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RATINGS: 361   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   IBU: 78   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alex_alkis (419) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hermod (4355) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cunningham (5632) - 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

US beer #250

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Peter_L (1105) - SWEDEN - JUL 17, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2014 Flaska från kompis, tack igen Tomas. Svartbrun vätska med två fingrar högt kaffefärgat skum. Ordentliga dofter av kaffe och citrus, intressant kombo. Citrusig smak med kraftigt humlebett. Det hela rundas av med smak av brända kaffebönor.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (1131) - - JUL 14, 2014
Pours a dark brown. Aroma is some roasted malts and citrus hops. Taste is sweet with a bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rdixon77 (1581) - Georgia, USA - JUL 9, 2014
Interesting rye black ipa. Cola color pour. Rye spice and dark roasted malts in the nose. Taste has a coffee presence, but an unexpected bitter kick at the end. Rye wasn't too obvious.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (6056) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with medium frothy beige head that lasts leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is a strong bready malt, raisin, caramel, and pine. Nice bitter hop bite, caramel malt, and nice light bitterness. Very good.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrodooo5 (1237) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAY 19, 2014
Kind of a bland pour but has an enticing coffee aroma. The taste is very cofee like w/ some hop kick at the end. Tasty!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mmill527 (84) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 13, 2014
Lacks the bitter taste I expected for a 95 IBU, but this is a pretty good beer. Worth a buy for sure.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CzarMike (31) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2014
Big roast flavor but lighter than aroma suggests. Pours Coca-Cola brown with light head. Lacing after every sip. Great friendly flavor. Would order again. ---all in good suds.


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