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RATINGS: 361   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   IBU: 78   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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

acearl's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
acearl (435) - The Ham, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2013
12 oz bottle, black pour with small creamy dark tan diminishing head, very minimal lacing, smells roasted and chocolate, medium to heavy body a bit syrupy, sweet, don’t really pick on the hops that much, especially for 78 IBUs, almost seems more like a porter with carmel and chocolate, low alcohol % comparatively speaking, not the best black IPA

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
tlind2 (1348) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 29, 2015
Draught@Tommyknocker, Helsinki. Deep brown color, tan head. Roasted malt aroma. Dry flavor with coffee, black patent malt. Medium-full body, medium carbonation. More of a stout than a black IPA, but not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (3504) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 21, 2015
Draft at Old C’s. Pours very dark brown with a thick creamy beige head. Smells like cookie malt, caramel, toasted, heavy pine hops, resin, light yeast, and grass. Tastes like a nice balance of bitter hops, sweet malt, and rye. Medium body and carbonation. Dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MarkoR (774) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2015
Bottle. Pours a cloudy brown colour with a nice foamy off-white head. Aroma is roasted malts. Taste is malts, some licorice, coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
VastActiv (4057) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bendrixian (1357) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chudwick (2499) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjs (5458) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lambister (341) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
k0mpsa (1854) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - MAR 20, 2015
Tap at tommyknocker helsinki. Black color, white head. Very roasty aroma, coffee. Taste is roasty, coffee, hops. Good balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (5225) - 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.

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