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RATINGS: 336   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tlyx (54) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TylerGreenDC (265) - - 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.

   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.

   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.

   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brouwerij (914) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajnepple (1995) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - SEP 26, 2013
12 oz bottle from Evergreen Discount Liquors. Black with a tan head and thick lacing. The aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, citrus fruits, spicy hops and a touch of rye. Similar flavor, medium bitterness and lightly sweet. The body is a bit thin, but it’s smooth, nicely balanced and easy to drink. Easily the best beer I’ve had from them.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ROGUE (2085) - Newark, Delaware, USA - SEP 17, 2013
12oz bottle. Poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting tan two finger head. Aroma of sweet, roasted malts, citrus hops, and a touch of chocolate. Taste has big malts up front that carry into the middle; bitter chocolate, burnt caramel. Citrus and grapefruit hops add a bit of complexity as they seemingly layer onto the malt character. A little resiny through a sharp bitter finish.Mouthfeel was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish and moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcclainc50 (160) - New York, USA - AUG 27, 2013
Pours a very dark brown with a reddish tint tan head leaving heavy lacing. Heavy on a hoppy citrus aroma. Hops hit at the front of the flavor followed by a heavy roasted malt flavor that takes over, notes of coffee and citrus intermingle in a very complex flavor. Pleasant mouthfeel with a flavor that sticks around for a bit. Very good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mtdewa1 (261) - rome, New York, USA - AUG 27, 2013
Dark brown pour, thick khaki head. Aroma is a burst of citrus and hops. Very good citrus taste hoppy all the way through with a bit of coffee and chocolate. Some what of an alcohol burn on the aftertaste. Very good black ipa.

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