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!
And boy is it ever drinkable… Though at nearly $15 a bottle (depending where you shop), this beer may be best saved for diehard hopheads who are determined to sample every slice of hoppiness they can get their hands on. Casual drinkers may enjoy a sip but will be equally rewarded by some other notable and more affordable brews (see Green Flash Palate Wrecker, Stone Ruination, Odell Myrcenary, etc.)
Brewery: Dogfish Head Brewery
Hails From: Milton, Delaware
Tasting Notes: Lemon peel, grapefruit, subtly herbal, floral, honey, faint alcohol
Beer Advocate Score: 85/93