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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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zeswaft (1689) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 6, 2015
Tap. Black with brown head. Aroma of pine and chocolate. Flavor is smooth and texture is lightly carbonated. Id 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 (2765) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - NOV 17, 2015
Its alright. I guess Im not crazy about Black IPA. Decent citrus and resin hop aromas and flavor, creamy roasted malts, but I just cant make them really want to be together.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Clarkdvm (473) - Florida, USA - NOV 8, 2015
Draft in fl. Looks and tastes like a chocolate porter. Aroma is calm. Lots of chocolate. Not sure why others think hoppy. In fact, feel like I might have been given wrong beer. Good stuff just the same

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
S_Side_Smitty (727) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - OCT 25, 2015
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is mellow....carrot cake?? Am I loosin it? Hmm. Taste is not at all like aroma. You get the typical hoppy/malty/mechanic shop flavor then the malts do their little dance with their roasty-chocolateyness. Thats followed by heavy pine thats dank & bitter. Overall, I still get the impression that some kids broke into a shop and mixed oil and transmission fluid to see what would happen - so I know this is a good Black IPA like all of the other good ones Ive had. Still not sure Im getting the aroma right, though.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (19238) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2015
Bottle shared at the chriso Easter 2015 tasting - London. Picked up in the US somewhere. Pours brownish red with a frothy beige head. The nose holds burnt grains, pine, orange rind. Light sweet flavor with some minerals, burnt pine and earth, baking cocoa. Light to medium bodied with average carbonation. Lightly resinous on the finish, with further minerality, oily pine and bittersweet chocolate. Solid.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lobosaintori (89) - - JUL 25, 2015
While I prefer the milk stout byt the same brewer over this one, that should not take anything away from this delicious extremely enjoyable beer. dark almost pitch black color with a think bubbly tan head that lasts and eventually leaves a thin tan ring. Aroma is that of a rich roasted coffee, aroma of a camp fire. the taste is that of chocolate covered coffee beans, with a tiny sense of spearmint. Overall I highly recommend this beer and cant wait to try other duck rabbit products.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike67 (1127) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 20, 2015
12 oz bottle. Pours black with tall, long lasting, fluffy, brown head and nice lacing. Aroma is of citrusy hops, oranges, dark fruit, coffee and chocolate malt. Body is full, creamy and tangy. Herbal hops dominate the palate, while toasted, chocolate malt, dark fruit, brown sugar provide support. Finish is long and very bitter. Good brew, although Im not a fan of the style.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerdedDave (1416) - Beckley, USA - JUL 13, 2015
on tap at Carolina Ale House in Winston-Salem, NC; black with a frothy tan head; chocolaty, roasted malt aroma with citrusy hops; lots of dark, roasted malt flavor with chocolate notes and a good deal of citrusy hop bitterness; really well balanced and smooth

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ilovedarkbeer (2717) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUN 30, 2015
Pours a black brown color with a foamy light brown head. Notes of milk chocolate, pine, orange citrus, and chocolate liqueur. Mouthfeel is a bit on the thin side

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcr (2584) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUN 19, 2015
Draft. Deep brown/black body with a beige head. Hop-forward aroma of pine, grapefruit juice, citrus, roasted malts. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. It finishes lightly sweet and moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Bitter finish. Sweet citrus flavor balanced with bitter hops and roasted malts. Slight char taste along with tobacco and wood. Nice.


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