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RATINGS: 206   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   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.


4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
RABinCO (1139) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 12, 2012
Super fresh bottle. Poured this into a tulip glass and the fresh hop aroma just flowed out. It was an amazing experience. Pours black with a light tan head. Taste is a perfect balance of hops and toasted, chocolaty malt. Coats the mouth and sticks around on the palate for awhile. I have a new Duck-Rabbit favorite.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kippadams (1) - USA - JUL 18, 2012 does not count
Bottle from Taco Mac. A nicely balanced aroma of cocoa, caramel, chocolate, roasted coffee, grapefruits, and citrus rinds. Pitch-black pour with one finger head. Medium-bodied and very smooth on the way down. Lots of caramel and cocoa upfront taste-wise. A big burnt graininess and resin flavor in the middle. A fair amount of bitter coffee, black chocolate, and some citrus towards the end as the hops take over.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
nathan30533 (580) - Dahlonega, Georgia, USA - SEP 9, 2013
Great brew. Taste of oats and cocoa. Good poor very dark with wonderful head. Great brew.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Hussey (60) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 16, 2012
Duck Rabbit Beer Dinner @ Lucky 32 in Greensboro. Dark, stout/porter appearance. Not a stout nose, however. The chocolatey roasted malts marriage with Chinook-like New Zealand hops gives it smoky, yet piney hop aroma. Excellent mouthfeel. Rich, thick, coffee-like body but the hops coat the palate like an IPA. Nice prickly hop taste present from beginning to end of the brew. Another fantastic creation from the masters in Farmville.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
obguthr (3636) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUL 7, 2012
Chocolate and pine nose, soil also present. Mahogany, thick tan head, nice lacing. Resinous pine within a licorice base, not at all sweet. Subtle smoky finish. Medium body, soft carbonation. I generally prefer more of a citrus quality in IDAs, but this was quite nice. Great intensity of flavor.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DocLock (7700) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2012
Bottle. Pours dark blackish with dark brown edges and a 2-finger fluffy khaki head. Nose is Alpha Klausy; huge roasty black patent malt, resiny bitter hops, cacao. Tastes assertively hoppy, very malty, nicely balanced, and complex, with the flavors popping off the tongue. THis one starts lively and stays lively, with the hops and malt blending together well. This is another great beer from Paul, and a top 10 black IPA.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
maxwelldeux (3452) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUN 24, 2012
Rated at Brew Bern 2012. Wow... I’m really glad I had this one. This wasn’t too hoppy for an IPA, but you definitely got some of the hoppy bitterness you would expect with a beer like this. Plus, it comes with the smooth richness you expect from Duck Rabbit. Definitely a great beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
weedlove (3) - durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 31, 2012 does not count
Great floral aroma that follows into the initial taste. Black appearance, nice mouthfeel. Harsh on the palate, but worth it.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
574deadzone (984) - North Central, Indiana, USA - JAN 11, 2013
Pours perfectly black with a thick, buoyant mocha head that’s sticking around for a while and leaving some soapy lacing. Nose is very nice: notes of chocolate, slight coffee and roast, with plenty of hoppy freshness including mint, pine, and dry grapefruit. Taste is quite bitter, both roasty and hoppy, with a nice sweetness underneath. Medium bodied, a touch oily, softer carb, with a lengthy bitter finish. Damn nice brew, basically spot on for what I look for in the style.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
keepersj12 (2627) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 20, 2013
Intense aroma of pine, citrus, fruit, chocolate, coffee from a dark brown pour with a creamy tan head. The flavor is mostly dark chocolate and coffee with a nice balance of hops on the back of the sip. Quite complex and evolving as the beer warms. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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