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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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449 Ratings
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Ratings: 449
Reviews: 193
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 13.14%
Wants: 15
Gots: 19 | 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:
Beer added by: kirkpjr on 06-04-2010

Hop Strike is a dry hopped black rye IPA. The beer is characterized by an intermingling of spicy citrus hops and chocolate malt. Substantial 78 IBUs are balanced by roasted rye resulting in a nice depth of malt character and deep color.
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Ratings: 449 | Reviews: 193
Photo of twenteone
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bigbluebeerguy
3.69/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of micromaniac129
4.04/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A pretty good black IPA.
Pours dark with a good size mocha head.
Aroma is hoppy with some roasted barley. Hops are bright and fresh while the malts have a balancing roastedness.
Taste is similar to the nose. It tastes fresh and bright. Malty with just enough rye to give it a spicy taste.
A bit gritty on the palate but sometimes they are.
A solid beer.

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2.44/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

WTF. Not impressed at all

Photo of sirhc3034
3.58/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brewdlyhooked13
3.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Opaque, but I detect a reddish muddiness. Ridiculous foam, the glass fills up with a finger of beer, the rest is bubbles. Takes a while to get the beer into the glass. Massive lacing.

Aroma - Good roast presence, some grain sweetness.

Taste - nice mix of grain, roast, and a nice earthy nip of hops. Clean finish, enduring finish of the two flavors that make this style one of my favorites.

Mouthfeel - I don't know what happened with the carbonation, this thing is super bubbly. Mouth-filling, a bit heavy but it helps fight the foam.

A little over-carbonated, but flavorful and enjoyable.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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2.44/5  rDev -34.6%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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3.85/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of Alex-Alkis
4.08/5  rDev +9.4%

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.

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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Hop Strike Black IPA from Tommyknocker Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 449 ratings.