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RATINGS: 261   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   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.


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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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34 (2787) - New York, USA - FEB 5, 2016
Bottled. Poured a flattish black with beige head. Piney resin, some pepper and deep malts.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shigadeyo (3461) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 2, 2016
Pleasing aroma of pine and citrus hops, roasted fennel, and roasted malt; very dark brown color, opaque, khaki head; flavor of toasted malt with a nice dry, ashy/char finish, ample citrus and train bitterness throughout, licorice notes, cocoa, spicy hops, good alcohol bite; medium body, chewy finish; damn fine black IPA and the best of that style that I?ve had in a long time. 12 fl oz bottle.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
samsmith33 (772) - - JAN 3, 2016
Bottle to glass, Dark black, creamy whitehead. Aroma is charred malt. Fennel? Mint? Some interesting aromas going on. Taste is malt, ash, spice, more fennel....is this beer or Sausage? Really good beervwurh some interesting flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (8855) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 3, 2016
My Bottom Line:
Wooden hops meld into roasted coffee, a union leading to dark chocolate, minty herbal bitterness and light roasty acidity.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam protects the darkness.
-Mouthfeel is well fed; not chewy but not light either.
-All flavours are harmonious.
-This is not as intense as your average Black IPA, yet it definitely shares a similar profile.

Bottle.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shadey (2033) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 30, 2015
12oz bottle. Mildly hoppy aroma. A bit of spicy hop flavor. Odd malt taste that clashes with the hops. This comes across as two beers poured together, rather than a beer designed from the ground up. Disappointing as I usually love all things Duck-Rabbit.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zeswaft (1533) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - DEC 6, 2015
Tap. Black with brown head. Aroma of pine and chocolate. Flavor is smooth and texture is lightly carbonated. Iíd say smack in the middle of a stout and IPA, maybe more of a hoppy stout.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2691) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - NOV 17, 2015
Its alright. I guess Iím not crazy about Black IPA. Decent citrus and resin hop aromas and flavor, creamy roasted malts, but I just canít make them really want to be together.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Clarkdvm (346) - Florida, USA - NOV 8, 2015
Draft in fl. Looks and tastes like a chocolate porter. Aroma is calm. Lots of chocolate. Not sure why others think hoppy. In fact, feel like I might have been given wrong beer. Good stuff just the same

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
S_Side_Smitty (651) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - OCT 25, 2015
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is mellow....carrot cake?? Am I loosiní it? Hmm. Taste is not at all like aroma. You get the typical hoppy/malty/mechanic shop flavor then the malts do their little dance with their roasty-chocolateyness. Thatís followed by heavy pine thatís dank & bitter. Overall, I still get the impression that some kids broke into a shop and mixed oil and transmission fluid to see what would happen - so I know this is a good Black IPA like all of the other good ones Iíve had. Still not sure Iím getting the aroma right, though.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (16273) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2015
Bottle shared at the chriso Easter 2015 tasting - London. Picked up in the US somewhere. Pours brownish red with a frothy beige head. The nose holds burnt grains, pine, orange rind. Light sweet flavor with some minerals, burnt pine and earth, baking cocoa. Light to medium bodied with average carbonation. Lightly resinous on the finish, with further minerality, oily pine and bittersweet chocolate. Solid.


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