Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 362   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   IBU: 78   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Hop Strike! is a dry-hopped Black Rye-IPA built from the ground up at Tommyknocker Brewery. This beer is characterized by an intermingling of spicy citrus hops and chocolate malt creating an interesting complexity and great first impression on the nose. Hop Strike’s substantial 95 IBUs are balanced by the chocolate rye resulting in a nice depth of malt character and deep color.
Appearance: Deep Brown/Black, light tan head
Malts: Idaho Pale Malt, European Crystal, Chocolate malt and Chocolate rye
Hops: Chinook, Newport, Glacier, Nugget and Summit
Dry-hopped with 40 pounds of hops, 16 deg. Plato, 78 IBUs, 45 SRM, 7% ABV

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (6482) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAR 14, 2015
Draught @ Tommyknocker, Helsinki

Pours dark brown, almost black with a smooth head. Aroma of roasty malts, licorice, coffee, cocoa, hints of grassy hops and ash. Taste is smooth, slightly roasty and grainy with hints of grassy hops, licorice and coffee. Finish is crisp, smooth and roasty with hints of coffee, cocoa and hops. Okay, slightly grainy black IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (10633) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 14, 2015
Draught at the Tommyknocker, Helsinki, Finland. Dark reddish brown colour with a small tan head. Grainy malt, sweetness, fruity hops, moderate bitterness and some dryness in the aroma. The flavour is roasted malt, hops, moderate bitternessand liquorice. Oily. Tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tide (3016) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 5, 2015
Draught at Tommy knocker. Black color, beige head. Bitter taste with citrus, hops, coffee, nuts and a bit of licorice. Bitter finish with citrus, coffee, roasted malts and nuts. Very nice black IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jookos (5603) - FINLAND - MAR 2, 2015
Tap@tkcbb. Black, roasty, ashy nose. Pines, earthyness. Med bodied, bitter roasty. Bit sterile again, but nice.

-- bb

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JHeath99 (1676) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - FEB 15, 2015
Tap. Pours a dark dark brown with minimal beige head. Aroma and taste of bitterness up front work occasional bite from the rye.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shadey (2079) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 26, 2014
12oz bottle. Black pour with a big thick head of white cream. Lots of lacing. Roasty malts and gentle hop bite. Smooth and clean. Decent black IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerdedone (3235) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with a thin beige head. Aroma was roasty with chocolate, coffee and citrus. Flavor of chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, caramel and light pine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
esox (1225) - Oulu, FINLAND - OCT 23, 2014
Bottled. Dark brown to amber beer with huge head. Quite unusual is a mixture of berryish and slightly fruity hops, grains and rye with milk chocolate and dark caramel. Malty but dryish taste with slightly acidic toastedness, bready notes and spicy rye. Toasted rye bread, chocolate and with strong, berryish and grapefruity bitterness in the finish. Medium body, slick texture, a bit frothy carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrTipple (3683) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2014
Aroma: intense flowers. Appearance: hazy, dark brown, small, beige head. Taste: medium sweet, light bitter. Palate: bitters intensify, flowers and malts. Overall: OK Black IPA, struggles to stand out. Pint at Big Brew, Morristown.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (10234) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
"A slightly different take on the black iPa style. Black malts, tootsie roll chocolate and spicy rye and hops. Fairly aggressive in both the malt and hop profile. Sweeter than normal in the style, but I dug it."

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