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Hop Strike Black IPA - Tommyknocker Brewery

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Hop Strike Black IPAHop Strike Black IPA

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418 Ratings
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Ratings: 418
Reviews: 188
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 13.37%
Wants: 13
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tommyknocker Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kirkpjr on 06-04-2010)
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3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The last beer to try in my Tommyknocker variety six pack. The beer poured a dark black color (like the name indicates) with little to no light passing through. The nose is straight hops.

The taste is mostly hops, but not a whole lot more bitter than a normal IPA. However, there is a different taste balancing out the hops. I am guessing this is the dark rye malt that the bottle says it is made with. Overall, this is a unique take on an IPA. The only thing that confuses me is that this is considered a "black ale."
I have had black ales before that are nowhere near as hoppy. When these are all categorized together, it makes it harder to find a beer like this one. I would definitely recommend trying it though, especially if you like IPA's.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2011 01:00:11 | More by BeerNoobNC
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Hop Strike Black IPA from Tommyknocker Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 418 ratings.