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RATINGS: 339   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


3.5
   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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcclainc50 (164) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mtdewa1 (274) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pyrmir (3267) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2013
On tap. Black with mocca head. Aroma with chocolate, syrup and spicy rye notes. The rye notes are fairly clear in the flavor together with chocolate, faint caramel, spice with a suiting hop bite.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
evergreen0199 (1942) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2013
Cask at GBBF 2013, Olympia, London. A black coloured pour with a thin beige head on top. Chocolate, dark fruit aroma. Tastes of chocolate, hint of coffee, dark fruit.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beer_est_deus (605) - örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2013
Mörkt, mörkt röd, nästan svart med ett brun-orange skum. Doft: Malt, karamell, humle, barr, torkad söt exotisk frukt. Smak: Malt, karamell, humle, mineraler, barr, jord.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Onionkid (361) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - JUL 31, 2013
Bottle. Aroma of malts and hops. The taste is slightly watery, chocolate and malty. Very tasty, not terribly hoppy for an "ipa". Very good though! 6.5% alcohol.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Terminus (3229) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JUL 27, 2013
Bottle sampled at las cruces tour de beer july 2013 Pours deep brown hue with a small tan soapy head no lacing. Nose of chalky chocolate lite earthy leaffy hops lite roast. Not very complex. Flavors of faint piney hops chocomate lite chalky roasty notes. It is very well balanced but ots more of a porter than an ipa. Long leaffy and piney finish. An ok black ipa

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rarbring (1267) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2013
Aroma: Smelling of molasses, porridge and chocolate.
Appearance: A dark chestnut colored beer. A off-white head with good lacing and good curtains.
Taste: Tasting sweet bread, coffee acidity and bitter peel.
Palate: Medium low carbonation, a soft and oily texture. A good body with a dry finish.
Overall: Good balance, solid malty.
Note: Bottle 355 ml at a De Klomp tasting. Reviewed 2013-07-20.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bubbleflubber (1785) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 18, 2013
On tap at the brewery, this pours pitch oily black with no real head of which to speak. The nose has chocolate, some maple syrup and some vinous notes. Flavors are of rye, mixed bitter chocolates, caramel, light bitters and finish with rye. Smooth mouthfeel and substantive, this doesn't scream IPA to me like the genre suggests. Not bad, just different. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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