Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAY 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Best by 08/12 notched on the side. Pours a deep black with an inch-thick mocha head. Nose is sharp with pine needles, mild citrus, and a semi-sweet roasted char. Smooth hefty body. Creamy finish. The hops in this one add a pleasant bitterness, but they fall a bit short on the flavor. They taste muted and lacking in juicy freshness. The roasted aspect comes forward more, adding a warming coffee-like finish. This is a good beer, but not my favorite of the style for sure.
sloshgator (707) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 11, 2016
3.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Duck-Rabbit Hoppy Bunny is a solid BIPA. Pours dark with light tan head. Mild fresh hop aroma. Taste is mostly bitter with a bit of chocolate on the backend. Hoppy Bunny is enjoyable but not a standout.
joeneugs (5743) - Livermore, California, USA - AUG 3, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. It pours a dark brown/black color with a foamy light brown head. The aroma is hoppy with strong pine and treacle, molasses, a little cocoa and toast. The flavor is the same. Pine, roasted malt, treacle and molasses. Lots of piney, roasted, smoky bitterness. Full bodied. A good, powerful black IPA.
AWISLguy (2529) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 28, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from Appalachian Vintners in Asheville. Dark brown pour with a beige head leaving spotty lacing. Aroma has tangy raisins, chocolate, espresso, and caramel. Taste is of sweet caramel malts, light grapes, cocoa, some espresso and some licorice. Medium bodied with soft carbonation, some alcohol and a solid blend. Finishes to the sweet side of bittersweet. Reasonably solid for style. 13.9
slowrunner77 (10077) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUL 26, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
looks like a dark porter - smell and flavor are really nice balance of pine sap and earthy spicy hops, and roasted chocolate and coffee malts. Moderately bitter, complex yet easy drinking.
ronaldtheriot (1782) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JUL 16, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hoppy-Bunny has a thin-to-medium beige head, a dark brown appearance, with regular brown showing up, as the light hits it, and some lacing left behind. The aroma is of a touch of bright citrus, brown bread crust, and Medium Master Chef Coffee. Taste is of brown bread, bitterness, bread crust, a touch of citrus, a ghost of chocolate, and no char. Mouthfeel is low medium, and Hoppy-Bunny finishes relatively mellow and medium dry. For a 7.3% ale, booze is not picked up. RJT
GSH1976 (307) - Delaware, USA - JUN 28, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a little light tan head and some lacing. Aroma is chocolate and light roast with the some hops in the background. Taste is bitter chocolate, coffee and roasted malt. The hops are subdued. Medium bodied with a creamy mouth feel. This is a less hoppy sublimely self righteous.
Awktoberfest (383) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 3, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fine beer. It's is dark as night with a khaki head. Mild bitterness. Slight hop aroma. Definite roast as well. A bit sweet. Probably too sweet for my liking. Is like a tad more hop aroma. And maybe a tad more hop taste to play better with the roastiness. A little thin feeling. All in all I like all the beers I've had over the years from the DR this is no different.
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hman43 (1152) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - MAY 29, 2016
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
It pours a dark brown with very little light that comes through it. It has a brown head that does produce some lacing. It has aromas of caramel and roast. The combination of spearmint and citrus hops gives it a very perfume like aroma. There are flavors of roast, spearmint notes, citrus, some burnt characteristics, and chocolate. It has a moderate feel with a fairly heavy bitter finish. Overall this is a unique take on a black IPA in that the spearmint gives the roast and chocolate and the citrus hops a sweet tinge to it.
JFGrind (1998) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shift drink at the bar. This beer was flying under the radar with customers. Well built Black IPA, darkest body, roast and malt backbone. Bitterness is on the citrus side and completes Hoppy Bunny.
dagimp (951) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2016
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at Front Street in Phila. Pours a light black/brown. Decent frothy light brown head. Minty, hoppy aroma with mild roast/coffee flavor. Mouthfeel is very light and watery. Not much roast in the flavor. Eh, pretty underwhelming black ipa.