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RATINGS: 573   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.


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mandylee (27) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 10, 2013
Definitely poured like I expected - hazy with a thick foamy head. The aroma of lemon peel takes over your nose. The hops & citrus are very up front from the beginning.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zvikar (2835) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 14, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin. Thanks Tom L. Pours orange with a huge head, aroma of marmalade, cumquet, malt, sweet, flavor is bitter and sweet with grapefruits and tangerine, medium bodied

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
frlrv1020 (68) - Miami, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2014
A citrus bomb! Lots of centennial hops on the smell and taste. Notes of orange, lemon, and honey linger. Big beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drpimento (2102) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - APR 11, 2014
Interesting idea that doesn't quite meet the extreme standards normally associated with dfh. Great appearance, v good nose, flab falls body not bad n finish is marked by clash of flavs leaving medicinal cast ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerJones213 (2) - - MAR 31, 2014 does not count
Found this gem at a local pub. When it arrived in a one liter bottle bottle I was even more surprised. Great, great, great. I always have a bottle in my fridge now. Just in case.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cristobal37 (230) - Canyon Lake, California, USA - MAR 26, 2014
An old style ale. Heavy malts hid the booze. Similar to a British ipa. Minimal hops and the lemon gives it a sweetened twist on the otherwise malt heavy flavor. Really good and not what I was expecting. RIP RJ

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fcjack1 (105) - Washington, USA - MAR 26, 2014
On tap at the Red Hot. Hazy orange color. Scent is kind of dank. With some oregano. Taste is nice and hoppy. Some lemon flavor. A little booze. Good beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MIBRomeo (2492) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Copper colored hazy pour w/ a tall dense white head with nice lacing. Big hop aroma with some warm notes that suggest a large gravity behind it. A good amount of citrus a hint of what I might call lemon zest is just lightly available along with a little bit of graham cracker and then unfortunately when your nose starts to blend it all I get a hint of soapy character. Palate is aggressively carbonated and well coated. Flavor is almost a touch sweet in their with a finish reminder of a lightly lemon candy on top of a lingering grassy bitterness. The front flavors include some sweeter grapefruit notes. There’s something just different about this, whether its the odd play of the lemon that goes between sweet candy, sour, and soapy at different times or something else I couldn’t quite put my finger on. Either way I enjoyed the bomber.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sunni05 (20) - Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Pours a nice amber color with nice head. Have it a chance to calm down and release the flavors. Loved the bitterness of the Centennial hops. For 58 IBUs it was very hoppy. Can't wait to finish the other half of the bottle. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
1FastSTi (3283) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (4477) - 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.


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