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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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4895) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2013
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured black color with a huge foamy dark brown head that lingered and left decent lacing. The aroma was licorice, roasty malts, tart fruity hops, perfume and a odd slightly off presence. The flavor was bitter, roasty and toasty with notes of anise, rough fruity hops, perfume and again an odd off presence. Long bitter, roasty, anise and fruity hop finish. Medium body. Ok.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (6279) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2014 12oz bottle, thanks to jmborggren for hooking me up with my favorite style. Black color. Good one-finger brown head, with good retention. Leaves awesome, nearly full sheets of lace. Bigger body. Nice, nearly chewy texture. Light, crisp carbonation. Lightly dry in the finish. Great earthy hop, pine, light roast malts. Hint of dark chocolate. Good moderate bitter taste, light sweet. Some light earthiness. Satisfying black IPA. 8/4/7/4/14

Re-rate from a taster on tap during RBWG 2014: Kind of clear brown, slight red color. Little khaki head. Some lace. Awesome earthy, piney roasty black IPA hop aroma. Exactly the nose I like from a black IPA. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Hint of chocolate. Moderate bitter taste, minimal sweet. Hints of chocolate. Very satisfying, hoppy black IPA. Good roast malt, some dark chocolate, nice light coffee. Good stuff!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (30902) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 28, 2013
From tap at local 44. pours hazy dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma peachy and grapefruit hoppy. solid bitter and crisp hoppy. Bitter and dry herbal finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hershiser2 (1208) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 26, 2013
Bottle, Wine Warehouse, Charlottesville. Pours black with two-inches of brown head. Smells of dark fruits. Tastes on tangy pine, soap, and chocolate.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwr1962 (47) - Wellsburg, West Virginia, USA - JUN 22, 2013
Aroma of hops and almost a coffee smell. Pours almost black with dark brown head and moderate lacing. It resembles a combination of a really good porter and an IPA.. It’s palate is a bit coating- more of a sipper than a session beer. A really good beer overall.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
abcfan (709) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 12, 2013
Pours black with tan head. Roasted malt aroma. Chewy, well rounded, light hop finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (5304) - Indiana, USA - JUN 8, 2013
Bottle to snifter (shared by jmborggren). Looks good; cola with thin white beige lacing. Smells and tastes solid; dark malt, bitter hops, and roast. Decent on the palate. Enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JDBaker11058 (1242) - Maryland, USA - JUN 4, 2013
Appearance: silky near-black pour, with half a finger of medium tan head and decent lacing. Aroma: surprisingly strong note of chocolate, balanced by pine, resin, and citrus. Taste: bitter dark chocolate, with strong hop notes (pine, grapefruit, and mint). Finish: dry and bitter, with lingering coffee roast and resin. Notes: Silky and drinkable palate, roasty, with full hoppy bitterness. Feels like an extremely hoppy porter, but I feel that way about the style in general. Decent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 3, 2013
12oz bottle: pours a mostly opaque with a creamy froth of beige head. Has a lightly sweet toasted dark malty nose with lots of resiny piny hops. Starts with pretty good fullness and fine carbonation with sweet dark malts and some light roast, well-balanced with crisp hop flavor and bitterness. Finishes drier and bittersweet. True to style and dangerously drinkable.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
keepersj12 (2673) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 20, 2013
Intense aroma of pine, citrus, fruit, chocolate, coffee from a dark brown pour with a creamy tan head. The flavor is mostly dark chocolate and coffee with a nice balance of hops on the back of the sip. Quite complex and evolving as the beer warms. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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