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RATINGS: 610   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.


brewskis' rating

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
brewskis (123) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - JAN 4, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2013 Pours a hazy burnt orange color with a finger and a half length head that goes away somewhat slowly. Smells of lots of citrus fruits from the centennial hops. Grapefruit, orange, maybe some pineapple, definitely get a lemon rind smell as well, some booze. A tiny hint of some sweet breadiness from the malt, but is overtaken by the intense citrus scents. Taste starts with a decent amount of bitterness, as well as some grapefruit, orange, and lemon. Get a nice creamy middle from the malt, along with some sweetness, but still getting more abrasive. Then the finish is tons of resinous hop flavors and a lot more lemon. Get a lot of grapefruit, a lot of pine, some orange. A ton of lemon rind, which is the last flavor to go on the finish. Almost get like a "cleaner" type flavor. More sweet breadiness shows through on the finish, which makes for a more balanced beer as it warms. It’s a much better beer at a warmer temperature. A slight touch of booze on the finish that doesn’t quite go well with the other flavors. Mouthfeel is creamy, oily, and somewhat sticky. high medium body. There are some good qualities to this beer, but overall it was a slight miss in my opinion for where my expectations were at.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maekchu (2535) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAR 13, 2015
Bomber from Five Points Bottle Shop (Atl Highway). Yeasty nose, with caramel and shortbread. Hazy light copper color. Breay initial, with caramel. Lemon comes through heavily in mid palate. Then the caramel reemerges. Big stuff all around. Very refreshing, though, for a big scale brew (100 of everything).

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aumentm (242) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Hell hound jumps out of the bottle like a rocket. Strong IBUs make for a seriously hoppy beer that is a great tribute to the former musician.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Enwiebe (191) - - FEB 17, 2015
2/16/15. Bomber from the brewery. Pours burnt orange with a nice sticky head. Minimal lacing. Huge citrusy hop nose. Citrus in the mouth but no hint of sour. High ABV balances the hops but still taste the strong hop backbone. Goes down with just a slight bite. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GranvilleTim (1759) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2015
Tasted in store. Reddish/orange pour with an off-white head. Aroma is lemon. Taste is lemon and a nice malty base. Lemon in the finish. Nicely balanced beer between lemon and hops. Alc. well hidden.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stevoj (2645) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 13, 2015
Hops and citrus, definitely lemon, mostly citrus hops, completely masking the malts. Slick body, small tight head, slightly sticky. But still damn good....

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UncleKorm (1003) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 30, 2015
750ml bottle poured a murky orange hue w/ large creamy beige head and thick lacing. Moderate sweet honey and citrus aromas. Initial flavor is moderate sweet w/ a bold bitter finish of moderate duration. Tastes are malt, orange, lemon, honey and crackers with a piney hop in the finish. Full bodied.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rosenbergh (7880) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 9, 2015
750 ml bottle. (Whole Foods) Washington, DC. Slightly cloudy golden colour with a small off-white head. Fresh fruity, fruit tea and pine hops, lemon, citric notes, moderate bitterness, sweetness, malt and some alcohol in the aroma. Yummy! The flavour is dry hops, birch and pine hops, lemon, quite strong bitterness, sweetish maltiness and mild yeasty notes. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (7055) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 9, 2015
75 cl bottle. Thanks rosenbergh.
Pours orange color with a small head. Very nice hoppy notes on the nose, mild lemon, some pine and resinous notes too, a bit sweet. Bitter malty palate, lots and lots of lemon, resin and some sweet orange. Alcohol is very well hidden. Extremely well balanced and the lemon nuances here work very well, hop profile is top notch. Excellent.
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
penstemon (198) - Nevada, USA - JAN 2, 2015
Pours golden amber with an off-white head. Aroma is grapefruit, lemon, floral, pine, and bread. Taste is broiled grapefruit, honey lemon candy, floral, herbal, bread, lemon peel, and medium bitterness. Medium-full body, nice carbonation. Bitterness and alcohol well hidden.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pivo (2618) - GERMANY - DEC 30, 2014
Huge hop nose. Lovely. Deep gold color. Malty front with fruity flavors like pear. Candylike sweetness. Tingly end. Nice.


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