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RATINGS: 215   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   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.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
SanfordBrewer (1391) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jw0406 (769) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 21, 2012
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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6470) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 20, 2012
Virginia Trip Ė 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DeputyAndy (632) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2012
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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GandGKevin (920) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 15, 2012
Big floral hop and chocolate aromas. Floral hop flavors which finishes with roasted chocolate flavors. Overall a very good black IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 12, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2012
Name: Hoppy Bunny
Date: June 26, 2012
Mode: Draft
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
Mode: draft
Source: jack of the wood
lots of roasted, lots of citrus hops, itís a good thing,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rayg1 (556) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 11, 2012
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 IPAís 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (8940) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2012
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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (11535) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 7, 2012
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.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nickd717 (3497) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 5, 2012
12oz bottle from Chipís in OBX. Darkest brown in color with a large lasting light tan head. Amazing aroma of piney hops with roasty and chocolate notes. Maybe some molasses. Smooth and roasty flavor with milk chocolate, dark chocolate, and nice hop flavors. Medium-bodied and very smooth with hop oils. A damn good example of the style, one of the best Iíve had.


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