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

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Brewed by:
Franklin's Restaurant, Brewery & General Store
Maryland, United States | website

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by dokupe on 01-28-2013

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3
Ratings:
3
Avg:
4.06
pDev:
4.68%
 
 
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Photo of jmasher85
3.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Crisp and aromatic, with a piney, roasted grainy nose and a taste both sweet and bitter, with an earthy flavor and very lingering bitter finish. Also slightly sour taste almost like a rye ale.

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Photo of jacewg
4.27/5  rDev +5.2%
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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Photo of dokupe
3.81/5  rDev -6.2%
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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