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RATINGS: 224   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mfaulke (92) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2012
Based on the brewers I knew it would have the "black" side well covered. Did not dissappoint in that department. What pleasantly surprised me was the level of hops and the hops profile. I thought this was definitely unique from what Iíve tried of the style. For those of you who were lucky enough to try Troegsí scratch black IPA this spring they are very similar in the hops profile. Thought the citrusy aspect made it stand out and it does finish super dry, so I can understand how some were thrown off.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kassner (1385) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2012
On tap at Mad Mex, an american version of Guinness. Black as coal and great head. Plenty of smoke and a good level of hops. Just a tad too acidic.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alobar (2918) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2012
Black pour with mocha-colored foamy head. Aroma of pine, roasted malt, licorice. Chocolate flavor with some roasted malt, citrus, and a pine hop ending. Very nice beer!

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tcane7 (1669) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2012
Draft at the Belgian Cafe. Poured an opaque black with thick mocha head and lacing. Nose very mild for an IPA - light citrus, pine, roasted malt. Taste of moderate citrus hops, average bitterness, roasted malt and butter crumbles.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
guzzler67 (1532) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 30, 2012
Totally dark with a large, thick, mocha colored head and good lacing. Passing whiff of coffee before the aroma of resinous, citrusy hops took over. Some roasted malt in the taste with a hint of bittersweet chocolate before the switch to dry, piney hops. Slightly sour aftertaste beneath the dark fruit and hops. Medium bodied, nicely carbonated mouthfeel with a lingering finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (3731) - McLean, Virginia, USA - AUG 27, 2012
On tap at lost dog cafe in McLean Virginia. Very dark with a long lasting tan head. Citrus with a strong roasted malt backbone. Mild but lasting hoppy aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (5193) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - AUG 25, 2012
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Bottle: The aroma consists of black chocolate, roast, black licorice, and pine. It pours a dark brown with no transparency and a small beige head. The flavor starts with chocolate and light black licorice. The finish has light-moderate pine and a touch of roast. Itís medium bodied with mild carbonation. Overall, another hoppy Porter in the Black IPA category.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gachupines (960) - USA - AUG 25, 2012
Black with a thin tan head. Aroma is roasted malt and some piney hops. Flavor is hoppy with roasted malt. Strong bitter finish, but not unpleasant. Almost like mixing a pale ale and a coffee stout. Quite enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DavoleBomb (1487) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2012
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. Itís like a tangy molasses Iíd 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: Iím not a huge fan of the style, but Iíve 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

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
SanfordBrewer (1392) - Sanford, Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2012
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.


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