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RATINGS: 189   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   SEASONAL: Summer   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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2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
spilledpint (341) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUL 27, 2012
Pours a deep brown black with a frothy 2" cinnamon head. Excellent retention and lace. Aroma is complex. Definite roasty aroma with some pine and a touch of citrus. Beer is lightly sweet and roasty with a pretty moderately hopped finish. There is a strange sour note on the finish as well that brings to mind Chinese black vinegar. Really odd. Medium thick body with fairly strong carbonation. The sourness on the finish throws this one off. Pretty much smells looks and feels good but flavors are off. Perhaps an off bottle? I’ll have to rerate this if I get the chance.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gripweed57 (516) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - APR 19, 2014
12 ounce bottle. Dark brown color topped by a small creamy beige head. Interesting complex aroma, has notes of dark chocolate pine needles and spearmint. Big dark roasted malt flavor has a touch of bittersweet chocolate and resiny hops. Big chewy mouthfeel. Big hoppy finish combines with the dark malts to produce a badass ABA.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbruner (1983) - Athens, Georgia, USA - APR 18, 2014
Bottle sampled at Classic City Brew Fest 2014. Pours a dark black with minimal tan head. Aroma is more toward the roast with a nice citrus hop behind it. Taste is more to the hop flavor, feels like old school hops, the four Cs. Pretty nice.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElCapitan22 (40) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2014
Pours a dark brown/black color with very nice lacing. Tastes of roasted malts and slightly of coffee. Bitter enough to be an ipa, but not overly bitter. A very difficult thing to do....not taste too hoppy while being an ipa.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cfrancis (2156) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2014
Pours black with a huge frothy brown head. Aroma is rich roasted malts and pine hops. Taste is big rich roasted malts with a great pine hop bitterness

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sturmthis (231) - USA - APR 1, 2014
12oz bottle. Very dark brown with off white head. Citrus and pineapple aroma. Bitter taste with a dry aftertaste. Lovely beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
LinusStick (2757) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2014
Delicious beer! These guys never disappoint! Aroma, unlike the commercial description, was all malt. Strong chocolate milkshake and roasted malt. Hint of green hops but very faint. Pour was a nice deep dark brown/near black with a one finger tan head. Taste was delicious. Now the hops come out. Still very malty and chocolatey, but now a nice bitterness comes out. Pine sap and notes of grapefruit balance out the chocolate and malt goodness. Perfectly balanced. Nice strong carbonation.Can’t say enough about this beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thoramel (55) - Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2014
Deep black with caramel colored fizzy head that reduces to a thin lacing. Smells like a malty IPA. The taste is roasted coffee and malts up front and big citrus and bitter right behind that. Lingering malt on the palette. Great beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jamesthebrit (195) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - FEB 28, 2014
Lighter aroma. Piney hops. Little roastiness. Looks nice. very dark. Head is creamy tan. Taste is very hoppy. Piney. Dull lingering bitterness on the hops is a little off. Not a lot of roasted charachter. Palate is smooth but the hop finish takes away. Overall this was surprisingly light but a solid beer. A little too hoppy compared to roasty when looking at the style. Good for a hop head.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (5875) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Draft pour at Barley’s. Pours a deep coffee brown with a small beige head that laces the glass. Toasted and roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, earthy hops, a hint of citrus. Right on the money. Really nice. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a dry, roasty mouthfeel. I liked this one a lot.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Howlader (422) - - FEB 9, 2014
4oz taster at Rustico in Ballston. A super hoppy black IPA - well done. Enjyoable beer.


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