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RATINGS: 271   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (5646) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 26, 2013
Location: 12 oz bottle from Total Wine-McLean, 2/26/13

Aroma: The nose of this one is heavy roasted/burnt malts with some citrus/grapefruit hops too
Appearance: This one pours into the glass an opaque dark brown color with a long lasting, thick froth of lighter brown colored head that completely coats the glass in a sheet of lace
Flavor: Pretty balanced between the strong roasted malts, some burnt notes, and a bitter hop finish
Palate: The body is medium, it has a bit too much carbonation, and a lengthy, dry finish
Overall Impression: This is an interesting beer. It leans toward the burnt malt side, especially in this style, but it also has a a strong hop presence to balance out the malts. Works pretty well overall. On a completely unrelated note, the head retention is pretty spectacular as well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (4544) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 22, 2013
Bottle. Refreshing smell. Piney hoppy taste. Slightly bitter. Very very dark color. Very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mwbrady12 (469) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Intriguing aroma of hops, malt and almost floral notes with a brown black appearance, complex taste and warming mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (5610) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Deep dark brown coloured body with a thick, three centimetre tall deep brown head - the body being about 90% opaque! Aroma of sticky, pungent and very resinous hops that show a lot at first, then the scent dies down to licorice, anise, alcohol and tons of roasted malts. Medium-bodied; Assertive roasted malt with a good hop flavour, not overpowering, some pine and citrus notes and little else. Aftertaste shows a relatively simple roasted malt flavour, a hint of earthiness, but a lot of pine and grapefruit hop notes. Overall, surprisingly not as good as Iíd expected, but with their high standards, thatís not a bad thing - this beer is good, just not great...good from a roasted malt perspective (no surprise) just not good from a hoppy perspective (once again, not what theyíre known for). I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Total Wine in McLean, Virginia on 07-November-2012 for US$8.99/6 pack sampled at home in Washington on 27-January-2013.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (13094) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 15, 2013
Bottle courtesy of CraftBeerdesign (Thanks Geoff) poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of roastiness, charcoal, grapefruit, cocoa, pine and light burnt carmel. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of roastiness, earthiness, pine, grapefruit and light cocoa with a smooth dry moderatly bitter lingering earthy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
VipertheIV (12) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Tall 3 finger tan head with lingering lacing. A nice malty, toasty backbone with a well balanced floral and piney hop presence. A dark almost black color

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
aracauna (3496) - Georgia, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Thereís a little bit of wow in this beer. First sip explodes with big roast, chocolate, and slightly harsh citrus hops. Right before the swallow, thereís a touch of ash, like in some coffee stouts. Slight tartness in the aftertaste. Not a perfect beer, but the first one in a while to really surprise me in a good way.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
574deadzone (1371) - North Central, Indiana, USA - JAN 11, 2013
Pours perfectly black with a thick, buoyant mocha head thatís sticking around for a while and leaving some soapy lacing. Nose is very nice: notes of chocolate, slight coffee and roast, with plenty of hoppy freshness including mint, pine, and dry grapefruit. Taste is quite bitter, both roasty and hoppy, with a nice sweetness underneath. Medium bodied, a touch oily, softer carb, with a lengthy bitter finish. Damn nice brew, basically spot on for what I look for in the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
devilben02 (281) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 7, 2013
Poured from my home keg with a nearly opaque color brown color and a thick beige head that leaves a lot of lacing on the glass. The aroma is a dull but varied mix of chocolate and herbal hops. The flavor is a bit more lively, with an earthy combination of hops and roasted malts. The light, resinous mouthfeel supports this flavor profile nicely. Overall, this beer is roasty and multi-dimensional without being too overbearing like I find many in this style to be, making it a flavorful selection that goes down easier than its alcohol percentage would suggest.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jhliesen (818) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Bottle--pours a deep black color. I had a large, frothy tan head (was transported back from NC), so much so that my wife said it looked like a root beer float. Aroma was malty with the hops pushing the malt away. The taste was very similar with malt on the start and hops on the finish. Smooth palate without a hop smack. Ingles. Duck-rabbit does it again!

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