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The Hop Strikes Back - Franklin's Restaurant, Brewery & General Store

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Reviews: 2
Hads: 2
Avg: 4.18
pDev: n/a
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Franklin's Restaurant, Brewery & General Store visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: dokupe on 01-28-2013

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4.27/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours a beautiful black with a quickly fading tan-ish head. Looks nice, but doesn't appear to have much carbonation.

Smell: Really nice citrusy hop notes. A touch of roasty, malt backbone. The citrus is the star. Citra hops very prominent in the nose.

Taste: Again very nice. Strong anchoring bitterness. Really nice tropical and citrusy notes. With some roasty, malt-like bitterness and burnt notes as well. Good balance between all of these elements. Drinks very easy for 8%.

Mouthfeel: This is what is keeping this beer from being at the top of the style. This sample was pretty significantly undercarbed. Great flavors that would pop quite a bit more with a little prickliness.

Overall: Great nose, great flavor. A little more carbonation and this beer would be outstanding. As it is, still very good.

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3.81/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had The Hop Strikes Back on-tap at Franklin's on 1/27/13. It's a Double Black IPA.

Appearance: Dark black with a nice head and lacing. Looks great.

Smell: You can smell the hops a mile away. It had some nice bitter dark chocolate, grapefruit, sweet roasted malt flavors.

Taste: About exactly the same as the nose.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied.

Overall: I enjoyed this Double Black IPA. Not sure I could have too much of it at a time, but I'd have it again. It had some really nice flavors mixed in; a pleasant surprise.

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The Hop Strikes Back from Franklin's Restaurant, Brewery & General Store
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