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RATINGS: 273   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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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   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocJitsu (1717) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - OCT 1, 2016
Pours a dark brown with a healthy tan head. Grassy and citrusy notes on the nose. Dark roast malt wafts out as well. Full mouthfeel with some puckering astringency late. Better balance of the hop character with the malt than most, if not all the black IPAs I’ve had in the past. Duck Rabbit is nailing their landings!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sloshgator (714) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 11, 2016
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (5879) - Livermore, California, USA - AUG 3, 2016
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (2597) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 28, 2016
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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (10251) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUL 26, 2016
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ronaldtheriot (1801) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JUL 16, 2016
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GSH1976 (307) - Delaware, USA - JUN 28, 2016
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Awktoberfest (386) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 3, 2016
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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hman43 (1200) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - MAY 29, 2016
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JFGrind (2006) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2016
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.

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