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Sunday, January 26, 2014

Hell Hound on My Ale (Dogfish Head)

While dodging rain drops in Savannah on a warm December day, Mr. K and I stopped in a pizza joint for a late lunch. Your Pie is a pizza restaurant chain in the Southeast. It's like a Subway for pizza. They have a menu, but you can watch them put on the toppings before they stick it in the smoking hot oven. They had sandwiches and salads, but pizza was on the menu for us. We split a small pie and enjoyed a couple of brews. They had limited selection of craft brew on tap and some bottles. I ordered this limited release DIPA.

General Thoughts
Look and Smell: This copper-orange brew had a white frothy head. The hop oils left heavy lacing on the plastic cup. It smelled like fruity hops.

Taste: I tasted juicy apple and musky fruit (hops). It had a sweet lemon/tangerine flavor with a little pith. It was there was a lot going on in this brew.

From the DFH site:
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.

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