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RATINGS: 211   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jamesthebrit (253) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 28, 2014
Lighter aroma. Piney hops. Little roastiness. Looks nice. very dark. Head is creamy tan. Taste is very hoppy. Piney. Dull lingering bitterness on the hops is a little off. Not a lot of roasted charachter. Palate is smooth but the hop finish takes away. Overall this was surprisingly light but a solid beer. A little too hoppy compared to roasty when looking at the style. Good for a hop head.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (6397) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Draft pour at Barley’s. Pours a deep coffee brown with a small beige head that laces the glass. Toasted and roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, earthy hops, a hint of citrus. Right on the money. Really nice. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a dry, roasty mouthfeel. I liked this one a lot.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scotchzombie (326) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Pours nearly black - we'll call it black - with a moderately-sized but rich and foamy light tan head. Lots of lacing. Looks like a stout. Aroma is a nice blend of piney hop and chocolate malt. Kind of like roasted hops. Very inviting. The taste amps up these flavors and contrasts. This is like a porter + an IPA (bit more porter). Some astringent citrus and hops and a deep bed of dark roasted coffee malts with a foundational bitterness that seems to come from hops and roasting. Diverse flavors but the balance is off. One of the better black IPA's I've had. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dr_Fellini (392) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - DEC 10, 2013
Bottle to glass. About 4 months past enjoy by date. Pours a decidedly black color with a frothy light brown head. Aroma is mostly roasted malts and light burnt coffee bitterness, no hops whatsoever. Hops a bit more apparent in the taste. Lighter in body, perfect for this style. Lingering burnt malt bitterness in the finish. Solid beer, but wish I would have had it fresh to enjoy the true hop character.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HoppusMaximus4 (11) - Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2013
Amazing! This coffee tan head and a beautiful black color to it, at first look I’d it’s an oatmeal stout. Smooth citrus bite and a toasty finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Claves77 (153) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2013
Deep, dark appearance. Tan, lace head, excellent retention. Roast smell, slightly weak hops don’t come through. Taste is thick, creamy. Hop in flavor, strong mouthfeel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClassyBeagle (319) - USA - NOV 24, 2013
FROM NOTES: August 23, ’12. From a 12 ounce bottle into a tulip. A: Big citrus and pine hop notes. Orange and pineapple are strongest aromas with some faint papaya in there as well. Mild roastiness with notes of molasses and caramel. A: Pours a deep, dark black with a fluffy nearly two-finger head that faded to leave a TON of sticky side lacing. T: Follows the nose with black malt and a strong grapefruit/pine hoppiness and an earthy flavor. Astringent roasted malt flavor, some mild dark chocolate, vanilla and coffee notes. P: Medium body with moderate carbonation. O: Prototypical black IPA, nothing super special about this one but it is a fine beer all the same.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
merc7186 (2051) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2013
A: Dark Opaque Hue, Passes No Light, Off White Head, Some Lacing S: Marshmallows, Milk Chocolate T: Dark Mildly Roasted Malts, Milk Chocolate, Mild Coffee, Mild Piney M: Decent Carbonation, Medium to Full Bodied, Malty, Semi Drying Overall, a really nice Black IPA with the typical duck rabbit trend of coffee.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AdamT (159) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 14, 2013
Bought at Winslow’s on 09/30/13. Creamy light-brown mostly diminishing head, virtually no lacing. Muddy body with a black hue. Bitter moderate orange/citrus hop up front, short bitter orange finish. Full body, creamy texture, lively carbonation and light alcohol feel. I thought I may have noticed some charcoal/smoke taste in this beer. I had a hard time recognizing everything that was going on with this beer.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Getbetter (830) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - OCT 13, 2013
From a bottle.The pour is a dark brown with a frothy white head.A roasty hoppy beer.


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