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RATINGS: 593   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (34777) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 29, 2012

Bottle 750ml. @ [ Fastelavn Smagning - Carnival Tasting - Ulfborg ].

Clear light dark orange colour with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, citrus, riped fruit, orange - citrus, moderate grapefruit. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120218]

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (31121) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2012
75 cL bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is citrusy and crisp hoppy. Sweet, hoppy and light fruity. Bitter and slight hoppy. Biter and hoppy into a little fruity finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29230) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2012
Bottled. An unclear dark golden beer with a yellowish head. The aroma has notes of fruits, yeast, malt, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of straw, alcohol, malt, yeast, and spices, leading to a dry alcoholic finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2012
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of fonefan. Pours a hazy deep golden with an off-white head. Heavy, herbal hop aroma. Solid body, fruity, yeasty with these herbal hop accents. Crude, bitter finish. Not a favourite. 180212

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16599) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2011
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours a slightly hazy orange color with a small white head. Has a fruity hoppy bitter piney grapefruit aroma. Fruity hoppy bitter grapfruit flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14859) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2013
1st September 2011
Very hazy amber beer, tidy white head. Silky palate with prickly carbonation. Rich hops - coming over as Sorachi like but that might be all the lemon here! A littler creamy malt and a dash of aniseed. Finishes with more creamy malt and a little bitter lemon. Nicely joined up and quite refreshing.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (14403) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 22, 2014
Bottle from Jamestown S’Klallam Longhouse Market & Deli, Sequim
Hazy copper color with small head. Very nice aroma, peppery and lemony, and nice grainy malts; very light vanilla. Lean mouthfeel, soft, with some alcohol perceived immediately; grainy malt flavor, light colored caramel and hints of toffee; quite strong bitterness, soft hop resins, a light fruity touch from the hops and some citrus fruit peel. Balanced and powerful, not too heavy to drink.
Very nice beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (14036) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2012
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are rich hops, caramel, syrop, malt and flowers. Oily palate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (13901) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2012
Bottle @ Fastelavnssmagning 2012, Ulfborg. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Peach, grapefruit and leather. Dry and soapy bitterness. Smooth and full bodied. Warmth from alcohol.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MiP (13597) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2012
Bottle, 10.0%. Mild grapefruity hop aroma. Cloudy orange colour. Small white head. The flavour has a good grapefruity note. Quite alcoholic, but in a good balance with the malt.


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