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RATINGS: 248   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   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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4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - NOV 11, 2012
growler. Deeply brown/black ale w/ khaki/sand head. Coarse malts are actually smoothed out by citrus/Chinook hops. So malty thou! Great NC beer & brown ales usually bore me.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ilovedarkbeer (2436) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUN 30, 2015
Pours a black brown color with a foamy light brown head. Notes of milk chocolate, pine, orange citrus, and chocolate liqueur. Mouthfeel is a bit on the thin side

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcr (2320) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUN 19, 2015
Draft. Deep brown/black body with a beige head. Hop-forward aroma of pine, grapefruit juice, citrus, roasted malts. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. It finishes lightly sweet and moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Bitter finish. Sweet citrus flavor balanced with bitter hops and roasted malts. Slight char taste along with tobacco and wood. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lightbias (288) - USA - JUN 5, 2015
The liquid is the color of black walnut and pours into the glass easily, the medium body quickly overwhelmed with three fingers of porous, tan head. The head is not imperishable and dissipates in a short time, leaving a thick, patchy lace; wet and sticky on the glass. The aroma is a mild roast, squashed by spicy pine and berries. I pull the first full quaff past my tongue and find the pine in my nasal passages after the swallow and fully a part of my exhale. The bitterness of the hops are apparent on my gums, the edges of the taste almost drying the membranes and nibbling at the sides of my tongue. A juicy blackberry is the shining star in the flavor, the pine a solid foundation for the very agreeable layers of roast and fruit. The finish is short, as hoppy as this is, and doesn’t cling long. The carbonation is great, at first. It does diffuse over the course, but never entirely, and although I enjoyed the brew more with a bit of a buzz, it’s still nicely enjoyable to the end of the glass. Definitely a brew I would drink again!!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarkSachon (732) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2015
12 ox bottle. What a great ABA. No overwhelming hops or burn from excess anything. This one goes in and down smooth as silk, Don’t pass on this one.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Errl (2030) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2015
Bottle..Pour is black with a light tan head..Nose is roast, chocolate, spice, chocolate...Taste is heavy carb, dry, pine hop, roast, chocolate...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pinkzambia (1653) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 3, 2015
Bottle: Dark color with a tan head. Citrusy hop aroma with a bit of lived-in musty house on the end. Strong bitter flavors with some grainy notes among the hop profile. Solid black IPA

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IndianaRed (2805) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 3, 2015
Bottle shared by PinkZambia Very big up front hoppy aroma. Good dark roasted notes as well. Big on both sides of teh flavor bill

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (5253) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2015
Bottle at Chriso easter tasting. 04/04/2015. Thanks to Leighton for this one. Caramel brown colour pour with a lasting sticky cream coloured pour. Aroma is sweet, nutty malts, light pine cones hops, toast and roast, Flavour is composed of tart roast, burnt toast, light pine and citrus, hop, little jammy fruity hop. Palate is a medium light, highish carbonation, decent beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (17899) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2015
4th April 2015
ChrisOs Easter Tasting. Opaque dark brown beer, tidy pale tan head. Palate is airy and semi dry, good fine carbonation. The dark malts are mildly roasty bitter. Good piney floral hops with an overtone of light citrus. Crisp light finish. Nice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NikkTwist (1971) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2015
Draft at Redwood. Very dark brown pour with a large frothy tan head. Lots of wet lace. Dark chocolate. Leather. A nice dark burnt element to it. Mild black pepper spiciness. Medium-bodied when cold but seemed to thin as it warmed (which is unusual because it tends to be the other way around.) Not bad, but not as good as Duck-Rabbit stouts.


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