DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured into a snifter. Big thanks to SteveFinny for this.
3.0 A: Black color. Two and a half fingers of frothy light brown head. Retention is good, but just a couple whisps of lacing are left.
3.5 S: Big citrus and pine hoppiness. Orange and pineapple are strongest with some papaya in there as well. Mild roastiness with notes of molasses and caramel. Not bad.
4.0 T: The taste is a bit strange, even by black IPA standards, but it works. Moderate roastiness that has a peculiar tanginess to it. It’s like a tangy molasses I’d say. Big orange hoppiness with pineapple and mango not far behind. Less piney than the nose led on. The reason this works is that the bitterness is kept low.
4.0 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Good creaminess and quite smooth.
4.0 D: I’m not a huge fan of the style, but I’ve had some pretty good ones as of late. I hope brewers keep impressing me.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 08-22-2012 18:40:02
SanfordBrewer (1390) - Sanford, Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
opaque black mahogany with a thin beige head. medium body with high carbonation.
aroma: citrusy hops with notes of black malt and dark fruit.
taste: astringent piney hops, black roasted barley, a hint of caramel, and intensely bright and minty late hops.
i prefer earthier, more pungent hops in a hoppy black ale, rather than citrusy and minty hops like this.
jw0406 (728) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
16 oz draft pours a dark black color witha tan head. Aromas of citrus, roasted malt. Medium bodied, with all the flavors blending together nicely.
Radek Kliber (6368) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Virginia Trip – bottle 355 ml
Aroma mild tartness up front , leafy , citrusy notes followed. Darker character shown behind. Fruity backing. 6+
Appearance dark brownish-black look with medium plus tanned cap. Nice lace.
Flavor and Palate : medium bodied with thinner walls. Mineral character mixed with darker malts. Bit rusty rough backing. Finish lightly softer.
DeputyAndy (632) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Awesome to see a new duck rabbit. Pours a pitch black with a nice tan head. Fair amount of lacing. Aroma is a nice mix of pine hops with some dark roastiness. Taste is a nice chalky dark chocolate with a burst of bitter hop flavor. Slightly thick on the tongue but drinkable. Really nice example of the style.
GandGKevin (917) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big floral hop and chocolate aromas. Floral hop flavors which finishes with roasted chocolate flavors. Overall a very good black IPA.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2012
Name: Hoppy Bunny
Date: June 26, 2012
Source: Taco Mac, Woodstock
Appearance: black, creamy tan head, solid lace
Aroma: roasted and citrus aroma
Flavor: big roasted flavor, lots of citrus, bitter dark chocolate, touch of caramel sweetness brings out a milk chocolate character
Name: Hoppy Bunny
Date: August 30, 2012
Source: jack of the wood
lots of roasted, lots of citrus hops, it’s a good thing,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Score: *** /4
rayg1 (542) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 11, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a dark black body with a wash khaki head. Nose is a conundrum of flavors big roasted malt notes, huge smack of resiny bitter hops, dare i say some chocolate and weak coffee aromas? Aggressively hoppy, at first yet this fades to roasted and nutty flavors well after the sip has passed your tongue. This brew is nicely balanced, and complex. Some black IPA’s have brewing flaws that are covered up by heavy roasted flavors and huge hops, not so with this beer. I enjoyed this, it got even better as it warmed closer to 50-60 degrees. Bouquet opens up, very quality beer here. Well done Duck-Rabbit.
hopdog (8773) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Black color with a larger sized off white head. Aromas of chocolate, pine, roast, ashy, and some smoke. Tastes of citrus, chocolate, roast, and earth.
argo0 (11328) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle, thanks wilkie. Large tan head, brown-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, roast/chocolate, some grapefruit. Taste is moderately sweet, chocolate, grapefruit, some roast. Light-medium body, light stickiness.