Hop Strike Black IPA | Tommyknocker Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tommyknocker Brewery
Colorado, United States
tommyknocker.com

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by kirkpjr on 06-04-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
465
Reviews:
193
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
12.96%
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
22
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 465 |  Reviews: 193
Photo of Wasatch
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. Bottle

Pours a nice black color, pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice one-finger thick/creamy off-white head, which leaves some sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, malty, with some citrus. The taste is hoppy, slightly malty, with some citrus. Medium body. Overall, a pretty tasty brew.

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Photo of Squire123
3.84/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tigg924
3.6/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours clear, dark brown, with one inch head and moderate carbonation. Taste is roasted malt, coffee grounds, and light piney hops with a touch of milk chocolate. Medium bodied and nicely balanced. Above average super drinkable example of the style. While I prefer others in this style, this one is certainly good.

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Photo of amorpork
3.24/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Metallic and severely over-carbonated. Not a big fan.

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Photo of kmanjohnson
3.68/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Blazer22
3.72/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beastcpa
3.62/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jschwamb
3.67/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of keng1343
3.38/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jzlyo
3.81/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very heavy on the grapefruit in the aroma while appearance is dark brown and opaque. The flavor is citrus and has some roasted notes.

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Photo of reptile3141
3.77/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of harpus
3/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ovaltine
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Boone757
3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of silenz
3.6/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aussiebeer
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of twenteone
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bigbluebeerguy
3.69/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of micromaniac129
4.04/5  rDev +6.9%
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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Photo of wapcap
2.44/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

WTF. Not impressed at all

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Photo of sirhc3034
3.58/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brewdlyhooked13
3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
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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Photo of cjohns73
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lodisgrisen
2.44/5  rDev -35.4%

Photo of spark3148857
4/5  rDev +5.8%

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Hop Strike Black IPA from Tommyknocker Brewery
3.78 out of 5 based on 465 ratings.
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