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RATINGS: 358   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


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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Davhgbrew (947) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 28, 2013
Not at all prepared for this beer. Called a black IPA, but I would compare it to Imperial Stouts...don’t know if they are the same or not. For all intents and purposes this is a stout to me. Burnt chocolate and coffee dominate, but pumped up with hops. I’m a big fan, but again I would never consider this to be an IPA.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
VastActiv (3735) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 22, 2015
Tap at Tommyknocker, Helsinki. Colour is dark brown with small creamy white head. Aromas and flavours: Coffee, chocolate, hops and roasted malts. Very basic Black IPA. Very carbonated and fizzy.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bendrixian (1293) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - APR 10, 2015
Black pour with pillowy head. Big hops and caramel some pungent hops. More caramel on the palate and really carbonated that makes the brew a bit spicy and peperry. Very good.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chudwick (2380) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - APR 9, 2015
12oz bottle that was a little expired (best by Sept 15 2014) - Roasty for sure. Bitter but not overwhelming, just quite noticeable. Would love to try a fresher version. Slight bleh aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjs (5112) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 3, 2015
(Keg at Tommyknocker, Helsinki, 20150403) The beer poured very dark brown and clear. Its head was medium sized and almost white. Aroma had burnt malts and fruitiness. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were fruitiness, liquorice, sweetness, burnt malts, pine and bitterness. Aftertaste was burnt, hoppy and bitter. A nice hoppy dark ale.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lambister (288) - FINLAND - MAR 21, 2015
Tap @ Tommy Knocker, Helsinki. Black color with white head. Very roasty aromas with noticeable coffee. Taste has roasty notes, strong coffee flavors and nice hops. Well balanced.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
k0mpsa (1586) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - MAR 20, 2015
Tap at tommyknocker helsinki. Black color, white head. Very roasty aroma, coffee. Taste is roasty, coffee, hops. Good balance.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (4566) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAR 14, 2015
Draught @ Tommyknocker, Helsinki

Pours dark brown, almost black with a smooth head. Aroma of roasty malts, licorice, coffee, cocoa, hints of grassy hops and ash. Taste is smooth, slightly roasty and grainy with hints of grassy hops, licorice and coffee. Finish is crisp, smooth and roasty with hints of coffee, cocoa and hops. Okay, slightly grainy black IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (8288) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 14, 2015
Draught at the Tommyknocker, Helsinki, Finland. Dark reddish brown colour with a small tan head. Grainy malt, sweetness, fruity hops, moderate bitterness and some dryness in the aroma. The flavour is roasted malt, hops, moderate bitternessand liquorice. Oily. Tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tide (2100) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAR 5, 2015
Draught at Tommy knocker. Black color, beige head. Bitter taste with citrus, hops, coffee, nuts and a bit of licorice. Bitter finish with citrus, coffee, roasted malts and nuts. Very nice black IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jookos (3226) - FINLAND - MAR 2, 2015
Tap@tkcbb. Black, roasty, ashy nose. Pines, earthyness. Med bodied, bitter roasty. Bit sterile again, but nice.

-- bb


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