Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap


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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KennyGalanif (42) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Pours a dark mahogany color with about half a finger of light brown head. looks and smells appealing during the pour. the aroma is of deep dark roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, very slight dark fruit character. great hop aroma as well. the taste is great on this one, wonderful dark roasted backbone with a well balanced addition of hops. other flavors are chocolate, coffee, dark fruits. overall, i was very pleased with this beer, lots of well balanced flavors that were easy to pick up, and not one flavor overpowered another, great brew!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
john44 (3034) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2017
Draft Third of a Pint at GBBF 2011 (Day 1), Earls Court, London Aug 2011 - Deep Brown/Black in colour with light tan head. Malty; roasty malts, chocolate, toffee, caramel, coffee, some smoke. Hoppy; piney resiny hops. Fruity; spicy grapefruit citrus. Nice balance; sweet roasty malts meet citrusy hops. Easy drinking; not aggressive. Nice Black IPA! (2011-08-02)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDIPSO (6171) - Wauwatosa, USA - NOV 30, 2016
Murky dark brown liquid with a modest tan colored head and some lace. Grains, spicy rye, with grassy to piney hops in the scent. Strong hops in the flavors from the start, some sweeter toasted malt and spicy rye wander in and out. 9/11

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Block (2644) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - OCT 9, 2016
Backlog entry: Flight at the brewery. A nice selection, several IPAs. Good all-around. True to style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
tlind2 (1695) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 29, 2015
[email protected], 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 (5556) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 21, 2015
Draft at Old Cs. 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 (959) - 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 (6865) - Oulu/Helsinki, 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 (1514) - 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 (3125) - Taylor Mill, 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 (7103) - 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.

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