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RATINGS: 252   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (7107) - Ohio, USA - MAR 11, 2015
12 oz bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours a dark cola brown color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malt, chocolate, mild hoppy character, earthy, mild bitterness, seems more like a porter they tried to throw some hops in. Decent enough, but softer than I would expect from these guys.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drsordr (1598) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 11, 2015
Bottle shared by Tmoney99 pour dark brown with thin tan head. Nose green beans? Slight vegetal, then lighter roast and dank hop. Taste initial bitter and burnt, but then some more pleasant roasted malt. Mid to late some roasted and chocolate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Emeister84 (1611) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Aromas of roasted coffee, cocoa, fennel, toasted nuts. Almost black with a somewhat lasting beige head. Dry, pleasantly bitter, roasty. Medium bodied.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theydon_Bois (12925) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2015
Keg at Jack’O’The Wood, Asheville, 16/02/15. Black with a well presented tan covering. Nose is big on pine, liqourice, spice, Ribena berry, earthy hops, some grapefruit. Taste comprises more earthy hops and pine needle, spice, bitter tropicina, cocoa rubm dark berry notes. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close peppered with earthy hop bitterness. Solid CDA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aumentm (452) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Rabbit Hoppy Bunny American Black Ale is both intensely hoppy and intensely BLACK! Very dark and very good. This is one hell of a beer.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
SudsMcDuff (6947) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Pours with the usual DR head, massive foamy head .. . Medium roadt and plucky coffee from an old metal cup .. Ok I suppose but oozes the DR charm .. . You are a fantastic person and everyone loves your butt.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joejames (366) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2015
Bottle to shaker glass. This one was a gusher. Pours black, strong light reveals a red hue. 3+ finger pillow head, soapy lacing, retains head to the bottom of the glass. Aroma of tobacco, dark roasted coffee and pine. Taste is medium sweet, medium bitter. Medium body, lively carbonation, resin sticky mouth feel. Finishes long and complex. Tasting notes of cocoa, coffee, fig, spruce, citrus and toffee. This is a solid offering.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (5475) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JAN 31, 2015
Light citrus aroma but mostly roast malt here. Pots black with good mocha head and lacing. Medium bitter finish. Some coffee. Bottle.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops (4692) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 18, 2015
12 oz. bottle from The Beer Shoppe. Massive carbonation on a slow tiled pour. The head lasted until the end of the glass with the mouthfeel having a very lively; effervescent feel. The aroma is a bouquet of floral hops and mild chocolate.

Great body that almost leads me to believe this is a hoppy stout, nice and full. Citrus and chocolate compliments the nice lingering pine that lasts well after the sip. Some dry roast on the tongue. I enjoy this style and rather often. This Black IPA / CDA is among the top in class, nicely crafted.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skmikeg (1359) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JAN 10, 2015
Pours almost pitch black with brown hues, with a one finger tan head with nice lacing. Aroma is citrus, pine, roasted malts, coco, coffee, sweet malts, caramel, and some brown sugar. Taste is about the same as the aroma but has even more citrus and pine notes. Has a medium body with a semi creamy mouthfeel and a semi-moderately bitter, medium-long finish. Overall, a pretty nice, hoppy, Black IPA.


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