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RATINGS: 364   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   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 Strikes 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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrTipple (4021) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2014
Aroma: intense flowers. Appearance: hazy, dark brown, small, beige head. Taste: medium sweet, light bitter. Palate: bitters intensify, flowers and malts. Overall: OK Black IPA, struggles to stand out. Pint at Big Brew, Morristown.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (11048) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
"A slightly different take on the black iPa style. Black malts, tootsie roll chocolate and spicy rye and hops. Fairly aggressive in both the malt and hop profile. Sweeter than normal in the style, but I dug it."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
stefannilssons (1580) - SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2014
Det hr var en juste l och en juste black-ipa, smaken var kraftfull med toner av bde hrlig malt och fruktig humle. Kroppen var i toppklass men balansen satt inte helt p plats.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alex_alkis (419) - SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2014
Very dark color. The flavor is dominated by roasted malt, chocolate and caramel. Never drunk a black IPA before but I guess this is a very fine one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hermod (6869) - Vantaa, FINLAND - AUG 8, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2015 1st rating August 2014. 355ml bottle. Near black, thin brown head. Citrusy, roasty, coffee, nutty aroma. Flavor has citrus, roasted malt, tobacco, salty notes. Dry finish with cocoa. Tasty black IPA, balanced.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone Tap@ Tommyknocker bar, Helsinki. Wow, I managed to choose the only one I had rated from this brewery as my first at this bat. Anyway, good stuff, near black, thin brown head. Hoppy, roasty, cocoa aroma. Flavor has roastedness, hops, dark chocolate. Pleasant smoothness and body. Bitter finis points the same as from the bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cunningham (7389) - 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 Gteborg, Sweden

US beer #250

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Peter_L (1246) - SWEDEN - JUL 17, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2014 Flaska frn kompis, tack igen Tomas. Svartbrun vtska med tv fingrar hgt kaffefrgat skum. Ordentliga dofter av kaffe och citrus, intressant kombo. Citrusig smak med kraftigt humlebett. Det hela rundas av med smak av brnda kaffebnor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (1921) - - JUL 14, 2014
Pours a dark brown. Aroma is some roasted malts and citrus hops. Taste is sweet with a bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rdixon77 (2517) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (13197) - 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.

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