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RATINGS: 264   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


Panzuriel's rating

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Panzuriel (1711) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - NOV 30, 2012
Hoppy Bunny pours a dark black opaque liquid with a firm head of small bubbles. Nose is cedar hops and just a hint of caramel. Taste is dry and tasty cedar hops with medium malt apparent as a roasty nutty coffee smoothness towards the end finishing with a decent amount of good bitters. very nice beer.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JFGrind (1972) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
dagimp (921) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2016
On tap at Front Street in Phila. Pours a light black/brown. Decent frothy light brown head. Minty, hoppy aroma with mild roast/coffee flavor. Mouthfeel is very light and watery. Not much roast in the flavor. Eh, pretty underwhelming black ipa.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
climberbob (367) - Virginia, USA - FEB 26, 2016
Bottle into stout glass. Dark and hoppy. Decent. Not much else. Hidden booze ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34 (2870) - 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 (3589) - 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 (8987) - 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 (2055) - 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 (1590) - 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. I’d 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 (2711) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - NOV 17, 2015
Its alright. I guess I’m not crazy about Black IPA. Decent citrus and resin hop aromas and flavor, creamy roasted malts, but I just can’t make them really want to be together.


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