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RATINGS: 342   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


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jmagnus87 (2427) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2012
12oz bottle poured into a shaker. Pours black with a whole bunch of super thick white head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee and citrus hops. Taste is medium bitter. Pine and citrus hops with coffee and chocolate. Medium bodied with a creamy texture. Lively carbonation and a very long finish. Overall, very good. Too bad there are only 2 of these in the sampler pack.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
VitaminR (540) - Colorado, USA - FEB 25, 2011
Citrusy almost minty nose some hints of chocolate. Deep dark brown black color, amber hues, opaque, big thick frothy long lasting head. Rich malts, deep sweetness balanced by pronounced bitterness, big hop flavors and aromas come through. Mild roast, big chocolate notes, mild rye spicy flavor in the background. Medium carbonation, silky body, alcohol is warming, but not hot. Serious depth to this beer and I really enjoyed it, big rich dark malty flavors balanced by the hops, one of the better black IPAs in Colorado.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
StouterRick (32) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 8, 2012
Very well balanced. The chocolate rye malt and bitter roasted hop combo make this kind of an IPA/Stout hybrid. Very drinkable.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
randy1301 (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 19, 2010
500ml bottle.Pours a dark brown with a fluffy light brown head that sticks around.Nose is funky as hell with a beautiful hop aroma(pine,grass,citrus) and coffee but mostly hops.Taste is very smooth with bitter and herbal hops with creamy toasted malts.The hop display in this beer is remarkable.Easily the best BIPA I’ve tried...

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AlephNull3 (114) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 25, 2010
Capones-Norristown bottle store. Delicious beer, the ranking it received from the editor is too low in my opinion. Pours a chocolate like brown, with a lacing tan head. Aroma is out of this world. With a unique blend of citrus sweetness and bitter coffee. Taste is outstanding, it has a blend of flavors that is hard to describe, one sip you taste the citrus like bite, second sip you might taste the hint of a smoke like finish, the third could suprise you with the coffee bitterness you get from a good stout. I love this beer. Highly recommended.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 23, 2011
16oz bottle-pours a retaining rich tan head with trailing lace and black color that has some cascading. Aroma is rich dark malt/oat/grain-cocoa/bready overtaken by resin hops. Taste is sweet medium/dark malt/grainy/rye-roasty, balanced with pine/resin/grapefruit hops with some bite. Medium body. OK effervescence. I’mtorn on the aroma, so in memory (or in honor) of dak…10.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Butters (3764) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 20, 2011
Beautiful dark brown pour with deep mahogany highlights and wonderful sticky tan head. Aroma of coffee and sweet green hops. Flavor is amazing as well. Spicy due to the rye, but balanced with the hops that taste ’wet’. Medium body with a Spicy finish. This is a VERY good beer, and I don’t even care for rye!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
IPAsavedMYlife (345) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUN 30, 2011
Different label than pictured. Pours a deep amber and red color with a nice tan head. Smell is mostly American hops, citrus, with a heavy dose of pine. Head stuck around for an average amount of time, nice and creamy though. Taste has some roasted caramel, more then other night time IPAs. Some mild dustiness in there. Mouthfeel is not to thin. Nothing ground breaking, but a very enjoyable beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fotusficken (8) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 7, 2011 does not count
Most tommyknocker beers are okay at best and horrible at worst. This black IPA is FANTASTIC!!! it really shocked me. Black IPA is not a flavor you see often but I wish you would. Chocolate smell and taste. Thick body. Great head retention. While it may be an IPA it’s still seems like a daily balanced beer to me. The hops at the finish are potent but leave the pallet quickly, which is okay with me. Awesome lacing. Beautiful deep plum flavor. Tommyknocker has finally pulled through....great beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
svandyke (71) - USA - AUG 24, 2011
Bottle. Pours a lovely dark with litlte carbonation. Great citrusy hoppy smell with the malt quickly coming after. Taste is a a great balace of malt and hops. Just a wonderful balace of the stout-like grains and the IPA hops.


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