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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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
woodychevy (432) - - APR 6, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2014 bought a bottle at zillies market on Ocracoke. Pours deep black- beautifully opaque with a thin tan head. definitely something to this one- pours more similar to the stouts I have been drinking lately than your typical black ale. Lots of hops- piney with sweet toasty warmth from the hops. the NZ hop- Motueka- is a nice touch. something different that makes the conoisseur go mmmm. chocolate, earthy, sweet, hoppy. my favourite offering from duck- rabbit. 05/10/14 Had as part of flight at Juicy Lucy’s. Best one of the four. Still really good- smooth. Average mouthfeel- not super heavy. All flavors play nicely together. Smooth, but not sweet. Hoppy, but not bitter. Excellent.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (10065) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear black with a large, creamy and frothy tan head, medium-long retention with good lacing. Aroma is earthy, pine, and grapefruit hops, light roast and chocolate malt with raisin and plum esters. Flavor is moderate hops and bitterness with a supporting dark malt backbone, balanced to hops, dark fruity esters with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chinchill (2128) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Served by a brewery rep. at the 2012 NC Brewers Fest. {from notes} A: pours near black with a lasting brown head. The head is creamy and coats the glass on the way down. S Hops plus dark malt. Some spice and pine. T: An excellent and flavorful mix of hops and dark malt -- a generous and well-proportioned mix of both. M: Creamy smooth’ full body is more substantial than might be expected. Semi-dry finish. O: excellent and highly drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (8658) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 7, 2013
On draught at The Taphouse in Hampton. Pours a deep black color with a medium thick and foamy tan head that diminishes slowly. Patchy lacing on the glass. Aroma of piney hops, citrus and malt. Medium-bodied with flavors of resiny hops, toasted malt and citrus. The finish is malty up front with a piney hops aftertaste. Above average overall.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis (3503) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 10, 2013
Tap. Pours opaque black with a small brown head and perfect lacing. Aroma is really roasty, with notes of pine and citrus as well. Flavor is about the same, lightly sweet, light bitter, quite roasted. Medium plus body, creamy mouthfeel. Nice beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Braudog (5894) - Traveling the USA, Missouri, USA - MAY 14, 2013
Draft at Taphouse/Queensway. Pitch black, just a bit of sticky head. Drinks with a gritty, dark chocolate essence up front. There’s a tease of some hoppiness but not enough to warrant the moniker IMHO. I’d call this a sturdy porter and move on. (#5023, 5/14/2013)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (4092) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DCLawyer (1553) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 17, 2013
Bottle->SA. Black with thick tan head. Aroma is piney hops, roast, charcoal. Taste is floral hops and roasted malt in a nice balance. Good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
kindacold (213) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Pours like a stout: black/red with thick head. Smells like a smokey, chocolate-laced IPA. Tastes like hoppy dark chocolate with a bunch of espresso in it. Bitter finishing notes, with some sticky linger.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
charule (1272) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark with a huge airy head. Very carbonated. Hoppy aroma. Waited for foam to die down and beer to warm a bit. Less hoppy taste then what aroma would suggest. Light malty flavor kind of like a cross between an IPA and stout.


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