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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.


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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAY 31, 2012
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.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (1313) - - SEP 12, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 5-28-13- Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance – Pours a super deep brown color that looks black in the glass with only light able to shine through at the bottom of the glass or when held in front of the light, allowing a little bit of a ruby color to be seen. Upon pouring there is a one finger cream head that has a moderate level of retention, but which fades to leave a good level of lacing on the sides of the glass. Smell- Overall the aroma is rather light consisting mainly of roasted malt and pine. With these aromas comes other aromas of a grapefruit hop and a sweeter chocolate smell. Taste – The taste starts out with a smooth roasted malt taste mixed with some nice pine hoppiness upfront. The hop is not strong, but complements the roasted flavors nicely. Some dark chocolate begins developing more toward the middle, along with some more pine hop and an entrance of grapefruit hop. The pine remains rather light and is soon overshadowed by the grapefruit hop more toward the end. The chocolate also increases in intensity till the end with it sweetening up some toward a more semi-sweet chocolate. In the end a very pleasant dark and roasted but lightly sweetened hop flavor is left on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is on the slightly thicker and creamier side with a carbonation level that is rather average. Overall it was a nice feel as the fuller body was great for the roasted and chocolate flavors while the carbonation added a bit of tingle to complement the hop nicely. Overall - A rather tasty ABA. It was actually a nice pairing upfront in the taste of the drier roasted flavors with the pine followed by another nice complementation of the grapefruit hop and chocolate toward the end of the taste. This was a rather tasty drink and is one to try.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
terefere (219) - Durham, USA - SEP 9, 2014
Bottle 355ml. Pours black/pitch dark plum/brown color, frothy head, lovely lacing. Aroma of citrus, roasted malt, tropical fruits, butterscotch, brown sugar. Taste: grapefruits, hint of pine, butterscotch, dark chocolate, tropical fruits. Pretty nice brew.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Itzjerm (1288) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Aroma is hop and nice with slight grain. Decent head that fades. Good hop and burnt grain flavor. Decent mouthfeel. More a black ipa. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marheb (2059) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 28, 2014
Une black ipa qui tire plus vers le robuste porter. Une fine résine dans le corps, pas trop d’aromatique houblonné pour camoufflé le chocolat noir, des notes lactées, très moelleux en bouche.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EithCubes (4908) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 13, 2014
Bottle. Nose of dark roast malt and charry black malt with pine and a touch of cedar, pairing with additional woody hop tones and danker, stickier unders. Sweet with some fruit, predominately well-pairing citrus. Pours dark brown with a very airy tan head that needs to be watched carefully. Taste is burnt, charred, and moderately dry, has a bit of sourish acrid tang and lovely ashen and smoky notes toward the finish. Body is a little flabby but medium-full and pretty drinkable, fruitiness is tones down significantly and we’re left with more wood and fire treatment. Not too bold, actually pretty well balanced and repeatable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (8660) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2014
Recent bottle from appalachian vinter. Dark with lace. Citrus over roast character, in taste and aroma. Very good drinkability.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ed5388 (2095) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2014
12oz bottle from The Beer Shoppe in Ardmore PA. Poured a dark cola brown color with a small foamy off white head. Aroma and flavor of old citrus, pine, roasted malt, chocolate, and hints of char.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Goodgrief (1792) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - JUL 20, 2014
On tap at Carolina Ale House. Pour is dark, moderate head and some nice lacing. Smells like a citrus IPA. It tastes like a citrus IPA with some mild toasty/roasty notes. Pretty well balanced.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadRobin (1947) - Silver Spring, USA - JUL 19, 2014
On tap sampler at Whole Foods in Market Square in Fairfax, VA. Opaque, near black with a creamy tan head and superb lacing. Aroma of sweet grapefruit, chocolate, toasted malt and pineapple. Taste of grapefruit, chocolate, roasted malt, pineapple and dark toast. Medium body and medium/low carbonization. A grapefruit and chocolate black IPA--definitely different. Nice occasionally, but not as a "go to" regular brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (5024) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Dark brown pour with tan head and lace. Aroma is nice roasted malt and some grapefruit. Flavor is very roasty with a nice resiny/grapefruit bitter. Medium body with good carbonation. Nice beer


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