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RATINGS: 230   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Emeister84 (1281) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Aromas of roasted coffee, cocoa, fennel, toasted nuts. Almost black with a somewhat lasting beige head. Dry, pleasantly bitter, roasty. Medium bodied.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theydon_Bois (10615) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2015
Keg at Jack’O’The Wood, Asheville, 16/02/15. Black with a well presented tan covering. Nose is big on pine, liqourice, spice, Ribena berry, earthy hops, some grapefruit. Taste comprises more earthy hops and pine needle, spice, bitter tropicina, cocoa rubm dark berry notes. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close peppered with earthy hop bitterness. Solid CDA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aumentm (183) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Rabbit Hoppy Bunny American Black Ale is both intensely hoppy and intensely BLACK! Very dark and very good. This is one hell of a beer.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
SudsMcDuff (6338) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Pours with the usual DR head, massive foamy head .. . Medium roadt and plucky coffee from an old metal cup .. Ok I suppose but oozes the DR charm .. . You are a fantastic person and everyone loves your butt.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joejames (249) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2015
Bottle to shaker glass. This one was a gusher. Pours black, strong light reveals a red hue. 3+ finger pillow head, soapy lacing, retains head to the bottom of the glass. Aroma of tobacco, dark roasted coffee and pine. Taste is medium sweet, medium bitter. Medium body, lively carbonation, resin sticky mouth feel. Finishes long and complex. Tasting notes of cocoa, coffee, fig, spruce, citrus and toffee. This is a solid offering.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (4721) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JAN 31, 2015
Light citrus aroma but mostly roast malt here. Pots black with good mocha head and lacing. Medium bitter finish. Some coffee. Bottle.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops (3776) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 18, 2015
12 oz. bottle from The Beer Shoppe. Massive carbonation on a slow tiled pour. The head lasted until the end of the glass with the mouthfeel having a very lively; effervescent feel. The aroma is a bouquet of floral hops and mild chocolate.

Great body that almost leads me to believe this is a hoppy stout, nice and full. Citrus and chocolate compliments the nice lingering pine that lasts well after the sip. Some dry roast on the tongue. I enjoy this style and rather often. This Black IPA / CDA is among the top in class, nicely crafted.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skmikeg (1083) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JAN 10, 2015
Pours almost pitch black with brown hues, with a one finger tan head with nice lacing. Aroma is citrus, pine, roasted malts, coco, coffee, sweet malts, caramel, and some brown sugar. Taste is about the same as the aroma but has even more citrus and pine notes. Has a medium body with a semi creamy mouthfeel and a semi-moderately bitter, medium-long finish. Overall, a pretty nice, hoppy, Black IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FS_Fletch (2) - - JAN 1, 2015 does not count
I like drinking this beer. My granddad is buried in the town where Duck Rabbit calls home. Nice and dark; with tinges of ruby-red. Tan head that Lingers. Complex hop finish. Dark maltiness plays well with aggressive hops. Flavors leaning towards darker beer styles, yes with the balance of an IPA.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
hunter112 (59) - Nanuet, New York, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Wow, full flavor and body! Wish I had picked up more of this when I went to NC. A very satisfying brew that would stand up to any Cascadian Dark Ale that I’ve ever had.


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