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RATINGS: 270   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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ross (2139) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUN 4, 2012
Bottle. For some reason even though I am not a fan of Black IPA’s (or whatever they really are..) I keep buying them... Never seen this one before so I got a six pack of it. Dark colored pour, tan head - pretty standard. Smell is pretty hoppy, some roasted malts, and a touch of alcohol. Taste is smooth and pretty easy to drink. Pretty good amount of hops in this one and not really any alcohol burn. Pretty good beer, very easy to drink.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (2408) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 28, 2016
12oz bottle from Appalachian Vintners in Asheville. Dark brown pour with a beige head leaving spotty lacing. Aroma has tangy raisins, chocolate, espresso, and caramel. Taste is of sweet caramel malts, light grapes, cocoa, some espresso and some licorice. Medium bodied with soft carbonation, some alcohol and a solid blend. Finishes to the sweet side of bittersweet. Reasonably solid for style. 13.9

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (9661) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUL 26, 2016
looks like a dark porter - smell and flavor are really nice balance of pine sap and earthy spicy hops, and roasted chocolate and coffee malts. Moderately bitter, complex yet easy drinking.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ronaldtheriot (1748) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JUL 16, 2016
Hoppy-Bunny has a thin-to-medium beige head, a dark brown appearance, with regular brown showing up, as the light hits it, and some lacing left behind. The aroma is of a touch of bright citrus, brown bread crust, and Medium Master Chef Coffee. Taste is of brown bread, bitterness, bread crust, a touch of citrus, a ghost of chocolate, and no char. Mouthfeel is low medium, and Hoppy-Bunny finishes relatively mellow and medium dry. For a 7.3% ale, booze is not picked up. RJT

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GSH1976 (307) - Delaware, USA - JUN 28, 2016
Pours black with a little light tan head and some lacing. Aroma is chocolate and light roast with the some hops in the background. Taste is bitter chocolate, coffee and roasted malt. The hops are subdued. Medium bodied with a creamy mouth feel. This is a less hoppy sublimely self righteous.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Awktoberfest (379) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - JUN 3, 2016
Fine beer. It's is dark as night with a khaki head. Mild bitterness. Slight hop aroma. Definite roast as well. A bit sweet. Probably too sweet for my liking. Is like a tad more hop aroma. And maybe a tad more hop taste to play better with the roastiness. A little thin feeling. All in all I like all the beers I've had over the years from the DR this is no different. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hman43 (1069) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - MAY 29, 2016
It pours a dark brown with very little light that comes through it. It has a brown head that does produce some lacing. It has aromas of caramel and roast. The combination of spearmint and citrus hops gives it a very perfume like aroma. There are flavors of roast, spearmint notes, citrus, some burnt characteristics, and chocolate. It has a moderate feel with a fairly heavy bitter finish. Overall this is a unique take on a black IPA in that the spearmint gives the roast and chocolate and the citrus hops a sweet tinge to it.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JFGrind (1987) - 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 (936) - 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 (406) - 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 (2915) - New York, USA - FEB 5, 2016
Bottled. Poured a flattish black with beige head. Piney resin, some pepper and deep malts.


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