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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


cooplander's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2012
black color, aroma of coffee, chocolate, pine, rye, flavors of bitter coffee, chocolate, rye, pine, dry lingering bitter coffee finish, creamy texture, med body


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cunningham (4342) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Peter_L (640) - SWEDEN - JUL 17, 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 (518) - - 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 (656) - 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 (3372) - 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 (947) - 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 (74) - 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 (30) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sfontain (795) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 11, 2014
12 oz bottle, Kroger Bridge St. Clear, dark red-brown, smaller almost-fizzy head. Aroma predominantly roast and chocolate, backed by coffee, and some floral fruitiness. Flavor is pretty one-dimensional--mostly roast. Not impressed with this, along with most of Tommyknocker’s other stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wabahoye (37) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - APR 27, 2014
Lives up to its name. Lots of roast in the aroma. Good balance albeit on the carmel side. Nice roasty, rye and coffee in the middle and end. Enjoyable sipper.


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