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RATINGS: 276   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
devman171 (1221) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - SEP 27, 2013
from a bottle this is a full bodied and full of roast black IPA. Its more on the dark and porter side, than the lighter IPA side. But it is full of flavor and delicious.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
nathan30533 (1018) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - SEP 9, 2013
Great brew. Taste of oats and cocoa. Good poor very dark with wonderful head. Great brew.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gmb5127 (234) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2013
Has a nice roasty aroma with some hints of coffee. Taste is a little mild with a hint of hops. Tasty Id have again.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olr1984 (1500) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 28, 2013
12oz bottle thanks to ygtbsm94. Pours black with a tan head. Coffee malt aroma and taste with a bit of a hop taste.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (13064) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2013
A deep dark IPA with a thin brown head. In aroma, nice floral hops over chocolate, pungent and floral. In mouth, bitter chocolate with piney floral hops, coffee grind, grapefruit pulp, nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ellolovey (483) - Georgia, USA - AUG 22, 2013
On tap at Taco Mac -cumming. Dark black pour with thick tan foamy head. Aroma of coffee grinds, chocolate, and sweet malts. Omg delish! Bought his as my first Growler last year. Love love. Loads of chocolate and coffe with a nice sweet caramel malt backbone. Bitter coffee grind finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcnielsen (3236) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Bottle picked up in Augusta, GA. Pours a black color with white head. Roasty, hoppy, piney, resiny flavors. Very good black IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsquire (4209) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Dark beer with a foamy brown head. Sweet malty nose with some cereal grain notes and a nice strong green hop sense to it. Brown sugar sweetness with some puffed cereal, rich chocolate and lots of grassy hops Very smooth mouthfeel.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Xenon (131) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - JUL 31, 2013
Better than I thought it would be. I really like the hop choices with this one. Very dank all around. Doesnt really even taste that much like a black IPA as much as a normal IPA. You can taste some roastiness from the malts, but the hops really overwhelm this one, which isnt necessarily a bad thing.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
seymour (1924) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - JUL 31, 2013
Tasted on tap at Taco Mac in a snifter glass. It poured an opaque black colour with long-lasting beige foam and lace. Highly fragrant hops: citrus, pine resin, floral. I just love those Chinook hops. Light and grainy, bready and toasty, but not nearly as roasty as the colour would predict. Very faint caramel sweetness. More fruit, tropical fruits especially, in the flavours than were present in the aroma. Nicely balanced hoppiness, lots of aroma and flavour complexities without being overly bitter. A good example of the Black IPA/Cascadian Dark Ale style.


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