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Hellhound On My Ale

 
ABV: 
10
IBU: 
58
Availability: 
Limited
Original Release Date: 
05/2011

2011 would have marked 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 paid 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 and 10% ABV. It's dry-hopped with 100% Centennial hops at a rate of 100 kilos per 100 barrel brew-length. Can you tell we're stoked for this mighty musical centennial?

To accentuate and magnify the citrusy notes of the Centennial hops (and as a shoutout to Robert Johnson's mentor Blind Lemon Jefferson), we add dried lemon peel and flesh to the whirlpool.

To read more about Robert Johnson and the hellhounds that inspired this beer, click here!

We currently send Hellhound on my Ale (when available) to our wholesale partners in the following states:

AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IL, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, NC, NH, NJ, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, SC, VA, VT, WA

To find where our wholesalers have delivered this beer in the past 60 days, check out the Fish Finder (you can search by beer and by zip). As a reminder, it is always best to call and confirm a retailer still has the beer before making any treks!

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Food Pairing Recommendations: 
Beef, jambalaya, Thai
Glassware Recommendation: 
IPA glass
Wine Comparable: 
Citrusy chardonnay

Beer Activity

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Tony K. is drinking Hellhound On My Ale at Kujawa Manor at Rosemont Ct.#NBT. Awesome beer! Got some Robert Johnson on the stereo for this one. Perfect!

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mike b. is drinking Hellhound On My AleHeavy northwest hop aromas on the nose with a bright lemon twist. Boozy with a smooth mouthfeel, hop heaviness gives way to malty balance.

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Corey L. is drinking Hellhound On My AleQuite interesting

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Rebecca B. is drinking Hellhound On My Aledelicious and potent. A great beer from the other night

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