17, 2014
Pours to a hazy deep glowing amber bronze body with a lasting off-white head. Some nice thick lacing. Aroma is bitter hops and sweet sugary malt. The flavor is hoppy with some sugary malt and a nice balanced lemon. Almost like a rangpur lime and meyer lemon. Medium body that is surprisingly not overbearingly bitter. Balance is high. Little alcohol taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (5159) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2014
Sampled at ESBLS. A coppery and almost clear beer. A pine aroma dominates. Pine Sol. Big pine is also tasted along with equally big citrus. Lemons, too. A hop bomb. Big malts but they don’t stand a chance here. A tasty one, too.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
skaughty (650) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 7, 2014
Not enough lemon to cover the hops. Mouthfeel suffers from the thinness of the lemon. Cloudy look, clean taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
catface5326 (154) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 7, 2014
Cloudy orange with moderate head poured from a bottle. Aroma of lemons and taste of lemons with a bitter piney aftertaste

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zymurgeist2 (1135) - Redwood City, California, USA - MAR 6, 2014
On tap at Gourmet Haus. Fresh meadow, lemon grass and chaffed wheat. Hazy orange with full white head. Taste is herbal, fresh and lemon zest. Moderate spice finish and not overly bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
umich03jm (2235) - 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 (34) - 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 (909) - West Chester, 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 (441) - - 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 (5110) - 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.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 2 3 4  5  6 7 8 » 61

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50