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RATINGS: 188   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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The Duck-Rabbit Hoppy Bunny American Black Ale is both intensely hoppy and intensely BLACK! Eight separate hop additions offer delicious bitterness and beguiling hop aroma/flavor. Heavily represented among these hops are Chinook, which provides deep pine and sticky citrus components and a New Zealand hop called Motueka, from which we get bright fruit and spearmint notes.


4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kippadams (1) - USA - JUL 18, 2012 does not count
Bottle from Taco Mac. A nicely balanced aroma of cocoa, caramel, chocolate, roasted coffee, grapefruits, and citrus rinds. Pitch-black pour with one finger head. Medium-bodied and very smooth on the way down. Lots of caramel and cocoa upfront taste-wise. A big burnt graininess and resin flavor in the middle. A fair amount of bitter coffee, black chocolate, and some citrus towards the end as the hops take over.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
queenholly (2612) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JUL 18, 2012
Bottle. Sweet chocolate, fresh pine, dark roasted coffee aroma. Black with a large brown head and thick creamy lacing. Ashy espresso, sweet chocolate, and minty pine flavor. Medium body, crisp astringent dry finish. Outstanding Black IPA! Smelled so good I couldn’t quit sniffing, and then later I burped pine tree (yeah, I know I’m not too lady like sometimes).

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (5556) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 17, 2012
12 ounce bottle. Pours a black color with a large beige head. A sweet fruity nose with some roast and chocolates. A sweet fruity and pine flavor with mandarin oranges, spearmint (yes, I read the description) very smooth. A bit of chocolates, mint chocolates really with oranges. Sounds decadent. A bit thin. Very smooth and tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jabic (385) - Brigantine, New Jersey, USA - JUL 17, 2012
Ar: Pine resin, orange, pineapple, and some cinnamon. Ap: Deep brown, clear - very large mocha head with good retention and chunky lacing. T: Light coffee with some cocoa - medium bitterness, piney and minty - lemon flavor mixed with roasted malts and currants on the finish. P: Medium body with high carbonation - finish is dry. O: Tasty and very complex beer - hop profile has typical American hop flavors, but with some interesting tropical and spicy accents.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Hussey (60) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 16, 2012
Duck Rabbit Beer Dinner @ Lucky 32 in Greensboro. Dark, stout/porter appearance. Not a stout nose, however. The chocolatey roasted malts marriage with Chinook-like New Zealand hops gives it smoky, yet piney hop aroma. Excellent mouthfeel. Rich, thick, coffee-like body but the hops coat the palate like an IPA. Nice prickly hop taste present from beginning to end of the brew. Another fantastic creation from the masters in Farmville.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rdixon77 (451) - Georgia, USA - JUL 15, 2012
Wonderful BIPA. The pour was a deep brown with a tan head. Aroma was chocolately malts with a biting piney edge. The hops really stood out and worked well with the chocolately-coffee base in the beer. Nice mouthfeel and drinkable with a kick. Good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boxofrane (1878) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2012
Bottle from Mile Post. Pours black with a finger of tan head, decent lacing. Aroma has some pine and some dark maltiness - classic BIPA. Taste is medium bitter with some cocoa and burned malts. Solid palate. Nice brew.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 13, 2012
Draft. Black, thick brown head, solid lacing. Aroma of pine and coffee grounds. Taste is chicolatelt burnt esoresso, bitter pine finish. Very nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Elwood (2960) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUL 13, 2012
Serving: Draft at Fireworks. Dark brown pour. Earth and herbal nose. Light roast and a herbal bitterness on the palate. Medium body with a long, bitter finish. Not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (7884) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JUL 12, 2012
355mL thanks to nuplastikk. Pours deep brown to black with a thick, tan head. Thick retention and sheety lacing. Rich, spicy on style Black IPA nose with squash, onion, savory dark chocolate, spicy cocoa power and cinnamon. Taste is very bitter, dry, one-note. Not bad. A little too watery for me. But certainly on style. I can see the spearmint character but there is more lemon tea in the finish than mint.


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