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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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BA SCORE
84
good

418 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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52P48

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

02-16-2014 05:25:12 | More by 52P48
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AlaskanYoung

Arkansas

2.5/5  rDev -33.2%

02-04-2014 03:09:06 | More by AlaskanYoung
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jaydoc

Kansas

4/5  rDev +7%

01-28-2014 04:07:49 | More by jaydoc
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Lare453

Florida

3/5  rDev -19.8%

01-26-2014 02:10:14 | More by Lare453
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candcholt

Pennsylvania

2.15/5  rDev -42.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I usually love black IPAs, but not this one.

This beer has an unpleasant smell. It tastes a bit better than it smells, but the taste is at once dry (the dry like it makes you thirsty dry) and oddly sweet. No hoppy burst like you hope to get out of an IPA.

Drinkable, but I would never reach for it again, and I'm glad I bought only a single bottle to check it out.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2013 12:49:03 | More by candcholt
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DMarlinJ

Michigan

4/5  rDev +7%

12-26-2013 00:37:52 | More by DMarlinJ
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vcoggins

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

12-21-2013 15:16:10 | More by vcoggins
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

12-14-2013 05:08:02 | More by djrn2
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BrewtalHonesty

Michigan

3/5  rDev -19.8%

12-01-2013 01:03:12 | More by BrewtalHonesty
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BlackBeerDown

Arkansas

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

11-22-2013 16:10:22 | More by BlackBeerDown
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cowboy83

New York

4/5  rDev +7%

11-19-2013 21:09:54 | More by cowboy83
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bcsbeer

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

11-19-2013 05:33:45 | More by bcsbeer
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Erice78

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

11-18-2013 03:19:59 | More by Erice78
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Jedi8625

Michigan

3/5  rDev -19.8%

11-10-2013 19:56:23 | More by Jedi8625
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Bouder32

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7%

10-23-2013 21:12:59 | More by Bouder32
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camartin27

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

10-14-2013 19:04:43 | More by camartin27
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famous_mortimur

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

10-13-2013 05:40:23 | More by famous_mortimur
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Cronkite11

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

10-01-2013 21:33:16 | More by Cronkite11
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Hopinista

Nevada

3/5  rDev -19.8%

09-28-2013 11:16:25 | More by Hopinista
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bark

Sweden

3.28/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The colour is deep brown-red (70 EBC), the liquid is clear. The two finger compact brown head sinks slowly leaving some lacing.

The smell is smooth with bitter hops and roasted malts. Coffee, dark chocolate and dry malty flavours. Hints of chalk and crayons.

The taste is dry with some bitterness. Distinct notes of milk chocolate emerges. Roasted notes, some chocolate, burned rubber and dried fruits. Medium body. The aftertaste got some citric notes, crayons/wax and caramel malt. Alcohol and chocolate. Growing bitterness and hints of ashes and salt in the finish.

The carbonation is medium strong, the small bubbles short-lived. The liquid is medium smooth.

The best before date says “APR 07 14”, I guess that his beer is brewed one year before that day. That could probably explain why it taste more like an American porter/stout than a Black IPA.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2013 20:17:02 | More by bark
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ROGUE16

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

09-17-2013 21:09:01 | More by ROGUE16
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Omnium

Pennsylvania

2.78/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Bottle > Pint Glass

A - Pours a dark ruby red color, 1 finger of fizzy tan head, little lacing.
S - Smell is bad, I mean real bad, reeks of overly sweet dark cherries, a lot like cough syrup, ammonia, no hop aroma what so ever. There's a little bit of old coffee grounds, some very confusing and somewhat roasted malt scents.
T - There's definitely diacetyl here, raisins, a little plum, some stale coffee, bittersweet chocolate, cherry cough drop.
M - Thin, fizzy, stick and sweet all in the same.
O - Over the course of a few years I've given Tommyknocker the benefit of the doubt every time I've tried something of theirs. And every time I've poured their beer down the drain. I know this sounds snobbish, but they really have no clue what they're doing. I wish I could get proven wrong, but this is supposed to be a black IPA. There's no discernible hop traits at all, heck its name is "Hop Strike"! There's barely any good traits for a black ale either. The aroma is offensive and the taste doesnt make up for it.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2013 01:33:58 | More by Omnium
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rxthree

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

09-15-2013 18:47:35 | More by rxthree
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aaronoaks

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7%

09-13-2013 21:19:00 | More by aaronoaks
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tommy5

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

09-13-2013 14:02:49 | More by tommy5
Hop Strike Black IPA from Tommyknocker Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 418 ratings.