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RATINGS: 342   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


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KennyGalanif (42) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Pours a dark mahogany color with about half a finger of light brown head. looks and smells appealing during the pour. the aroma is of deep dark roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, very slight dark fruit character. great hop aroma as well. the taste is great on this one, wonderful dark roasted backbone with a well balanced addition of hops. other flavors are chocolate, coffee, dark fruits. overall, i was very pleased with this beer, lots of well balanced flavors that were easy to pick up, and not one flavor overpowered another, great brew!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Bottle at SlutFest 2011 on 04/23/2011. Clear dark copper body with ruby highlights and a small creamy off white head. Sweet chocolate and floral/citrus hop aroma. Sweet floral and resiny hop flavor with a big malty background. Medium full body with moderately low carbonation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsniclas (5613) - Billdal, SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2013
Draught at The Rover Black with a beige head. Roasted aroma and flavour with chocolate and liquorice. Light bitterness. Rather sweet flavour.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (10655) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2013
Draught at The Rover, Göteborg. Very dark brown beer with a nice lasting beige head. Hoppy roasted chocolate aroma, caramel, cocoa, coffee notes, some caramel. Hoppy chocolate flavor, roasted, notes of raisins, cocoa, tar, coffee, some pine. Decent black IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kidobutai (367) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 11, 2013
Nice dark rich hue. Tall head, but dissipates rather quickly, good lacing remains. Aroma reminds me of chocolate, light but delicious. A little on the hoppy side, normal for an IPA, just not my favorite. good ABV balance.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ClassyBeagle (319) - USA - OCT 31, 2013
FROM NOTES: July 6, ’12 Poured from a 16 ounce bottle into a pint glass. A: Chocolate sweetness with a touch of pungent hops, works well together although somewhat faint. A: A hazy dark dark brown with a thick tan colored head that leaves nice lacing down the glass. T: Heavy on bitter roasted malt as well as some hop spiciness that is piney and earthy. P: A good feel, medium body with a nice smooth peppery carbonation. O: I think this is Tommyknockers best that I’ve had to date. No off flavors and this is pretty tasty. Well balanced.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tlyx (56) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2013
Doft av bitterchoklad. Medelfyllig smak med rostade kaffe och choklad. Viss sötma och behaglig beska trots sina 78 IBU. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TylerGreenDC (298) - - OCT 8, 2013
In 12oz bottle. Aroma of a dark, dark chocolate bar. Flavors of smoky chocolate followed by some sweet orangey hops on the edges of the tongue before finishing with more chocolate. Dry finish. Some black IPAs get syrupy, but the rye malts (probably) help this one stay quaffable.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
foosnbrews (145) - Parker, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2013
Beer poors deep black with a light beige head that holds relatively well. Aroma is surprisingly light with roast, chocolate, and light floral/citrus notes. Flavor is med sweet, strong roast that slightly masks dank IPA hop presence. And light rye spiciness. Mouthfeel is slightly astringent and dry. Overall, good beer. Aroma is weak, beer tastes more like a black IPA and less like a stout as it warms.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SmokeyDaBear (150) - - OCT 2, 2013
Poured from a bottle. Is a deep dark brown color with lots of foamy tan head. Head did not dissipate quickly. Beer is has chocolate malt taste that is quite bitter. Beer tastes very nutty. Some citrus is present.


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