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RATINGS: 340   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


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsniclas (5594) - 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 (10276) - 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 (346) - 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.

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   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 (294) - - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cpalmisano (14) - - OCT 2, 2013
Bottle. Jet black with a thin tan head. Little aroma. Strong hop bitterness at the back of the tongue. Combines with a strong burnt flavor leaving a lasting and rather unpleasant bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brouwerij (920) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Bottle. Pours brown with fine khaki head. Aroma is hoppy with moderate to strong roasted malt. Flavor is hoppy initially with a roasted malt, dark chocolate finish. Surprisingly roasted for the style from what I’ve seen, really nice. Soft carbonation, medium-light body, fairly smooth. Nice and roasted, was pleasantly surprised by this, my favorite of their beers so far.


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