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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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34434) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 4, 2011

Draught @ White Horse on Parsons Green, 1-3 Parsons Green, London, Greater London England SW6 4UL.

[ As Tommyknocker Black Rye IPA ].
Clear dark black brown color with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, burnt, caramel, choholate, heavy hoppy, grapefruit, orange - citrus. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20100806]

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (30766) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2010
From tap. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is caramelish and crisp peachy hoppy. Lingering dark malty and caramelish. Bitter and subdued fruity hoppy. Grapefruity and toffee caramelish. Crisp and nicely roasted malty. Bitter and dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29174) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2012
Bottled. A brown beer with a huge brown head. The aroma has notes of hops, fruits, and bread. The flavor is sweet with notes of chocolate, malt, caramel, and bread, leading to a bitter hoppy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25089) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2012
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of Doodler. Pours a cloudy brown with an orange hue and a gigantic shaving foam style off-white head. Sweet roasty nose. Medium body, sweet roast, heavy licorice and a solid bitterness. The hops are bitter alright but don’t really add much aromatic freshness - at least not at this stage. 200312

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20589) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2011
Cask at GBBF 2011. Clear red brown coloured with a small off-white head. Roasted aroma of caramel with notes of hay and dark chocolate. Roasted flavour of caramel and dark chocolate with notes of petroleum and hops. Roasted and hoppy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20272) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 26, 2010
Draught@The White Horse, Parsons Green. Deep brownish amber colour with a small head. Aroma is fruits, some floral notes, mild liquorice as well as some sweetish maltyness. Flavour is fruity and floral hops along with sweet malts, some mild spices as well as mild toasted notes.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16460) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2011
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy dark brown color with a small longlasting off-white head. Has a fruity hoppy citrus aroma with hints of licorice. Fruity malty hoppy bitter piney flavor with hints of licorice. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14513) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2012 2nd August 2011
GBBF Cask. Hazy gold beer, little suddy white head. Lifght semi dry palate. Little bit of honey in the malt. Nicely balanced sweetish hops. Apricot, peach, orange. Not too bitter. Semi dry finish. Nice! 3.6

10th August 2012
GBBF. Nice mild rye spice. A little toffee. Nice fruits - red berries with sherbetty strawberry. Subtle dark fruits. Semi dry finish with a nice rye aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (14082) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 5, 2011
cask at gbbf ... deep black ... big roast ... light charcoal nose ... sweet malts ... ligth chocolate ... big pine hop ... soft sweet hop linger.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (13294) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2011
Cask at GBBF 2011 - Tuesday. Black - offwite bubbles. Burned, grassy, bitterness, berries, licorice, hard burned, nice medium body. Lovely balance.


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