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Mini-Review: Dogfish Head Robert Johnson’s Hellhound On My Ale Imperial IPA

Boy that’s a mouthful!

And much like it’s name, Dogfish Head’s Robert Johnson’s Hellhound On My Ale Imperial IPA is a big beer. Loaded with citrusy hops hitting every edge of the spectrum, from orange to grapefruit to tangerine to lemon (and oh how the zesty lemon comes through!), this beer will have you second-guessing its 10% alcohol content until it hits room temperature. The Hellhound On My Ale Imperial IPA is brewed with 100% Centennial Hops that bring a boat load of citrus with enough bitterness to the table to satisfy any hophead. Don’t pour it too cold or you’ll find yourself drinking through entirely too quickly! (more…)

Mini-Review: Ballast Point Victory At Sea Imperial Porter

Coffee and vanilla balanced to perfection. Hanging out at the 10% threshold, Ballast Point’s Victory At Sea is a delightful departure from the more bitter and chocolaty Porter varietals. The vanilla floats right out of the glass and really smooths the taste out, meeting with the coffee just enough to cut back the sweetness on the back end. The alcohol is subdued but present.

Brewery: Ballast Point
Hails From: San Diego, CA   “Land of the Exploding Craft Beer Scene”
ABV: 10.0%
IBU: 60
Tasting Notes: Dark chocolate, vanilla, black coffee, faint alcohol

Ballast Point Victory At Sea