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RATINGS: 358   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   IBU: 78   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JHeath99 (1345) - 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 (1977) - 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 (2901) - 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 (1172) - 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
AdiBeer (1902) - 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 (6705) - 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."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
stefannilssons (1519) - SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2014
Det här var en juste öl och en juste black-ipa, smaken var kraftfull med toner av både härlig malt och fruktig humle. Kroppen var i toppklass men balansen satt inte helt på plats.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alex_alkis (412) - SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2014
Very dark color. The flavor is dominated by roasted malt, chocolate and caramel. Never drunk a black IPA before but I guess this is a very fine one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hermod (3954) - Vantaa, FINLAND - AUG 8, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2015 1st rating August 2014. 355ml bottle. Near black, thin brown head. Citrusy, roasty, coffee, nutty aroma. Flavor has citrus, roasted malt, tobacco, salty notes. Dry finish with cocoa. Tasty black IPA, balanced.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone Tap@ Tommyknocker bar, Helsinki. Wow, I managed to choose the only one I had rated from this brewery as my first at this bat. Anyway, good stuff, near black, thin brown head. Hoppy, roasty, cocoa aroma. Flavor has roastedness, hops, dark chocolate. Pleasant smoothness and body. Bitter finis points the same as from the bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cunningham (5325) - Halden, NORWAY - JUL 20, 2014
Appearance: Black color with a nice frothy beige head. Nice lacing.
Aroma: Mild citric hoppy, roasted malt, coffee and mild fruity.
Palate: Full to medium body. Tad sweet and a fine bitterness. Soft to average carbonation.
Taste: Mild citric hoppy, roasted, coffee, chocolate and mild fruity.
Overall impression: Tasty ok BIPA. Lacked some more hoppiness and a bit mild fruity.
Personal stats: Bottle at The Flying Barrel in Göteborg, Sweden

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